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New Drone Rules May Require Commercial Flyers to Have License

The Federal Aviation Administration is set to restrict use of drones to within 400 feet of the ground and forbid flights beyond the eyesight of the …

Unmanned Aircraft

Facebook launches ‘Say Thanks’ personalized video cards

With Facebook’s mission to make the world more open and connected, and help keep families and friends in touch, there are likely to be plenty of …

How free Office for iPad and Dropbox integration might change my writing workflow

In the end, it may come down to smart quotes.<p>One of my long-running frustrations with iOS Pages is the default quote character isn’t the quote …

Google Drive Now Works Better With Desktop Applications

Google today announced a new feature for its online storage service Google Drive that will allow users to more easily launch the files they have saved in the cloud using their preferred desktop applications. The feature is not rolling out to the core product, however, but is instead available as an …

Google Calendar 5.0 now available for download

Earlier this week Google pulled the curtains off the biggest update to the Calendar app in a long while. Now the update is rolling out to users, and the APK file is available for download.<p>Calendar 5.0 brings lots of visual changes, with the app receiving a complete Material makeover. The iconic …

Android News

Smartphone app to be used as hotel room keys

The hotel group Starwood is to begin giving hotel guests the option to by-pass check-in and simply use their smartphones to enter their hotel rooms.<p>The chain has upgraded 30,000 room locks in its nearly 150 hotels to work with the system, which uses Bluetooth technology. Rival chain Hilton is …

Note Edge

The Note edge is Samsung’s first curved display handset, although the Korean manufacturer has been open about working toward this goal. It first demoed curved display technology at CES 2013.

The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google's phablet

We'll have more to say about Android Lollipop in the coming days and weeks, but for now suffice to say it looks great on the Nexus 6. I'm especially happy with the new multitasking and notification options — they're really a lot more clever than you might expect. It also runs fast on this device. …

Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space - video

Google's vice president Alan Eustace sky dives from the edge of space, breaking the world altitude record previously set by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Wearing a specially designed spacesuit, Eustace jumps from 130,000ft over the southern New Mexico desert, reaching a top speed of 822mph …

Samsung's new induction stovetop projects 'virtual flames' onto pots and pans

Since the dawn of man, we've associated flames with heat. But since induction stovetops don't emit any flames, it seems like they're just waiting to roast your hand. That's why Samsung's latest induction range has "Virtual Flame Technology." A set of blue LEDs around the edge of each burner …

This is Tesla's D: an all-wheel-drive Model S with 'autopilot'

A new top of the line<p>It's a typically warm fall night in Los Angeles, and just after sunset Elon Musk takes the wraps off "the D." This isn't a lewd joke much of the internet imagined: it's the company's new dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version of its Model S sedan, one that promises faster …

FPS1000: The low cost, high speed slow-mo camera

Just about anything fast or destructive becomes infinitely more fascinating in slow motion. The high speed physics of violence, for example, are at …

Videography

GitHub's free student bundle gets you started on writing code

It's harder to score student discounts on programming tools now that many of them are subscription services, but GitHub has just launched a bundle that could make it far less expensive to get cracking. Its new Student Developer Pack gives you free access to the kind of tools you'd typically need to …

San Francisco Legalizes, Regulates Airbnb With 7-4 Vote, Lots of Amendments

After six years of operating in San Francisco, Airbnb will finally become legal on its own home turf.<p>The city’s board of supervisors voted to legalize and regulate short-term stays through a controversial piece of legislation that has been two years in the making and comes in the midst of one of …

The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything

When Alex Hennessy and Mike Graziano decided to spend five years travelling to 195 countries, they knew it would be a trip worth sharing, which, these days, means: worth filming. A cameraphone would be easiest, an SLR the highest quality. But, for Hennessy and Graziano, there was one essential …

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t …

Switch.co launches first enterprise phone system for Google Apps

Switch.co founder and CEO Craig Walker has been around the block a few times in the Internet voice business. He sold his first startup, Dialpad, which made one of the first Voice-over-IP (VoiP) services, to Yahoo in 2005. After leaving Yahoo, he launched a new service called Grand Central, which …

Julian Assange Fires Back At Eric Schmidt And Google's 'Digital Colonialism'

ECUADORIAN SOIL -- A police officer stands just inside the lobby of 3 Hans Crescent, a nondescript apartment building just around the corner from Harrods of London and a few blocks south of Hyde Park. He's watching the door to apartment 3b, a mini-flat that has for two years been the home of …

Zack Brown's potato salad Kickstarter helps charity - CNN.com

Zack Brown's potato salad Kickstarter campaign succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Potato salad is a cause worthy of charitable donations.<p>That notion started out as a joke in early July, when Zack "Danger" Brown opened a Kickstarter campaign requesting $10 in crowdfunding to make his very …

Behold The Best Slow-Motion Camera On The Market

At 25,000 frames per second, the Phantom v2511 can practically stop time.<p>In the time it takes to blink, the Phantom v2511 has already captured more than 7,500 frames of video. Expand that rate to one second, and the v2511 captures 25,600 frames at a resolution of about 1 megapixel. That’s still a …

Ello, Ello, it’s crunch time for the first social networks

The first wave of social networks seems to be hitting the breakwater as other more niche networks rise from the depths. So what’s next for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and even Google+, asks Monty Munford<p>Last year, two square, but great, friends of mine announced they were going to the Burning Man …

Everything You Need to Know About Social Network Ello

You’ve probably seen it pop up in your Facebook feed. Or maybe someone on Twitter linked to their account. The entire internet is alive with talk of Ello, the anti-Facebook social network.<p>An anti-Facebook sounds pretty cool right? But what exactly does that mean? And is it worth your time and …

Why Google Asks Everyone Applying For A Job The Same Exact Questions

At the time, the company's SVP of People Operations, Laszlo Bock, said this line of questioning provided more information about a candidate's abilities than bizarre hypotheticals like, "How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?"<p>But a new video the company published yesterday …

WikiHouse open source project: fast and cheap homes

We’ve seen examples of low-cost 3D printed houses (and an unrelated castle), and while they’re all interesting, they are out of the reach of most …

Prototypes

'Bigger than Heartbleed': Bash bug could leave IT systems shellshocked

Attackers can potentially take over the operating system, access confidential information, make changes.<p>Tod Beardsley

Infogr.am Targets Teams With Infographics

As we wrote back in 2012, Infogr.am is a great way of creating your own beautiful interactive infographics. In a nutshell, Infogr.am takes the data you give it and makes it easy to construct detailed infographics via a WYSIWYG editor.<p>Now, 1.2 million users on, Infogr.am is launching a feature …

Hackers 'could watch you having sex via your smartphone'

Millions of Britons are leaving themselves open to being watched by hackers while having sex, going to the toilet or getting dressed, as they are unaware of the dangers posed by their smartphone or tablet camera<p>Millions of Britons are leaving themselves open to being watched by hackers while having …

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

Smartphones are not only changing the way we watch films, but also the way we make them. When director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money filming his documentary feature <i>Searching for Sugar Man</i>, he took a punt: he decided to shoot the remaining shots on his iPhone using an 8mm Vintage Camera app. It …

AT&T Will Give You HBO Go Without A Huge Cable Package, But There's A Catch

Too many people are getting by without paying for TV -- cobbling together their entertainment on phones, computers and TVs by using a mix of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Google.<p>Pay TV providers are finally realizing they have a problem on their hands. So they've begun offering enticing options to get …