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Zero SR: An electric motorcycle that flexes muscles without any roughness

It’s finally possible to experience superbike levels of performance while being a tree hugger at the same time.<p>After test-driving a Tesla Model S …

Awesome new electric motorcycle looks like something out of "Akira"'s Neo Tokyo

Despite working a boring office job and having lived in Tokyo for long enough that not even schoolgirl uniforms, random cosplayers or the neon wash …

New Details On Apple's Giant-Sized iPad Might Have Just Leaked

Japanese magazine Mac Fan just published schematics that reportedly show the tablet's design, and blog Mac Okatara posted a copy of the document online (via MacRumors).<p>According to the image, Apple's giant tablet would include a 12.2-inch screen and would measure 305.3 x 220.8 x 7mm.<p>This would make …

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Weekly News, 11 March 2014

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Mini Mamba mini quadcopter review (part 1)

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Retractable Glowbelt shines a light on road safety

It can be scary and more than a little perilous to be on the roads at night if you're not in a car, with being visible the first step to avoiding an …

LeapFrog's LeapTV is a Wii-Style Games Console Aimed at Kids

Children’s technology company LeapFrog has announced its latest product, a games console to promote learning while gaming.<p>LeapFrog is aiming the LeapTV games console at 3-8 year-olds who may have their eyes on the likes of the Xbox and PS4, providing parents with a more suitable option.<p>It’s simple …

Smartwatch Comparisons: Samsung Gear Live vs Sony SmartWatch 2

Introduction<p>Here we have the newest smartwatch from Samsung running the new Android Wear OS – the Gear Live – up against the Sony SmartWatch 2. How …

DARPA picks the first companies that will work on its unmanned spaceplane

Slowly but surely, DARPA's XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is becoming more than a bundle of nice ideas. The agency has just chosen the companies that will square off in the first phase of the unmanned craft's design program, most of which are recognizable names in the space business. Boeing is …

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Psst! Your phone is snooping on you. What you need to know and how to stop it – video

Revelations about the detailed location records stored on smartphones indicates just how much information companies including Apple and Google are able to gather. But it's not just the phone-makers – apps on your phone are hungry for your personal info too. So is your phone snooping on you? Here, …

Paralyzed jockey walks again with help from bionic suit

After a riding accident left him without the use of his legs, Irish jockey Jonjo Bright thought he'd never walk again. Then he stepped into the Ekso suit.<p>Irish jockey Jonjo Bright has been paralyzed from the neck down since a riding accident in March 2013. He never thought he would walk again, but …

Google letting curious explorers take Glass for a free spin

Glass has run the opinion gamut from "great" to "hate" to "surprisingly useful," but Google thinks you should forget all that. We just received an invitation (after the break) to several Google Glass "Basecamp" offices with the following teaser: "There's a lot of talk about Glass, but have you …

Genie Smart Lock Lets You Unlock Your House With Your Smartphone

Yesterday we saw the new i-Bell smart doorbell, and now we have another home automation device aimed at making your life simpler, the Genie Smart …

Starbucks exec: get ready to order your lattes on your smartphone, pick up in-store

Starbucks customers who love their grande frappuccinos but can’t stand waiting in line may soon be in luck: Starbucks will soon begin testing a new …

How close are we really to driverless cars?

Google’s driverless car prototype makes autonomous cars look like they’re right around the corner, but the verdict isn’t out on when they’ll hit your local dealership.<p>For now, we’re stuck with autonomous-inspired features like Cadillac’s “Super Cruise.” According to transportation consultancy Fehr …

Oculus to get hands on with new virtual reality gear

Facebook's virtual reality company is readying motion control prototypes for its headsets to offer a more immersive experience for consumers.<p>Virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR doesn't just want to get its products on your head, it wants them in your hands as well.<p>The headset maker has been quietly …

Facebook testing Buy button that lets you shop without leaving Facebook

Facebook is testing a new Buy button with a select group of retailers that lets you instantly buy products — without ever having to leave Facebook. When you click Buy, the entire transaction, including entering credit card and shipping information, takes place within the social networking site. …

Review: Sena 20S Bluetooth headset – now with 2 km range and audio multitasking

So I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on the upgrade – and I’m happy to say that Sena seems to have improved the product in just about …

Apple now mass-producing iPhone 6 ahead of fall launch

Production of the iPhone 6 has either just begun, or is days away from starting, according to a new report from Taiwan’s <i>Economic Daily News</i>.<p>The newspaper claims that mass-production of the eagerly-anticipated next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 handset is set to begin during the third week of July — …

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Drone Maker Gets Brand Metrics for YouTube

Octoly wants to give YouTube marketers a holistic look into their brands' owned, earned and paid media reach on the video site. Interestingly, one of …

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CrashCopter App-Enabled Drone Quadcopter

We have seen several nice app-controlled RC helicopters, but if you want to enjoy explosive fun, the following CrashCopter app-enabled drone …

Amazon Tells FAA Its Drone Testing Won't Bother Nobody

Whether your reaction to the December news that <b>Amazon</b> is planning on <b>delivering packages via drone</b> was awe, fear, or mockery, Amazon is completely serious about this thing. So serious that yesterday, the online retailer sent a letter to the <b>Federal Aviation Administration</b> formally requesting that the …

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8 of the Weirdest Ways People Are Using Drones

A New York private eye told the <i>New York Post</i> that drones are essentially being used in the one way everyone thought they would: to spy on people. …

DJI Phantom FC40: The World’s #1 Rated Drone With Wi-Fi HD Camera | Cult of Mac Deals

Meet the DJI Phantom FC40 drone — there has never been a device more fun to fly. Zooming horizontally left and right with ease, and climbing <b>hundreds of feet</b> in the air without even batting an eye, the Phantom was born to fly. Your summer just got a whole lot more fun. Using the <b>Smart Camera</b> onboard, …

Aerial drone maker Airphrame secures $4.2M in startup funding

Aerial imaging and mapping is about to become more accessible. Airphrame, aerial imagery provider and drone creator just secure $4.2 million in startup funds, according to an SEC filing dated for today.<p>The total offering was for just under $5 million, leaving $750,000 remaining to be sold as of …

The First International Drone Photography Awards

<i>First Place<br>Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia</i> <i><br>Image: Capungaero</i><p>Dronestagram, in parnership with National Geographic, held an International Drone …