James Thomas

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Judge Strikes Down FAA's Ban On Commercial Drones

The first major victory in domestic drone court.<p>In the above video, a drone piloted by Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker flew over, and filmed, the University of Virginia's medical school campus. Pirker sold the video to an advertising company, which prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Mad Catz Android game console first to get OUYA content

When OUYA announced it was expanding its gaming platform beyond its own hardware, it also said it'd share its first deal with a hardware manufacturer within two weeks. Well, it turns out that we only had to wait a couple of days, after accessory maker Mad Catz confirmed it's signed a deal to bring …

SwiftKeyNote Now Helps you Take Faster Notes at SXSW

If you’re heading to SXSW and plan to take notes from talks, SwiftKey Note has a new feature that could save you time. As we reported recently, the iOS app has its own smart keyboard that learns from the way you use language. Now a SXSW-themed language model has been added that will auto-complete …

Bot or not? Try to tell a human poet from a computer

How good are you at telling the difference between words written by a human and words written by a computer? Maybe after taking the Bot or Not test, …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

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