Consumer Technology

The Army wants to use this giant drone to resupply soldiers

This giant drone could be the backbone of battlefield resupply for the US military. It’s called the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, and researchers at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) compare it to “Amazon on the battlefield,” according to an ARL press release. With a single …

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The complete list of Google Home commands so far

Over the past year, the Amazon Echo has taken the world of smart home tech by storm. In November, Google finally released its long-awaited competitor.<p>The Google Home is a $130 smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. This clever bit of …

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ZeroPhone gives Smartphones the Raspberry (Pi)

There are several open source phones out there these days, but all of them have a downside. Hard to obtain parts, hard to solder, or difficult …

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Get a week’s worth of power with this Anker portable charger, now $60 off

Do you feel abandoned when your phone dies? If so, you can squash any such fears in the future by caring and using a portable charger, often called a …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix movies directly in TV app

Apple is slowly rolling out the ability to stream a movie from Netflix directly from its TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but some …

Home Theater

Chicago drone photographer pays FAA $200,000 over alleged airspace violations

A pioneering Chicago aerial photography company has agreed to pay the Federal Aviation Administration $200,000 to settle charges it violated airspace regulations with its drones.<p>SkyPan International, which has been using drones for 20 years to shoot aerial views for proposed high-rise developments, …

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SOPINE A64 PC Card For $29 Is Equipped With Twice The RAM of New Pi Compute Module 3

Earlier this week the official Raspberry Pi Foundation launched their new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 which builds on the previous generations and …

Raspberry Pi

Soon, Your Skinny Jeans Could Moonlight As Your GPS

Fashion tech usually leans towards the gimmicky, but an Italian company is hoping that vibrating jeans take smart clothes out of the gym and into the real world. Instead of just measuring metrics like your heart rate, calories burned, and your sleep patterns — which are all well and good, don't get …

Wearable Tech

Stanford Announces New Program to Discover 'Innovative Uses' for Apple Watch in Healthcare

Stanford University has opened up submissions to faculty members for an Apple Watch Seed Grant, an inaugural program "focused on innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare" (via <i>Cult of Mac</i>). The program is designed to "stimulate and support" the creation of new uses for the Apple Watch in the …

Smartwatches

The Army Has Successfully Tested Its "Hoverbike"

With no riders in sight.<p>Back in 2015, the U.S. Army partnered with with Mallory Aeronautics with the hope of building a hoverbike, a rectangular prop-powered flying device that could someday theoretically carry both supplies and troops. The project has been coming along nicely, with successful …

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A New Fitness Tracker That Actually Uses Science

Most fitness trackers are nothing but glorified step counters. They set an arbitrary goal, and when you’ve taken enough steps to meet it, you are proclaimed healthy. This is dumb. Different steps require different amounts of energy, depending on incline and altitude, as well as the height, weight, …

Wearable Tech

Quickly find a lost Roku remote with this trick

Everyone knows the frustration of misplacing a remote. When all you want to do is relax and binge-watch your favorite show, first you've got to set off on a top-to-bottom sweep of the room or house until you (hopefully) find it under the couch or in between the cushions.<p>If you happen to misplace …

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Best Google Pixel Accessories

Although the Pixel and Pixel XL have been out on the market for a little while now, Google’s flagship family remains one of the best smartphone choices on the market right now. Unlike the Nexus family before it, the Pixel line not only appeals to techies but also to more casual users as well, as …

Gear & Gadgets

Drone delivery startup Flirtey raises $16 million to become a next-gen UPS

Drone delivery startup Flirtey has raised $16 million in Series A funding to bring its high-flying service to new customers, companies and possibly countries. Earlier, the startup raised $120,000 in seed funding and participated in the Y Combinator accelerator. Flirtey was also the first company to …

Drones

Drone Operator Will Pay $200,000 Fine for Violating FAA Regulations

In case you were wondering, the answer is “Yes,” the FAA means business when it comes to drone operators violating airspace regulations. This …

Drones

The smartest watches are still mechanical

There was a little moment during this month’s Consumer Electronics Show where I discovered that I was surrounded by colleagues wearing regular, old school mechanical watches. Dan Seifert, Mark Linsangan, and I each had on a watch that knew only the time and date. It wasn’t a coordinated thing, and …

Wearable Tech

A Keyboard You Can Fit In Your Pocket

Kanex MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard<p>When folded, this ultra-slim keyboard is still thin enough (just under a ½-inch thick) to slip in your coat pocket. While fingers feel cramped typing on many diminutive keyboards, this one’s ergonomic, V-shape design lets you tap away more comfortably. And …

Gear & Gadgets

New NexDock Uses Intel Compute Card to Become a Laptop

New NexDock Uses Intel Compute Card to Become a Laptop<p>It's a dock that turns your smartphone, stick PC, and now Intel Compute Cards into a …

Raspberry Pi

Photos show 'weaponised commercial drones' in Iraq

<b>Photos taken in Mosul, Iraq, appear to show grenade-dropping drones used against the Iraqi security forces.</b><p>The improvised weapons consist of a plastic tube attached to a consumer camera drone to carry explosives.<p>The images were taken by former US Army special forces officer Mitch Utterback, who was …

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Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

<b>PRICE</b> $600<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>High-quality upconversion of Blu-rays and DVDs<br>Effective detail enhancement and noise reduction<br>Full-featured remote control</b> …

Home Theater

Researchers prove that smartwatches know you’re sick even before you do

Smartwatches are normally touted for their ability to track our activity, count steps, and log our heart rate during a morning run, but the devices …

Wearable Tech

Farewell DJI Phantom 4, its terminated - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Phantom 4 is no more, the shortest lifespan to date for a DJI product, born March 2016 terminated January 2017, Just ten months<p>Hi Dealers<p>This is …

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Octopus watch is like an Apple Watch for your kids

If your kid is envious of your fancy-schmancy Apple Watch, they should try on the Octopus watch for size.<p>It's a smartwatch made for kids that charmingly looks like an Apple Watch, albeit smaller, more colorful and less expensive at $80 (converts to £65 and AU$110). Best of all, it's purpose is to …

Wearable Tech

The U.S. Army is bringing autonomous 'hoverbikes' to the battlefield

The United States Army released a video last week showing off a working prototype of its “hoverbike,” a semi-autonomous quadcopter meant to perform …

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FAA invites the public to learn about upcoming airspace and air traffic control changes for the region

Starting Wednesday night, and for the next three weeks, the Federal Aviation Administration will hold 14 public webinars and workshops to discuss airspace and air traffic control changes across Southern California.<p>The changes are part of the Southern California Metroplex project, which will revise …

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How to Move, Force Quit, and Delete Apps Using Siri Remote on Apple TV

On your fourth generation Apple TV, you can move, force quite and delete apps with a Siri Remote. You can organize the home screen of Apple TV with …

Home Theater

Open spec, $29 COM shrinks Pine A64 to SODIMM dimensions

Pine64’s open spec, 67.9 x 31mm “SoPine A64” COM has a quad-core -A53 Allwinner A64 and 2GB RAM, plus an optional baseboard that mimics a Pine A64+ …

Raspberry Pi

Google and LG are reportedly launching the first Android Wear 2.0 watches next month

Last December, Google confirmed that it was planning to launch two new smartwatches featuring its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 platform, in partnership with a third-party manufacturer. According to tipster Evan Blass, that partner is LG.<p>The company is expected to launch the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch …

Wearable Tech

New Motion Sensor from Insteon Enhances Motion Activated Lighting

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteon®, creators of the world's premier home automation and control technology, today announced a new …

Home Automation

3 Streaming TV Services Compared: Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW & PlayStation Vue

×<p>3 Streaming TV Services Compared: Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW & PlayStation Vue<p><i>Want your favorite live cable TV channels without the expensive</i> …

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