Xiaomi Mi Drone Price Specs

Xiaomi’s new drone is insanely cheap

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Xiaomi’s new drone is insanely cheap

A couple years ago, DJI made quadcopter drones easy to fly, and just about affordable — its top-end models have always hovered around $1200.

Xiaomi is a Chinese electronics manufacturer best known for its cheap-and-cheerful Android smartphones, which offer top-end features for about half the price. With a $500 drone that looks to rival DJI’s flagship model, it looks like Xiamoi is trying to do for drones what it did for handsets.

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These robots replicate enemy forces

By on May 24, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

These robots replicate enemy forces

Millions of rounds can be unleashed at these robots and they’ll keep going on going. In part because they have state of the art armor, but also because these robots can think and behave like the enemy … and avoid getting shot.

While it sounds like a “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” scenario, Special Operations Forces around the world are leveraging the abilities of the cutting-edge Marathon Target robots to challenge and enhance their skills.

Robots that think, communicate with each other and fight as a team …this is the future of land combat and the future is nearly upon us. These robots are currently used for advanced training – not for deployment in combat. More →

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3D Printed Motorbike

This 3-D printed motorbike is absurdly light

By on May 20, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

This 3-D printed motorbike is absurdly light

3-D printing has been used to make all sorts of products of increasing complexity, including rockets for spacecraft and engine components. But it’s not until you see an Airbus exec lifting this motorbike with one hand that the technology’s potential really starts to shine through.

The oh-so-cleverly-named Light Rider is produced by Airbus subsidiary AP Works. It has a 3-D printed frame made from a proprietary aluminum alloy, which Airbus claims to be as strong as titanium. Even including the chunky tires, suspension and electric motor, the whole bike only weighs in at 35kg.

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Project Ara

Google is making an innovative modular phone, and you can buy it next year

By on May 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM.

Google is making an innovative modular phone, and you can buy it next year

Initially a Motorola project that was ultimately unveiled at Google I/O 2014, Project Ara has been an intriguing project that has been on our radar for years now. For those unfamiliar, Project Ara is an ambitious program designed to create an entire hardware ecosystem for smartphone modules. So in contrast to the iPhone where the entire device is sealed shut, the Project Ara smartphone would enable users to swap out various components (battery, speaker, camera etc.) as they desire.

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The ‘Sea Wasp’ will be a potent threat to terrorists and their underwater bombs

By on May 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

The ‘Sea Wasp’ will be a potent threat to terrorists and their underwater bombs

The sea wasp, a kind of jellyfish, can kill people in as little as three minutes by wrapping them in ten-foot-long tentacles and inflicting stings all over the body, injecting them with a potent and extremely painful venom.

Saab has developed technology named after this terrifying creature— in the form of a robot that will be able to discover and tackle bombs hidden underwater off U.S. shores and near American vessels.

To test its Sea Wasp technology, Saab has partnered with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office. The U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Divers Group 2, the FBI Counter-IED Section, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Counter-Terrorist Operations Maritime Response Unit will all be testing the Sea Wasp over the next 10 to 12 months. More →

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Leo Luggage Robot Geneva Airport

Meet Leo, the robot that could make air travel a little less awful

By on May 18, 2016 at 9:49 PM.

Meet Leo, the robot that could make air travel a little less awful

Raise your hand if you hate dealing with airports. As soon as you’re done waiting in line to drop off your luggage, you’re off to a second line to go through the security check and then a third line to wait to board the plane. Add to that restaurant lines and even bathroom lines, and you’re in for an awful experience. Leo the robot might not fix all our problems at the airport, but it might help us avoid at least one of the lines we’ve all grown to hate. More →

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iPhone Android PCM Memory IBM

IBM’s new tech might make the iPhone faster than ever

By on May 17, 2016 at 10:16 PM.

IBM’s new tech might make the iPhone faster than ever

Each iPhone Apple launches is faster than its predecessor thanks to both hardware and software innovations. The same goes for high-end Android devices, though in most comparison tests it’s always the latest iPhone that comes out on top. At the same time, mobile operating systems become more sophisticated every year, requiring software optimizations as well as faster chips, memory and storage so that advanced apps don’t hinder performance.

IBM might hold the key to making the iPhone even faster in the future, in addition to other mobile devices and computers, thanks to innovation surrounding optical storage that might revolutionize the industry. More →

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Old iPods

Forget baseball cards, old iPods are selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

By on May 12, 2016 at 11:42 PM.

Forget baseball cards, old iPods are selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

The market for old electronics products is a bit bizarre. While a brand new iMac might set you back about $1,200, trying to get your hands on an original Apple I might set you back as much as $365,000. Much like the market for cars, the most expensive consumer electronics products tend to be either brand new or dreadfully old. Undoubtedly, many people are willing to shell out top dollar in the interest of nostalgia.

While original Apple I computers are nearly impossible to come by, you can still make a pretty penny if you happen to have a drawer somewhere filled with old iPods. Since Apple first entered the music player business nearly 15 years ago, the company has churned out about 25 different iPod models. And if you happen to have a few old iPods lying around, you might want to see if they’re worth anything.

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Camping Gear Light

This smart camping lantern lights up to guide you home

By on May 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

This smart camping lantern lights up to guide you home

When you think of camping lanterns, you’re probably imagining some kind of gas-powered Coleman monstrosity your dad used to fire up on weekends. But this is 2016, and lanterns are battery-powered, charge your phone when needed, and will even power up when you get near to help you find your tent in the darkness.

BioLite first made news for its camping stove that uses a wood-burning chamber to boil water and also heat your phone. Since then, the company has branched out into a range of solid stoves, lights and solar panels. Its latest idea is a camping lantern with extra USB ports to charge your stuff, and a Bluetooth connection to your phone.

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Hyperloop One Test Las Vegas

The first Hyperloop test happens today in Las Vegas

By on May 11, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The first Hyperloop test happens today in Las Vegas

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop high-speed transportation project is getting closer to becoming a commercial product, but don’t get too excited just yet about traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about half an hour. However, Hyperloop Technologies, a company that’s looking to create Musk’s vision, has scheduled a major Hyperloop test for this week. More →

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Nvidia GTX 1080 GTX 1070 Price Release Date

Nvidia’s new graphics cards are somehow both more powerful and cheaper all at once

By on May 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM.

Nvidia’s new graphics cards are somehow both more powerful and cheaper all at once

Over the weekend, Nvidia finally unveiled the long-awaited Geforce GTX 1080 graphics cards. Running on the company’s new Pascal architecture, the GTX 1080 is simultaneously more power efficient and more powerful than the last generation of cards, while retailing for an even lower price. More →

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ResetPlug Features Wi-Fi Fix

Fix all your home Wi-Fi problems with one brilliantly simple gadget

By on May 6, 2016 at 10:53 AM.

Fix all your home Wi-Fi problems with one brilliantly simple gadget

Have you heard of the new $60 plug that claims it can fix all of your most common Wi-Fi problems? Called ResetPlug, the device does several things for you, including automatic router resetting, constant Wi-Fi monitoring, and delivering simple LED light alerts. As a side effect, it’ll also make us just a bit lazier. More →

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