NUA Robotics Smart Luggage

Forget lugging your suitcase, this one follows you around everywhere you go

By on January 8, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

Forget lugging your suitcase, this one follows you around everywhere you go

In case you haven’t noticed, more and more devices are getting smarter… and that includes luggage. And one company is taking it to a whole new level by designing the first robotic suitcase that can follow you around. Coming from NUA Robotics, this piece of luggage will use a camera and a Bluetooth connection to identify the owner and follow along, at least on flat surfaces. More →

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CES 2016 showcases innovative new drones

By on January 7, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

CES 2016 showcases innovative new drones

Drones are more popular than ever at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. This year’s show saw a record number of exhibitors at the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, and it looks like the sentiment is shared nationwide.

According to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, more than 181,000 drones have been registered with the federal government since a database began on Dec. 21st.  “We’re encouraged by the registration numbers we’re seeing so far,” he said, during a speech at CES. More →

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iPhone 7 And iPhone 6c

From the iPhone 7 to the Apple Watch 2, here’s what Apple plans to release in 2016

By on January 7, 2016 at 2:51 PM.

From the iPhone 7 to the Apple Watch 2, here’s what Apple plans to release in 2016

2015 was a busy year for Apple that saw the company introduce a number of new products and services, including Apple Music, new iPhone models, the iPad Pro, a sleek new MacBook, a completely revamped Apple TV, a new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display, and last but not least, the Apple Watch.

Still, Apple’s 2015, which was the company’s most profitable year to-date, was rather tumultuous. Specifically, a number of Apple products and services were uncharacteristically criticized for failing to live up to Apple’s traditional standard of excellence. As a result, we previously categorized Apple’s 2015 as a year in transition, defined in large part by new products and new technologies that the company will hopefully improve upon and refine substantially in 2016.

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EHang 184 Personal Transportation Drone

Forget driverless cars, someone made an autonomous personal transportation drone

By on January 7, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Forget driverless cars, someone made an autonomous personal transportation drone

We thought Parrot’s Disco might be the most interesting drone coming out of CES 2016, but there’s one project that’s even more daring. The EHang 184 is a “first-ever autonomous aerial vehicle” that was announced at CES on Wednesday.

That’s right, the drone in the image above can transport actual people – well, one at a time – without a pilot. Considering that retailers are looking to use drones to fulfill same-day deliveries, driverless drones for humans is probably the next logical step. However, don’t expect regulators to allow such products to fly around cities any time soon. More →

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ISIS Terror Weapons Lab Video

The scariest weapons discovered in ISIS’s ‘terror lab’

By on January 6, 2016 at 1:57 PM.

The scariest weapons discovered in ISIS’s ‘terror lab’

The terrorists who make up Islamic State are nothing if not creative. Sky News this week received some video footage showing a secret ISIS “terror lab” where various jihadis are testing out some experimental weapons that they’ll hopefully never get the chance to use on real people. Let’s go through some of the scariest weapons seen in the ISIS weapons lab video. More →

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Samsung CES 2016 Recap

The 5 coolest things Samsung unveiled at CES 2016

The 5 coolest things Samsung unveiled at CES 2016

By on January 6, 2016 at 9:31 AM.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest consumer tech event of the year, and Samsung typically has the biggest presence among large CE companies at the show. CES 2016 continues Samsung’s trend of big spending and big announcements to kick off the New Year, and the company had a lot to show off during its press conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon.

Samsung used its press conference at CES to as a launch pad for a number of new products we’ll see roll out in the coming months, and the company has even more to show off at its booth on the show floor. In this post, we’ll cover the five coolest things Samsung unveiled at CES 2016. More →

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Segway Intel Hoverboard

Intel unveiled a hoverboard that morphs into a robot butler; we can’t tell if it’s crazy or cool

By on January 6, 2016 at 9:08 AM.

Intel unveiled a hoverboard that morphs into a robot butler; we can’t tell if it’s crazy or cool

For decades, the Consumer Electronics Show, otherwise known as CES, was the place where we were able to get a glimpse into the future of technology. Since its inception in 1967, CES was often where the most innovative hardware companies across the globe would set up shop and dazzle attendees with new products and seemingly futuristic technologies.

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CES 2016 LG Lenovo Asus LaCie Fitbit

5 of the coolest new gadgets unveiled Tuesday at CES 2016

By on January 5, 2016 at 3:36 PM.

5 of the coolest new gadgets unveiled Tuesday at CES 2016

It’s early January, which means much of the tech world is focussed on the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen a variety of interesting announcements coming from CES 2016 already from numerous companies, including both big names in the tech world and newcomers. Smart cars and driverless vehicles are in focus this year, but there are plenty of other new products being shown off, with many of them bound to hit stores later this year.

In what follows, we’ll take a quick look at five such devices that were unveiled at this year’s CES. More →

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Parrot Disco CES 2016

Parrot’s brand new smart drone can reach speeds of 50 MPH

By on January 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Parrot’s brand new smart drone can reach speeds of 50 MPH

Parrot has wowed us with various drone designs in recent years, and the company keeps pushing the limits of what it can do with its UAV technology. At CES 2016, Parrot unveiled Disco, a new drone prototype that’s actually a full-blown fixed wing plane. On top of that, Disco is also smart, and should push the consumer drone market to a whole new level. More →

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Roku TCL 4K UHD TV

Roku’s next big thing: 4K UHD Smart TVs and HDR technology

By on January 4, 2016 at 7:05 PM.

Roku’s next big thing: 4K UHD Smart TVs and HDR technology

Apple, Google and Amazon all have TV products that smarten up any TV, transforming it into a portal to numerous digital content sources. Roku is no stranger to attacking the living room in such a manner, but the company also has a different kind of product in mind for customers, smart television sets that come preloaded with Roku programming.

At CES 2016, Roku is launching new smart TV models, which isn’t surprising considering that it did the same thing in previous years. However, this time  Roku is betting big on 4K UHD TVs that should offer users an even better overall viewing experience. More →

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Smallest Camera Equipped Drone Axis

Meet the tiny drone that can livestream video straight to your smartphone

By on January 4, 2016 at 2:19 PM.

Meet the tiny drone that can livestream video straight to your smartphone

I’ve maintained for a while now that the rise of tiny drones capable of recording video have the potential to seriously harm whatever is left of our privacy these days. That’s why a tiny new drone called the Axis Vidius caught my eye: It’s the world’s smallest camera-equipped drone and it can livestream video in 420p. More →

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Foldable Display

This might be the most exciting announcement from CES 2016

This might be the most exciting announcement from CES 2016

By on January 4, 2016 at 11:53 AM.

Last year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the best event I’ve seen in years because it really was a glimpse at the future. We’re currently in a period of transition but soon, everything in our homes will be connected. Everything in our offices will be connected. Our cars will be connected — even our clothes will be connected. CES 2015 gave us our first real look at that connected future and it was exciting.

This year, the show is shaping up to be a continuation of the same story. Much of the shine has worn off, but connected devices that fit into the “Internet of Things” story are taking center stage at CES 2016 as well. Nifty though they may be, the excitement has worn off a bit since IoT was also the focus of last year’s show.

But don’t despair. There will still be some exciting announcements made at CES 2016 — and it looks like one of the most exciting things we’ll see at this year’s show might have already been unveiled. More →

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