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We're just a few years away from flying Ubers and this tower is already prepping

April 17, 2018 - 2:51pm
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The Paramount Miami Worldcenter is a 60-story condo tower that will soon accommodate flying air taxis on their roof. The roof has a 5,000-foot landing 'skyport' and a sky lobby for passengers. This could become a reality as soon as 2023. Read more...

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Turn your hand into a computer mouse with this new wearable device

April 11, 2018 - 7:32am
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Vicara released a gesture-driven wearable named Kai. This wearable allows users to use their fingers to execute commands on devices like computers and drones.  Read more...

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Snag the Sky Beetle Camera Drone on sale today for less than $30

April 10, 2018 - 8:15am
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A camera drone you won't feel bad about crashing? Yes it exists.

Capture some epic shots with the Sky Beetle RC camera drone by TDR. Amazon has it on sale today for less than $30. 

SEE ALSO: Take to the skies with a 1080p camera drone

This beginner-friendly drone uses auto-hovering that automatically stabilizes the drone mid-air and features one-button touch controls for takeoff and landing. The integrated app lets you get a first-person view of your drone's flight with your smartphone so you can take in all your surroundings from the comfort of solid ground. Advanced drone flyers can also adjust these settings for more free-range control. Read more...

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Take to the skies with a 1080p camera drone

April 6, 2018 - 8:36am
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Drone flying is all the rage these days, so jump on the hype train with this 1080p camera drone on Amazon today.

SEE ALSO: Which gaming accessories to get, broken down by console

This drone already comes equipped with a detachable 1080p action camera so you can take some awesome trick shots. You can also attach a GoPro Hero camera to it if those cameras are more your speed. Control it from up to 500 meters away. 

According to the product page, it's also easy to control for drone flyers of any skill level.

Other sellers on Amazon list this drone at $180, but you can get it here for only $100.


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Software used to study stars is helping protect the rarest and most endangered animals on Earth

April 4, 2018 - 9:20am
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Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University repurposed astrophysical software to track endangered species and help prevent them from going extinct. The system uses drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras capable of automatically identifying the animals thanks to their distinguishing body heat pattern. The drones can also detect poachers making it easier for conservation organizations to fight illegal hunting. Read more...

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Russia's first postal drone has the worst possible maiden voyage

April 3, 2018 - 10:10am
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You'd think a country that was capable of undermining an American presidential election would have better drone technology, but you'd be wrong.

People in the Russian city of Ulan-Ude gathered on Monday for the first voyage of a postal drone, meant to deliver to the remote parts of the Siberian wilderness. The drone was supposed to carry a small package to a neighboring village, but it never finished that trip.

Russia's first postal drone takes its maiden flight - and crashes straight into a wall. More from @ReutersTV: https://t.co/4WEQdacXFY pic.twitter.com/StcBC1DKJ1

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Students designed a gravity-defying backpack that augments your jumps

April 2, 2018 - 1:15pm
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A group of students at the University of Tokyo is trying to build a hover backpack which promises to augment the human capabilities of jumping. The Lunavity team envisions that, while wearing the backpack, its users will be able to jump up to 3x higher and longer than what they're naturally capable of. Read more...

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Amazon daily deals for March 28: Mattress toppers, refurbished drones, dog beds, and more

March 28, 2018 - 6:51am
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Sleep addicts, rejoice. Amazon's daily deals for today include 44% off on a Lucid memory foam mattress topper

SEE ALSO: A blanket that could improve sleep quality? We're listening.

If you have a four-legged friend, there's also an orthopedic dog bed on sale so they can get a comfortable night's rest.

Drone flyers can get in on the money-saving action too with a discount on refurbished Yuneec Q500 Quadcopter Drones..

Take a look at some of Amazon's best deals for the day:

Sleep tight

LUCID 3" Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper — $67.49 (list price $120)

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MIT created this imposter robot fish to spy on sea creatures

March 26, 2018 - 12:55pm
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Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have designed a remote-controlled, robotic fish, and they are using it to spy on unsuspecting marine life. Read more...

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These giant drones carefully groom wind turbine blades to keep them from freezing

March 21, 2018 - 1:23pm
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Aerones, a Latvia-based company that specializes in building heavy-lifting drones, created a drone solution for wind turbine maintenance. Using drones to clean or defrost the blades enables maintenance crews to complete these tasks faster and in a much safer way. Read more...

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Construction is underway for the 'Star Wars' theme park and (holy crap!) it looks cool

March 13, 2018 - 8:12am
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Construction has started on Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park and a drone captured the video of its progress. Disney revealed that the park is going to be set on an Outer Rim planet called Batuu and it'll be able to house attractions relevant to all 10 Star Wars movies.

The park is set to open in 2019.  Read more...

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Today's best deals: Limited edition PlayStation pre-orders, smart TVs, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and more

March 8, 2018 - 12:07pm
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Hey y'all, just wanted to remind everyone that Daylight Savings time starts this Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 am — and yes, we lose an hour of sleep on this one.

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There are a few things to be happy about, though: We're springing forward, which means we get an extra hour of daylight tacked on to the end of the day. But forget about going to bed early on Sunday — we have a ton of awesome tech deals that you'll be drooling over. Now that's what we call daylight savings (LOL, like we were going to pass up that opportunity). Read more...

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Amazon Daily Deals for March 8: Drones, the Amazon Tap, vacuums, gaming chairs, and more

March 8, 2018 - 7:02am
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It's almost the weekend, y'all. Stay strong. Go up a size on your Starbucks order. If you need even more incentive to make it until then, Amazon's Daily Deals are here to give your weekend tons of options for relaxing and entertainment.

For those just trying to chill, sit back and relax on an ultra comfy OFM gaming or mesh chair, slide an electric pillow massager from Zyllion behind your neck, and put on Get Out (OK, it's not the most relaxing movie, but still). If your idea of relaxing involves reading, you're in luck as well: You can save on both the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite and get two months of KindleUnlimited reading for less than a buck.  Read more...

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Drone crashes and ruins couple's marriage proposal

March 6, 2018 - 1:19pm
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This drone marriage proposal didn't go as planned. 

When this amateur drone pilot set up his craft in Bruarfoss Falls, a picturesque blue waterfall in Iceland, he expected a beautiful video of his proposal. Instead, the drone fell 55 seconds in, just as he was getting to it.

"Just as I got down on my knee, the drone crashed to the ground, missing all the action," the YouTube description reads. 

She still said yes! Read more...

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Today's best tech deals include PlayStation VR bundles, mini drones, smart TVs, and more

March 6, 2018 - 11:41am
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It's almost starting to warm up out there and you're probably itching to get away. If your spring break consists of the same old same old, we have some deals that can liven up your week and transport you somewhere else (figuratively, at least).

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Take advantage of the extended daylight with this mini video camera drone that has an impressive 4K camera and speeds up to 40 MPH. If you're not a fan of the whole "outdoors" thing, you can at least pretend you're going somewhere with the PlayStation VR Headset Bundle with Skyrim or get lost in a book world with the Kindle Paperwhite. Or just put a beach-y movie up on your new smart TV and pretend you're there (and get a free Dell gift card while you're at it).  Read more...

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'Black Panther' was packed with amazing tech. Here's how the real world compares to Wakanda.

March 6, 2018 - 8:05am
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The futuristic elements of Black Panther are definitely reminiscent of technologies being currently developed in the real world. Here's how close we are to living in an advanced world like Wakanda. Read more...

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Watch a bunch of drones carry designer purses down the runway

February 27, 2018 - 7:09am
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Dolce & Gabbana used a flock of drones instead of human models to carry purses down the catwalk. According to Fashionista, the audience was required to turn off all of their WiFi and hotspot connections prior to the show, which led to a 45-minute delay. Eventually the drones had to give the stage over to actual human models to showcase the rest of the Fall-Winter 2018/19 Women's Collection.  Read more...

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Looks like drones are fashion models now

February 25, 2018 - 2:05pm
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And you thought you had to be a celebrity kid to break into modeling. Now, it looks like you gotta be a drone!

Instead of employing the usual human models to show off its fall 2018 handbag collection at Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana opted for a slew of benevolent fashion drones. Yes, we are serious. A bunch of literal drones carried designer bags down a runway.

SEE ALSO: Models rocked 'vagina mohawks' so hard at New York Fashion Week

If you put your Black Mirror tech fear aside, it actually looks pretty cool. And if you don't, it looks fairly terrifying.

According to The Cut, audience members were asked to turn off the Wi-Fi on their phones before the show began, so as not to interfere with the drones. This was not an easy feat to achieve, apparently — Fashion Week attendees have shit to 'gram, after all — which may deter future brands interested in drone shows.  Read more...

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This Lego controller lets you fly a flock of drones

February 15, 2018 - 2:11pm
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Lego’s Creative Play Lab has teamed up with the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University in Canada to create a truly unique Lego set. Guests at the Lego World Expo in Copenhagen can create their own Lego drone controller and control a group of drones in real time. Read more...

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Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics

February 9, 2018 - 8:00pm
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More than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. 

That's a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones flown simultaneously, beating the previous record of 500 in Germany in 2016. Both records involved Intel's Shooting Star drones. 

The 1,218-drone light show in South Korea was pre-recorded. Still, 300 of them made a live appearance at the opening ceremony, forming the shape of the Olympic rings.

SEE ALSO: DJI Mavic Air is its smallest, smartest foldable drone yet

Drones fly to make the Olympic rings.

Drones fly to make the Olympic rings.

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Intel's drones—which each weigh a little more than half a pound—have flown above crowds in Singapore, at the Super Bowl last weekend in the shape of the American flag, and at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last year in the shape of the Wonder Woman logo. They'll pop up throughout the Winter Olympics during medal ceremonies. Read more...

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