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Startups: A Nation of Tinkerers: Crowd-Funding Turns Amateurs Into Inventors

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Image: Bartholomew Cooke I have a lovely artifact of dead media in my house: a radio jukebox from 1946, invented by a friend’s grandfather in his spare time. Radios were expensive, and this handsome metal receiver could be placed in a booth of a diner so that, for a dime,...
Startups: A Nation of Tinkerers: Crowd-Funding Turns Amateurs Into Inventors

Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

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“First you see video. Then you wear video. Then you eat video. Then you be video.” — Pat Cadigan, Pretty Boy Crossover Sheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glass in action appear to be really upset. “People who wear Google Glass in public...
Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

Stealth Ware: An Anti-Drone Hoodie and Scarf

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No, really, this garment might fool the infrared cameras mounted on drones....
Stealth Ware: An Anti-Drone Hoodie and Scarf
Navy destroys drone with laser weapon ahead of 2014 deployment

Ooh la la: French town to deliver daily newspapers by drone

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Residents of Auvergne, a province in south central France, may soon receive their daily paper by drone. According to a blog post, local postal service La Poste Groupe has been working for several years to modernize its delivery processes. The plan is to implement delivery by drone in early May...
Ooh la la: French town to deliver daily newspapers by drone

90 Seconds on The Verge: a Brooklyn drone, NCAA Twitter limits, and lost iPhone names

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90 Seconds on The Verge: a Brooklyn drone, NCAA Twitter limits, and lost iPhone names

Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

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I know it's fashionable for publishers to cut back on staffing so I wonder what they think of this initiative: drone journalism.The film above shows how a drone - more properly called an "unmanned aerial vehicle" - was used to cover this year's record drought in the US state of...
Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'

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“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that,” admitted New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in a surprisingly candid interview about the future of the surveillance state in the Big Apple. While admitting that increased surveillance was “scary” and that governments will...
Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'

Hackathon will turn hard data into works of art

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The Observer teams up with tech curator 3beards to stage an event where you can think up creative new ways of using numbersData: with every call, tweet and purchase we create it, websites and governments harvest vast amounts of it and, in the spirit of "open", much of it we...
Hackathon will turn hard data into works of art

Parrot Zik by Starck review: Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?

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You do know that Parrot makes more than just the AR.Drone, right? It was at CES earlier this year that we first caught a glimpse of -- and subsequently began geeking out about -- the Parrot Zik by Starck. For those unfamiliar, these headphones are jam-packed with enough technologies...
Parrot Zik by Starck review: Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?
Hawaii's patrol drone grounded after state fails to seek FAA approval
Japan and China both turn to drones as tensions escalate over disputed islands
Congressional report says drones could spell the death of privacy
Lack of trust impedes the dream of an automated mechanical army

Times Square Terror: Drone Payback?

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Times Square Terror: Drone Payback?
What would an anti-drone, anti-surveillance city look like?

Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery

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Marking the first anniversary of the AR.Drone 2.0 since last CES, Parrot has announced that it'll be offering an optional GPS flight recorder module as well as a bigger battery at some point this year. The former dongle simply plugs into the flying vehicle via the USB port, and...
Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery

Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

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The Starfleet logo hovered above England. Star Trek Into Darkness is coming to movie theaters soon, and to build up buzz--literally--the studio flew 30 quadrocopter drones, each equipped with bright LED lights, in a formation over nighttime London. The 308-foot pattern the drones formed was, of course, the globally-recognizable...
Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

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Drones may not be delivering tacos through your window or following around your kids just yet. But this is one of the building blocks of that future, for good or for ill. On a recent day, not so far from where I'm typing, Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired,...
Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

CyPhy Works reveals tethered flying bots that can spy on you indefinitely (video)

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A new venture from an iRobot co-founder called CyPhy Works has borne fruit in the form of two flying drones dedicated to surveillance duty. The first, called Ease, is a mere foot in diameter by 16-inches tall and can fly safely in tight spaces or through open windows or...
CyPhy Works reveals tethered flying bots that can spy on you indefinitely (video)

That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

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It’s a pity that ‘drone’ isn’t ‘Dorne,’ but I digress. This Thursday the President of the United States will address the nation on its current drone program that targets enemies abroad for what are called ‘targeted’ killings. Naturally, however, when you are firing explosive-laden rockets, things tend to explode. Drones are a...
That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

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The US Navy's quieter way to spy, the Ion Tiger, just bested its own 2009 flight record with a key assist from liquid hydrogen. The unmanned aerial vehicle had previously relied on 5000-psi compressed hydrogen for fuel, but for its latest flight test the Naval Research team swapped that...
US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight
FAA moves ahead with plans to allow drone test flights in US airspace

Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement

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Ready for some more legal mumbo-jumbo? We're happy to oblige: Samsung is asking Judge Paul Grewal to amend its patent infringement allegations to include Apple's latest 4th and 5th generation iPad and iPod Touch, as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini. Sammy says it's arguing on the side of...
Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement

Inside The Navy's Historic Embrace Of At-Sea Combat Drones

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The X-47B, which successfully launched from the USS George H.W. Bush, is an autonomous, algorithm- and-GPS controlled drone designed to test unmanned naval warfare. The next generation of military drones are here, and they're controlled by algorithms and designed for sea combat. On May 14, the U.S. Navy successfully...
Inside The Navy's Historic Embrace Of At-Sea Combat Drones

White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

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After leading the way in remotely-operated warfare—killing terror suspects and insurgent leaders with drones—the White House is now trying to push for international guidelines on drone use.  In an interview with Reuters, former White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Veitor said that the Obama administration wants to set...
White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones
Controlling an AR Drone quadrocopter with an Epson Moverio BT-100 head-mounted display

Drone war: every attack in Pakistan visualised

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Drones have become a routine part of military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. See what that data looks likeSimon Rogers...
Drone war: every attack in Pakistan visualised

Iran's Captured Drone Is One Strange UAV

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Iranian authorities are showing off what they claim is an American ScanEagle UAV. This lightweight drone is launched via catapult, lands via tow cable hookup, and was originally designed for fishing. Like, for fish. Iran's military claims that they have captured an American drone flying over the Persian Gulf....
Iran's Captured Drone Is One Strange UAV

Google Will Fund Drones That Track Rhino Poachers

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Debate all you want about whether Google has put aside its one-time mantra about not being evil–the search giant wants to save the rhinos. On Tuesday Google gave the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) $5 million so the organization can use more drones to monitor poachers hunting endangered animals. Mother Jones...
Google Will Fund Drones That Track Rhino Poachers
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