Technology

Here’s a drone with claws

Japanese company Prodrone showed off a new drone his week called The PD6B-AW-ARM. Its main feature?  Terrifying arms. The claws can grab anything up to 44 pounds and deliver it. It is very cool and very scary looking. I’ll never own this drone because it’s for commercial use, but if I did, here’s how I’d use it. Things I would definitely ...

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MacBook Pro Update: Has Apple’s High-End Notebook Been Delayed Until 2017?

People have been patiently awaiting a major upgrade for the MacBook Pro since 2013. Now, there are some people who are fearing that Apple’s latest notebook may not arrive until 2017. This is because it is rumored that Apple wants to use the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors, which won’t be widely available until the very end of 2016. However, ...

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Two Israeli teens arrested for running major DDoS service

Last week, the FBI arrested a pair of Israeli teenagers who allegedly ran an online booter service called vDOS, as reported by Brian Krebs. vDOS was an online service that helped carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against websites. The business allowed buyers to choose from various subscription options that specified how many seconds the attacks would run for. ...

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Tesla preparing significant Autopilot upgrade, will use radar as ‘primary sensor’

Tesla is preparing a significant upgrade to its autopilot technology for a future software update, the company announced today. The biggest change is in how the company uses its radar sensors. Previously, a camera and image processing system were the the primary sensors, backed up by data from the radar system to verify its findings — but going forward, the camera ...

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Samsung Says Stop Using Galaxy Note 7 Now And Get A Replacement

Following multiple reports about the Galaxy Note 7 exploding, Samsung has issued a statement urging its customers to exchange their existing Galaxy Note 7 immediately by participating in the replacement program. Launched in early August, Samsung announced an unprecedented recall of over 2.5 million units after some reports of the phone catching fire and exploding emerged in the past few ...

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Amazon paid $15 million for Woody Allen’s new movie

Amazon is in the midst of a TV and movie spending spree, an apparent attempt to beat out streaming rivals like Netflix and Hulu by outbuying them. Amazon Studios has done deals with directors Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, Todd Solondz, and Terry Gilliam that will see their movies arrive on Amazon Prime, and has spent lavishly on its own range of original TV shows, ...

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The new Sigma Quattro is the oddest camera since the last Sigma Quattro

Two years ago at CP+, Sigma unveiled the DP Quattro, a series of cameras with fixed lenses, APS-C sensors and a truly unique body design. This year, the company is using Japan’s biggest camera show to introduce the SD Quattro, a pair of mirrorless cameras with Sigma’s own lens mount, unusual sensors, and — yes — another far-out body design. ...

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BT must open up network to competitors, says British watchdog

British telecoms giant BT must open up its huge network of fiber and copper cables to competitors according to Ofcom, the regulatory body for the country’s telecommunications industry. The advice is the result of a review into BT’s management of its “Openreach” network, the 76 million miles of cables that connect British homes to telephone exchanges, regularly called “the last mile.” ...

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Huawei and Leica strike phone camera partnership

It’s day one of CP+, Japan’s biggest camera show, but there’s some unusual photography news from two companies outside the country: Chinese telecoms titan Huawei has announced a partnership with Leica, the legendary German camera manufacturer, in an effort to boost its mobile photography credentials. According to a grandiose press release, the deal will be a “co-operation with shared premium ...

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See the future of photography in fake black-and-white film

Last year I tried to counterbalance the lack of news at CP+ by shooting film to cover it. This year I had a little less time at Japan’s biggest photo show, but I thought I’d try to do something different again. I’ve been using Fujifilm’s upcoming X-Pro2 camera in recent weeks — full review coming soon — and there’s a ...

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