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  • Enrique Iglesias learns first-hand that drones and concerts don't mix
    Enrique Iglesias learns first-hand that drones and concerts don't mix

    Does the notion of flying a drone around a crowded, hectic concert sound a tad too risky to you? We're sure Enrique Iglesias is having second thoughts. The singer sliced his hand at a Tijuana performance this weekend after he tried to grab a camera d

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone
    US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone

    There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the Army plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm Prox Dynamics, is small enough to fit in the palm o

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • GoPro is working on a spherical camera rig for VR, and a drone
    GoPro is working on a spherical camera rig for VR, and a drone

    In case you were wondering what the next move is for GoPro as it keeps its action cameras one step ahead of cellphones and DSLRs, we have answers: virtual reality and drones. CEO Nick Woodman announced both projects tonight during an interview at the

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies
    Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

    When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props à la DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if

    • Posted March 6, 2017
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  • DOJ lays down some privacy rules for feds flying drones
    DOJ lays down some privacy rules for feds flying drones

    The Justice Department promises to keep a closer eye on how its agencies are using drones from now on -- after all, they can be useful in nabbing suspects, but they can also be used as a tool to abuse power. In its new five-page policy guidance, the

    • Posted February 28, 2017
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  • Delivery drones will need to recognize when they are not fit to fly, and this algorithm could help
    Delivery drones will need to recognize when they are not fit to fly, and this algorithm could help

    When (or if) Amazon and other companies begin delivering items via drones, there will be little room for error. Their drones must be equipped to deal with any unexpected obstacles that come their way, whether that's a construction crane or strong win

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • BDA: downloads and Blu-ray can co-exist
    BDA: downloads and Blu-ray can co-exist

    Since its inception in 2006, sceptics have believed that Blu-ray is merely an interim format soon to be usurped by digital downloads. This isn't the case, according to the BDA, who don't see downloadable content as a rival to the format but something

    • Posted February 10, 2015
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  • 2008 tech predictions revisited: how did we do?
    2008 tech predictions revisited: how did we do?

    A year ago, we predicted that 2008 would bring more of the same – at least for the most part. We suggested that CES 2008 would ultimately define many of the year's tech trends. "Expect big TVs, HD DVD vs. Blu-ray (again), Linux computers and iClones

    • Posted November 23, 2014
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  • Lenovo ThinkPad X200 clone takes us back, way back
    Lenovo ThinkPad X200 clone takes us back, way back

    Back in 2008, Lenovo's ThinkPad X200 was getting folks all hot and bothered, and it seems some people never cooled down. If you're one of the few looking to reignite the flames sparked when your first laid eyes on the laptop, take a look at this impr

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • ESPN to bid on 2014, 2016 Olympics -- promises no West Coast tape delay
    ESPN to bid on 2014, 2016 Olympics -- promises no West Coast tape delay

    It's certainly strange that with several networks, online video, on demand, cellphone and any other way NBC has provided to view the Beijing Olympic Games, U.S. HDTVs had to wait 13 hours to show Usain Bolt make history in the 100m dash -- and anothe

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Apple MacBook 2.4GHz review
    Apple MacBook 2.4GHz review

    At first glance the new Apple MacBook looks like a cross between its iMac and MacBook Air. It's got the aluminum body and black keyboard reminiscent of the MacBook Air, but it's chunkier and its 13.3-inch (viewable) glossy screen comes complete with

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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  • Cox first across the line with 2010, 2012 Olympics deals
    Cox first across the line with 2010, 2012 Olympics deals

    Not content to flood customer eyeballs with some 750-hours in HD from the Beijing Olympics starting in a week, Cox Communications has signed a distribution deal with NBC for the upcoming 2010 Winter and 2012 Summer Olympic Games as well. The move mak

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Predictions for the format war in 2008
    Predictions for the format war in 2008

    Considering that we've already asked you for general tech predictions in 2008, as well as taken the time to peer into your mind about the most anticipated HD innovations, it seems only fair to dedicate a prediction post to the still-raging format war

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • JVC hitting the pavement with summer road trip
    JVC hitting the pavement with summer road trip

    The company soon to be known as JVC Kenwood Holdings is kicking off its six month long summer road trip this month to show its wares to the masses. There are 30 pushpins on the "JVC Hi-Def Experience" map, spread across 19 states. That's a lot of gro

    • Posted July 8, 2014
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  • Blu-ray lifts UK disc sales
    Blu-ray lifts UK disc sales

    Blu-ray sales in the UK didn't keep up their mind melting increases from earlier in the year, but considering the economic slowdown worldwide, a 378% jump from 2007 doesn't seem too disappointing. The British Video Association and Official Charts Com

    • Posted May 31, 2014
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  • A future in the cloud with Windows Azure
    A future in the cloud with Windows Azure

    Opening Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie finally unveiled the services strategy he's been driving Microsoft towards since he arrived at the company in 2006 as Bill Gates' anointed replacement. Windows

    • Posted May 24, 2014
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  • Apple issuing free repairs or replacements of wonky 2008 Time Capsules
    Apple issuing free repairs or replacements of wonky 2008 Time Capsules

    It takes quite a lot to get Apple (or any of the other big timers) to swallow its pride and admit a faulty product, but the random deaths of its Time Capsules seem to have fit that bill. Of course, in classic corporate fashion, we're not told that th

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Panasonic's response on shifting black levels in plasma HDTVs: 'There's nothing to fix'
    Panasonic's response on shifting black levels in plasma HDTVs: 'There's nothing to fix'

    Owners of Panasonic's recent plasma HDTVs have continued to push for more details on the "automatic control" the company cited as the cause of suddenly elevated black levels and it has revealed a few more details in an email exchange with CNET. Those

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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  • Switched On: When hardware startups zagged
    Switched On: When hardware startups zagged

    Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In 2008, a year in which some of the most-used American political buzzwords were "change" and "maverick", many technology companies bucked conventional wisdom. With ris

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • DISH offers Interactive TV mosaic for Olympics overload
    DISH offers Interactive TV mosaic for Olympics overload

    One look over our 2008 Beijing Olympics guide will tell you that there's just too much content to absorb; even just the NBC coverage is enough to induce HD OD. But DISH customers might be able to drink more comfortably from the fire hose thanks to En

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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