Skycatch Raises $13.2M To Field Data-Gathering Drones Both High And Low

IMG_4779 Drones distract, drones deliver and drones do battle. But what else can drones do? That was the question facing entrepreneur Christian Sanz when he began building his own drones a few years back, and after exploring various possibilities, including delivery and also simply drawing together audiences of curious spectators, Sanz found a big need drones are perfect for that wasn’t being… Read More

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OnePlus One Review: Smartphone Value Redefined By A Newcomer

oneplus-one OnePlus is a rare beast: A startup building smartphones. Their first device is the Android-based OnePlus One, which, despite its unnecessarily repetitive name, is impressive hardware in a market where legacy device makers rule the roost and charge top dollar for smartphones packing the same kind of internals as the One. The OnePlus One is actually a remarkable deal at $ 299 for an unlocked… Read More
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A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

screen-shot-2014-04-18-at-11-23-08-am-650x0 It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones. The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable. The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. But the problem was doctors couldn’t… Read More

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Amazon Prime Music Streaming Service Pegged For Summer Launch

amazon-warehouse Amazon is about to round out its Prime subscription service with a music streaming service, Buzzfeed reports. The service will stream old and new-ish music to Prime subs and will launch in June or July. Read More

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Here’s The First Hands-On Video Of Android Wear In Action (Spoiler: Lower Your Expectations)

gwatch The video above is a hands-on report with a beta unit of LG’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch. Not a lot is shown. Hopefully that’s because it’s in beta and not the true depth of Android Wear. Google Now’s card-based UI is prominently featured. Apparently, like earlier shots also show, users scroll through a list of cards. However, even if this is just a beta unit,… Read More

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