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A defense company put a machine gun on a drone

 Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a chassis on the bottom to hold what looks like a.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 17th, 2017Related News

Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

 Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s fortunes on smartphones. But after starting.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 17th, 2017Related News

Protecting 3D printers from cyberattacks could be as simple as listening carefully

 As 3D printers grow smarter and continue to embed themselves in manufacturing and product creation processes, they are exposed to online malefactors just like every other device and network. Security researchers suggest a way to prevent hackers.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 16th, 2017Related News

Ofo comes to the US, joining the bike-share fray in Seattle

 Seattle seems like an unlikely venue for a duel between bike-sharing companies: it’s rainy, hilly, its residents can’t drive, and another bike-share program recently went belly-up publicly and ignominiously. But Ofo, one of several.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 16th, 2017Related News

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

 In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a strand of DNA. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s very real — although you probably don’t have to.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 10th, 2017Related News

Essential confirms $300M funding, Amazon and Best Buy retail availability

 Smartphone company Essential, which is founded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, has finally made official a $300 million funding round first reported in June. The funding round comes from investors including Tencent, as well as Amazon’s.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 9th, 2017Related News

EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at borders

 The EFF has filed a court filing pressing for warrants be required for searches of mobile phones, laptops and other digital devices by federal agents at international airports and U.S. land borders — describing these as “highly intr.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 9th, 2017Related News

HomePod firmware hints at upcoming Apple TV with 4K support

 Last week, Apple accidentally released a firmware for the HomePod. This file is filled with references to unreleased Apple devices. According to strings in a library file spotted by Guilherme Rambo, the next Apple TV is going to support 4K vide.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

Apple just released iOS 11 developer beta 5

 Apple just dropped a brand new beta for your favorite iOS update of the year. While iOS 11 isn’t coming out until September, the company has been testing the new version for a couple of months already. I still don’t recommend instal.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone

 Gizmo maker Apple just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn’t your average corporate account as the company doesn’t want to showcase its own product ad nauseam. Instead, Apple is going to share photos shot w.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table

 Apple’s HomePod firmware is the gift that keeps on giving. When the company shared an early build of the speaker firmware, many developers started digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. And iHelp.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active ditches the Infinity Display for ruggedness

 After weeks and months of leaks, the Galaxy S8 Active hasn’t left much to the imagination. We’ve already seen the phone from virtually every angle and got a sneak peek of a prematurely launched carrier page last week, to boot. The o.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

The CJR Commander adds some aviationpunk to your wrist

 Another weekend, another mechanical watch. This time we have the Commander from CJR, the company that brought us the Airspeed last year. This unique piece features an unusual curved dial and rotor-like seconds wheel that harkens back to some st.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

Your Android phone can become a real Game Boy with this gadget

 A product that began life as an April Fools joke has graduated to a real thing you can order right now: Hyperkin’s SmartBoy is an accessory for Android smartphones with a USB-C connector, and brings Game Boy-style physical controls and ac.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

Spotify said to be coming soon to Xbox One

 Streaming music service Spotify should finally make its way to Microsoft’s Xbox One sometime soon, as a report from The Verge confirms user posts from Reddit that a beta version of the app is being tested internally at Xbox. The Spotify a.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 7th, 2017Related News

GoPro actually had a good quarter and the stock is spiking 15%

 GoPro is flying high and mighty after releasing its 2017 second-quarter earnings. The camera company took in $297 million in revenue equaling a non-GAAP loss of 9 cents per share. This was way above Wall Street’s expectations, as the gene.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 3rd, 2017Related News

Cadillac’s Super Cruise ‘autopilot’ is ready for the expressway

 “Wait for the green light and let go,” the Cadillac engineer instructed. That’s it. The car was driving itself. I, the person behind the steering wheel, was no longer the driver. Cadillac’s Super Cruise system was drivin.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 3rd, 2017Related News

High schooler makes 3D-printed, machine learning-powered eye disease diagnosis system

 If you’re one of those people that worries that you haven’t accomplished much in your life, you probably shouldn’t read this profile of Kavya Kopparapu, a teenager who has probably done more in her time at high school than I&#.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 3rd, 2017Related News

HelloPlant tells you if your ficus is firsty

 Plants, like humans, need food, water, beer, and television. What better way to tell if your plant is hungry or thirsty (or bored) than a little nubbin that sits inside its pot and send you notifications when things are amiss. That’s why.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 3rd, 2017Related News

The iPhone 8 could automatically adjust your camera settings based on the scene

 Last week, an early build of Apple’s HomePod firmware was shared on Apple’s developer website. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. He found out that the next iPh.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetAug 3rd, 2017Related News