Category: Tech

MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new prototype drone that can both fly and drive, and will determine which method to use to optimize battery life, speed and efficiency. It’s a preview of how autonomous urban …

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42 percent of Amazon Echo owners have bought a second device (or more)

42 percent of Amazon Echo owners have bought a second device (or more)

Here’s a promising metric for Amazon, in terms of its ability to maintain its current lead in the voice computing market: 42 percent of Amazon Echo owners have two or more devices, according to Edison Research. This figure is seemingly …

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Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air

Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air

A digital map of footprint sites on the Minyirr platform in Western Australia.

Along the northwest Australian coast lies a dinosaur highway.

With the Indian Ocean eating away at the rock, the red cliffs of the Kimberley have revealed hundreds …

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Artist makes neon female busts for a city with no monuments to women

Artist makes neon female busts for a city with no monuments to women

The caption of the statue reads, "The first monument of a woman in Sofia"

There is not a single monument dedicated to a female historical figures in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.

Like most cities, Sofia is dotted with rusty monuments of …

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Nope, nope, nope: Waiting for Trumpcare is like waiting for Star Wars, says GOP staffer

Nope, nope, nope: Waiting for Trumpcare is like waiting for Star Wars, says GOP staffer

‘Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational health care bill.’

As Republican Senators craft their version of the AHCA bill — better known as Trumpcare — in secrecy, the waiting can be frustrating.

The Democrats don’t know …

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A rare class-action victory over Wells Fargo’s fake accounts proves binding arbitration sucks

A rare class-action victory over Wells Fargo’s fake accounts proves binding arbitration sucks

Wells Fargo got caught ripping off millions of customers by setting up fake accounts in their names, then billing them for "services" related to those accounts, sometimes tanking their credit-ratings, costing them jobs, even their houses — but the company …

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Forget 3D Touch, HTC’s next phone could detect how long you squeeze it

Forget 3D Touch, HTC’s next phone could detect how long you squeeze it

Image: manuel blondeau/mashable

Phones are about to get exciting again.

Underdog phone maker HTC is reportedly planning to release a new flagship phone (possibly called the HTC U or HTC Ocean) with sensors built into its edges that’ll perform different …

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Two comedians traveled from NYC to Cancun just to eat at Guy Fieri’s airport restaurant

Two comedians traveled from NYC to Cancun just to eat at Guy Fieri’s airport restaurant

Image: mashable composite, getty images; instagram, @jamesbdwyer

When planning your next vacation getaway, why not consider Flavortown?

New York comedians Jackie Jennings and James Dwyer can’t recommend it enough. The two hosts of A Big Dumb Thing (a monthly comedy …

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Of course a venture capitalist was no match for CMU’s updated poker playing AI

Of course a venture capitalist was no match for CMU’s updated poker playing AI

Libratus, Carnegie Mellon’s poker playing AI is damn good. It easily routed four of the world’s best poker players back in January over 120,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold-um. So it comes as no surprise that a team of venture …

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Narrative simplifies the buying and selling of online data

Narrative simplifies the buying and selling of online data

We hear a lot about our online data being bought and sold by advertisers, but Narrative founder and CEO Nick Jordan said the actual process remains “incredibly cumbersome.”

And he should know, since he’s spent years in the adtech world, …

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