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FAA drone registration is now part of the law

Get ready to fork up a few dollars to register that hefty but totally innocent drone of yours. The FAA‘s requirement to have drones of certain weights registered is now back and this time it has some staying power. More than just an FAA rule, it has become part of the US law. That is partly due to the fact Continue reading

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Mercedes G-Class interior updated marking biggest update in 40-years

The venerable Mercedes G-Class has been around since 1979 and the design and style of the vehicle has stayed basically the same since the introduction of the vehicle. Mercedes has unveiled the interior of the new G-Class and says that this is the most significant transformation in the 4-year history of the vehicle. The interior is a very swanky place Continue reading

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Twitch and Alexa almost make the perfect game streaming pair

Google may have dealt Amazon a big blow when it yanked YouTube from under the Echo Show‘s feet but gamers don‘t need to be too concerned. Amazon, after all, still owns the granddaddy of game and live streaming, Twitch.tv. Taking advantage of that inter-company relationship, Twitch has just announced new Alexa skills that would deliver an almost perfect hands-free game Continue reading

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Get AR Stickers on rooted Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3, Xiaomi Mi 5

Having a bit of Star Wars or Stranger Things envy from those with the Google Pixel phones? Worry not for the Force is strong with the Android community. Especially if, like a true Rebel, you have rooted your phone. If you are one of the Chosen few with a rooted Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3 or 3T, or a Xiaomi Mi Continue reading

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will let you make your own wizard

With the focus on superheroes and sci-fi films in general, you‘d think that good old-fashioned fantasy franchises are passe. Warner Bros. definitely doesn‘t think so. In fact, it just created a new label named Portkey Games solely dedicated to one of the most beloved magical franchises of all: Harry Potter. On the heels of the AR-based Harry Potter Wizards Unite, Continue reading

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Blue Origin Crew Capsule 2.0 launched for the first time, lands safely

While Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has its sights on the grand colonization of Mars, Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin‘s ambitions are a bit more down to Earth, almost literally. While both have reusable rockets in their crosshair, Blue Origin has space tourism as its intermediate goal. And it has just taken one step closer to that dream. Not only did it launch Continue reading

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Nokia 6 (2018) pops up with some unexpected changes

The Nokia 6 is hardly HMD Global‘s most notable smartphone this year. It is a mid-range phone through and through and, aside from the branding, might almost be forgettable. And yet, of all the Nokia phones in the market, it is the first one that will apparently have a new model coming really soon. That seems to be the case Continue reading

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weMessage is an iMessage for Android with too many catches

One of the most requested Apple services on Android has always been iMessage. Naturally, Apple is not too keen on yielding even an inch to its rival. Sure, it has conceded Apple Music, but that was more to bolster its iTunes business. iMessage is a totally different beast and is unlikely to have an official Android app. Enter weMessage, the Continue reading

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Facebook Messenger World Effects bring Snapchat-like AR stickers

It ain‘t over til the big-boned Viking lady sings, as they say. That definitely seems to be the case with Facebook‘s barrage of new features that are too eerily familiar with features from its biggest rival, Snapchat. Then again, everyone‘s going towards augmented reality objects these days, so Facebook could simply say it‘s just riding the waves. Regardless, uses of Continue reading

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NVIDIA and Komatsu to bring AI to construction sites with drone surveillance

This week the folks at NVIDIA and Komatsu have announced a partnership to bring AI to create safer, more efficient construction sites. At GTC Japan this evening NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said that the NVIDIA Jetson AI platform would be at the center of this next-generation situation. Therein lies the brain of the heavy machinery of the future. Continue reading

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OnePlus 4th anniversary promos doesn‘t include red OnePlus 5T

It‘s hard to believe that OnePlus is already four years in the market. Although you might think they‘re already five years old based on the model numbers (yes, they skipped ‘4‘). In that short span a time, OnePlus has managed to squeeze itself into the top tier smartphones of each year. It wasn‘t smooth-sailing, of course, especially for a company Continue reading

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AT&T Passport now offers 1GB and 3GB flat rate travel data

ATT has updated its Passport program, offering two batches of data at two different flat rates. The Passport program, which is relatively new, is a way for travelers to get a certain amount of data to use while abroad. With this program update comes both 1GB and 3GB options, both offered at a flat rate, meaning you can pay just Continue reading

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Hisense portable AC and dehumidifier get Alexa integration

HiSense has announced a new Alexa integration for its HiSmart Portable Air Conditioner and HiSmart Dehumidifier. Both products are designed for home owners (or apartment dwellers) who want an element of smart control over their home appliances. The new Alexa integration takes that ability to new levels, making it possible to control the two appliances using an Alexa device like Continue reading

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An AI wrote its own Harry Potter fan fiction: read it here

Artificial intelligence has been used to write poems, generate rap, transform doodles into proper artwork and create realistic photos from nothing. How about writing actual stories, though? That‘s just what Botnik Studios‘ own creation did, using what it learned from the official Harry Potter books to create its own chapter based on them. These pages are noncanonical, of course, but Continue reading

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The Punisher season 2 is official, but doesn‘t have a release date yet

Netflix will be bringing The Punisher back for a second season, the company has announced. The first season was a hit for the company, as many had expected, adding to its growing number of show based on Marvel characters. The character was first introduced to Netflix viewers via the company‘s original Daredevil series, helping kick off what has become a Continue reading

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Amazon Prime Video HDR10+ content arrives tomorrow

Amazon Prime Video will start offering HDR10+ content tomorrow, making it available to anyone who has a television that supports the standard. This follows the announcement we reported on this past April, one that involved a collaboration between Samsung and Amazon to bring about the HDR10+ standard. In case you missed the initial announcement, here‘s the short version of it: Continue reading

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