dronekillerDon’t you feel that there are some rather frustrating moments with those in power who seem to think as though they are working with an unlimited budget? For instance, here is another incident that might raise your blood pressure a wee bit as a law-abiding taxpayer – it seems that the Pentagon is shutting down its armed drone fleet program after spending billions of dollars on development.

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sprint logoIt goes without saying that we live in a very data-centric world these days. Just about any and every mobile device is connected to the Internet, and whenever there is no freely available Wi-Fi network in the vicinity, it is time to fall back on one’s data plan for the device. Good news then for Sprint users, as the service provider will be offering an unlimited LTE data plan for families that will be easier on the pockets in the long run.

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snapdragon-x16While Qualcomm continues to spearhead the mobile SoC and modem markets, the company is not as strong as it once was in those markets, but this does not mean that innovation is dead. Far from it, as Qualcomm continuously introduces new LTE technologies such as its new Snapdragon X16 modem, which is said to boast of Category 16 LTE download speeds of up to 1Gbps, now how about that? In order to take things into context, majority of the handsets out there tend to max out at 300Mbps or 450Mbps, and the soon-to-arrive Snapdragon 820 will hit the 600Mbps mark.

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instagram-video-viewsThe folks over at Instagram have stepped forward to share that they will start to count the number of views on videos, and this ought to provide the marketing people with a more accurate picture on the sheer number of eyeballs that actually go through those clips. In the past, this was not possible, as Instagram videos and photos were measured via “hearts” as well as comments.

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drone-autonomousDrones are pretty big these days in the news, and hence it is no surprise to see more and more effort being put into the development of drones as well as the kind of technology that they carry. For instance, it has been reliably reported that Swiss researchers have come up with a new kind of rescue drone that is capable of recognizing and following passageways, even if those happen to be littered with thick undergrowth as well as rough terrain, and to do so autonomously – all thanks to a form of complex artificial intelligence. The ultimate gal? To have a whole fleet of rescue drones “swarm forests in search of missing people”, assisting human rescue teams along the way.

Read full post →Drone Smart Enough To Navigate Rough Terrain Autonomously


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The last unproven piece of Einstein’s theory of general relativity has been proven today. Scientists have confirmed that they have direct proof of gravitational waves which are best described as actual ripples in the fabric of space-time. The latest findings are now considered one of the most significant scientific discoveries in recent years as they could provide scientists with new insights into the creation of the universe.

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Ubisoft saw tremendous success with Watch Dogs so it goes without saying that it will come out with a sequel. That has always been known but Ubisoft didn’t really say previously when the sequel will arrive. In its latest earnings release the company has mentioned that Watch Dogs 2, assuming that’s what the sequel will be called, is going to be released before April 2017.

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Electronic Arts released a new Need for Speed title last year which received good reviews when it came out. Initially, the game was only released for consoles but it was never said that Need for Speed will never arrive on PC. Today EA has confirmed the Need for Speed PC release and also the fact that it comes with the Manual Transmission update.

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It has become a yearly tradition to expect a new major Assassin’s Creed title from Ubisoft but the company just announced that it’s going to do things a bit differently this year. Ubisoft has confirmed today that it’s not going to release a major Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. It’s taking a year off for this franchise to re-examine it, and as a result, there won’t be a new major title this year.

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Registered developers have received iOS 9.3 beta 3 for testing. The beta firmware brings several new features that will make their way into the public release later this year. There are new 3D Touch shortcuts, Notes secured with Touch ID as well as a new Night Shift mode for blue light reduction. Verizon Wi-Fi calling is included as well.

Read full post →Verizon Wi-Fi Calling Arrives In iOS 9.3 Beta 3