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Parrot Intros Bebop Drone and Skycontroller

Parrot: Today, after 5 years of development, we are excited to introduce you Parrot Bebop Drone, a ultra-light drone with a full HD camera digitally stabilized on its 3-axis. Here's their promotional video:   Parrot also announced…
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SpaceX to Sue Air Force to Compete for Launch Contracts

Interesting read over at Ars Technica about the Air Forceentering into exclusive contracts to launch objects into orbit without being open to public bids. Musk wants the Air Force's exclusive contract with the defense contractors to be rescinded,…
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Explore the Ship from 'Star Trek: Voyager' with Oculus Rift

Yeah, this looks pretty cool. Kind of the real promise of VR. I just wish Facebook didn't own it, but that's my own personal bias... Source: NBCNews.com  

Martin Hajek Teases iWatch Concepts

Well-respected graphic designer Martin Hajek is well-known for his Apple concept videos. Now he's out with interesting concepts for the long-rumored iWatch. Visible on the concept wearables is a version of iOS 7. I have no doubt we'll be on…
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Pebble: Something Special This Year at CES

Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced that they will be debuting "something special" at CES 2014 next week in Las Vegas. Pebble had announced at CES 2013 that their Kickstarter crowdfunded smartwatch would ship to the public on January 23,…
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Autoblog's 100 Top 2013 Photos

I love cars. I love blogs about cars. I love blogs about pictures of cars. I have a long history of keeping a car for about a year, then moving on. I'm a regular at the L.A. Auto Show every year. My wife knows this, and got me a gift certificate…
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Android in the Car?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google and Audi will be announcing a new initiative at CES 2014 to bring the Android OS to your car dashboard, much like Apple is pursuing with iOS in the Car. Next week at the Consumer Electronics…
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Pebble Announces Pebble Appstore

Kickstarted smartwatch maker Pebble today announced the creation of its new appstore. Pebble further states that if a submitted app needs an iOS or Android companion app, a developer can include a link to the Apple App Store or Google Play…
Courtesy: 9to5Mac

Seiki's 39 Inch 4K Display

Seth Weintraub over at 9to5Mac ordered up a basic, super-cheap 4k display from Seiki, and put it through it's paces. He says he got what he paid for: $373. He said it was fine for viewing 1080p television content. But it left much to be…
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Tesla "Cheap" Model E May Arrive Early

Dayum! Tesla Motors chief designer Franz Von Holzhausen recently indicated to German auto website autobild.de that the $35k Tesla model E may very well debut at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015. This would be 1-2 years earlier than previously…