When Parrot told us a few months ago that its Bebop Drone would arrive "later this year," we couldn't have imagined it would be this late in 2014. Regardless, chances are this won't stop UAV aficionados from shelling out cash on Parrort's new super... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Trying to rate the world's literary giants is tricky at best. Do you go by the number of books sold? The long-term cultural impact? If you're Dartmouth College researcher Allen Riddell, you make computers decide. As part of an effort to determine... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
If a team of researchers from MIT and Texas A&M University have their way, wounded soldiers will have soon have a better chance of survival. The project is a biodegradable gelatin that once injected, helps with blood coagulation, cutting down on... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Uber's PR nightmare of a week is getting even worse, as Senator Al Franken has joined those questioning the service about its ethics and commitment to user privacy. In a letter (PDF), Franken laid out ten specific questions for CEO Travis Kalanick to... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
The GoPro Hero4 Black can shoot 4K at 30 fps. So why, then, does James Trew prefer the cheaper and less-equipped Hero4 Silver? Two words: the touchscreen. That's not all we have on deck, though -- read on for the rest of our news highlights from the... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Online criminals aren't just trying to extract ransoms from unsuspecting individuals; they're targeting whole cities, too. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has revealed that hackers tried to hold a city database hostage in April, demanding 2,000 Bitcoins... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that we're all being spied upon, either by the NSA, GCHQ or some scammer trying to get our credit card details. For journalists and political activists in countries without some respect for due process or... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
We don't normally cover crowdfunding campaigns on PCWorld, but sometimes one comes along that's just begging for a deeper look. The Purism Librem 15 notebook is one of those. We don't normally cover crowdfunding campaigns on PCWorld, but sometimes one comes along that's just begging for a deeper look. The Purism [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Hardware
From making chess sets to creating new types of food, 3D printing has a lot of potential uses. As the prices of printers have gotten cheaper, it's easier than ever to get started. For someone who wants to jump into the wonderful world of 3D... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Remember when Yahoo was your go-to search engine for browsing the web? It might be again soon, at least if you're a Firefox user. Mozilla and Yahoo just announced a five year deal to make Yahoo the web browser's default search engine, supplanting... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Nissan isn't the only automaker with a real-life version of a vehicle from Gran Turismo 6. At the LA International Auto Show, Chevrolet rolled out its own: the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo (VGT). The concept car was developed as part of the... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Say you've thought about getting an electric vehicle but didn't want to take the plunge until you were absolutely certain that you wouldn't wind up on the side of the highway with a dead battery. It's a legitimate concern known as "range anxiety,"... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Calling people outside the US isn't as expensive as it used to be, but the charges can still add up; even the better deals at big American wireless carriers have you paying both a monthly rate and by the minute. T-Mobile thinks it can shake things up... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
For those times you'd rather have someone else read to you, Barnes and Noble is outfitting Android devices with an app that does just that. Nook Audiobooks taps into the retailer's library of over 50,000 titles via the aforementioned phones and... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Since Apple nabbed Beats earlier this year, we've been wondering what would come of the latter outfit's streaming service. Financial Times reports that the folks in Cupertino plan to lump Beats Music (or whatever it'll be called in the future) in to... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
It wasn't all that long ago when China's Meizu unveiled its latest phone, the MX4, but the real flagship is actually what the company announced today. As you can tell from the name, the new MX4 Pro is a beefed-up version of the earlier model, yet... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
Sony's PlayStation 4 may be off to a heady start in terms of sales, but the console's exclusive content this holiday is on the light side. Driveclub, which was plagued by connectivity issues, makes up 50 percent of the PlayStation 4's exclusive... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget
live patching talk
Imagine, if you will, applying a kernel patch to your production servers in the middle of the day, during peak transaction periods, and not … missing … a beat. Imagine, if you will, applying a kernel patch to your production servers in the middle of the day, during peak transaction [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Linux EnterPrise
Motorola isn't done releasing small yet convenient accessories this year, apparently. It just unveiled the Keylink, a Bluetooth key fob that helps you find both your smartphone and your keys. If you lose your phone between the seat cushions, you can... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Source: Engadget