Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Starship Technologies now testing self-driving delivery drones

Starship Technologies now testing self-driving delivery drones

In November of last year, we talked a bit about a company called Starship Technologies that wanted to deliver packages to your door using little autonomous drone vehicles that look like a cooler on three wheels. Starship has anncouend that it has now launched its testing program for self-driving delivery robots in cooperation with major industry partners. Partners in the delivery program include Just Eat, a European food delivery firm, Hermes (a German delivery service), Metro Group, and a food delivery startup in London called Pronto.co.uk.

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Octospot Dive Camera is waterproof to 656-feet

Octospot Dive Camera is waterproof to 656-feet

Action cameras are numerous these days and many of them, like the GoPro, need a case around them if you plan to get them wet. A new dive camera called the Octospot has debuted on Kickstarter and it is specifically designed as an action camera for divers. The big feature that divers will want to know is that the camera is waterproof to 656-feet and it needs no extra casing to protect it at those depths.

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Moto Z Play heads to India for testing

Moto Z Play heads to India for testing

India is one of the booming smartphone markets around the world and as such, a number of new devices have been showing up there first. Granted most of these new devices debuting first in India are on the mid or low end range. One of those mid-tier devices is the Moto Z Play also known by its codename Vertex. An import listing has surfaced that shows the smartphone has been imported to India for testing.

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Huawei Nexus 6P ZeroLemon 8500mAh battery case debuts

Huawei Nexus 6P ZeroLemon 8500mAh battery case debuts

The Huawei Nexus 6P isn't exactly a new device having launched last year. If you are a Nexus 6P owner looking for longer run time from your device, you might want to consider the new battery case that has launched from ZeroLemon called simply the Nexus 6P Battery Case. The case promises 190% charge for your device and should almost double the runtime between charges.

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Huawei Honor V8 Max hits TENAA with 6.6-inch 2K OLED screen

Huawei Honor V8 Max hits TENAA with 6.6-inch 2K OLED screen

A new Huawei smartphone has landed at TENAA and the device is the Honor V8 Max. This is a larger version of the Honor V8 that we saw cross TENAA back in April. The Honor V8 Max measures 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.18mm and it weighs 219g. The smartphone supports GSM, TD-CDMA, TD-LTE, LTE FDD, and WCDMA networks.

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Galaxy J2 packing Smart Glow ring surfaces

Galaxy J2 packing Smart Glow ring surfaces

A new smartphone has turned up from Samsung called the Galaxy J2 (2016) and it is the first device we have seen detailed that has the Smart Glow ring featured. We first talked about the Smart Glow ring back in mid-June and more details on the feature surfaced a couple weeks later. Smart Glow gives a new way for users to get notifications from their device.

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First US solar roadway to be installed on historic Route 66

First US solar roadway to be installed on historic Route 66

Solar roads are a very interesting idea that could one day see the roads around our nation generate power for use by streetlights, signals, or even nearby homes. The first section of solar roadway in the US is coming to a section of historic Route 66 in Missouri. The installation is part of the Missouri Road to Tomorrow initiative.

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Surface Book packing Core i5, 128GB SSD and NVIDIA graphics returns

Surface Book packing Core i5, 128GB SSD and NVIDIA graphics returns

Back when the Surface Book first launched Microsoft was offering a model that had an Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD, and the discrete NVIDIA graphics card. That particular model was the lowest priced version of the Surface Book to bring that NVIDIA dGPU and as such, it turned out to be very popular. Microsoft said at the time that it had only made a limited number of that model and it sold out quickly. Undoubtedly, Microsoft was hoping that people would instead opt for a more expensive version of the Surface Book with dGPU.

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World’s largest radio telescope completed in China

World’s largest radio telescope completed in China

For the last half decade, researchers in China have been at work on a gigantic radio telescope hailed as the world's largest single dish radio telescope. That monster telescope completed construction on July 3, 2016 with the installation of the last of its 4,450 reflecting panels. The telescope is equivalent in size to 30 soccer fields and is called the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope or FAST.

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Five Most Collectible Modern Exotic Cars

Five Most Collectible Modern Exotic Cars

This is a golden age for guys and gals who love cars, or more specifically exotic cars. Certainly for the vast majority of us looking at these rides in magazines and online is as close as we will ever get to driving or even riding in one. These five vehicles are so rare that it's not likely that you will ever see one cruising the streets of your city. If you were ever to hit the lottery, and it had better be a big jackpot because you'll need millions to put all of these collectible cars into your garage, these are the five that would be most likely to be worth as much or even more than you paid for them years down the road.

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Astro A50 wireless gaming headset works with PS4/ PC and Xbox One/PC

Astro A50 wireless gaming headset works with PS4/ PC and Xbox One/PC

Astro Gaming has unveiled a new wireless gaming headset that will work with the PS4 or the Xbox One and your PC for gaming wherever you feel like playing. The headset is called the A50 Wireless and it has a base station that supports the PS4 and PC or Xbox One and PC. The headset transmits on a 5GHz frequency for reduced latency thanks to a less crowded spectrum.

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Pollen Pam 3D printer can use four materials in a single print

Pollen Pam 3D printer can use four materials in a single print

A relatively unknown 3D printer firm out of France called Pollen has unveiled a new 3D printer that has some very interesting features. The printer is called Pam, which naturally makes me think of Archer. Rather than being a tattooed drifter, this Pam is a large 3D printer that is aimed at businesses that need to be able to print with multiple materials. In fact, Pam can print with four different materials during a single process.

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