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SkyJack, based on Raspberry Pi, is a drone that hijacks other drones

SkyJack, based on Raspberry Pi, is a drone that hijacks other drones

The world is ever changing, and in the next half a decade or so, we could find ourselves living in a science fiction-esque world where our goods are delivered by drones -- except when hijacked by other drones. Such seems to be the idea behind the SkyJack, a drone constructed from a Parrot AR.Drone 2 and a Raspberry Pi board, among other things, that can function autonomously and create sky-bound zombies.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Review

Delivered in NVIDIA SHIELD is the first full-fledged mobile device crossover into the desktop gaming universe. SHIELD is an Android-based physical gaming controller with its own clamshell hinge-attached display, powered by NVIDIA's newest mobile processor, stepping up as what the company claims is the world's most powerful mobile gaming device. With NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC under the hood and the ability to play Android games and stream high-powered PC games from NVIDIA GeForce GTX processor-toting gaming rigs, NVIDIA proves that they're essentially right on the money.

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DIY NERF Sentry Gun requires the gun, a motor, and a laptop

DIY NERF Sentry Gun requires the gun, a motor, and a laptop

Planning on bringing up your NERF gun game this summer and are simply stuck for what to do now that you've got the NERF Vulcan at home? Tired of actually pulling the trigger yourself? This week the folks at Instructables have decided it's high time NERF got automatic and made with the conjuring: full on rapid-fire motion-tracking toy projectile firing the likes of which won't be cheap, but won't produce regret, either.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Unboxing and First (final hardware) Impressions

NVIDIA SHIELD Unboxing and First (final hardware) Impressions

The launch of NVIDIA's SHIELD device has been done in a rather unique way - one in which we've seen and actually played with the device several times before we've gotten a review unit for final testing purposes. Now that we've got the final hardware in the house, and now that it's in it's final packaging ready for the market, it's time again to look at SHIELD for the first time.

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NVIDIA SHIELD shipping shifts to July: it must be “perfect”

NVIDIA SHIELD shipping shifts to July: it must be “perfect”

This week NVIDIA has made a rather important decision regarding the launch of their first Android handheld device SHIELD. Instead of shipping at the original announcement date (that was today, mind you), SHIELD has gotten a bit of a push forward to July in favor of a solid launch. The reason for this change is said by the company to be relating to a mechanical issue relating to a 3rd party component.

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NASA Morpheus moon lander explodes in flight testing

NASA Morpheus moon lander explodes in flight testing

NASA's run of good luck has seen an unfortunate blip today, with a test flight of the experimental Morpheus moon lander suffering a hardware failure and crashing into flames. The so-called "green" lander was undergoing its first free-flight testing today, but managed just a few seconds off the ground before it toppled, Space reports. Nobody was injured, NASA has confirmed, but the incident is an embarrassing and frustrating set-back to the project that hopes to return the space agency to the moon. Check out the video of the crash after the cut.

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Cellbots Android app wants to be your robot’s brain [Video]

Cellbots Android app wants to be your robot’s brain [Video]

We first wrote about the Cellbots project back in March, when Android tinkerers were first looking at the potential to use a Googlephone as the brain for simple Arduino-based robots. Now that project has spawned a full - and comprehensive - Android app, allowing you to use your handset as a remote control for a robot (with various platforms supported), as a brain directly mounted on the robot itself, or even pairing two handsets to delivery both roles.

Video demo after the cut

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The Daily Slash: December 27 2010

The Daily Slash: December 27 2010

What's all going on in the tech and gadget world today? Let's have a look, shall we? First, take a look with yours truly at a hands-on and unboxing of the Lenovo IdeaPad U260, again with yours truly in a final installment in a "Week With" series on the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector (iDevices and Wrap-Up), and one more by Vincent Nguyen: a review of the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD. Got yourself a new Android phone for the holidays? Take a look at our brand new What to Get for my Android Phone or Tablet: 2010 Holiday Gifts Edition on Android Community. Take a trip down a Anti-Tech Resolutions for the New Year column with Philip Berne, a column In Praise of Anticipation (or, A Geek’s Christmas) by Chris Davies, see Evan Selleck ask the question: When Should a Developer Step In?, and Philip again with the cutest column EVER: Baby’s First iPad. See! The Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate get Android 2.2 in Canada before the rest! See! What might very well be the first whispers of a very big deal, Android TV, with a Vidtonic Android TV Build-Your-Own Kit and an Android TV Black Box Unit Spotted in Australia! See! All this and more on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 27 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 27 2010

Welcome back! Did you get any sweet gifts over these past few holiday days? Or did you treat yourself to something sweet? Either way, if you're a brand new (or old, but could use a refresher) user of Android devices, take a look at our 2010 holiday guide on Android Community! Then for all you well-versed Apple product users, check out the new reverse BitTorrent method of downloading hacked apps. Take a look at Chris Davies column by the name of In Praise of Anticipation (or, A Geek’s Christmas), Evan Selleck's column deciding an important conundrum: When Should a Developer Step In?, and probably the cutest tech-related column I've ever seen by Philip Berne: Baby’s First iPad. Check out a review of the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, get a whole batch of games for less than a buck in EA Android Games $.99 sale for Android, and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 51 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 51 2010

Welcome to the first post Christmas Week in Review! I hope you had a great Christmas, let's get right to it. We heard Monday that wireless carriers were openly looking at ways that they can charge users a fee per service. It seems like a scheme to get user to take advantage of the sponsored services that the carrier offers rather than using third party services. Carrier services are expected to be offered free while things like YouTube would cost 50 cents monthly.

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The Daily Slash: December 6 2010

The Daily Slash: December 6 2010

Heck man, the day started with Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it basically never stopped. You can get yourself a full Gingerbread features list, see how much a Nexus S is going to cost you unlocked at Best Buy or see a full Nexus S review (courtesy of TechCrunch), and have yourself a compare and contrast festival with Nexus S, Nexus One, and Galaxy S courtesy of yours truly. Then Philip Berne writes a column on [A Cartoonish Way to Prevent Cruelty], Don Reisinger brings us a column deciding [Which is better: Short or long video games?], and Slash Brother Number One Ewdison Then does a full [Acer Aspire 5745DG review].

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