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DARPA X-Plane phase 1 contract granted to Sikorsky

DARPA X-Plane phase 1 contract granted to Sikorsky

Sikorsky as announced that it has been granted a contract by DARPA to develop phase 1 of the X-Plane program. The X-Plane to be designed under the contract is a vertical take off and landing experimental aircraft. The contract is worth $15 million to Sikorsky and will see the company begin development of a high speed aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing and hovering like a helicopter.

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No Man’s Sky trailer’s gaming universe is totally uniquely generated

No Man’s Sky trailer’s gaming universe is totally uniquely generated

In the trailer for No Man's Sky, the developers at Hello Games have shown a game that's about exploration of a fully procedurally generated set of environments. What this means is that the computer decided what to put where with only minimal input from the developers, this resulting in a universe - planets and outer space - able to be explored by the gamers who dive in for the first time.

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Bing Maps Preview for Windows 8.1 adds 3D cities and Skype integration

Bing Maps Preview for Windows 8.1 adds 3D cities and Skype integration

Microsoft has released Bing Maps Preview for Windows 8.1, its Google Maps-rivaling navigation app with over seventy high-res 3D cities, Skype and OpenTable integration, street-level photography, and Live Tile support. The new app, hitting the Windows Store today, introduces a new 3D graphics engine which Microsoft says delivers more realistic visuals across a wide range of angles.

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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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Yahoo acquires NLP startup SkyPhrase

Yahoo acquires NLP startup SkyPhrase

Yahoo has acquired yet another company, announcing today that it has purchased SkyPhrase, a startup that has worked on developing a natural language processing technology. Yahoo is keeping mum on most of the details surrounding the acquisition, not the least of which is how much it paid for the company, but it does mention the NLP aspect of SkyPhrase, making it reasonable to assume that is where its focus lies.

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SkyDrive for iOS adds auto camera backup

SkyDrive for iOS adds auto camera backup

Microsoft has added automatic photo upload to its SkyDrive app for iOS, with the new Camera Backup feature pushing shots directly to the cloud once they're snapped. The updated SkyDrive iOS app makes Camera Backup an option, naturally, and the uploads can be set to take place over WiFi and cellular data, or only when you've got a WiFi connection. It's not the only tweak to the software, either.

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Skylanders SWAP Force coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One November 12

Skylanders SWAP Force coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One November 12

The original Skylanders game from Activision was a surprise hit for the company and became one of the most popular video games for younger gamers on the market. The video game is interesting because it has something that connects to the console called the Portal. Players can place real life action figures onto the portal and they are digitally transferred into the video game. The latest game in the franchise called Skylanders SWAP Force.

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Xbox One Skydrive cloud storage outlined in full

Xbox One Skydrive cloud storage outlined in full

Today Microsoft gets serious about SkyDrive for cross-platform access to media of all types. Not that they didn't plan on the service being taken seriously before, but here in integrating SkyDrive with the Xbox One, Microsoft makes a big play for the gamers and living room media players of the world. Here gamers galore will find using the cloud storage abilities of SkyDrive to be far more enticing than they've ever been before.

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Skype to end all third-party app activity in December

Skype to end all third-party app activity in December

Skype will no longer support third-party desktop application development beginning in December, the company has announced. This includes all recording, broadcasting, and other kinds of apps, but it also includes third-party hardware such as headphones with on-board call controls. Skype is offering no exceptions to the rule, as far as SlashGear can tell, and its official replacement offerings are slim to none.

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