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FAA ‘B4UFLY’ drone safety app enters beta

FAA ‘B4UFLY’ drone safety app enters beta

The FAA doesn’t take improper drone usage lightly, and while it has gone after operators in violation of regulations, it is also working to educate the public on what it can and can’t do in an effort to prevent the issues from happening. Part of its efforts is the new B4UFLY mobile app, which is designed to give operators of, primarily, “model aircraft” a way to see any current flight regulations in their region, as well as ones that are planned. The beta will be tested by 1,000 UAV users.

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iPhone 6s rumored to undercut Galaxy S6 with 16GB storage

iPhone 6s rumored to undercut Galaxy S6 with 16GB storage

A piece of packaging from France suggests the iPhone 6s will be revealed with a 16GB internal storage size. To be entirely clear up front - Apple has not revealed this device yet, nor have they suggested they'll be doing anything specific to battle Samsung's smartphones on the market today. The fact is, though, that Samsung's Galaxy S6 does not have a 16GB internal storage size model, while the iPhone 6s may well come to market with just such a size.

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NYC’s taxis now have their own Uber-like app

NYC’s taxis now have their own Uber-like app

For all of its yelling and battling, the taxi industry has not been able to squash Uber, and consumers are better off for it. In NYC, the taxi industry now has its own Uber-like mobile app called Arro, and as with Uber, consumers can use it to see where nearby cabs are located, hail one using the app, see the driver’s details, and pay their fare using saved banking information. The makers of the app hail their offering as being superior to Uber’s own app, though, and the taxi industry — not surprisingly — is saying it is better in every way: cheaper, faster, and more. The app will be available to the public in the next couple of weeks.

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Pew report: Americans frown upon phone use in social settings

Pew report: Americans frown upon phone use in social settings

The widespread presence of mobile devices, namely smartphones, have brought about new issues in regards to etiquette, and though over the years a general shape about proper usage has formed, many still bicker about what is appropriate and what isn’t. Pew Research recently surveyed a bunch of Americans to find out their opinions on smartphone usage in public, and found that while most people are fine with phones being used when a person is in public, only a small percentage think it is okay to use the phone during a social gathering, whether you’re at the restaurant or just talking to someone.

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Evernote Food support ends on September 30

Evernote Food support ends on September 30

A couple of years ago, Evernote introduced a new product aimed at the cooks among its user base: Evernote Food. This allows people to do things like take pictures of the meals they cook and others, clip recipes, and more. By all accounts, Evernote Food has been popular, but it has also become redundant. As any Evernote user would know, you can do those aforementioned things with the service’s non-Food offerings, and that’s why the company has announced it is dropping support for the Evernote Food iOS and Android apps.

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Apple event live streaming on Windows 10, too

Apple event live streaming on Windows 10, too

Just so long as you've got a Windows 10 PC with Edge, Apple will allow their event to be streamed to you. Apple announced this morning that their next big event will be taking place on September 9th at 10AM Pacific Time, and that they'd be streaming said event. Generally this sort of Apple-only stream requires that you own an Apple device to watch. With this event, Apple drops said requirement in favor of Edge technology on PC's running Windows 10. Could this be a sign of collaborative efforts in the near future?

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Apple event confirmed for September 9th

Apple event confirmed for September 9th

Apple confirms an invitation-only press event set for Wednesday, September 9th in San Francisco. This event will take place at 10AM Pacific Time and SlashGear will be covering the event on-site. This event has been confirmed with an invitation which includes the top of an Apple logo with multiple colors waving in and out. Also included is the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint." This event will likely contain reveals of several devices including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

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Amazon Alexa funds voice controlled Music and Sprinkler systems

Amazon Alexa funds voice controlled Music and Sprinkler systems

Amazon's Alexa Fund has spread to two new companies, one for a smart Hi-fi music system, the other a smart sprinkler system. Musaic is a high-resolution wireless Hi-fi system that allows users to play music throughout their home connected with smart products - like smart lighting to set the mood. Rachio is a software and hardware company that aims to improve water efficiency for homes. Amazon's Alexa will allow both of these groups to develop smart voice-control systems for the future of the fully voice-controlled smart home.

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How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

Google's YouTube Gaming app and web browser-based user interface for YouTube Gaming launch in full. Today we're having a peek at the mobile app version of YouTube Gaming - with an Android app to start. This app will be released to iOS soon. Inside this app is a collection of game streams where only pre-recorded videos were before. Inside this app is YouTube with a pure gaming focus - with more than a little bit of an aim for the audience that until now belonged almost exclusively to Twitch.

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NVIDIA SHIELD released to Google Store for Android TV battle

NVIDIA SHIELD released to Google Store for Android TV battle

The online Google Store's Android TV collection expands with NVIDIA SHIELD, a device built primarily for gaming but made for full living-room entertainment with Android apps of all sorts. Working with Android TV, this device also has Chromecast functionality, allowing mobile devices to "cast" content wirelessly. This is the same device we reviewed earlier this year, calling it "the best Android TV experience yet." Have a peek at our full NVIDIA SHIELD Review to learn all there is to know about this high-powered TV-controlling machine.

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iPhone 6c leak brings back one classic feature

iPhone 6c leak brings back one classic feature

Today an iPhone 6c has been leaked in the form of a case-maker model that tells details of its exterior. What's most important about this particular leak is its size. This device is not the same size as the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus. Instead, this device has the look of the iPhone 6, but the size of an iPhone 5. This iPhone appears to dismiss the display of the iPhone 6, instead working with the 4-inch display of the iPhone 5! Almost as if such a display size were perfect for the palm of an adult human's hand!

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Koush releases app that mirrors Android to Chrome

Koush releases app that mirrors Android to Chrome

The app you're about to learn about goes by the name Vysor, and it's made by the same developer that created ClockworkMod. If you don't know what ClockworkMod is, don't worry about it - the important part of this is the knowledge that this developer, Koush, has a fantastic track record. Koush's Vysor app requires only that you install an extension in your Chrome web browser - and bang! It's good to go. Your Android device will be able to appear on your desktop screen and be controlled, fully operational.

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