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Future DJI consumer drones will have built-in tech to avoid airplanes

Future DJI consumer drones will have built-in tech to avoid airplanes

Select future DJI drones will feature built-in technology that helps them avoid potential collisions with airplanes and helicopters. The company announced its intention to offer this technology on Wednesday, stating that it will be available on all drones that weigh more than 250 grams released after January 1, 2020. Key to the new feature will be AirSense, a technology that picks up on the ADS-B signals from planes and helicopters in the nearby vicinity.

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Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

We live in a cruel world, a world where people find joy in spoiling story endings for others on the internet. They see a movie on release day (or worse yet, pirate a movie), turn around and spew the ending of said movie on the web. Today I've been shown a tool that could mitigate internet-based spoilers in a big way. Let me turn your attention toward Redact It.

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Wyze Bulb just the start, budget smart home firm promises

Wyze Bulb just the start, budget smart home firm promises

The unexpected arrival of the Wyze Bulb has been followed by open sales through the company's app, with the notably affordable smart lighting set to ship in June. Spotted earlier in the week, the Wyze Bulb takes on established challengers like Philips Hue and LIFX.

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Razer signs OUYA’s death warrant

Razer signs OUYA’s death warrant

Remember OUYA? You'd be forgiven if you'd forgotten about the crowdfunded Android console, but allow Razer to jog your memory with news that it's about to pull the plug once and for all. The OUYA game store is about to expire, and with it will go Forge TV and the MadCatz MOJO game stores too.

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Google Duplex often uses humans to make its calls

Google Duplex often uses humans to make its calls

Google Duplex, the AI-powered restaurant reservation service which made headlines last year, relies on humans to make calls more often than you might think, new tests have revealed. Google unveiled Duplex at I/O 2018, wowing attendees with a demo of its AI-powered Assistant calling a restaurant and discussing a reservation with staff there, all apparently independent of the human user.

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Google Search redesign puts brands to the front

Google Search redesign puts brands to the front

Google Search is getting a makeover, with results set to add recognizable brands and more in order to make finding your answer even quicker. The update will be showing up in mobile results first, Google says, though it coincidentally arrives in the midst of an indexing glitch that has left the search giant ignoring new content.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Game of Thrones edition: Isn’t that odd?

Samsung Galaxy Fold Game of Thrones edition: Isn’t that odd?

The folks at Caviar got their hands on a Samsung Galaxy Fold and decided to bring the bling. They've crafted a gold renditioning of the phone, a reconditioning of the phone, maybe even a remixing of the phone, in Game of Thrones TV show styling. This version of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is also aimed at fans of the next book by George R. R. Martin: The Winds of Winter.

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Huawei 5G phones frozen out of carrier plans

Huawei 5G phones frozen out of carrier plans

Huawei's smartphone woes continue, as carriers pull the Chinese company's 5G handsets from their rollout amid concerns about future Android updates. The company, one of the largest smartphone makers in the world, found itself suddenly facing a future without access to key Android technology, after the Trump administration put Huawei on its trade blacklist.

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ARM to suspend business ties with Huawei

ARM to suspend business ties with Huawei

The sky has been falling recently for Huawei, the Chinese tech firm that has been accused of having ties to the Chinese government. The U.S. government has been urging companies to stop working with Huawei, and recently, Google announced that it would pull Huawei's Android license.

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Honor 20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro: battle of affordable flagships

Honor 20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro: battle of affordable flagships

Honor has just unveiled its 2019 entry into the smartphone race and while the company has been known to put out flagship-level phones with affordable prices, the Honor 20 Pro took things to a new level. It is, so far, the first Honor phone to almost reach the highest score on DxOMark, hinting at its photography chops. Naturally, that has caused it to be compared with the one is sharing that spot with it, the OnePlus 7 Pro. Both make the same promise of a premium-quality Android phone that won't break your bank account. Only one, however, can really claim to be at the top.

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Olympus Tough TG-6 boldly goes where no phone even dares

Olympus Tough TG-6 boldly goes where no phone even dares

Smartphones have changed the camera market forever. For one, it put point-and-shoot cameras on notice, forcing camera makers to reevaluate their product lines and businesses. But just as important, it created a new culture and breed of photographers who want to take photos anytime, anywhere, even in places where $800 smartphones would start sweating in fear. Travel photography is the latest trend in the market and the new Olympus Tough TG-6 is ready to tough it out and rise to the challenge.

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Sony confirms diminished mobile presence in majority of markets

Sony confirms diminished mobile presence in majority of markets

Up until now, we've only heard reports of Sony closing up shops in Southeast Asia and the Middle East to name a few markets. Traditionally, Sony has been pretty quiet about its mobile presence in regional markets and it seemed its secrecy will continue now that the business has been swallowed up by a larger Electronics Products & Solutions business. But while it hasn't exactly named names, a recent corporate strategy presentation confirms which markets Sony's mobile phones have left and what little remains of its focus regions.

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