You Can Now Buy a Wireless Charging Pad for Your Drone

You Can Now Buy a Wireless Charging Pad for Your Drone

00 Wireless charging pads or charging stations are commonly associated with smartphone technology. However, a start-up in the United States is taking that concept to the skies. WiBotic, a company in Seattle, has created a wireless charging pad for a wide range of drones, from industrial to smaller, commercial UAVs. Additionally, the company built an onboard charger that weighs just 1.6 ounces (45 grams). The mini-circuit board aids operators of small drones use wireless power…

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Microsoft Slides Into the Virtual Reality Market with its New Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft Slides Into the Virtual Reality Market with its New Mixed Reality Headsets

00 After months of buildup, Microsoft recently unveiled its Mixed Reality Headset for sale to the public, and the response has been very favorable. Unlike the HoloLens, which was primarily designed to assist companies with projects that require collaboration on project design, the Mixed Reality Headsets were developed with gamers and similar users in mind. The device is part of the Windows 10 CreatorsUpdate. One of the best features is the Cliff House, which allows users…

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Google Drones Now Air-Drop Burritos to People’s Doorstep in Australia

Google Drones Now Air-Drop Burritos to People’s Doorstep in Australia

00 One company may be giving your local food delivery person some cause for worry, or atleast a run for his money. Project Wing, which is a drone delivery service project supported by the Google-owned Alphabet-X Lab, is now sending drones carrying burrito food orders to various parts of the Australian countryside. The tests were made possible by a suprising partnership between a couple of local Australia businesses, Mexican food chain Guzman y Gomez, as well as…

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SpaceX runs its Tesla-powered pusher at 220 mph on Hyperloop test track

SpaceX runs its Tesla-powered pusher at 220 mph on Hyperloop test track

00 Elon Musk apparently felt left out when student teams competed to achieve top speed on the SpaceX Hyperloop test track last weekend, because he decided to run the SpaceX pusher vehicle, which includes a Tesla drivetrain, down the track on its own to see how fast it could go. The Tesla/SpaceX vehicle, which works basically like a Hyperloop tug boat to propel some of the student pods that don’t have their own built-in motor…

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Watch finalists strive for speed in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod competition

Watch finalists strive for speed in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod competition

00 SpaceX this past weekend held its second Hyperloop Pod design competition for student teams at the 0.77 mile-long test track it built near its Hawthorne HQ, and we were there to witness the final showdown between the top three qualifying competitors. The day was an exciting one with the teams eager to show that their pods could not only travel the length of SpaceX’s test track — but also do it fast. In the…

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The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality

The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality

00 Context approaches higher education with academic and industry leadership to deliver insights that inspire learning. We have explored how advanced technology has transformed the development of augmented and virtual reality in a variety of industries. The result is a market that is expected to be worth $150 billion by 2020. Learn how to gain the education and experience required to enter this rapidly expanding — and potentially lucrative — field. Virtual Reality is Booming…

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Zeiss VR One Connect puts PC games on mobile VR headsets

00 PC-powered VR gaming requires a minimum $500 investment just for the headset, but Zeiss and Steam have introduced a cheaper way to do it. The Zeiss VR One Connect runs SteamVR games powered by a PC, but sends a pre-rendered display signal to a smartphone installed in a mobile VR headset. You can then game using a pair of Zeiss wireless controllers, connected by Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone with a screen between 4.7 and 5.5…

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YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

00 Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a “dark mode” for nighttime watching. Today, YouTube is taking this update out of beta, and making it available to all users. In addition, the company is extending the design and select new features to its mobile app, and is unveiling an updated logo and icon. This is the biggest change the YouTube logo has…

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Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks

Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks

00 If a random storage manager or video player you downloaded recently has disappeared from your Android device, don’t worry: it might have been for your own good. Google has removed 300 apps from the Play store, which were apparently merely masquerading as legitimate applications. In truth, they were made to hi-jack your phone so it can be used as part of a botnet’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. WireX, as the botnet is called, pummeled several content…

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SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

00 SpaceX held its second Hyperloop Pod design competition for student teams at the test track built near its headquarters today. The mile-long track saw three finalist teams battle it out for speed supremacy, including WARR Hyperloop from Germany, Switzerland’s Swissloop and Paradigm, a North American team with members from Northeastern and Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. The winner was WARR, which was built by students at the Technical University of Munich, ran at a…

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