Category Archives: Tech News

Drones use wi-fi for 3D mapping to 'see' through walls

The University of California is using wi-fi enabled drones to create a system of 3D imaging which could potentially allow them to “see” through walls. The technique, which involves two drones working in tandem, could have a variety of applications, such as emergency search-and-rescue, archaeological discovery and structural monitoring. BBC Click spoke to Professor Yasamin […]

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Is photography on Android really ‘years’ behind the iPhone?

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If an ex-Googler says that photography on Android is inferior to what you get with an iPhone, that has to make it true, right? Vic Gundotra, former senior vice president of social at Google, posted to Facebook a set of photos taken with the iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait mode, which takes advantage of its dual-lens […]

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Snap’s lockup expiration could pose bad news for the stock

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After months of watching Snap’s volatile ride on the stock market from the sidelines, some insiders will be allowed to sell their shares Monday. Known as the “lockup period,” employees and early investors of companies are generally restricted from selling their shares during the initial months following an IPO. The duration of this period varies […]

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Let Your iPhone Tell You When to Go to Bed

If you’re seeking a more restful and refreshing night’s sleep, you could take your pick from dozens of products and apps designed to improve your slumber. There are alarm clocks that wake you with an artificial sunrise and apps that listen to you snore, not to mention an ocean of gadgets designed to be worn […]

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BT offers broadband for 99% of UK by 2020

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some remote homes have struggled to get decent broadband connections BT has offered to provide the infrastructure for 99% of premises in the UK to get broadband speeds of at least 10 megabits per second by 2020. It means government-imposed rules to allow those living in remote areas to […]

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AMD shows off the Radeon RX Vega graphics card in its final form

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Images of the AMD Radeon RX Vega leaked out just a few days ago and sure enough the rumors were true. This weekend AMD is hosting an event in Los Angeles for its next generation graphics cards and we’ve gotten our first look at the hotly anticipated GPU. Although the Radeon RX Vega might not […]

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Startups want to change what you insure and how you insure it

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In an insurer’s ideal world, there’d be a profitable policy for every conceivable risk. Click once, and you’re covered. In the real world, however, insurance coverage hasn’t kept up with the social and economic changes of recent years. Sharing economies have gained scale. Jobs have gone from full-time to gig-based. And the vast millennial generation has […]

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Nest camera and Amazon Echo help catch home intruders

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Image copyright Amazon/Nest Image caption Intruders were caught out by the two smart home products Google’s Nest camera and Amazon’s Echo speaker have both helped catch home intruders in the US, it has emerged. Video recorded by the security cam revealed a Colorado landlord used his tenants’ apartment without permission, to have sex. Carlos Quijada-Lara […]

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Hiking and Camping Gear From REI, Danner, Big Agnes, and Osprey

With this lightweight yet rugged gear, you can hit the backwoods without breaking your back. 1. REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock Ditch the unwieldy tent poles with REI’s combo hammock tent. A fine mesh top keeps the skeeters out, and the optional rain fly thwarts the elements. It sleeps only one, though, so your […]

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Motorola is pushing to get the Moto Z2 Force Daydream-certified

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Google’s CEO confirmed recently that we’ll be getting 11 Daydream-ready smartphones by the end of 2017, and that left us with some mystery handsets that could be used in the Daydream View headset. We think we’ve worked out most of them, but some digging has yielded a nugget of good news for the Motorola fans: […]

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