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Movidius Raises $40M To Bring Computer VisionTo Mobile Devices

482562125 Movidius, the company that makes the vision processor that powers Google’s Tango tablet, today announced that it has raised a $40 million funding round led by Summit Bridge Capital — a collaboration between Atlantic Bridge Capital and WestSummit Capital. This marks one of the largest funding rounds in a fabless semiconductor company in recent years. New investors in this round… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 14th

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3D Robotics’ New Solo Drone Promises To Make Aerial Videography Easy

Solo_Ground_4 With the Solo, 3D Robotics (3DR) is launching its most ambitious consumer drone yet. It’s a ready-to-fly quadcopter that combines everything the company has learned from its earlier products — and those of its competitors — into a single platform. With the Solo, 3DR also offers a new level of customer support that is pretty much unrivaled in the industry. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 13th

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Freefly’s New Alta Drone Lets Cinematographers Mount Their Cameras On Top

ARRI Journey - Lake Wenatchee - Marsh-1-2 Freefly is best known for its MoVI camera stabilizers, but the company started out with aerial cinematograhy, and while it hasn’t focused on it all that much lately, it’s long offered a professional drone, too. At this year’s NAB show, Freefly is returning to the drone market with the Freefly Alta, a ready-to-fly, multi-rotor platform for aerial cinematographers. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 12th

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FAA Grants Amazon License To Test Its Latest Drone Designs

prime-air_high-resolution02 Amazon can now test its current drone designs, the FAA told the company in a letter this week. The FAA had previously cleared Amazon’s petition from July 2014 to test its drones lat month. Between Amazon asking for this petition and the FAA clearing it, but Amazon’s design had changed quite a bit since it first logged its application. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 10th

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FAA Grants Amazon License To Test Its Latest Drone Designs

prime-air_high-resolution02 Amazon can now test its current drone designs, the FAA told the company in a letter this week. The FAA had previously cleared Amazon’s petition from July 2014 to test its drones lat month. Between Amazon asking for this petition and the FAA clearing it, but Amazon’s design had changed quite a bit since it first logged its application. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 10th

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Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

hisense_149_open When Google announced that Haier and Hisense were about to launch $149 Chromebooks — the most affordable Google-powered laptops yet — I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. How much computer, after all, can you expect to get for $149? I’ve now had a chance to spend a few days with the Hisense Chromebook and the answer is: more than you probably expect. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 6th

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Mobile

Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

Haier Chromebook 11 A few weeks ago Google made headlines with the launch of the new Chromebook Pixel, the highest-end Chromebook on the market (and with a price to show for it). Today, the Chrome OS laptop ecosystem is launching two products that are the exact opposite: the Haier Chromebook 11 (now available online at Amazon) and the Hisense Chromebook (now available at Walmart). Both of these 11.6-inch… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

March 31st

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Mobile

Connected Car Platform Mojio Raises $8M Series A Round Led By Telekom Capital

Screenshot 2015-03-23 at 15.48.31 Mojio, the Vancouver, Canada-based connected car platform, today announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Telekom Capital, the investment arm of Deutsche Telekom. This marks Telekom Capital’s first investment from its recently launched 500 million euro global fund. Other investors in this round include early-stage VC firm Relay Ventures, Canada’s… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

March 24th

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Meet Google’s New Chromebook Pixel

hero-solo  If you were hoping for a complete redesign, you’ll be disappointed, but just like the old Pixel, the new Pixel is the best Chromebook money can buy. And at the new starting point of $999, it’s a better value, too. Google has kept the best from the original Pixel and improved all of the issues we found with the first one — battery life being the most important of… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

March 11th

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Mobile

FAA Drone Test Site In North Dakota Will Soon Cover Two-Thirds Of The State

14777832371_6fa99c6dcf_o Two-thirds of North Dakota will soon be open for drone testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it has greatly expanded the existing drone test site in the state and, thanks to a second expansion that’s already in the works, the test site will eventually cover two-thirds of the state (so this is really becoming more of a “drone test state”). Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 11th

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