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Kobe Bryant and Michael B. Jordan star in brand new Apple TV ad

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Apple yesterday released a brand new Apple TV ad featuring Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. No, not that Michael Jordan, but rather Michael B. Jordan of The Wire, Friday Night Lights and Creed fame. Coupled with Apple's recent Cookie Monster themed iPhone 6s ad, Apple's advertising has certainly been on a role as of late. While previous Apple ads featuring Hollywood personalities have been largely forgettable (ahem, Samuel L. Jackson), if not somewhat annoying, Apple's most recent effort actually works and delivers a few laughs in the process.

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Yoni Heisler

April 12th

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Nest angers customers with planned shutdown of Revolv, may offer affected users compensation

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Nest has been in the news quite a bit lately and the company just can't seem to catch a break. Amidst reports that the company is still struggling to prove its worth following its 2014 sale to Google for $3.2 billion, Nest has reportedly angered customers with the planned shutdown of an automation hub called Revolv. As a quick refresher, Nest acquired Revolv back in late 2014. What's has particularly infuriated customers who use Revolv hardware is that Nest isn't just planning to phase out support for the device, it's planning on rendering all active Revolv automation hubs in use effectively useless. And hardly a cheap investment, Revolv previously sold for $300.

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Yoni Heisler

April 6th

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Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

razer ripsaw Razer’s Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an easily set up solution with industrial-strength capabilities. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

March 29th

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Rise of the machines? The danger of autonomous weapons

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It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters. But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent World Economic Forum. Unlike today's drones, which are still controlled by human operators, autonomous weapons could potentially be programmed to select and engage targets on their own. "It was one of the concerns that we itemized last year," Toby Walsh, professor of artificial intelligence (AI) at the school of computer science and engineering at the University of New South Wales, told FoxNews.com. "Most of us believe that we don't have the ability to build ethical robots," he added. "What is especially worrying is that the various militaries around the world will be fielding

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FoxNews.com

March 22nd

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Futuristic military railgun ‘bullets’ could travel at Mach 6

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New “bullets” for military railguns, which could strike enemy targets traveling at a whopping six times the speed of sound, are being tested.

Electromagnetic railguns and lasers are two technologies the military is harnessing as an alternative to gunpowder. The U.S. Navy is pioneering the futuristic weapons that could play a vital role in future combat.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced Wednesday that its Blitzer railgun hypersonic projectiles successfully passed tests at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah between 7 and 9 March 2016.

Both General Atomics and BAE Systems have created cutting-edge Electromagnetic Railguns. In 2012, the Office of Naval Research began testing them.

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FoxNews.com

March 18th

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Sony shows off futuristic Concept N headphones designed to be worn around your neck

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Thanks to Future Lab, Sony's new R&D offshoot, the Tokyo-based company took some time at South by Southwest this past weekend to unveil an interesting new headphone design that may not be as crazy as it appears at first glance.

Sony calls its new pair of headphones Concept N, and it's an interesting concept to say the least. The headphones are designed to wrap around a user's neck, which admittedly isn't something we haven't seen before. But what makes Concept N unique and arguably intriguing is a specially designed speaker system that promises to direct sounds upwards towards a listener's ears. As a result, the headphones promise to let wearers enjoy whatever they happen to be listening to without missing out on sounds from the surrounding environment.

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Yoni Heisler

March 15th

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Finally: A hoverboard that actually hovers

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The hoverboards that are being sold right now have a big problem, and we're not just talking about their tendency to explode. You see, the things that are being called hoverboards right now don't actually hover and instead rely on wheels. However, a company called Arx Pax has been working on a genuine hovering hoverboard and has just unveiled its prototype for the new Hendo Hoverboard 2.0.

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Brad Reed

March 15th

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Microsoft’s attack on the Mac continues with new Surface Book ads

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Microsoft this week stepped up its somewhat curious advertising attack on the Mac. Following up on four commercials highlighting the advantages Windows 10 PCs have over the Mac, Microsoft this week rolled out two brand new ads featuring wildlife photographer Tim Flach explaining all of the tasks that his Surface Book can accomplish that his Mac can't.

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Yoni Heisler

March 9th

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DARPA’s crazy plane design could allow for vertical takeoffs

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has helped develop a lot of wondrous technology over the years, including most notably the Internet. This week, the U.S. government agency released a concept for a new kind of plane that would be a hybrid of a plane and a helicopter and could enable vertical takeoffs. DARPA's new VTOL Experimental Plane has been designed to fly at speeds of up to 400 knots while also having the agility to hover and even fly backwards if it needed to.

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Brad Reed

March 5th

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High-tech ‘bazooka’ fires a net to take down drones

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Could this bazooka-style device become a crucial weapon in law enforcement’s battle with drones?

The brainchild of U.K.-based OpenWorks Engineering, SkyWall 100 uses a compressed air launcher to fire smart projectiles at targeted drones.

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FoxNews.com

March 5th

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