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Indiegogo improves crowdfunding with a stamp of approval for hardware projects

indiegogo-and-arrow One of the biggest challenges of a hardware crowdfunding campaign is delivering in a timely fashion. Indiegogo knows that better than most, and is teaming up with Arrow Electronics to help entrepreneurs deliver products. The move is continuing the crowdfunding platform’s hard push to beat Kickstarter as the go-to platform for gadgets and electronic products. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

May 20th

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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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The ‘Sea Wasp’ will be a potent threat to terrorists and their underwater bombs

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The sea wasp, a kind of jellyfish, can kill people in as little as three minutes by wrapping them in ten-foot-long tentacles and inflicting stings all over the body, injecting them with a potent and extremely painful venom. Saab has developed technology named after this terrifying creature— in the form of a robot that will be able to discover and tackle bombs hidden underwater off U.S. shores and near American vessels. To test its Sea Wasp technology, Saab has partnered with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office. The U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Divers Group 2, the FBI Counter-IED Section, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Counter-Terrorist Operations Maritime Response Unit will all be testing the Sea Wasp over the next 10 to 12 months.

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FoxNews.com

May 20th

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The Vortex 250 is the Lamborghini of racing drones

IMG_2650 Having spent a good deal of time flying UAVs like DJI’s Inspire 1 and Phantom 4, I like to consider myself experienced with drones. So when I came across Horizon Hobby’s Vortex 250 Pro racing drone, I didn’t think twice that it was labeled for “the experienced pilot”. I thought I’d take off, hover around my house, maybe snap some photos or videos. Boy was… Read More

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Fitz Tepper

May 19th

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Boosted’s v2 electric skateboards go 12 miles with swappable batteries

v2_boosted_product-shots2 The Boosted Board is the best electric skateboard on the market, but its biggest flaw is a troublingly low range of 6 miles per charge. Today, Boosted opened pre-orders of its Gen 2 boards for $999 to $1599, solving the problem with extended and swappable battery options that let them go almost twice as far. For $99 extra you can upgrade from a 7-mile to a 12-mile battery, or you can buy an… Read More

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Josh Constine

May 19th

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Meet Leo, the robot that could make air travel a little less awful

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Raise your hand if you hate dealing with airports. As soon as you’re done waiting in line to drop off your luggage, you’re off to a second line to go through the security check and then a third line to wait to board the plane. Add to that restaurant lines and even bathroom lines, and you’re in for an awful experience. Leo the robot might not fix all our problems at the airport, but it might help us avoid at least one of the lines we've all grown to hate.

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Chris Smith

May 19th

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Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 18th

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Mobile

IBM’s new tech might make the iPhone faster than ever

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Each iPhone Apple launches is faster than its predecessor thanks to both hardware and software innovations. The same goes for high-end Android devices, though in most comparison tests it’s always the latest iPhone that comes out on top. At the same time, mobile operating systems become more sophisticated every year, requiring software optimizations as well as faster chips, memory and storage so that advanced apps don't hinder performance. IBM might hold the key to making the iPhone even faster in the future, in addition to other mobile devices and computers, thanks to innovation surrounding optical storage that might revolutionize the industry.

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Chris Smith

May 18th

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Study finds that police body cameras may increase assaults — if used improperly

taser body axon Putting body cameras on police seems like a net good for everyone involved, but how to deploy them and what the subtler effects will be are questions that would be better answered sooner than later. Otherwise, as a new large-scale study shows, we risk making things worse — body cameras could actually increase incidents of violence. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 17th

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Forget baseball cards, old iPods are selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

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The market for old electronics products is a bit bizarre. While a brand new iMac might set you back about $1,200, trying to get your hands on an original Apple I might set you back as much as $365,000. Much like the market for cars, the most expensive consumer electronics products tend to be either brand new or dreadfully old. Undoubtedly, many people are willing to shell out top dollar in the interest of nostalgia. While original Apple I computers are nearly impossible to come by, you can still make a pretty penny if you happen to have a drawer somewhere filled with old iPods. Since Apple first entered the music player business nearly 15 years ago, the company has churned out about 25 different iPod models. And if you happen to have a few old iPods lying around, you might want to see if they're worth anything.

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Yoni Heisler

May 13th

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