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Micro-drones with winches can open doors and lift 40 times their own weight

Micro-drones with winches can open doors and lift 40 times their own weight

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Micro-drones are nifty little things: small, fast, and agile. But they’re not the strongest machines around, and are barely capable of exerting more force than a small mouse head-butting your ankle. Until now. Scientists from Stanford University and EPFL in Switzerland have created a micro-drone with a built-in winch that’s capable of lifting up to […]

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How police use a ‘total containment vessel’ to haul away explosive devices

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On Wednesday, explosive devices were sent to CNN headquarters at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Bombs were also sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling “an act of terror.” This spate of would-be bombings have cast light […]

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Exxon Mobil lied to investors about climate change regulation, New York lawsuit says

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The New York Attorney General has sued Exxon Mobil for deceiving investors about how much climate change will affect its business. It’s the latest legal trouble for the fossil fuel corporation, which has long been under investigation by the New York AG, in addition to being sued by cities on both coasts. According to today’s […]

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HP Launches Ultra-Thin HP Spectre 13 x360: Quad-Core i7, Gigabit LTE, 22.5 Hr Battery Life

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Originally launched as stylish high-performance ultra-portables, HP’s Spectre-series laptops have quickly gained popularity among multiple user segments. As a result of this, HP’s Spectre laptops and convertibles also began to gain features usually found in business laptops to gain further popularity, but did not lose their flashy looks. To tha tend, this week HP introduced […]

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Facebook adds music features to profiles and Stories, expands Lip Sync Live to Pages

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Facebook is rolling out more music features today, bringing more ways to integrate its licensing partnership with all three major labels into Stories, user profiles, and its Lip Sync Live feature. Starting today, users will be able to add music stickers to their Facebook Stories. You can search for songs, pick out the part you […]

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Electric cars won’t save California

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Sacramento is the staging ground for a fight to make drivers spend less time on the road Continue reading…

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Tesla adds $1,000 to price tag of midrange Model 3 that was announced last week

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Tesla has bumped the starting price tag of the “midrange” Model 3 from $45,000 to $46,000 less than one week after the new version of the car was announced. The change was first spotted earlier this morning on the company’s website. A spokesperson for Tesla confirmed the company “made a slight adjustment” to the pricing, […]

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SD cards, flash drives, and solid state storage are cheaper today on Amazon

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Amazon’s deal of the day discounts several storage options from SanDisk, Western Digital, and G-Technology, including high-performance SD cards, capacious flash drives, and affordable SSDs to speed up your desktop or laptop. A few favorites from the promotion include SanDisk’s Ultra SD cards, which are steeply discounted, bringing 128GB cards down to around $20. These […]

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Uber is offering $10 off rides to polling locations on Election Day

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Uber announced on Wednesday that it would offer $10 discounts on rides to the polls on Election Day. The promotion, which will be available nationwide in the US, applies only to a single ride on the most affordable Uber option available in their city. Riders will have to use Uber’s dedicated poll locator button in […]

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Fujifilm X-T3 review: the do-everything camera

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It’s just as good at 4K video as it is at still photography Continue reading…

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