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This drone is inspired by one of the most deadly hunters in the insect kingdom

Why it matters to you This microdrone borrows from one of nature's most efficient predators to (hopefully) become one of tech's most efficient drones. If you’re a company called Animal Dynamics looking for inspiration for a new type of drone, you naturally go in search of the most awesome flying creature in the animal kingdom. That creature? According to Chief Security Officer Adrian Thomas, who is also a professor of B......
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong

At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects. But don’t grab your wallet just yet. K......
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For the Dollyrots, crowdsourcing fans free them from labels, keep them authentic

“People are smart enough to know if they really want to support us, they’ll come to a show, buy a shirt, or get a copy of the vinyl.” Musicians with their eyes on the prize tend to have two dreams that they prefer not be mutually exclusive: 1) Make it big, and 2) Make music on their own terms. These days, however, many artists have been leaning more and more towards Option 2 because it affords them better control of their creative destiny ......
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Watch your favorite shows, save money with these high-definition TV antenna deals

Watching your favorite TV shows doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Most TVs from 2007 onward have an internal scan that allows them to recognize broadcast signals, meaning all you need to watch TV is an HDTV antenna. And using an HD antenna to watch your favorite shows involves a one-time purchase that doesn’t lock you down with any monthly or annual fees. Best of all, they’re low cost — as in lower in price than many monthly television......
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Finally, iTunes movie rentals now let you ‘rent once, watch anywhere’

Why it matters to you If you have more than one Apple device, this update gives you more freedom when it comes to watching your movie rentals. Up to now, if you rented a movie on iTunes, you had to finish watching it on the same device. In other words, if you started watching it on your Apple TV one evening and wanted to watch the rest of it in bed on an iPad or iPhone, you couldn’t. There was no way of switching betwee......
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Microsoft Edge browser fails to fend off five attacks at Pwn2Own hacking event

Why it matters to you If you're using Microsoft's Edge browser, then you could be opening yourself up for attack if successful hacks at the Pwn2Own's event are any guide. One of the premier hacking contests is Pwn2Own, where security teams get together and see if they can break into the leading operating systems and web browsers. The 2017 version of Pwn2Own is now in the past, and Microsoft’s Edge is the loser. Edge is ......
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Tesla is doing away with its two least expensive Model S cars

Tesla is doing away with its most accessible car. Late last week, Tesla began emailing folks who had previously expressed interest in the Model S 60 and 60D, noting that the least expensive members of the Tesla family will soon be discontinued. While the Tesla Model 3 will be cheaper when it finally becomes available, starting at $35,000, the Model S 60 and 60D were otherwise the most affordable Tesla cars, starting at $68,000. But no longe......
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Jim Eno of Spoon gives us the scoop on ‘Hot Thoughts’ and streaming music

“If everybody wants to listen to their music through streaming, we, as artists, have to find a way to play in that environment.” Could the indie art-rock gods known as Spoon have come up with a better name for their electrifyingly great new album than Hot Thoughts? Not bloody likely. On Hot Thoughts, their first studio effort in three years, which is out today in various formats via Matador Records, the Austin, Texas-based collective is fi......
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The last final ‘SNL’ episodes of the season will bring a historic change

Why it matters to you Western time zones will get to watch SNL live for the first time in the show's 40-year history, giving the entire country the chance to tune in together. Saturday Night Live has been on the air for decades, but the late-night sketch comedy show is still changing with the times. For the first time in its 40-year history, SNL will air live across the country, Deadline reports. Audiences will say good......
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