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  • Top-secret British combat drone gets test run

    Top-secret British combat drone gets test run

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    HAMPSHIRE, England. A prototype of a top-secret, unmanned British warplane, called Taranis, recently completed a second set of classified flight trials at an undisclosed location, according to the drone's builders.The roughly $316 million U.S. program aims to develop an unmanned stealth vehicle that can…

  • Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation

    Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation

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    South Korea – Samsung Electronics Co. says it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.The South Korean company said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics…

  • HTC unHTC unveils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200veils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200

    HTC unHTC unveils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200veils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200

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    Taiwanese handset maker HTC has unveiled the Desire 516, its dual SIM smartphone. The device has been priced at Rs 14,200.The Android-based device features a five-inch qHD screen and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It has a 1GB RAM and total…

  • FAA will miss 2015 drone deadline, audit says

    FAA will miss 2015 drone deadline, audit says

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    The Federal Aviation Administration is “significantly behind schedule” in its attempt to meet Congress’ September 2015 deadline for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace, according to an audit report.The report by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General warns that the FAA will miss the…

  • Tech startup Cruise offers autonomous driving package for $10,000

    Tech startup Cruise offers autonomous driving package for $10,000

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    If you are ready to give autonomous driving a shot, you may have a chance sooner than you thought. While Google and automotive giants like Mercedes and Audi are conducting thorough and expensive tests, a startup is aiming to beat everyone to the punch.The…

  • Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: A miner takeover

    Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: A miner takeover

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    The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it.In recent weeks, a British-based "mining pool" called GHash has amassed nearly…

  • Apple launches new ‘browse by category’ section to improve discovery

    Apple launches new ‘browse by category’ section to improve discovery

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    In an effort to improve app discovery within both the iOS and desktop versions of its app store, Apple on Thursday rolled out an easy-on-the-eyes ‘browse by category’ section.While before users could only click on the ‘categories’ tab in the top left of the…

  • DARPA unveils hack-proof drone

    DARPA unveils hack-proof drone

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    The Pentagon’s research arm unveiled a new drone built with secure software that prevents the control and navigation of the aircraft from being hacked.The program, called High Assurance Cyber Military Systems, or HACMS, uses software designed to thwart cyber attacks. It has been underway…

  • 'Flappy Bird' is coming back to phones, game's creator says

    'Flappy Bird' is coming back to phones, game's creator says

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    “Flappy Bird” is set to fly its way back into Google and Apple’s app stores.The creator of the popular mobile game, Dong Nguyen, told CNBC Wednesday that “Flappy Bird” will return to the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store in August with new…

  • Robot arm can catch flying objects

    Robot arm can catch flying objects

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    There are some things a robot can't do, but catching a flying object is no longer one of them.With its four-fingered, three-jointed hand, a new robot can catch a ball, a bottle or a tennis racket thrown in its direction in less than five-hundredths…

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