University library starts ‘drone loan’ program for students

There’s good news if you’re a broke University of South Florida student who’d like to take an $1,195 DJI Phantom 2 Vision UAV for a spin: you can now sign one out from the library. Before you start preparing some kind of water balloon-dropping…

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Twitter’s latest experiment rethinks the retweet

Twitter already made the move to allow tweets inside tweets, but it appears the 140-character social stream is looking to revamp the way we all retweet, too. According to TechCrunch, a new feature being labeled as “retweet with comment” that enables…

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Engadget Daily: Google I/O 2014, the deal with Android Wear and more!

Today, we discuss tomorrow’s Google I/O conference, review the Galaxy Tab S, take a look at Misfit’s new Pebble fitness tracking app and explore the potential of Google’s Android Wear platform. Read on for Engadget’s news highlights from the last 24…

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Airbus’s X3 Prototype Uses Three Rotors to Break Airspeed Records

In the chimeric world of vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft, the most common hybrid one finds are tiltrotor planes with helicopter-like abilities. But the X3 prototype from Airbus took the opposite approach. It transformed a traditional helicopter into a high-speed turboprop.

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Scientist discover new material that makes objects invisible to touch

Scientist discover new material that makes objects invisible to touch

You’re looking at a new awesome nano-material invented that does the seemingly impossible: It hides things from touch. Just a thin layer of this amazing polymer will hide anything under it from being perceived by your sense of touch. In this photo you can see how it "absorbs" a metal cylinder.

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World’s first android newscasters are here to replace cable news hosts

World's first android newscasters are here to replace cable news hosts

In the future, we’ll get the news from fair and balanced android newscasters that’ll somehow terrify us more than the cable newspeople we have today. These android newscasters are frighteningly lifelike and can interact with humans, read the news and Tweets, tell a joke and basically replace the lousy talking heads on TV.

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iWork for iCloud updated with several improvements across the board

The latest round of updates to iWork for iCloud have now begun rolling out to users and there’s plenty of welcomed changes and improvements happening across the board.

Some of the improvements apply to the service all around while others hit on key improvements for Pages for iCloud, Numbers for iCloud and Keynote for iCloud. First up, the apps specifically.

  • Pages for iCloud now remembers your last used document settings including zoom level, show/hide format panel, show/hide guides, and more.
  • Numbers for iCloud now remembers your last used document settings including zoom level, last selected sheet, show/hide format panel, show/hide guides, and more.
  • Keynote for iCloud now remembers your last used document settings including zoom level, last selected slide, show/hide format panel, show/hide guides, and more

And improvements made to the service overall:

  • Suggests your most recent screen name when you open a shared document
  • Includes tips on how to cut, copy and paste using keyboard shortcuts when you right-click on objects
  • Includes the ability to right-click to mask images

That’s a nice batch of changes so if you’ve been using iWork for iCloud go ahead and give them a go. You can access them all just by heading on over to the iCloud site and logging into your Apple account. Once you do, be sure to let us know how they’re working out for you!

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Safety zealot hid a phone jammer in his SUV to stop other drivers taking calls

If you happen to notice a second-hand Toyota Highlander being offered for a quick sale in Seffner, Florida, you’ll know exactly who it belongs to. A local man, Jason Humphreys, has been given 30 days to pay a $48,000 fine after being caught…

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These ‘smart dumbbells’ log your lifting sessions, call you out on your bad form

The “Internet of Things” basically now includes all the things: internet-connected slow cookers, tea kettles, baby onesies. And don’t you think that also includes athletic equipment? Bowflex, the company best known for its all-in-one home-exercise…

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Pioneer and Onkyo unite to bring their home audio into the internet era

Home audio isn’t what it used to be — for many people, it means internet-savvy speakers everywhere instead of a conventional stereo in the den. Pioneer and Onkyo are clearly aware that they need to adapt, as they’ve just started the process of…

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