Experiment proves future drones may not need batteries


On a single charge, the average consumer drone only nets about eight to 10 minutes of flight time. The solution is obvious: stuff a bigger battery into it. Problem is, the solution adds weight, which decreases flight time. It’s the ultimate catch-22. Dr. Samer Aldhaher of the Imperial College London thinks he has the answer, kinda. Aldhaher created a prototype of a lightweight, battery-less drone that hovers in place and sucks power from a transmitter below. The drone is only capable of hovering and making small side-to-side movements, but the prototype proves the utility of wireless power technology. As drones take to the skies in record numbers, a handful…

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How Product Hunt proves that App Store search is completely broken


Searching for apps is typically pretty straightforward, so long as you know what you’re looking for. But when you don’t, both Apple and Google’s respective shops (the App Store and Google Play) do an absolutely terrible job of helping you out. GIFs I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that GIFs are basically our new way of conversing with one another. At TNW Europe, Giphy’s CEO Adam Leibsohn asserted as much in a talk about how GIFs were taking over the world and replacing speech. He asserted that with a GIF, you could replace entire lines of text when digitally communicating…

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