Want a drone to fly longer and farther? Give it a bigger battery. But that adds weight, which in turn reduces the drone’s flight time. It’s quite a conundrum. It seems like an unresolvable catch-twenty-two, except that someone has finally found a way to use wireless power to keep a drone flying.
I think every non-sociopath’s first instinct when seeing the title card of the video above—which lives up to its billing, as this is indeed a four-minute clip of a man equipped with a waterproof Glock who uses it to “fish” for lionfish—is one of dread. Oh no, you worry, accurately. Am I really about to watch someone brain scores of defenseless little fish with a goddamn handgun???
If you haven’t yet seen Netflix’s excellent new show, Stranger Things, I envy you. I watched the entire season in a single day and now wish I could turn back time to binge it afresh. To pay tribute to the series, indie game developer Infamous Quests created a lovely little point-and-click adventure that puts you in the shoes of Chief Hopper as he searches the forest for the missing Will Byers. The free title is available for Mac, Windows and Linux. You can talk to officers officers Powell and Callahan and Byers’ teacher, Mr. Clarke, as you take in…
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Harvesting the edible parts of any plant in a timely manner usually requires some very specialized tools. Poppy seeds get hoovered up by a giant old-timey lawnmower. Potatoes take a shovel escalator before ending up your plate. And currants—those tasty little berries that usually get made into jam—well, they get this wonky thing
… (GOOGL) and Tesla Motors (TSLA) are driving demand for high-speed cloud computing and always-connected, Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
During an unusually hot summer this year, researchers in Siberia stumbled upon fifteen of these oddly bouncy patches of grass. The post There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia appeared first on WIRED.
If you’ve been looking for new ways to liven up discussions with your team on Slack, this bot might be just what you need. Scorebot is a fun chatbot integration for Slack that lets you turn everyday conversation into a fierce competition of numbers. Once Scorebot is invited to a channel, it’ll let users assign positive or negative point values via emoji allowing you to score authors with the best or worst messages. Whenever someone reacts to a Slack message, Scorebot awards corresponding points to the author, keeping score in a leaderboard everyone in the channel can participate in. Additionally, the bot…
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A diverse group of blockchain entrepreneurs and thinkers assemble on a private Caribbean island to dream up applications for this technology — and a new Forbes podcast gives us a sneak peek.
Streaming Netflix on a smartphone isn’t a viable or sustainable option for many people. Data plans can cap you at a couple gigs or less, and getting in one more episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt just isn’t worth hiking up the price of your cellphone bill.
To help, Netflix announced a new feature Thursday allowing mobile users to more easily control and keep track of how much data is being used when they stream over a cellular network. You can choose between different stream quality settings that correspond to specific data-to-time ratios. Read more…
YouTuber Colin Furze, famous for his homemade Wolverine claws, jet-powered bicycle and recent thermite launcher, embarked on his first-ever flying project as requested by fans. He created the hoverbike, a seatless, brake-less contraption powered by two motorized propellers in place of wheels. He only shows it off in short bursts, so you probably can’t fly it down to your local store to buy bread.