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Medical Drones Could Replace Ambulances At Saving Lives

Usually when someone suffers from cardiac arrest, it’s like a time bomb starts ticking. The best way to increase survival rate is to get someone a defibrillator-and fast. Ambulances have to deal with red lights. Dronescan fly. So some Swedish researchers ran some timed trials to see whether drones really could beat ambulances at the

Soon Vahana At Your Service

Days are not far away, hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take

Microsoft Makes The Surface Pro Perfect

In a latest development, Microsoft’s update to the popular and admittedly excellent Surface Pro 4 is called, simply, the Surface Pro. There is no Pro 5. It’s so similar that one can rely primarily on touch to tell the difference. There’s the slight curve along the previously flat, magnesium shell’s outer edge, the slightly narrowed

Amazon Finally Updates Echo

When Amazon introduced voice calling and messaging for its smart speaker Echo in May, users were quick to point out that it was missing one key feature, blocking. Now Amazon is finally addressing those concerns. In the latest update to the Alexa app, the company finally added a way to block contacts from calling and

Hackers Trying TO Spread Fake News

or the legitimate owner to regain control of their handle. The activists and journalists in Venezuela, Bahrain, Myanmar, and elsewhere have been targeted with this method. The goal is to spread misinformation and silence the target, but the attackers are also deleting older posts that they don’t like. The idea of the Doubleswitch is pretty

Oculus Putting Free VR System In Over a Hundred California Libraries

Oculus is making an attempt for making high-end virtual reality to the public. Oculus is doing it in California with an initiative that will place 100 Oculus Rift headsets and VR-ready PC systems in 90 libraries throughout the state. Making high-end VR available through local libraries isn’t just a brilliant bit of marketing by Oculus,

WhatsApp Adds New Feature

WhatsApp is amping up its photo sharing and messaging abilities for iPhone users.The Facebook-owned chat platform just dropped a new update and included in the release are new Albums and Filters features for photo sharing, and a new quick reply function. WhatsApp has a variety of ways for users to share photos and videos, including

Apple iOS 11 Comes With A Secret ‘Dark Mode’

Apple has come up with a new feature. It made a cameo during the presentation on a slide that labeled it as redesigned color invert. The beta of iOS 11 is available only to developers right now, but dark mode will come to everyone when the new version is publicly launched this fall. It is

Apple’s iOS 11 Is Likely To Take FB And Twitter Down A Notch

Facebook and Twitter have long had a special place in the iOS ecosystem. But that is about to change. Currently, iOS apps can access the identities of connected Twitter and Facebook accounts if the user has signed into those accounts via the phone’s Settings’ section. This makes using some other apps a more seamless experience,

Amazon Prime Video To Soon Come On Apple TV, TV App

Apple has announced that Amazon is joining the Apple TV app and will appear on Apple TV later this year with Prime Video. In announcing the update, Apple CEO Tim Cook even took some time to promote Amazon original shows like Transparent. The pairing makes sense, but is nevertheless a surprise given the increasing competition

Self-driving cars Likely To Create A $7 Trillion Economy: Study

The race to create self-driving cars is on and that could lead to a passenger economy worth $7 trillion by 2050. According to a new report by Intel and analyst firm Strategy Analytics self-driving cars will free up 250 million hours of commuting time per year, providing the backbone for a thriving $800 billion industry