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Daily Deals: $500 off CarPlay receiver, $20 off select Kindles, and more

iDB’s Daily Deal post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games. Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from […]

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Apple taps an old plug to ease connectivity and adapter woes with Lightning headphones

Apple will soon allow vendors who design MFi-certified accessories to build support for an obscure but already-existent port in order to ease some of the connectivity and adapter woes associated with Lightning-based headphones. 9to5Mac reported that the company might market UAC, an intermediary in headphone cables, as “Ultra Accessory Connector” (UAC). Citing sources at Apple, The Verge adds that...

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Giant drone racing could be the next big thing

Now THAT'S a big racing drone

When it comes to drone racing, the folks at Freedom Drone Sports apparently believe that the larger the aircraft, the better. After all, imagine how much less exciting auto racing would be if all the cars were just tiny models. With that in mind, the Australian company is developing a big drone for use in a new type of racing, known as Freedom Class. The prototype made its first successful test flight late last month.

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Super Bowl shows drones and fans don’t mix (for now)

Intel and the NFL filmed the 300 drones in action prior to the event

In a way, Lady Gaga's Super Bowl show sums up both the plight and potential of drones just perfectly. As the singer belted out a quick rendition of "This Land is Your Land," and leapt onto the stage from the stadium's upper level (as you do), a fleet of red and blue drones arranged themselves into the shape of the American flag in the background. As spectacular as all this was, current regulations demand that such aerial displays come pre-packaged, with FAA rules forcing organizers to film the light show prior to the event.

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