11
Jan
2017

Slide makes normal curtains smart and connected

Slide is currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign

Those looking to automate their home already have plenty of choice when it comes to smart fridges, locks, lights and more, but now a new device called Slide can take over the dreary task of drawing curtains. Promoted as the world's first retrofit smart curtain system, Slide can be configured to open and close the curtains automatically and can also interface with other devices.

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Category: Around The Home

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11
Jan
2017

WSJ: Apple to launch original scripted TV shows and premium movies on Apple Music this year

A new report by The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple will push deeper into premium entertainment with original movies and scripted television shows by the end of the year, including serialized drama and feature-length pieces. The plan calls for premium shows along the lines of HBO’s “Westworld” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” that don’t have any […]

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11
Jan
2017

Fixed-wing drone learns to land like a bird

The University of Bristol has created a UAV that is able to tilt up its wings ...

We've all seen how birds touch down on a ledge. They swoop in, tilt up, and then open their wings wide at the last moment, flaring out like a parachutist to drop at almost zero speed onto the desired spot. It all seems very natural and easy for a bird. But for any sort of aircraft, especially a fixed-wing one, such a feat would be exceptionally difficult to say the least. Nevertheless, researchers at the University of Bristol claim to have achieved this with an unmanned aerial vehicle that has learned to land like a perching bird with the help of some clever algorithms and morphing wings.

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Category: Drones

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