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New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

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Current lithium-ion batteries may be about to get a much-needed upgrade thanks to a new development for fuel cells. The new batteries should be able to keep smartphones and drones going for over double the time they currently last. It could even be applied... >>

DJI now offers DJI Care so you can cover your drone with insurance

DJI now offers DJI Care so you can cover your drone with insurance

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Drones aren't cheap, so the idea of crashing one is stomach-turning. Drone maker DJI has likely realised that people probably aren't buying drones for that reason. So, in an attempt to provide you with a worry-free experience, it has launched DJI Care... >>

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

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If you're a fan of Star Wars and enjoyed The Force Awakens, you'll likely already have one of Sphero's BB-8 toys or be yearning to get one. Now there's another option, a full scale model of the movie's BB-8 drone you can own. Spin Master is the toy maker... >>

Want to see what the GoPro Karma drone is capable of? Check out this amazing 4K footage

Want to see what the GoPro Karma drone is capable of? Check out this amazing 4K footage

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At the end of last year, GoPro announced that it was entering the drone market, with the GoPro Karma designed specifically to record extreme action footage from the sky. A teaser video was released along with the original announcement, which maxed out... >>

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

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So, drone racing is like a legit thing now. The Drone Racing League - a sports and media company trying to bring drone racing to mass appeal - has announced its first racing season: a series of six courses, which include various challenging locations,... >>

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

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Flying Gadgets, the toy company that introduced the X-Voice voice-controlled drone last year, is bringing another unique quadcopter to the UK later this year, the X-Water. It can fly both above and below water, while filming 720p video. What's more, it... >>

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

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Drones may once have been a term associated with mindless machines and flying kill-bots, but now its fast becoming about fun. Quadcopters equipped with cameras are growing more and more popular. From the likes of DJI to Parrot, every drone manufacturer... >>

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

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There are drones and then there are drones that can fly people, well there's only one actually, the Ehang 184. Shown off at CES 2016 in Las Vegas the quadcopter is built large enough to carry a human passenger, with no controls or pilot. The Ehang 184,... >>

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

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Qualcomm, the company that makes the Snapdragon processors powering most of today’s high-end smartphones, has confirmed it is now powering drones too with its first commercially powered model available later this year. The new chip, dubbed Snapdragon... >>

Parrot Disco drone spreads its wings and takes to the skies at CES

Parrot Disco drone spreads its wings and takes to the skies at CES

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Parrot has launched a new drone at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, however rather than the usual "quad-copter" approach, this one has wings.  Designed to work more like a glider, or the unmanned stealth drone you normally see in the movies, the Parrot Disco is... >>