This app shows you where it's legal to fly your drone in the UK

Aside from learning its controls, one of the most fiddly aspects of owning a drone is knowing where it’s legal to fly it. Fortunately, a new app from the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has been created to help guide drone flyers.  When you’re driving or walking you can generally rely on ‘keep off the grass’ or ‘no entry’ signs ...

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Virgin Galactic's 'Unity' spacecraft just completed its first glide flight

Commercial spaceflight company Virgin Galactic has announced the successful completion of the first unpowered solo flight of its VSS Unity spacecraft. In the skies over the Mojave Air & Space Port in California, the craft was released from its mothership – the VMS Eve, and glided safely back to Earth from an altitude of 15 km at a maximum speed ...

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How technology is changing what we remember

I’m supposed to be making sure I can use the term ‘down with the fourth wall’ in the context I want to. But within a few seconds I’ve found an article titled ‘25 Classic Moments When Movies Broke the Fourth Wall’ and within a few more I’m learning that The Big Short enlisted Anthony Bourdain and a metaphor around a ...

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Uncharted, The Last of Us 2 and Crash Bandicoot: How Naughty Dog won the weekend

Naughty Dog isn’t messing around. In one hour’s time it dropped trailers for two unannounced games – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part 2 – alongside a trailer for the fan-favorite from E3 2016, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.  The reveals happened on stage at the keynote for PlayStation Experience 2016, Sony’s fan expo that it’s holding ...

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How to break the internet

What is the internet? This might sound like a stupid question, but perhaps the best way of describing it isn’t – as one US congressman once put it – as a series of tubes – but rather as a tool of liberation. As internet connectivity has grown it has empowered billions of people. We can now carry around the collective ...

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Microsoft has the Amazon Echo and Google Home in its sights

With Amazon and Google pushing smart home speakers that can do your bidding in all kinds of clever ways, is Microsoft just going to sit by and watch? Well, apparently not. Windows Central reports that Microsoft is planning an Amazon Echo-style product of its own called Home Hub. It's not an all-knowing speaker that sits on your coffee table though ...

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This Star Wars X-Wing drone will make a Starfighter out of you

If you grew up with Star Wars you probably had dreams of becoming a pilot and flying epic space battles. Well now Propel is bringing this dream from a long time ago and a galaxy far away to reality with Star Wars Battle Quad drones. After launching in the UK, Propel’s Star Wars Battle Quad are now officially available in ...

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10 special edition tech gifts you can find at Best Buy

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and with so much tech to choose from, it can be hard to find gifts that are truly one-of-a-kind.  Best Buy, keenly aware that we don't always want to give the same ol' same ol', is launching its first Special Edition Tech Collection sale on December 4. You'll be able to pick up ...

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Xbox One and Surface Pro 4 deals ring in Microsoft’s dozen days of savings

Despite an impressive showing of savings during last week's Black Friday event, Microsoft still isn't satisfied with cutting prices this holiday season. The company has unveiled its annual 12 Days of Deals sale for 2016, allowing customers to take advantage of a series of 24-hour bargains discounting a range of devices from the Surface Pro 4 to the HTC Vive. ...

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The best TVs for gaming on PS4 and Xbox

There's no better time to pick out a brand-new gaming TV. The launch of the Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Pro – not to mention Microsoft's Project Scorpio a year or so down the line – means console gaming is no longer just a full HD, standard dynamic range experience. Forward-thinking gamers also now need to consider 4K/Ultra HD ...

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