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New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer

New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer It's called Flock, and it uses AI to analyze data, sourced from urban environments, that allows it to assess risk for drone flights.Its target market right now is mostly limited to insurance companies, whom Flock wants to help set premiums.

'Stranger Things' iconic poster created on Apple's iPad Pro

'Stranger Things' iconic poster created on Apple's iPad Pro It turns out that the surprise hit Netflix show of the summer, Stranger Things, has also quietly boosted the profile of a new piece of Apple hardware: the iPad Pro.The now iconic poster for the series, which effectively mimics the look of classic movie posters of the '80s, was created on the iPad Pro by UK-based artist Kyle Lambert, who also used the Apple Pencil.

Huawei's cheap dual-camera phone, the Honor 8, is coming to the U.S.

Huawei's cheap dual-camera phone, the Honor 8, is coming to the U.S. The Honor 8, Huawei's dual-camera smartphone with solid specs and a price far lower than its dual-camera brother, the Huawei P9, is now available in the U.As far as design goes, Honor 8 looks like a shinier, more uniform version of the P9, replacing the metallic back side with glass.

Emoji habits laid bare in new real-time graph that charts top 50

Emoji habits laid bare in new real-time graph that charts top 50 Remember when the Oxford English Dictionary declared "πŸ˜‚ " Word of the Year 2015?It seemed novel at the time but it's only grown in legitimacy since and with it, real-time trackers that log emoji use universally.

We try out the latest McDonald's Happy Meal toy: a wearable

We try out the latest McDonald's Happy Meal toy: a wearable In the latest version of the classic Happy Meal, the food chain is replacing the usual toy treat with something far more useful: a pedometer.The piece of wearable tech is designed to encourage those eating McDonald's Happy Meals (which includes adults as well as children) to be more active.

Apple opens carrier billing in Japan, a day after Taiwan and Switzerland

Apple opens carrier billing in Japan, a day after Taiwan and Switzerland This makes Japan Apple's fifth market globally to get this payment method after Germany and Russia last year, and just a day after Taiwan and Switzerland launched on Tuesday.Direct billing is an additional payment mode for users, who have relied on credit cards and iTunes stored value cards in the past to make their virtual purchases.

Researchers map out Netflix's servers across the globe

Researchers map out Netflix's servers across the globe Now researchers from Queen Mary University of London have mapped out where the servers that send out all of that data are located.Their results, compiled in a new paper, identified servers at 233 locations among six continents.

This could be what the GoPro Hero 5 looks like

This could be what the GoPro Hero 5 looks like A Japanese blog called Nokishita posted images and specs of what is believed to be GoPro's latest action camera.The alleged Hero 5 camera has a GoPro logo on the backside next to the purported touchscreen.

Faux-princess hoaxes man to acquire $3.7 million inheritance

Faux-princess hoaxes man to acquire $3.7 million inheritance A Princess from Zimbabwe with a large inheritance wants to run away with James Veitch to get away from her wicked uncle because life is a fairy tale.Subscribe to Mashable's YouTube for new episodes of Scamalot every Friday.

It's crunch time for Apple and the iPhone 7

It's crunch time for Apple and the iPhone 7 Scarcely two weeks after Apple introduced the iPhone 6s and 6S plus there were fresh stories about the iPhone 7 and its A10 chip, a non-metallic case and edge-to-edge display – all for a phone that was at least a year away from existence.For as good as the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are, they were really incremental updates to the gorgeous, radical redesigns of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

So how much does it cost to buy an early Apple-1 computer?

So how much does it cost to buy an early Apple-1 computer? A rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer, which may have been built by Steve Jobs himself, is already going for more than $500,000 in an online auction with a few days left of bidding.Though it's likely impossible to know for sure if it's the very first Apple-1, it looks to be one of the earliest models in existence.

Donald Trump's new app tries to make personal branding great again

Donald Trump's new app tries to make personal branding great again The America First app was quietly launched Thursday and since its release there's been very little chatter about it, which may be due to app's relatively unremarkable offerings.That's right, the same name of the reality show (The Apprentice) Trump is most famous for.

MIT scientists created a cell phone that can build itself

MIT scientists created a cell phone that can build itself Scientists at MIT have created a self-assembling cell phone.The prototype, developed by MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, is able to piece itself together in less than a minute.

7 can't-miss apps: Habitica, Weather Whiskers, 'Rolling Sky' and more

7 can't-miss apps: Habitica, Weather Whiskers, 'Rolling Sky' and more With all the news about driverless cars, Facebook collecting WhatsApp data and high school football on Snapchat, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps.Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps.

Crew of simulated Mars mission 'returns' to Earth after one year

Crew of simulated Mars mission 'returns' to Earth after one year After spending an entire year living in the isolation of a simulated mission to Mars, the crew of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation (HI-SEAS) project finally emerged on Sunday, and they looked very relieved.Although high-profile space professionals like Elon Musk often talk about sending a manned mission to Mars, the reality is that such a mission would put the astronauts to the ultimate test of endurance on both a physical and psychological level.

14 apps to help you shop, cook, and eat better

14 apps to help you shop, cook, and eat better β€œIt’s a game changer for assessing our food,” says Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian based in Cleveland.(Bonus: The app also includes the Skin Deep database, which rates cosmetic products.

26 must-have apps for college life

26 must-have apps for college life If you're a legal adult who knows pretty much nothing about how nutrition works, well, you're not the first of your kind.Wholesome is a great app to complement the Calorie Counter, because it gives you a lot more information on different nutrients.

This gadget was the key to the best steak I've ever cooked

This gadget was the key to the best steak I've ever cooked And it used the newly popular (some might say faddish) technique of sous vide.I'd heard of sous vide, but hadn't thought about it as a way to cook steak.