Business, Cloud Computing, Hardware, VR World

Sorry Amazon, The FAA Just Banned Drone Deliveries

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Remember that pre-Cyber Monday 60 Minutes puff piece about Amazon’s drone delivery? Well, Amazon’s most successful marketing ploy ever just hit a huge snag as the FAA has just banned drones from delivering packages. Sure, DHL is also testing such a service, but they’re doing so in Germany where no such laws currently exist to restrict it. The document that the FAA released today asks for comment on their interpretation of the model aircraft regulation law which they believe does not allow such aircraft to participate in commercial businesses as opposed to hobbying. Frankly, the FAA’s interpretation of the model aircraft spec rule clearly indicates

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Android, Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Amazon's Fire Phone, Lots of Fluff?

So, everyone’s been eagerly awaiting Amazon’s Fire Phone for many months, that includes the rumors that they were shopping around for hardware partners as well as possibly launching with AT&T, which we now know as true. There were countless rumors stating that Amazon would build a 3D-capable phone, likely leaked by none other than Amazon. Even though we repeatedly stated that it would likely not be a 3D display but rather a 3D-like effect that you can find with HTC’s One M8 3D parallax effect using the phone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to help the GPU render based on the person’s perspective. The phone is jam

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Android, Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Will The Amazon Phone Be an AT&T Exclusive?

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According to The Wallstreet Journal, the long awaited Amazon phone is likely going to be an AT&T exclusive device. When one looks at this fact, many people may ask why Amazon would even bother to do something like that when nowadays almost all phones launch on all the carriers at the same time. Perhaps AT&T has paid Amazon to do so for a short period of time, however it makes very little sense in terms of Amazon’s global strategy and standard practice of trying to get as many devices in as many hands as possible. Currently, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX sells with 4G LTE connectivity

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Cloud Computing, Graphics, Software Programs, VR World

OTOY Launches OctaneRender 2.0

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While all of the videogame press are in LA for E3, OTOY have announced the launch of their much awaited OctaneRender 2.0, which was originally announced at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference 2014 in San Jose. The new version of OctaneRender brought a dozen new features to the already popular render engine most of which were requested directly by the community via OTOY’s own forums. To get an idea of what OctaneRender 2.o is capable of, OTOY has provided a video of a scene fully rendered in Octane Render 2.0 demonstrating the new motion blur feature so that you can see what the latest and greatest. As

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Business, Cloud Computing, VR World

Shop Amazon on Twitter using #AmazonCart

Amazon is never short of ways to enable you to spend your money with them, so it comes as little surprise that Amazon has worked with Twitter to enable you to shop for certain items on Amazon via a simple tweet reply and a hashtag. In fact, Amazon has made a video that explains exactly how this works and how you would shop with it. Now that you know how it works, you can try it out yourself, even though I frankly don’t really think this feature is that incredibly useful. I don’t really follow many brands that sell products so the only times I’d

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Android, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Woot Crashes the Price of Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch to $159.99

Woot.com, an online discount website owned by Amazon just released its latest ‘deal of the day’. And what a deal it is, slashing the price of an Galaxy Gear Smartwatch by 46%, from $349.99 to mere $159.99. Is it enough to kick the sale volume up? Woot! now offers Galaxy Gear smartwatch for $159.99 As you can see on the screenshot above, you cannot order more than a single unit of the watch, but opening multiple accounts isn’t exactly a problematic thing to do. If you want to, of course. By all accounts, Galaxy Gear failed to land on the sweet spot of tens of

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Hardware, Memory & Storage Space

Patriot launches era of storage expansion for netbooks

As netbooks or nettops are starting to conquer notebook sales charts, the add-on market is slowly, but certaintly – starting to pick up. As storage is one of biggest limitations, memory makers are starting to recognize that there is a large market happening right in front of them. PATRIOT is one of very first companies that is jumping on netbook market with the launch of 32GB and 64GB SSD for netbooks such as ASUS EEE PC. The “Lite Series” are compatible with EEE 900, 900 16G, 900A, 901 and 1000 series. Pricing was of course, unavailable at press time, but availability is as of today.

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