Table of Contents What to Look For in a Drone in 2021 Best Drone Overall: DJI Air 2S Best Budget Drone: DJI Mavic Mini 2 Best Photography Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Pro Best Video Drone: DJI Inspire 2 Best Drone for Beginners: Ryze Tello with Controller Best Racing Drone: DJI FPV What to Look For in a Drone in 2021 While all multirotor drones are similar-looking at first glance, there are significant differences under the hood. Thankfully, you only need to scrutinize a few key areas before settling on a purchase. Let’s start with the drone’s camera. The same general rules apply here as with any digital camera purchase. Make sure you look for drones that offer the resolution and framerate you want—the better the picture and video you want to take, the better resolution and framerate you’re going to require. If you’re looking to do more professional work, it’s also worth noting if the drone can take RAW photos or videos that have a flat color grade so that they can … [Read more...] about The Best Drones for Holiday 2021: Have Fun Flying
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Roku and Amazon Fire TV are locked in an epic battle for your living room. Lots of people want a cheap, easy way to get streaming video from Netflix , Amazon Prime , Disney Plus , HBO Max , Hulu , YouTube and Apple TV Plus on their TV , and two companies make the most popular gadgets for doing just that. In one corner is Roku , the most popular name in streaming devices . In the other corner sits Amazon Fire TV , the streamer made by one of the most powerful companies in the world. Both boast over 50 million users and offer numerous devices with similar prices and features. But which should you pick? At CNET we've spent countless hours testing both over the years, and in general both work really well. Most of the Roku and Fire TV devices we've reviewed have received an 8.0 (excellent) rating or higher, so it's tough to go wrong. Roku and Fire TV just announced brand-new players for the 2021 holiday season -- the Roku Streaming Stick 4K and … [Read more...] about Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which streaming device is best in 2021?
AT&T, Apple, Google to work on ' robocall ' crackdown More than 30 major technology and communication companies said on Friday they are joining the U.S. government to crack down on " robocalls ," automated, prerecorded phone calls that regulators have labeled a "scourge." AT&T, Google parent Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and Comcast Corp are among members of the " Robocall Strike Force" that held its first meeting with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Reuters Corning responds to that worrying Galaxy Note 7 scratch test video You've likely seen the video: Zack from JerryRigEverything performing his now-familiardurability test on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Surprisingly, he appears to leave visible scratches on the device's Gorilla Glass 5 with a metal pick that rates a 3 on Mohs scale of hardness -- "only one step above plastic," as Zack notes in the video. A new glass from Corning that appears to scratch much more easily than … [Read more...] about Weekend tech reading: Companies to crackdown on robocalls, Apple-1 up for auction, DDR5 due in 2020
If you're on the hunt for the best racing wheels around, then you're in the right place. Finding the right gaming racing wheel for you can be hard, after all, there is a plethora of racing peripherals available right now, each at different price points, with different features and compatibilities. That's why we've rounded up our top picks of racing wheels on the market, so you know which steering wheels for gaming are worth your hard-earned money. A top-notch racing wheel setup can make a racing game or sim feel truly immersive, letting you have more control over your driving experience and allowing you to feel the rumble of the road beneath your (virtual) wheels. Force feedback wheels do this best of all and should be on the most-wanted list of every racing fan. These wheels use motors to simulate the forces of a real car. You can feel the grip on the road beneath your tires, the rumble of different surfaces and the jolt as you lose traction. A force feedback racing wheel can … [Read more...] about Best racing wheels: Thrustmaster, Logitech, Fanatec and more
When 34-year-old engineer and inventor Dmytro Kostyk founded his Internet of Things (IoT) company Kodisoft in 2003, he knew there was a rough journey ahead. "In Ukraine, you have a top supply chain, but to get something here in the country, you have to move mountains," he says. More than a decade and a half later though, Kodisoft has helped transform the dining experience for customers and restaurateurs alike with its interactive table technology, which is now used by 19 restaurants in cities including Kyiv, Barcelona, London and Dubai. These interactive dining tables can be used for ordering food and drinks, summoning restaurant staff and paying the bill, but also offer entertainment features like music, children's games and the ability to share photos and videos with other guests. SEE: Developers wanted: Companies are hiring, and these are skills they're looking for To date, Kodisoft has sold more than 1,000 of its smart tables which are now used in shopping … [Read more...] about Despite huge challenges, this country is trying to build its own start-up ecosystem
What just happened? Airbus is one of several companies that continue to work on flying taxis, and it has just revealed the next generation of its zero-emission electric vehicle, the CityAirbus. It's designed to fly silently over urban areas, potentially making it ideal for avoiding city congestion without making a lot of noise. As with most other flying car concepts, the CityAirbus is an eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) craft rather than the DeLorean-like vehicle we see in movies . The first-generation was first presented as part of the Urban Air Mobility project in 2019, while this latest version was unveiled at the first Airbus Summit on "Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace." The CityAirbus , which uses fixed wings and a V-shaped tail, boasts eight electrically powered propellers, eight 100 kW (130 hp) Siemens SP200D direct-drive electric motors, space for four passengers, a 50-mile range, and a top speed of 74.5 mph. It's also piloted remotely, and, as it's … [Read more...] about Airbus unveils the next generation of its flying taxi
New gene-editing research could pave the way for safe organ transplants between pigs and humans in the future. In a study published in Science this week, geneticists said they removed a number of potentially harmful DNA sequences from pig cells thought to be harmful to humans. These sequences, some of which produce porcine endogenous retroviruses, or PERVs, present one of many barriers for transplanting whole organs from pigs to humans. "Basically, this whole field has been in the doldrums for 15 years," George Church, the study's lead researcher, told Science . "There’s been kind of a few true believers that had it on life support. But I think this changes the game completely." 22 people die every day in the US waiting for organ transplants Pig-to-human transplants are part of a field known as xenotransplantation, and are thought to be one of the best solutions to the dire shortage of organ donors worldwide. At the moment, there are more than 122,000 individuals … [Read more...] about Gene editing could make pig organs suitable for human transplant one day
If you’ve heard about Pop!_OS , you might have seen people often referring to it as the best Windows alternative or the ideal Linux distribution for gaming. Here’s what’s different about this Linux distribution What Is Pop!_OS? Pop!_OS is a Linux distribution (commonly called a distro) developed by a firm called System76 . Put simply, a Linux distribution is an operating system built on the Linux kernel . Linux is open-source, free, and an excellent alternative to Windows and macOS. Since 2005, System76 has been manufacturing Linux computers that ship with a distro called Ubuntu preinstalled rather than Windows. In 2017, the company created its own distro, Pop!_OS, based on Ubuntu, and began offering it as an alternative. What Makes Pop!_OS Different? There are a lot of significant factors that set Pop!_OS apart from Windows, macOS, and even other distros. Here are some of them. Pop!_OS Is Free To Use and Ad-Free Being an open-source project, Pop!_OS is … [Read more...] about What Is Pop!_OS?
The new era of broadcast is here — and it’s powered by NVIDIA. A rising demand for entertainment content, combined with the shift to streaming platforms, means traditional broadcast workflows need to evolve. To take advantage of the latest capabilities driven by AI and accelerated computing, broadcasters must transition to flexible, software-defined infrastructure. NVIDIA is working with partners to meet these demands, bringing the future of production and distribution to viewers around the world. NVIDIA RTX GPUs and low-latency NVIDIA Networking products are driving the latest trends in broadcast, including AI, real-time graphics and virtual production. AI Takes Broadcast to New Heights AI-accelerated technologies are helping enhance the experience for content creation, distribution and consumption. With AI, broadcasters can use advanced capabilities like recommender systems, gain deeper insights into content and viewership, and automate repetitive tasks to enhance … [Read more...] about Discover the Future of Broadcast With AI and Accelerated Computing
QNAP has announced the launch of its new portable NAS device designed for mobile workers whose organizations have implemented hybrid work policies. The company's new TBS-464 NASbook can be equipped with up to four M.2 SSDs for storage and the device supports HybridMount which allows users to mount files from their cloud storage to enable local caching to provide the ability to work with online files as quickly as they do with local files. At the same time, the near-silent TBS-464 features two HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz outputs, hardware-accelerated transcoding and streaming and includes QNAP's KoiMeeter for video conferencing and wireless presentations. The TBS-464 is also incredibly fast and with two 2.5GbE ports, the device can achieve speeds of up to 5 Gbps with Port Trunking. We've built a list of the best NAS drives available These are the best NAS devices on the market Also check out our roundup of the best cloud storage Product manager at QNAP, Joseph Ching … [Read more...] about This portable NAS crams in a huge amount of space for all your data