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  • NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

    NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

    NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. The New York Times reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly at around 400 to 500 feet off the ground — much lower than conventional aircraft — at its Moffett Field base around four miles from Google’s Mountain View headquarters. The system would check for other low-flying drone traffic, help the small unmanned vehicles avoid buildings, and scan for adverse weather conditions that might knock a drone out of the sky.

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  • Apple reportedly considering expensive iWatch price, multiple models

    Apple reportedly considering expensive iWatch price, multiple models

    Apple reportedly considering expensive iWatch price, multiple models

    There’s been plenty of speculation over what the iWatch will ultimately cost, but a new report claims to have some inside information.

    According to Re/code, which has been the source of multiple iWatch rumors lately, Apple has considered charging as much as $400 (about £240, AU$430) for the top-of-the-line iWatch model.

    Yes, that also indicates that Apple will release multiple models of its wearable, which shouldn’t come as a surprise but hasn’t previously been discussed.

    If $400 is the high-end iWatch price, then it stands to reason there will be versions with lower price tags as well, possibly with fewer features, less internal storage or inferior specs.

    Cutting it close

    Strangely the site’s sources say that Apple hasn’t yet decided on final pricing. That’s cutting it pretty close if the iWatch is debuting at Apple’s iPhone 6 event on September 9.

    Then again, even if the iWatch debuts in September it might not release until 2015, according to a previous report from Re/code – in which case it would make sense for Apple not to have the price down yet.

    In any case $400 is a lot to pay in the smartwatch space, where most of Apple’s would-be competitors don’t even come close to that price tag.

    But Apple iFans are used to paying more for their favorite devices, and there’s no doubt that Apple knows what it’s doing.




     
  • HP recalls more than 6 million power cords

    HP recalls more than 6 million power cords

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) is recalling more than 6 million Chinese-made power cords from PCs and accessories in the US and Canada. The cords have been overheating and melting, according to an HP statement. The HP and Compaq notebook cords were sold from Sep…

     
  • Dropbox Pro plan now offers 10x the storage for the same price

    Dropbox Pro plan now offers 10x the storage for the same price

    Beefing up your free Dropbox account with extra space isn’t hard if you know what to look for, but the company just smartly streamlined its Pro plans in case you need even more cloud action. Kiss those tricky tiered plans goodbye: all that’s left now…

     
 

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