By The Verge /
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.
By Appleinsider /
Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa and MasterCard.
By Michael Rougeau /
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
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.
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By Juan Martinez /
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…
By Engadget /
Heart rate tracking in-ear headphones are starting to pop up on the regular it seems. A couple weeks ago, SMS Audio revealed its collaborative effort with Intel, and now Jabra’s joining the fray, but without the tether. In an effort to limit cord…
By Engadget /
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…
By Engadget /
The generous group over at Good Old Games is prepping to bring another medium into its trademark DRM-free digital distribution platform: movies. Starting today, you can head over to GOG.com and download or stream a handful of gaming-and-geek focused…