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"THOR" hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can’t cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both

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"THOR" hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can’t cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both

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Gallery: Peugeot prevails in the Silk Way Rally

After almost 10,000 km (6,214 mi) of hard-fought racing through Russia, Kazakhstan and China, the Silk Way Rally has reached its (early) conclusion. Although he set a strong pace early, a wrist injury forced Sebastien Loeb to retire – putting

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Gallery: Peugeot prevails in the Silk Way Rally

After almost 10,000 km (6,214 mi) of hard-fought racing through Russia, Kazakhstan and China, the Silk Way Rally has reached its (early) conclusion. Although he set a strong pace early, a wrist injury forced Sebastien Loeb to retire – putting

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Grab gets $2B from Didi and SoftBank to fuel bid to defeat Uber in Southeast Asia

 Grab, the ride-hailing company competing with Uber in Southeast Asia, has pulled in $2 billion of new financing from existing investors Didi Chuxing, the company that defeated Uber in China, and SoftBank. Didi said the round could expand by $500

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TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is coming to a new continent: Announcing Australia!

 TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early stage startups poised to compete on a global stage. How? We are bringing TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield to Australia this year in partnership with ELEVACAO. Many are familiar with the

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I went to Pokémon Go Fest to (try to) play the game with thousands of others. Here’s what it was like

 “Do people still play Pokémon go?” It’s a question that pops up pretty much any time the game gets mentioned. The answer: yep! It’s rarely the sidewalk-filling, flash mob-inducing hype monster that it was for a few weeks after launch

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The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over

 Poland has worked diligently over the past decade to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Once home to businesses focused primarily on app design and outsourcing, social, societal, and economic pressures forced the country’s brightest to start building for themselves. And they

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Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women

 I want to talk about a relatively little-discussed aspect of the venture-capitalist sexual-harassment revelations that have rocked the Valley of late. In their wake, I have seen, first- and secondhand, men react with statements which can be collectively paraphrased as

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NSA says it is ‘not the best time’ to create a US-Russia cyber unit

Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin in Russia, the pair apparently discussed the idea of the two nations forming an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit.” It’s an unlikely partnership, to say the least, and NSA Director Mike Rogers has voiced his

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Attendees to disastrous Pokémon GO Fest refunded with PokéCoins and Lugia

Yesterday, Grant Park in Chicago was packed with thousands of Pokémon fans. People of all ages attended the Pokémon GO Fest in the hope of catching ultra-rare Pokémon at the special event, but things did not go well. A series

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All the features Microsoft is removing or deprecating in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Each new big update for Windows 10 introduces a wealth of new features. The forthcoming Fall Creators Update will be no different, delivering lots of improvements as well as new components like OneDrive Files On-Demand, and My People. But when

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Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent

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Networked eVscope would crowd-source amateur astronomy

The SETI Institute, in partnership with French startup Unistellar, wants to up the game for amateur astronomers by marketing a new small telescope that acts as a crowd-sourcing instrument. The Unistellar eVscope is a computerized 4.5-in (11.4-cm) refracting telescope that

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Networked eVscope would crowd-source amateur astronomy

The SETI Institute, in partnership with French startup Unistellar, wants to up the game for amateur astronomers by marketing a new small telescope that acts as a crowd-sourcing instrument. The Unistellar eVscope is a computerized 4.5-in (11.4-cm) refracting telescope that

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All Pokémon Go Fest attendees get a Legendary Pokémon, Articuno coming next

 Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokémon Go Fest: Legendary raids — the hardest form of the massive co-op battles that have players gather in the real world and team

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Drone registration coming to the UK

 The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Read More Go to Source

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Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup

 A student at Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not be the person at the show best equipped to answer, but I offered some simple

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Nicholas Stoller’s “Friends from College” and the Dangers of Nostalgia

Bruce Handy writes about Nicholas Stoller’s new Netflix series “Friends from College,” and about old pals who are bad for you. Go to Source

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Angry Former Spy Chiefs, Anxiety, and Discord at a Security Forum Over

David Rohde on a blistering and unprecedented critique of President Trump at this year’s Aspen Security Forum. Go to Source

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