Poll: 43% of Americans oppose the commercial use of drones, especially to make deliveries

A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows there are more Americans who oppose the use of commercial drones than there are Americans who support their use. Americans are especially opposed to the use of drones to deliver small packages.

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Flipping through The Manual: Backpacking flasks, socks and boots for the snow

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and…

The Manual

Volvo’s smart connected helmet keeps cyclists safe

Volvo, POC and Ericsson are developing a cloud-based system that can help drivers and cyclists look out for each other through a series of alerts — provided they have the right technology.

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Do cell phones cause cancer? Admit it: You couldn’t give yours up if they did

Phones can cause cancer. No, they can't. It's an argument which has gone on for years, and shows no sign of being settled. The trouble is, regardless of the outcome, smartphones have no become so important, we just don't seem to care if they're dangerous to…


Is it a router? Nope! It’s Asus’ new mini-PC

Are you looking for a small, silent computer that can tuck behind your monitor? Asus thinks it has just what you need with its new E210, a miniature desktop that leverages Intel's Bay Trail processor for efficient performance.


BlackBerry’s latest financial results show further signs of recovery

BlackBerry has announced its latest set of incomings and outgoings, and while the company still made a loss in the last quarter, there are indications that the firm is on the way back.


Could Lenovo’s next phone have a 46-day battery life?

Bigger batteries might at last be about to save us from charging smartphones up multiple times a day — rumors from China say Lenovo's next mobile will be able to keep going for over a month.


Woman assaults grandmother for denying Facebook friend request

Likely feeling spurned after her grandmother ignored her Facebook friend request, a 27-year-old Florida women decided that committing aggravated battery would be the best way to become Facebook friends.

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PC games in the living room don't get better than on CyberPower's Syber Vapor

Not quite a Steam Machine, but still a strong contender, the Syber Vapor I proves that Valve's failure to deliver Steam OS on time doesn’t mean the PCs built to take advantage of…

  • Pros: Works as a viable console replacement out of the box , Solid…
  • Cons: Initial cost might seem prohibitive to the console faithful…

Binge anyone? Hulu scores a heap of shows, from Fargo to Flipper

Hulu has made two major content deals this week that will bring a score of FX programming like Fargo and Tyran, as well as older shows from the MGM vault like Flipper, Green Acres, and the Addams Family.

Home Theater

Rolling solo at a hotel? Marriott wants to hook you up (with platonic pals)

Your next business stay at a Marriott hotel could be more like a hostel thanks to Six Degrees, a social-networking experiment designed to connect like-minded travellers staying under the same roof.


Here’s the only place at CES where your vote really matters

CES is host to two of the most entertaining tech spectacles you’ll ever see. At Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown, the makers of the most cutting-edge gadgets and apps are given a stage, an audience of hundreds, and just 4 minutes to sell their…


Vevo and Pandora apps pump up the jams on Xbox One

A selection of new media apps just went live on Xbox One, including those for the Pandora music streaming service and the music video channel Vevo.