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Flybrix is a modular drone for kids that's built almost entirely out of Legos

Flybrix, a startup based in San Francisco, has created a drone that can be built almost entirely out of Lego bricks. It's modular, too, and better yet programmable: Its flight computer can interpret commands.
Home

With the Securifi Almond 3, its associated Alexa skills, even your router can be smart

On Thursday, Securifi announced the release of its Almond 3 Smart Home Wi-Fi system. Integrated with Echo's Alexa, the Almond 3 allows multiple units to come together to create a broad Wi-Fi network
Gaming

Modder replicates ‘No Man’s Sky’ in ‘Doom,’ and it’s truly a sight to behold

Modder Robert Prest spent the last three weeks turning the popular shooter Doom into Hello Games' No Man's Sky. Everything from minerals to space stations has made it into the modded adventure.
Computing

Universal Stylus Initiative 1.0 is here, but devices won’t be until 2018

Tired of expensive, device-specific styluses? The Universal Stylus Initiative wants to blow the category open and make any device work with any stylus. An official version of the specification has been approved.
Deals

Ditch your dusty keyboard and mouse for Bastron’s touch-sensitive glass combo

Touch-sensitive keyboards are the norm when it comes to smartphones, but now you can give your desktop a modern-day upgrade with Bastron's B9 Glass Bluetooth Keyboard. The touch keyboard also doubles as a mouse with gesture control support.
Computing

Warning from police: Never plug in a USB stick you get in the mail

If you found an unmarked USB stick that you knew wasn't yours, your first reaction might be to stick it in your PC to find out what's on it. But beware – it could be infected with some nasty malware.
Computing

New ROG Strix GL702VM gaming laptop from Asus is slim, powerful, and stylish

Asus is getting ready to ship the Republic of Gamers Strix GL702VM laptop packing Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics chip. The screen supports Nvidia's G-Sync tech, which syncs the displays refresh rate with the graphics chip's output.
Photography

New custom overlays make 360Fly action-cam shots look like a video game

Beware, using this software may remind you of your favorite racing video game. A new partnership between 360Fly and RaceRender allows users to upload custom speedometers, track maps, and more to their own 360 footage.
Mobile

15 useful Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know about

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master with this guide.
Computing

Lenovo confirms and denies locking Linux operating systems out of Yoga notebooks

Lenovo has reportedly locked some of their popular Yoga notebooks, preventing users from installing Linux. Statements from the company have been contradictory, sparking a debate on both sides.
Computing

Samsung’s stick-shaped ‘960’ SSDs can make your desktop or laptop crazy fast

Samsung launched two new M.2-class stick-shaped 960 Series SSDs to boost the performance of a laptop or desktop. They are based on Samsung's stacked V-NAND technology and will be made available sometime in Octobver starting at $130.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 13: Does MacOS Sierra prove Apple doesn’t care about the Mac?

Apple's newest version of Mac OS X - sorry, MacOS - offers a few interesting new features, including Siri. But is it enough to restore faith in Mac fanatics?