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Drone fight club pits two quadcopters against one another for aerial supremacy

  • Two drones go in, one comes out. This is the mantra for a new underground sport known as drone dueling. In it, quadcopters of all shapes and sizes take to the skies to duke it out until only one remains. For a pilot, the mission is simple: kill or be killed. Battles often take place outdoors, although exhibitions like Maker Faire have brought them inside (and surrounded the battleground with safety netting) in an attempt to draw larger crowds. After matching up two teams, the aim is for one drone to knock the other out of the air three times.…

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5 reasons why Samsung's QLED should be your next TV

  • Television technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, with the introduction of 4K displays followed closely by the arrival of high-dynamic-range (HDR) colour. But with most of the TVs on the market offering both these technologies, the process of narrowing down the best television has again become a tricky task – one that may leave you asking “Aren’t all 4K HDR televisions the same?” Walking into any electronics store and taking a squiz at the tellies on show should immediately tell you that the answer that that question is a firm “No” — one that’ll be even further driven home when you’ve laid eyes on Samsung’s class-leading QLED TVs and experienced their unmatched picture quality. Once you’ve seen what QLED is capable of, it’ll likely be difficult for you to settle for any other television. If you’re thinking of getting a brand new set, here are five reasons we think why you should make it a Samsung QLED TV.

    Quantum dot technology

    Quantum dot light-emitting diodes (or QLED for short) are a display technology that uses photoluminescent quantum dots to add light to the colour spectrum. Most manufacturers like to boast about the millions of colours their TVs can display, but only Samsung QLED can deliver those colours to their full, incredibly vivid potential.

    100% colour volume

    Only Samsung QLED TVs are able to reach 100% colour volume. Why is this important? Because while many televisions have the ability to display an enormous number of colours, they won’t actually look good unless they’re matched by vibrance. Simply raising the brightness level on your television won’t fix the problem – the colours themselves are what need to be turned up. With QLED, colours can be as bold and intense as they are in real life.

    HDR-enhanced contrast

    Offering a much wider colour gamut than televisions limited to standard dynamic-range visuals, Samsung’s QLED is able to display colours exactly as they appear in real life. This expanded colour detail combined with exceptional contrast means that you’ll be able to witness subtle details that might have previously gone unseen. Even challenging white-on-white colour palettes offer much more clarity and definition thanks to the power of HDR.

    Peak brightness

    Impressively, Samsung’s new QLED range is capable of achieving a peak brightness of 1,500 to 2,000 nits – that’s twice as much as Samsung’s SUHD models from last year. Most OLED TVs can only produce between 500 and 1,000 nits of brightness, making Samsung QLED vastly superior to other televisions on the market when it comes to displaying startlingly bright and beautiful images. You won’t find any dimness here.

    Never experience burn-in again

    Unlike OLED and other display technologies, quantum dots are far less susceptible to burn-in, so you don’t have to worry about images becoming permanently ghosted on your screen and ruining your viewing experience. Quantum dot displays will remain stable and consistent for far longer, so you can expect Samsung’s QLED to keep delivering unrivalled picture quality for a long, long time. 

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Hey Tinder, here’s how you solve the ‘who pays for the date’ problem

  • Dating apps are great for landing hot dates, but who should pay for it? According to Cosmopolitan, 25-percent of women say their partner should always pick up the bill and 40-percent think that going halfsies is the safest play. But 80-percent of guys believe that they need to pay for every date during the relationship.  Deciding who pays for the date leaves everyone confused and anxious about grabbing the check, but there is a way to end this problem. Every dating app needs a coin-flip feature that decides who pays for the date. This virtual coin would resolve the never-ending…

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    10 hours 58 min ago

Twitch's app gets a major redesign, adds livestreaming and more

  • Twitch today announced several changes are coming to its mobile app, including the ability to livestream directly from the app and a brand-new interface.

    While the update won't let streamers broadcast games from their phone just yet (sorry, any on-the-go Hearthstone players), it will allow for live broadcasts from your device's camera.

    Twitch on mobile is also receiving a major overhaul to its UI, helping it function more like its big-brother desktop counterpart. New features include a navigation bar, a Dark Mode for easier-on-the-eyes nighttime viewing, Instant Playlists, and a Pulse feed for content recommendations.

    Today's app update is just one of many initiatives undertaken by the Amazon-owned streaming service to boost its audience. Other changes of late include opening its own game store, offering free in-game goodies to Twitch Prime subscribers, and encouraging content beyond gaming such as cooking programs and even woodworking streams.

    Twitch's updated app rolls out starting today for iOS and Android devices, but isn't expected to be available to everyone until "early July." 

    In the meantime, consult our guide to using Twitch so you can get a headstart on your streaming career.

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Inmarsat's European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches

It’s not your imagination, you are waiting longer for an UberPOOL using your commuter card

  •  Use a commuter benefits card to take UberPOOL? You might have noticed you have a much longer wait time to get a ride than those using just a regular credit card. We first received a tip that this might be happening to commuters, so I asked around and found out several other commuter card-carrying friends were experiencing the same thing. This morning I had one of these friends test it out and… Read More

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Crunch Report | Tinder Unveils New Gold Subscription

  •  Today’s Stories  Tinder’s new subscription, Tinder Gold, lets you see who already likes you Google unveils Advr, an experimental Area 120 project for advertising in VR Equal Rights Center sues Uber for denying equal access to people who use wheelchairs Waymo’s self-driving van hits the desert to see if it can stand the heat The latest in the Binary Capital blowup —… Read More

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