Drone ban: FAA adds to the list of places where you can’t fly your bird

The FAA has banned drone flights over nuclear sites … not that you were thinking about flying your machine over such a facility, of course. Violators face criminal charges, the FAA confirmed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/drone-ban-faa-adds-to-list-places-where-can-t-fly-your-bird.html

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Don't fly your drone within 35 miles of Sunday's Super Bowl, FAA warns

If you’re a drone owner who’s down Houston way on Sunday and you’re thinking how cool it’d be to get an aerial shot of the Super Bowl, forget it. The FAA has imposed a flight ban within 35 miles of the stadium.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/03/dont-fly-your-drone-within-35-miles-sundays-super-bowl-faa-warns.html

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MIT researchers create 'Cilllia' — a sensor-filled 3D-printed hair

Thinking small, the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab bucked the trend that bigger is better, using their 3D printing skills to produce a micro-pillar hair they call Cilllia. The 50-um hair can detect changes in the environment and even respond to touch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/20/mit-researchers-create-cilllia-sensor-filled-3d-printed-hair.html

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New iPads are coming: Get up to $250 for your old iPad trade-in plus a 10% cash bonus this week

Article Image Thinking of purchasing one of the 2016 iPad models that Apple is rumored to be introducing next week? Then there’s no better time than now to lock in a cash trade-in offer of up to $250 for your old iPad, plus you’ll get an additional 10% cash bonus and up to 4 weeks to drop your device in the mail.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e3fbf82/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C140Cnew0Eipads0Eare0Ecoming0Eget0Eup0Eto0E250A0Efor0Eyour0Eold0Eipad0Etrade0Ein0Eplus0Ea0E10A0Ecash0Ebonus/story01.htm

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Google wants to deliver stuff using self-driving trucks with storage lockers

As Google continues work on developing its self-driving car technology, it seems the company is now thinking of using the same gear to create autonomous delivery vehicles as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/10/google-wants-to-deliver-stuff-using-self-driving-trucks-with-storage-lockers.html

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5 Customer Relationship Objectives for the Growing Biz

The amount of effort spent on talking and thinking about the best ways to connect with customers truly is incredible. The amount of ink spilled — real and virtual — the number of conferences held, and the dollars spent on efforts and expertise are vast. The irony is that businesses often start out with a natural ability to behave in a customer-centric way. When a business is small enough, it can have significant knowledge of its customers. It’s when the business scales that this knowledge starts to become unmanageable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82839.html?rss=1

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Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Which game console is best?

Xbox One vs. PS4
How do the PS4 and Xbox One compare with each other? If you’re thinking about buying one of these two consoles — or just want ammunition for bragging rights — here’s what you need to know.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/156273-xbox-720-vs-ps4-vs-pc-how-the-hardware-specs-compare

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Starting a Startup: Tips for Budding E-Commerce Entrepreneurs

So you’re thinking of starting an e-commerce business. It’s an exciting prospect, but it also can be daunting. How do you even begin? How can you ensure that your startup gets past being a startup? It’s important, first of all, to understand one thing about e-commerce: Just because it’s online doesn’t mean it’s easy. In fact, many of the basic business principles are the same for both online and brick-and-mortar stores. With that in mind, here are a few tips to get you going with your new enterprise.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82657.html?rss=1

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Processing Customer Loyalty

I’ve had to do a lot of thinking about customer loyalty lately, both for my book and more recently for client engagements. What’s interesting is how chaotic this market is and how many people are writing about it with very little data. There isn’t even strong agreement on the similarities and differences between rewards programs and loyalty. Are they the same? How? We’re all familiar with rewards programs such as frequent flier offers. You collect miles for your trips and eventually cash in the miles for free travel and upgrades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82597.html?rss=1

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Waze app directions take woman to wrong address, where she is killed

The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676960/s/4a72ba63/sc/28/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C10A0C0A50Camericas0Cbrazil0Ewrong0Edirections0Edeath0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Itech/story01.htm

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Gas Stations Are Hackable Too, It Turns Out

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Auto fans have spent the past couple of weeks thinking about hackers. As our cars become increasingly networked — not just through telematics systems like Uconnect and OnStar, but also through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications — the risk of bad guys and gals tinkering with those networks goes up.

Well, if you’re one of those folks who truly fears the havoc that hackers can wreak, we have some bad news: they’re now targeting gas stations.

But wait, it gets worse: the gas stations aren’t really fighting back.

Following some mischief at a gas stations monitoring system in February, tech researchers Stephen Hilt and Kyle Wilhoit set up dummy systems to see if hackers would take the bait. They did. Repeatedly — especially on the systems that appeared to be in the U.S.

Some weren’t attacked, per se, just “pinged” so that hackers could verify that they were there. If the baddies found a use for them in the future, they could come back.

Others forays were more intrusive. On at least two occasions, hackers changed the names of Hilt and Wilhoit’s systems entirely. Based on the new names, it’s believed that the two groups of hackers belonged to the Iranian Dark Coders Team and the Syrian Electronic Army.

The good news is, gas station monitoring systems can’t be used to do anything that’s directly disruptive. For example, hackers can’t take control of a system and blow up a gas station.

The bad news is, hackers can still cause a lot of headaches by messing with these systems. For example, they could alter the readings on a particular station so that a fuel truck delivering refills could cause a tank to overflow, creating a fire hazard. The hackers could also keep tabs on delivery schedules and plan attacks that way. They could also burrow in and insert their own safety systems, locking fuel companies out until they’d paid a ransom.

The worse news? There’s not a lot of security on many of these systems, mostly because the companies that own them don’t see the potential for danger. Hilt and Wilhoit have published a whitepaper encouraging companies to take their systems offline or beef up security dramatically.

Oh well: one more thing to worry about. Or maybe another reason to consider that electric car you’ve had your eye on.

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The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/oh-great-hackers-are-after-our-gas-stations-now

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Apple Watch competition: Android Wear still kicking

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Apple Watch is the only smartwatch worth buying. But watches running Android Wear are alive, kicking, and getting better.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/25/apple-watch-competition-android-wear-still-kicking/

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Xbox One vs. PS4: How the hardware specs compare (updated for 2015)

Xbox One vs. PS4
How do the PS4 and Xbox One compare with each other in 2015? If you’re thinking about buying one of these two consoles–or just want ammunition for bragging rights–here’s what you need to know.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/156273-xbox-720-vs-ps4-vs-pc-how-the-hardware-specs-compare

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Museums say no to selfie sticks in bid to protect exhibits (and humans)

If you’ve been thinking about heading to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art with the intention of using your selfie stick to grab a shot alongside Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950, forget it – articulated monopods are now banned.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/11/museums-say-no-to-selfie-sticks-in-bid-to-protect-exhibits-and-humans/

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