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M-Air drone lab opens with eyes on the skies

M-Air drone lab opens with eyes on the skies

Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan College of Engineering has lift-off. On Wednesday, it celebrated the grand opening of M-Air, an outdoor drone flying lab on north campus. The 9,600-square-foot, netted complex sits in between the aerospace research building and the soon-to-be Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, which is to open in 2020.
Bitcoin Breaches $7,000 in Downbeat End to Dismal Quarter

Bitcoin Breaches $7,000 in Downbeat End to Dismal Quarter

Bitcoin’s miserable quarter isn’t over yet. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market value dropped below the $7,000 mark Friday morning in Asia, the first time it’s breached that level since early February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
PlayStation VR is getting a significant and permanent price drop

PlayStation VR is getting a significant and permanent price drop

If you’ve been holding off jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon, Sony may have just announced the incentive you need to make the leap: a price cut. On the official PlayStation Blog, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation VR headset will be receiving a permanent price cut in the US and UK from March 29 and Australia from April 2.
Seattle-area home market heats up yet again, leading the country for 17th straight month

Seattle-area home market heats up yet again, leading the country for 17th straight month

Single-family-home values in the metro area of King, Snohomish and Pierce counties have been rising faster than anywhere else in the country since mid-2016. Seattle kicked off 2018 the same way it spent the prior year and a half, as the hottest real-estate market in the country, with no slowing down.
Reddit Drops Bitcoin Payment Option For 'Gold' Membership

Reddit Drops Bitcoin Payment Option For 'Gold' Membership

Social media website Reddit is no longer accepting bitcoin as payment for its Reddit Gold membership program. On Friday, users began commenting in the /r/BTC subreddit that the only available payment methods for the service are credit cards and PayPal,
How the IoT is helping shrimp farmers get healthy bumper crops

How the IoT is helping shrimp farmers get healthy bumper crops

Azlogica is one of Colombia's leading users of the IoT, for many different apps. If you have a taste for shrimp, then Colombia could be the place for you: the county yields a large proportion of the world's supply.
Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Air New Zealand said Tuesday that a drone came within meters of a flight descending into Auckland Airport from Tokyo, putting the safety of 278 passengers and crew at risk. After Sunday’s incident, the national carrier is calling for prison terms for drone operators who endanger lives.
Coinbase will support Ethereum ERC20 tokens on its exchange

Coinbase will support Ethereum ERC20 tokens on its exchange

Coinbase has traditionally been extremely selective when it comes to adding new coins on its platform, but it appears things might be about to change: the San Francisco-based company has announced plans to support Ethereum-based ERC20 tokens on its cryptocurrency exchange desk in the near future.
Apple reveals new $299 iPad at education-themed event

Apple reveals new $299 iPad at education-themed event

Apple released a new affordable iPad model on Tuesday that supports Apple Pencil and is compatible with all-new versions of Apple's word processing, spreadsheet and presentation apps. The new iPad will be offered to schools for $299 and is available to order today. It will start shipping and arriving in stores this week. Consumers can buy it for $329.
A $178 wine bottle that connects to Wi-Fi raised $6 million from investors, and now the startup is shutting down

A $178 wine bottle that connects to Wi-Fi raised $6 million from investors, and now the startup is shutting down

Kuvée, a startup making a wine bottle with a color touchscreen that connects to Wi-Fi, announced in an email to customers on Wednesday that it is shutting down. The bottle, called Kuvée FreshPour, promised to keep wine fresh for over 30 days. But it only worked with cartridges filled with wine sold by Kuvée,


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