In a video that similar to those videos where humans push around ATLAS, researchers at Delft University of Technology have created a system that will let a quadrotor drone keep flying even if one of the propellers is broken. The video above – which is, arguably, pretty boring – shows…
Source: TechCrunch – Gadgets: Watch this quadrotor turn into a trirotor and keep flying


The Gadget Lab team breaks down this week’s tech news and welcomes special guest Ivy Ross to the show, to talk about the new Google Pixel products.
Source: Mashable: Gadget Lab Podcast: Ivy Ross, Google’s Head of Hardware Design


Billionaire tweets ‘visual approximation’ of bottle as company applies to use the name for tequila branded after the electric carsElon Musk is hitting the bottle – well, probably. Tesla has trademarked “Teslaquila”, a tequila branded after his electric car company.The product started as an April Fool’s joke when Musk claimed…
Source: The Guardian: Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark


In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dig deep into the Core i9-9900K, Intel’s first 8-core mainstream processor, and all the other new 9th-gen chips announced this week.We kick things off with an overview of the mainstream 9th-gen CPUs, Intel’s refresh of the Core…
Source: PCworld : The Full Nerd ep. 71: Core i9-9900K, Intel benchmark controversy, farewell Hyper-Threading?


In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust and abuse of power since Facebook Messenger doesn’t have an Unsend button. The next morning, Facebook suddenly announced that it would actually…
Source: TechCrunch – Social: Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

Will the next smart-home revolution take place in the kitchen? – CNET (CNET –


Tech startups, appliance manufacturers and chefs gathered this week at the Smart Kitchen Summit to discuss the future of the kitchen, introduce new products and more.
Source: CNET – Smart Home: Will the next smart-home revolution take place in the kitchen? – CNET


Amazon upgraded the sound, added seamless smart home hub controls and improved the look of the Amazon Echo Plus, all while keeping the $150 price tag.
Source: CNET – Reviews: Amazon Echo Plus (second-generation) review: Amazon’s fanciest speaker is still a tough sell – CNET


Facebook has announced a relatively small but significant purge of bad actors from the platform: 810 pages and accounts that have “consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” It may not seem like a lot, but it sounds like the company is erring on the side of…
Source: TechCrunch – Social: Facebook bans hundreds of clickbait farms for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’


Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out. Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info accessed, 14M’s bios too Visit this Facebook Help center link while logged in: https://www.facebook.com/help/securitynotice?ref=sec. Scroll down to the section “Is…
Source: TechCrunch – Social: Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach

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