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A hand-launched UAV called Puma just made history -- it's now known as the first drone to get the Federal Aviation Administration's seal of approval to do commercial flights over land. Puma, which was originally designed for military use by California company AeroVironment, has been doing surveill...

June 10th 2014 at 6:53pm 0 Comments
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Insitu's Scan Eagle X200 and AeroVironment's Puma (above) are the first UAVs to snag FAA approval for commercial operations, and they're set to take to the skies later this summer. Prior to this, the only way the private sector could fly an unmanned vessel in US airspace was with an experimental a...

July 31st 2013 at 5:36am 0 Comments
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So it's true, we're living in an age where people would shamelessly line up for certain electronics and luxurious fashion items. Why? Just because they can, and for that reason, some swanky outlets -- namely Christian Dior, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace -- have attempted t...

October 17th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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We never thought we'd live to see the day where we were talking on a shoe, Get Smart-style. Technology still hasn't advanced nearly enough to make authentic shoe-talking anything more than a distant dream, but the next best thing -- a phone from a shoe manufacturer -- is now available. Actually, "a...

July 6th 2010 at 3:53am 0 Comments
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Poor, poor Puma Phone. Barely we knew but now look upon you, chassis splayed by the rough, bitter hands at the FCC, ripped to bits like so many Marlboro wrappers. Your sacrifice is not in vain. When once we touched your plastic outsides we were told that no plans for a North American release had be...

May 3rd 2010 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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In an era where more and more game companies are opting to deliver expansions (and full games) solely through digital downloads, it's refreshing to see a major game update getting the retail box treatment. Rise of the Godslayer, the first expansion for Funcom's Age of Conan fantasy MMORPG, will be...

April 16th 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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We'll confess -- the Segway did a lot of damage to urban mobility as a whole, but General Motors (of all companies) might have just mended a wound we thought un-mendable. Unveiling today in Shanghai, the two-seater EN-V concept is a play on last year's altogether riveting (albeit forgotten) P.U.M.A...

March 24th 2010 at 11:43am 0 Comments
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Chalk one up for Sagem and Puma who apparently just want a cell to be fun -- and somehow, we're right there with them. The obviously-named Puma Phone launched today, and for a pretty basic handset, it was drawing some reasonably large crowds at the booth. That might be thanks to some of the silly s...

February 17th 2010 at 12:53am 0 Comments