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The Magic Kingdom of Drones

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The word drone has such a scary connotation but what if you add Disney in with it. Disney and drones? The happiest place on earth and a scary word like drone. What could those two things possibly have in common? Disney released a statement recently that they have filed patents to use drones in its parades. The patents list three ways that Disney would like to use the drones. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Acquires Nest Labs for $3.2B

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Nest Labs, the manufacturer of the popular internet-connected Nest thermostat, has been acquired by Google for $3.2 Billion in cash. Google Ventures already was an investor in Nest, so the acquisition wasn’t too surprising. What does that mean for all of us? Google will be in millions more of our homes now. I suspect that this will catapult the Internet of Things, which has already been Android heavy, as demonstrated at CES last week. Nest had been rumored to be in talks with Apple, as the device is very much Apple-esque in design – simple and aesthetic. The real value behind the purchase is in it’s founder, Tony Fadell. He was behind Apple’s iPod and the early iPhone. If Google’s lucky, he will stick around and have his hand in the design of the rest of Google’s hardware suite.

CES 2014 – Coolest Gadgets and Services

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Here are some of the coolest gadgets and services we expect to be announced at CES 2014: Read the rest of this entry »

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