DJI Spark drone is so small and smart, it could be a game-changer

DJI Spark drone is so small and smart, it could be a game-changer

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SOURCE:mashable.comDJI unveiled its tiny Spark drone on Wednesday, and it's sort of the anti-drone for consumers. It's small enough to fit in your hand, launches and lands from there, can be controlled almost entirely with gestures, lets you take a selfie from just 10 feet away, has a whole collection of pre-programmed video shots to help you figure out what to do with it, and even charges via a standard micro USB port.  Plus it's available at a consumer-friendly price of $499.It is, in other words, the answer to the two questions DJI hears from consumers most about drones:  "Is it easy to fly?" "How am I going to use it?" The drone, which goes on pre-sale today and ships mid-June, seeks to dramatically shorten the distance from a consumer buying a drone (DJI said 46% of costumers h
Couple Get Eaten by Their Own Dogs After Their Bodies Lay Dead for Two Months

Couple Get Eaten by Their Own Dogs After Their Bodies Lay Dead for Two Months

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SOURCE:TORI.NGThe incident occurred at this apartment   A Spanish couple were eaten by their hungry pet dogs after their bodies lay undiscovered for two months, Daily Star UK reports.   The pair’s daughter alerted police who made the horrific discovery after calling round their country home in the Majorcan town of Llucmajor to check on them but finding the entrance locked.   The male pensioner, a 73-year-old known only as Andreu, died from natural causes caused by a heart problem and his Alzheimer sufferer wife Joana, 70, starved to death after being unable to look after herself.   Two of their pet dogs were also found dead but another four, including a Labrador, were saved and removed from the couple’s rundown home by the authorities.   Andreu’s body is said to have been almost total
Judah Vs. The Machines: SeuratBot is an artistic robot that knows art, but lacks purpose

Judah Vs. The Machines: SeuratBot is an artistic robot that knows art, but lacks purpose

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comIf art is a window into the soul, what does art discover when it peers deep into the inner-workings of a robot? In this installment of Judah vs the Machines, actor Judah Friedlander tests his art skills against a robot designed to make visually appealing art in different artistic styles. Friedlander met with Alex Reben, a robotics designer in Berkeley, Calif., who has built a robot that can take images and recreate them with unique flairs. The robotic creation, called SeuratBot in honor of the French post-Impressionist painter, may not be pouring its heart and soul into the artwork it creates but its technical skills make it a formidable competitor for Judah who is obviously very passionate about the finer things. Before jumping into a competition of artisti
Amazon adds shoppable stickers to its iOS app

Amazon adds shoppable stickers to its iOS app

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comUsing stickers to decorate your photos is a common feature found in social apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others. But today, stickers have started showing up in a more surprising place: Amazon’s mobile app. Following a recent update, Amazon has added support for stickers within its iOS app’s camera feed – the feature that allows you to search for products on its site by viewing real-world objects through your phone’s camera. This is an odd, but interesting move by the company, which has been upgrading its flagship mobile application to offer more than just traditional shopping in recent months. For example, Amazon integrated its virtual assistant Alexa into its app this March, allowing consumers to play music while they shop, ask question
Bola Tinubu Hosts Former Boxing Champion Holyfield at His Ikoyi Residence (Photos)

Bola Tinubu Hosts Former Boxing Champion Holyfield at His Ikoyi Residence (Photos)

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SOURCE:TORI.NGFive-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, has been hosted by Ahmed Tinubu at his residence in Ikoyi Lagos. Ahmed Tinubu and former boxing champion, Evander Holyfield   National Leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Mr Bola Tinubu on Wednesday hosted the five-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, at his residence in Ikoyi Lagos.    The two are billed to slug it out at an exhibition boxing match as part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of the State, and to also give back to the society through his foundation.  Source link
Tension Brews as IPOB Declares Sit-at-home in 10 Northern Cities… See Details

Tension Brews as IPOB Declares Sit-at-home in 10 Northern Cities… See Details

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SOURCE:TORI.NG  The Indigenous People of Biafra on Wednesday declared that its sit-at-home order scheduled for May 30 had been extended to 10 areas in northern Nigeria and Abuja, The Punch reports.   It gave the 10 areas to include: Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Makurdi, Gigawa, Jalingo, Yola and Lafia.   It added that the order would also be observed in Ibadan, Benin, and Lagos.   In a press statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra  State by the media and publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, the group urged its members to strictly observe the order wherever they would be.   It maintained that this year’s Remembrance Day celebration of the group necessitating the sit-at-home would be unique and significant in every ramification.   The statement said “We the indigenou
Federal Executive Council Approves New Committee to Fix Minimum Wage

Federal Executive Council Approves New Committee to Fix Minimum Wage

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SOURCE:TORI.NGFEC approves Committee on new minimum wage.    Nigeria’s  Federal Executive Council chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate with labour unions and work out  a new minimum wage.   Labour Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige announced this at the end of the meeting in Abuja, and said members will be drawn from the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Organised Private Sector and the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress.   Labour has tabled a minimum wage of N50,000, almost three times more than the present N18,000, being paid with difficulties by many states.   On Friday, Ngige had said FEC would review the report of the joint committee on the National Minimum Wage.
FG Seeks Extradition of 311 Powerful Nigerians

FG Seeks Extradition of 311 Powerful Nigerians

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SOURCE:TORI.NG    In its bid to stem the tide of criminally-minded Nigerians from hibernating in foreign lands after committing heinous crimes in the country, the Federal Government has sought the repatriation of no fewer than 311 of such suspects from their hideouts across the world.   The government has not, however, revealed the identities of the suspects, the amount looted by them and where they are taking refuge at the moment. But while that remains, the government has also received 636 extradition requests from foreign governments to assist them in dealing with such elements, who fled their lands after committing serious offences.   The suspects are wanted in their home countries to answer to alleged crimes perpetuated by them before they fled such countries to seek safe haven in
Wealthfront now helps users save up for their kids’ college tuition

Wealthfront now helps users save up for their kids’ college tuition

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comRobo-advisor Wealthfront originally came to market with a product to automate retirement savings, but over time has expanded to provide other financial tools. Today, the company is announcing a new product aimed at helping parents save for their children’s college education. Wealthfront’s college savings tool is launching as part of Path, the company’s automated financial planning app launched earlier this year. With Path, users are able to connect all of their bank, credit card, mortgage and other accounts and get a holistic view of their financial health. It was created to help users see where they’re money is going and find ways for them to save more toward retirement. But, of course, Wealthfront recognizes that building a retirement nest egg is just one goa