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This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done – TechCrunch

This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done – TechCrunch A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it, and then fly away like some …

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Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data – TechCrunch

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data – TechCrunch Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use …

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Netgear adds gigabit routers to its Orbi mesh – TechCrunch

Netgear adds gigabit routers to its Orbi mesh – TechCrunch My favorite mesh gear, Netgear’s Orbi, has gotten a considerable speed update. The new router, called the RBK50, supports Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology which will send gigabit wireless speeds from router to router in your mesh. WiFi 6 is still …

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D-Link thinks 5G will cut your cords forever – TechCrunch

D-Link thinks 5G will cut your cords forever – TechCrunch Network gear maker D-Link just announced a 5G router that sends high-speed Wi-Fi through your house without cables. The router, called the DWR-2010, should allow users to get massive speeds over 5G networks without running cable. Don’t expect to pick …

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UK police release airport drone suspects and admit there may not have been any drones after all – TechCrunch

UK police release airport drone suspects and admit there may not have been any drones after all – TechCrunch Less than a week after mystery drones grounded flights at the U.K’s second largest airport, wreaking havoc on as many as 140,000 people’s travel plans for the Christmas period, police have admitted …

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The LibreRouter project aims to make mesh networks simple and affordable – TechCrunch

The LibreRouter project aims to make mesh networks simple and affordable – TechCrunch In the city, we’re constantly saturated with the radio waves from ten or twenty different routers, cell towers, and other wireless infrastructure. But in rural communities there might only be one internet connection for a whole village. …

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Google’s Project Fi gets an improved VPN service – TechCrunch

Google’s Project Fi gets an improved VPN service – TechCrunch Google’s Project Fi wireless service is getting a major update today that introduces an optional always-on VPN service and a smarter way to switch between WiFi and cellular connections. By default, Fi already uses a VPN service to protect users …

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