Samsung is sticking a massive touchscreen on its next smart fridge

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Samsung is well-known for having some crazy ideas about how to integrate technology into people’s lives, and CES is undoubtedly ground zero for the strangest of them. It’s also well-known for big advertising blitzes, and so out in the public, main hallway at CES you will find massive banners advertising a new smart fridge with a massive screen.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this was just a Photoshop gone wrong, because it sure looks like a standard smart fridge with a huge smartphone pasted over one of the doors. It even has the Android-style capacitive buttons on the bottom. (It’s not clear whether the fridge uses Android, Tizen, or some other operating system.) Hopefully Samsung isn’t actually taking a user interface designed…

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DJI just launched new software to stop its drones from flying in restricted airspace

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On Thursday, drone manufacturer DJI launched a beta version of its new “geofencing” system, something the company says will keep its drones from flying into restricted airspace. The new feature is called Geospatial Environment Online (GEO), and it will let users know about areas where drone flight is restricted, either due to regulations or because of safety issues. It’s DJI’s way of appeasing the FAA, which has called for more regulation of drone flight this past year.

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Urban.us Raising $10 Million Fund To Invest In Startups That Impact City Living

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onewheel Venture fund Urban.us is gearing up to close a $10 million fund to continue investing in startups focused on impacting urban city living across mobility and logistics, environment, utilities and local government. Urban.us expects to close the fund later this year, but it has already committed some of that money to smart irrigation startup Rachio, FutureMotion, the maker of electric board… Read More

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