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The Smart-Tech Future Beckons to Us From the CES Gadget Show

By  Ryan Nakashima LAS VEGAS (AP) — Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you’ve never noticed. Much of that computing isn’t doing much while segregated into individual devices. […]

Aerial Drones Fly Wisconsin Skies, Go Into Legal Gray Area

By Pat Schneider COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (AP) — On a recent golden autumn morning, a half-dozen members of the Madison Area Radio Control Society basked in lawn chairs on a former cow pasture in Cottage Grove where they fly their planes when the quiet was interrupted by a buzzing sound. “Mosquitoes!” shouted one of the […]

Tech Guide: Gadgets That Make Your Wrist Smarter

By Anick Jesdunan SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — If you’re looking for a device to track your fitness, alert you to incoming messages and occasionally let you buy stuff with a scan or a tap, there’s no shortage of computerized wristwatches to choose from. Over the past several months, I’ve tested numerous smartwatches for iPhones and […]

Automatic Setting For Hilit Drop-in HDI-P Anchors

Plano, Texas — Mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors will find the new Hilti HDI-P short drop-in anchors and automatic setting tool system to be 50 percent faster than traditional installation methods requiring overhead hammering. As the only automatic setting system available for short drop-in anchors, the HDI-P auto setting tool and stop drill bit combo […]

Hilti AG 500-A18 Offers Performance and Productivity

Plano, Texas — The third generation Hilti Cordless cut-off tool AG 500-A18 has blurred the line between corded performance and cordless productivity. The AG 500-A18 has increased performance due to a 5.2 Ah battery and improved electronics which means more efficiency and power during grinding applications. Featuring a keyless quick-change flange and a brushless motor […]