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Dutch Police Demonstrate How They Use Trained Eagles To Take Down Rogue Drones

With an increasing number of drones in the skies, police in the Netherlands have been training eagles to take intercept drones that are believed to be posing a danger to the public, such as airports and restricted, sensitive areas. “Despite concerns raised by animal rights groups, the police say the birds are not in any danger.” The Dutch “winged warriors” could go into action as early as next summer.
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Fidget Cube, The Perfect Desk Toy To Keep Your Fidgety Hands Busy Without Annoying Those Around You

Inventors Matthew and Mark McLachlan of Antsy Labs just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Fidget Cube, a premium desk toy designed to satisfy any fidgety impulses without annoying those around you. The six-sided cube has something to fidget with on each side, including clicking, gliding, flipping, spinning and more. With an original goal of $15,000, the Fidget Cube already has more than $2.3 million pledged from over 59,000 backers. To get your own Fidget Cube, pledge $19 or more here. Fidget Cube is expected to ship in December of 2016.