Drone of the Day: Puma

Who even knew that Puma was an acronym—Pointer Upgrade Mission Ability— or that it has become the standard small drone of special operations forces? It provides capabilities never before available in small craft, and is significantly different than Raven. All of these small drones have some crucial difference that add… » 7/21/15 11:25am 7/21/15 11:25am

Drone of the Day: Pointer

Little heralded or known, in the actual revolution that brought small drones into virtually every combat unit of all four military services, Pointer was a pioneer. Developed first for the Marine Corps in 1986, Pointer was the first hand-held drone—45 pounds and transportable in a backpack. They were used in Desert… » 7/20/15 11:55am 7/20/15 11:55am

Giz Explains: Under the Hood of the Newest Laptops and Mobile Gear

If your head's spinning from the buckets of chip splooge that's shot out over the past couple days, we don't blame you. There's been a new mobile chip launched or announced by every major player in the biz (Intel, AMD, Nvidia and Via), so no wonder it's all sticky and running together. Don't worry, here's a quick… » 6/04/08 2:00pm 6/04/08 2:00pm

AMD Puma Mobile Platform Launching Next Week, Fighting the Good Fight

Intel's upcoming (and delayed) Centrino 2 isn't the only mobile platform in town. At Computex, AMD will be showing off its Puma platform, which is made up of a Turion Ultra CPU (aka Griffin), a mobile version of the 780G chipset and Mobility Radeon 3200 integrated graphics (yay synergy). AMD's mostly targeting "volume… » 5/29/08 3:00pm 5/29/08 3:00pm

iPod + Nike's Fat, Moldy Grandpa: Apple II Pumas

Before iPod + Nike, there was Apple II + Puma. The built-in pedometer in these 1980s clodhoppers look like a recipe for some cracklin' good shin splints, if you ask me. After pounding the pavement, you download the time and distance to the Apple II via its game port to track your progress, along with your knees'… » 3/24/08 12:40pm 3/24/08 12:40pm

Puma Challenges Pop Culture Mags to Build Bikes with $200, Recycled Parts and Personality

Look what happens when you approach your pals at various hip 'n' trendy magazines with a challenge: Sporting goods manufacturer Puma says, okay, build a $200 bicycle "depicting your magazine's personality" using only recycled bicycle parts. What was the result of this game Puma calls Re-Bike? You might think there'd… » 9/20/07 3:50pm 9/20/07 3:50pm