The Navy plans to put the first laser weapon on a ship, the Galaxy Note 8 rivals the iPad Mini, and Starbucks offers a new way to get iTunes freebies.
by Bridget Carey
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Lasers are coming soon to a battleship near you. The U.S. Navy posted a video of a laser weapon that set fire to a drone, and it plans to put one on a ship by the end of the year. One shot of energy from the laser costs about $1.
Also featured in this tech roundup:
- The Galaxy Note 8 is an impressive 8-inch tablet that's tripped up by a $400 price tag. But if you like a stylus, you might not mind that it's more expensive than an iPad Mini. Read the full CNET review here.
- Starbucks is offering a new way to download the Pick of the Week iTunes freebies: through the app, over its in-store Wi-Fi network. And there's an exceptionally good freebie being offered this week to test out the new feature.