San Francisco-based outfit AeriCam, who makes aerial photography rigs for a living, wants to make a flying camera drone that fits into your back pocket and while the wrist worn concept is a tad ambitious, this pocket-size flying camera could be a reality sooner than you think. dubbed Anura Flying Camera Drone, this tiny quadcopter is about the size of the iPhone 6 with its arms folded. little is known about this exciting endeavor except for it will be controlled with your iOS or Android smartphones via WiFi and it will, of course, has an onboard micro camera which will transmit the live footage to your mobile device so you can frame your shots. Continue reading Soon, You Will Be Able to Own a Foldable Flying Camera Drone That Fits Into Your Back Pocket
a videography drone is nothing groundbreaking, but one that can be worn and deployed right off your wrist? that surely sounds like totally out-of-this-world, but that’s exactly what the team behind Nixie Flyable and Wearable Camera wants to do. this wrist-worn flying concept camera is part of Intel’s Make it Wearable (MIW) challenge, where entrants are challenged to push wearable technology to the next level and Nixie is among one of the finalists. Nixie is nothing short of a compelling idea and a very bold one too. with the frame wrapping the wrist, the Nixie could detach itself at a flick of a wrist, fly a few feet away and snaps a couple of stills or perhaps grab some video footages, before returning to your wrist. while super tiny flying gadgets designed to do such a thing is not new, they are not wearable as Nixie has proposed it would. Continue reading These Guys Have a Bold Ambition: They Want to Make a Wearable Quadcopter with Camera for Your Wrist
while folks like Amazon and Google are still laying out plans to make drone delivery a reality, Deutsche Post DHL very own delivery drone had successfully made its first autonomous delivery flight to the Island of Juist, located at the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea, delivering emergency medication. the drone, aptly called Parcelcopter 2.0, has secured approval from the relevant authorities and ministries to operate in a restricted flight area and will commence the research runs starting September 26, plying the 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) route from the passenger port of Norddeich to a designated launch/landing pad on the Island of Juist. after which, DHL local courier service will take the parcel for the rest of the way. Continue reading DHL Parcelcopter Made First Autonomous Delivery Flight, Delivered Emergency Medication to Island of Juist
celebrated Italian design house Pininfarina is a staple name in the autosphere and is no stranger to a slew of exquisitely designed marvels, ranging from pen to sports equipment to architecture, but a drone? well, that had to be the first for the firm. the drone, a quadcopter known as Sky Rider, is produced in partnership with DeAgostini Publishing and is aesthetically, what you expect from the Italian company: a streamlined body, almost akin to that of a sports car, and finished in the most appropriate color which you never would have thought appropriate for the sky (that’s red, if you still have had a clue). while we can’t say if aerodynamic is of the greatest importance to a quadcopter since rotor-induced turbulence existing virtually all-round, it is nice to see a sleek aircraft that would remind us of the question ‘what if Ferrari has an aircraft?’ Continue reading This Is Sky Rider, A Semi-autonomous Flying Drone Designed By Pininfarina
Chocolate LEGO Lets You Have The Bricks And Eat It
who says you can’t have it all? in the case of Japanese artist Akihiro Mizuuchi’s chocolate LEGO, you certainly can have the fun and satisfy your sweet tooth too. the blocks fit together like real LEGO bricks, though it might be a little fragile to handle. obviously, not an official thing, but still awesome. LEARN MORE. [via]
Europe To Get Super Smash Bros Edition 3DS
the view for the Super Smash Bros Edition 3DS is divided. some say it is hideous, some adores it. i, for one, think it is pretty cool. the characters in grey scale against a red background is pretty classy. landing in EU market in October 3 to coincide with the new Smash Bros. release. LEARN MORE.
BlueJewelz Puts Notification Technology Into Real Jewelry
designed with busy ladies in mind, the BlueJewelz features a notification disc that can be use with a variety of BlueJewelz jewelry, which will notify the wearer with a distinct vibration as the notifications arrive. paired via Bluetooth, it will even alert users if they stray too far from their phone. from $119. BUY.
Big Ass Neptune Pine Smartwatch Now Available For Pre-order
remember that super cool, super big, standalone smartwatch called Neptune Pine. well, they done with crowdfunding and already shipping out the device to the first batch of Kickstarter backers. for those who have missed it, fret not, you can now pre-order yours from Neptune’s website. from $349. BUY.
Swann Outs Quadcopter Xtreem QuadForce With HD Videoing Capability
first of the new Xtreem collection, the QuadForce features 4-axis control via 2.4GHz controller, allowing it to fly up to 330 feet and most importantly, it has a color video camera built-in to capture up to 720p HD video and stores on micro SD card. simplest way to get your drone videoing career off the ground. $89.99. BUY.
Acer New Chromebook 13 Boasts an Impressive 13 Hours of Battery Life
Chromebook is well known for its lightweight OS with speedy boot up, though never quite for battery life. the Acer Chromebook 13 is about to change that. this NVIDIA Tegra K1 powered laptop has 13 hours to it, enough for you work through from New York to Beijing – if you have any Internet connectivity at all. BUY.
GoRigIt Turns Your GoPro Into A Point-and-Shoot Camera
fancy using your GoPro as a point-and-shoot camera? well, now you can with the GoRigIt Case for iPhone. the case features a special mount to fit your GoPro camera, so that you can frame your and review your footages right there and then. it also fits almost any GoPro mount too. from $49. BUY.
CaseCam Wants To Be The Ultimate Selfie iPhone Case With Kickstand
forget about selfie stick, CaseCam puts the ultimate selfie accessory into an iPhone case. it uses a kickstand-mirror to prop up your device, while an adjustable timer let you capture the selfie as you and your group poses. you can also use another device to remotely preview and take the pictures too. from $25. BUY.
U.S. Army Working On Palm-sized Miniature Drones For Squad-sized Units
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet weighs in at mere 16g is being developed to provide soldiers on squad level with real-time situational awareness and affording them to see around the corner or into the next room during combat missions. it will goes where regular size drones can’t. LEARN MORE. [via]
Dunlop Imagines What The Future Race Car Will Look Like
no FIA or whatsoever is involved here. this is purely the tire maker’s vision of the racer of the future. it went all out to gather opinions from motorsport enthusiasts and referring them to GP and Le Mans racecar designer Sergio Rinland to sketch out the “perfect racing machine of the future” you see you. LEARN MORE. [via]
This Is A Living And Breathing Man-made Biological Leaf
if humanity has any hope of surviving in space, we will need plants and since organic plants can’t grow in zero-gravity, NASA asked to create one that can, and this is the result and it works. the leaf consists of chloroplasts suspended in silk protein, which allows photosynthesis to occur. LEARN MORE.
Apparently, Super Strength Exoskeleton Suits Are Already In Use In South Korea
this happen in Daewoo shipyard where select workers wear this hydraulically-supported power suit and picks up 100 kg metal like nothing. the suits last for 3 hours per charge and lifts up to 100 kg. the suit reacts to natural human motion and the wearer can walk around with it on. LEARN MORE.
it may sounds like it, but no, the Hoverbike which Chris Malloy has been developing is not ready for your acquisition. first introduced more than two years ago, the Hoverbike is still in work-in-progress. in fact, the Hoverbike is now on second-generation design which saw it ditching the two-rotor system in favor for a more stable quad-rotor setup. so as you can imagine, it will take a while more before it will be commercially available. as for now, there is a miniature drone to content with if you are really into this Hoverbike thing. the 1/3rd Scale Hoverbike Drone, as it is officially known as, is essentially a radio controlled version of the second-generation Hoverbike at one-third of the actual size and promised to deliver superb stability. Continue reading Hoverbike Gets A 2nd-Gen Design, Wants You To Have A Go With The 1/3rd Scale Drone First
we don’t know how the heck did we let this product past our radar. anyways, as it turns out AirDog wasn’t the only follow-me action sports drone being peddled on Kickstarter. HEXO+ Autonomous Aerial Camera Drone was another which has just been successfully funded last week with a whopping $1.3 million in financial backing from over 2,300 backers. yet another prove that sportsmen are hell bent on dispensing with a cameraman. the development of drone is really a game-changer; it has promptly cannibalized the aerial helicopter rental and video camera support boom markets, and now with the autonomous drones, it only serves to solidify its position and in the process, eliminating the need for a dedicated camera altogether. Continue reading HEXO+ 6 Rotors Multicopter Wants You To Dispense With Dedicated Cameraman
action sports inexpensively and by virtually anyone, with or without flying experience, but what’s the fun of capturing others in action when you could be in the action and be captured in film? well, that’s precisely what a Palo Alto-based startup AirDog wants you to do with the AirDog Auto-follow Action Sports Drone and that’s to record your very own action sports video selfie. the concept of follow-me drone is not new, we have seen that a while back, but the AirDog here is specifically tailored for action sports and instead of tracking mobile signal to follow you, it has a wrist-mounted controller known as AirLeash which this dog-in-the-air will follow dutifully. Continue reading AirDog Is Your Personal Aerial Cameraman That Follows Wherever You Go
all this while Parrot has been referring its A.R.Drone as, well, drone, but is it really? we think not, at least not in our books. however, the new Parrot Bebop Drone might just be worthy of the drone namesake and not only that, it goes beyond the realm of toy by offering serious aerial videography – thanks to its onboard 14MP camera, equipped with a 180-degree FOV fisheye lens, which can pan and tilt while the drone hovers. behold, the era of personal aerial surveillance is upon us and before you know it, everyone is snooping on each other from the sky. the camera boasts 3-axis digital image-stabilization that maintains a smooth footage regardless of the drone’s movement and has an onboard storage of 8GB. also onboard is a 1,200 mAh lithium-ion battery with measly 12 minutes flight time per 2.5 hours charge, but thankfully, the battery is hot swappable so you can quickly switch to a fresh pack to continue your fun, albeit being slightly disrupted. Continue reading Parrot Bebop Drone Wants You To Take Aerial Video Like A Pro