Snap is a new portable and easy-to-fly drone equipped with a 4K resolution gimbal stabilized camera. The drone pairs with a smartphone app for manual or automatic control, including pre-programmed flight paths developed with professional directors. Snap breaks down to become easily portable, and features safety cages around its propellers.
The drone is expected to ship in the Spring of 2016, and is available for pre-order with a significant discount.
More on this expensive toy here, including several more videos.
Tuesday, Sep 8th 2015 (12:00am)
Wind turbines kill birds. Dams kill endangered species. Burning coal and oil kills everything. Nuclear is a disaster waiting to happen. Just how do we get our electrical energy? Water pipes may be the answer.
Monday, Jul 6th 2015 (1:53am)
Imagine, if you will, one of those little drone helicopters with all the rotors that're so popular with the teens these days. Now make it bigger, big enough to sit a couple of people in - it's the Volocopter.
For our physically challenged friends, many communities have installed ramps at public buildings. Many have not. For the latter category, there is a solution in early development.
Wednesday, Jun 17th 2015 (2:53pm) | Thanks: Squid
A generation ago, getting a prosthetic limb fitted usually amounted to a having a heavy, nearly useless hunk of plastic and metal tacked onto your body. But bionic hands such as this one illustrate just how quickly that’s all changing.
Monday, Jun 1st 2015 (12:20am)
This is the type of project that could come in handy when you find yourself stuck in the bush with no stores in site. We are shown how to use the resistive properties of the pencil lead to act as a voltage divider and drop the voltage to a safe level for phone charging.
Just a little salty language. I know you're not offended but your cube mate might be.
Friday, Apr 17th 2015 (4:34am) | Thanks: Hackedgadgets
An exploration of how clocks and the measurement of time impact humanity.
Thursday, Feb 19th 2015 (12:02am)
So you don't want to plop down $25 or more to file your taxes this year. Maybe your accountant is getting far too expensive. Here are several free alternatives to complete your income taxes.
Thursday, Jan 8th 2015 (12:42am)
London-based artist Jim Buell has created Blink, an electronic news ticker that algorithmically generates an unending stream of sensational nonsense headlines like “Justin Bieber Executes Dog in America” and “Medical Suspect Marries Radical Tree.” According to Buell, Blink is a commentary on the pervasive addiction to low quality news and dubious information in contemporary culture. Buell imagines that such a device might be used in the near future to algorithmically generate junk news for public consumption.
Monday, Dec 22nd 2014 (12:12am)
During the Cold War, the US Air Force operated the world's fastest air-breathing aircraft - the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Colonel Rich Graham tells BBC Future what made it so special.
Monday, Dec 8th 2014 (10:24am)
Mechanical calculators are opened to reveal their incredibly complex analog innards in a fascinating photo series by photographer Kevin Twomey. The calculators in the series, most of which are from the 1960s, are part of the collection of engineer Mark Glusker. Glusker has amassed about 100 machines since starting his collection in 1995. Wired has more on the photos and the collection.
Wednesday, Nov 19th 2014 (8:04am)
This termite-inspired robotic system is quite interesting. Just like tossing a bunch of construction people onto a job if one of them calls in sick the job will still progress that day. But in a typical robotic assembly line if the robot that does a particular step breaks down the entire line is down until that robot is repaired. Just imagine tossing a bunch of generic robots into an area with a goal in mind but no specific rules as to which robot will do what.
Monday, May 5th 2014 (2:47am) | Thanks: Hacked Gadgets
From the MIT Media Lab.
Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that's only the beginning.
Friday, Apr 25th 2014 (12:01am) | Thanks: Jaxon
Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m (0.3 mile) stretch of highway in the Netherlands. Studio Roosegaarde promised the design back in 2012, and after cutting through rather a lot of government red tape we can finally see the finished product.
If you've ever wanted to recreate the cinema in your living room, or wondered what Star Trek's holodeck would really be like, Microsoft may have the answer.
The firm has revealed an astonishing prototypes projector and scanner than can turn an entire living room into a screen.
The IllumiRoom proof-of-concept system from Microsoft Research has been shown off playing games in a stunning promotional video.
Wednesday, Mar 5th 2014 (5:15pm)
Best Song About Masturbation
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
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