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The Apple computer of easy to fly quadcopters, DJI,  is planning on releasing this new drone copter On 1/23/18 but somehow it snuck out a day early. Again, just like Apple. Wink wink. This little guy looks like a hybrid between a Mavic Pro and a Spark and is named the Mavic Air. Specs for the DJI Mavic Air include a 32-megapixel camera, a 3-way gimbal, 4k video capture, and a panorama mode. Gesture control and obstacle avoidance are still included. Flight time is expected to be about 21-mintues and comes in black, red, and white. A...

I am a big fan of Apple Maps now that they have gotten better and don’t send me on wild goose chases. With that said, I often find myself using the Waze app when going on longer trips or when I may be driving a bit faster than the speed limit. For those of you not familiar with the Waze app, it uses crowd sourced data to update you of a where the cops are hiding (and other things as well). Pretty cool app. The Escort Max 360C ($700) might just be the next purchase as it not only uses crowd data for spotting police but also has...

Drones, and DJI specifically, have come a long way in the last few years. Flight distances, telemetry, obstacle avoidance, silky smooth gimbals, high quality cameras, and size reduction are just a few of the areas that have improved massively. DJI has just addressed two more issues in an effort to perfect the quadcopter with their latest DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The Mavic Pro Platinum has an 11% gain in flight time (30 minutes) and a 60% reduction in noise (4dB less). The Mavic Pro Platinum is already for pre-sale at $1,099, a $100 increase...

This chubby little robotic fish is the world’s first bionic wireless underwater drone. This fish drone is named BIKI and it has a 4k camera, a wireless controller, a Smartphone app for control, and a battery life of up to 150 minutes. The BIKI isn’t going to complete an deep sea missions but it can dive to 196 feet and will even come to the surface when its battery is running low. Currently the BIKI Fish Drone is living on Kickstarter with an estimated price of $599.    ...

Autopilot Full Self-Driving Hardware (Neighborhood Short) from Tesla Motors on Vimeo. The video above shows a Tesla with Autonomous driving is doing in real time. It is pretty amazing. The Tesla Motors autonomous software visualizes and color codes its world. Purple squares for street signs, green squares for in-path objects, red and purple lines for lanes, grey lines for road flow, etc… There is so much data being processed so quickly it is impossible to keep up. This is clearly our future and will definitely reduce traffic related...

Another day, another drone (quadcopter technically). This latest attempt to join the remote control quadcopter game is from a new group and is currently living on Kickstarter.Shift Drone ($790 pre-order at Kickstarter) The  takes a new approach to the game with an interesting control system. Flying is done with a stick shaped box and a special ring worn on your thumb. The ring is made to float above the sensors on top of the stick. Move your thumb in the direction you want to fly. The camera is a 13-megapixel/4K feeds real-time video...

I had no idea that Yamaha was in the UAV business despite the fact that they have been at it for decades. These aren’t your typical play drones, they are built to get work done. The Yamaha Fazer R, and the Fazer RG2, can be used for crop dusting (up to 10 acres), surveying,  photography, or other industrial jobs. These are an evolution from the past version, the RMAX. The latest Yamaha Fazer R makes 20.6kW of power from its two-cylinder engine. There are several attachment options depending on what type of work you plan on using...

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Today GoPro pulled the wraps off of their latest camera the GoPro 5 Black. So what is different, what are the main specs? Read on for details of the new GoPro 5 ($399 October 2nd). (more…)

Sony is upgrading their action cameras with the addition of the FDR-AS300 & FDR-X3000. The main difference between these two new models is that the AS300 stops at Full HD while the X3000 shoots up to 4K. The best part about these two cameras is that they both will have Sony’s new image stabilization feature dubbed Balanced Optical SteadyShot. It works by stabilizing the camera lens and also the sensor together eliminating camera shake. Both cameras are also splash-proof and freeze-proof and also come with the waterproof housing...

Apple has made some pretty important improvements for their second series, adding a dual-core processor and beefy GPU that make graphics twice as fast. The display is the brightest Apple has ever shipped at 1,000 nits and is great for using outdoors in bright sunlight. Another update to the Apple Watch Series Two is a Ceramic edition, more Hermes bands, and a new Nike+ Edition.   ...