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DJI is crazy about drones. Crazy in a good way. They are like Apple, making one hit product after another. Their products have solid user interfaces, clean designs, and great packaging. DJI is now doubling down on their commitment to these flying quadcopters with a 15,000 sq ft training facility in Yogin, South Korea. The idea is that new users can fly, indoors, and practice their flying skills in a semi-safe environment. There are LED lit hoops, safety nets, and even a maintenance room for repairs and charging. This facility isn’t...

The TrackR Bravo is a tiny disk that you can attach to just about anything you want to track. You can put it in your purse, on your remote control, on a bicycle, etc… Once the TrackR Bravo is on your stuff you can use your smartphone to have the TrackR...

These images are from the nightly escapades of cats. Yep, your sweet innocent indoor/outdoor cat puts on some serious mileage while you sleep. These Australian cats were outfitted with GPS trackers to let the owners know what their cats were up to. Seriously. In Australia cats are considered invasive species and can have devastating effects on the native wildlife. Often cats’ owners are convinced that their pets don’t roam around at night, so the aim of this project is to show them what’s really going on. The pattern...

Fitness gadgets continue to fight for a ride on your wrist. Samsung isn’t new to the fitness wristband space and hopes the Gear Fit 2 ($179) will fix problems that plagued the original Gear Fit. Samsung tuned up their previous fitness formula and added more features.  ...

Xiaomi is known for making inexpensive smartphones and sells quite a few of them in China. Now they are throwing their hat in the drone arena with their latest product, an affordable drone. The Xiaomi Mi Drone might be full of the latest technology but we will have to wait for more details. One thing that is obvious, is that they copied plenty of design cues from DJI and Yuneec. The Mi Drone will...

The latest Olympus “tough” camera has just hit the market. The Olympus Tough TG-Tracker Camera ($350) is not your average action camera, it comes packed full of sensors. Some sensors on the Olympus Tough TG-Tracker Camera include a barometric pressure sensor, an electronic compass, a GPS,...

Let me start off with the unfortunate spoiler. This product is currently just a concept. A beautiful concept but a concept nonetheless. Video of the amazing transforming this egg does to become a quadcopter after the break.   ...

DJI is at it again and has just released their latest quadcopter the Phantom 4. The body looks similar but it is a total redesign. The big difference between the Phantom 3 and the Phantom 4 are the following – Longer flight time of 28 minutes (vs 23-25) Over 3 mile range Faster flight speeds Obstacle sensing system (2-49 feet) Improved camera New remote with 2 customizable buttons TapFly – Tap where you want the Phantom 4 to go and it will fly there with elevation awareness and  avoid obstacles. ActiveTrack -You click on...

Caterpillar is at it again with another rugged phone. Remember the B100? Well their latest phone, the Cat S60, is more than just tough. The Cat S60 is the first smartphone with an integrated FLIR thermal camera. This makes finding water leaks, insulation issues, and potential electrical problems much easier. The casing is Mil Spec 810G and is waterproof up to 5-meters and can take a drop from 1.8-meters. The touchscreen is 7-inches and can handle wet fingers and...

On the same day that our “government” decides that everyone has to register their “drones” an R2-D2 drone hits the skies. The FAA is making it a requirement for people to register their unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Ridiculous in my opinion. I will rant alone loudly in my office about this while planning my move to another less repressive regulated country. The R2-D2 quadcopter on the other hand is pretty damn...