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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...

For those wanting to test the waters of 360-degree videos and pictures the Ricoh Theta SC might be worth looking at. It is a follow up of the Theta S, with main improvements being weight and price. The Ricoh Theta SC ($300) comes with two F2 aperture lenses and 1/2.3-inch 12-megapizel CMOS sensors capable of shooting 360-images and full HD video at 1920 x 1080 30fps. Not earth shattering specs but not bad at just $300.

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...

If you are going to be snapping a bunch of Snapchat videos, maybe you don’t want to use your phone over and over. Put on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles (ignore the snickering) and tap the button and the glasses automatically film a ten-second video. That ten-second video is then wirelessly sent to your phone and uploaded to the cloud. There...

GoPro has had a tough year, or two, as more and more competitors have been coming out with solid action cameras. Things look to have just turned around for GoPro. It looks like they have been quietly working hard on their latest GoPro 5 camera and an entirely new Drone dubbed the Karma. When I saw that GoPro was getting into the “drone” business my first reaction was “not another drone”. After lifting the covers, I am quite impressed. It looks like GoPro did...

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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…)

If you were ever lucky enough to shoot video with a Super8 camera, this is a way for your to regain that feeling with your iPhone. The Cinebody iPhone Super8 Case ($199) uses your iPhone as the screen, has its own microphone, a trigger for starting/stopping recording, a focusing eyepiece, a cold shoe for accessories, and a 58mm lenses that are interchangeable. After installing the iPhone Cinebody App you can control the exposure, frame rate, and focus. Currently available for the...

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...

Looks like Garmin just leap frogged GoPro with their latest action cam, the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera ($499). Not only is it good looking, it is chalked full of features. I am sure GoPro will respond with an upgraded camera any day now. In the meantime let’s jump right into the specs of the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30; Ultra HD video – 4k at...

Do you have stage fright when it comes to using the bathroom? Do you wait until the house if empty before doing your doo? Will you find the most remote toilet in your office building for that extra quiet, uninterrupted, poop? If so, you might need the Toilet Sound Blocker ATO-3201 ($16). Let this toilet noise maker reduce your bathroom anxiety by making natural water sounds. No more wasteful repetitive toilet...