This Stunning Drone Footage of South Africa Made Me Feel Things Again

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This Stunning Drone Footage of South Africa Made Me Feel Things Again For the past couple of years, mediocre drone videos of dramatic landscapes have littered the internet. Like, we get it, drone pilots. Your camera flies and stuff looks pretty from the sky and the whole conceit is pretty trite at this point. And Read More

This company can track motion with sound instead of light

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This company can track motion with sound instead of light When it comes to tracking physical objects in virtual spaces, pretty much every company is relying on light in some form. Oculus and HTC have their light mapping sensors, while Sony’s PlayStation VR relies on infrared for its motion tracking camera. Hauoli, a young Austin-based Read More

Drone Footage of a Draining Dam Looks Like Flying Into a Black Hole

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Drone Footage of a Draining Dam Looks Like Flying Into a Black Hole To prevent massive dams from overflowing when heavy rains cause water levels to rise, spillways like this are used to drain water to the stream below. Without a true sense of scale, it looks just like the drain in your bathtub, but Read More

The Morning After: Monday, February 20 2017

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The Morning After: Monday, February 20 2017 imgur Welcome to the week. The Pacific Ocean might be hiding a whole other continent, Bill Gates wants to tax the robots, and some other robots crash in the midst of a road race. A pretty thrilling Monday morning, we’d say. Funds could help humans find new work Read More

Intel drones form US flag for Lady Gaga's halftime show

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Intel drones form US flag for Lady Gaga's halftime show Remember when quadcopter drones juggled balls and formed up into a Star Trek logo? That seems downright quaint compared to what we just saw at Lady Gaga’s elaborately produced Super Bowl halftime show. During her first number, 300 Intel drones formed the shape of an Read More

Drone Hits Woman in Head

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Ok, so this actually happened way back in 2015…but there is current news on this. First the background: during a parade in Seattle, someone was flying a drone over the parade (surprise). While doing some masterful flying, this person clipped the side of a building and lost control of the drone. As the drone returned Read More

Lily Has Wilted

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How does a company sell $34 million in pre-orders fail? They also raised $14 million in a series A round of funding. How again did they fail? They were slow, but was that it? My thought is this: sure drones are cool, but a drone that is ONLY to take pictures of you? To follow Read More

VR treadmill creator cancels pre-orders outside the US

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VR treadmill creator cancels pre-orders outside the US Virtuix’s Omni treadmill is very alluring to virtual reality fans who want freedom to walkwithout the fear of tripping over cables or running into walls. However, it’s also massive and complex… and that’s forcing the company to scale back its ambitions. Virtuix is telling its Kickstarter backers Read More

Just Eat starts delivering takeaways by autonomous robot

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Just Eat starts delivering takeaways by autonomous robot Just Eat has today laid claim to delivering the first takeaway meal by autonomous robot. The online ordering company has been working with Starship Technologies since July, testing the latter’s “last-mile” delivery robots in Greenwich, London. But these tamperproof, pavement-pounding boxes on wheels are now in active Read More

This Sweeping Footage of a Drone Flying Through the Beach Is Wonderful

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This Sweeping Footage of a Drone Flying Through the Beach Is Wonderful Seeing this drone fly through Venice Beach in Robert McIntosh’s Fresh Squeeze in what looks like a perfectly planned flight is just lovely. The drone zips through a bicycle, seamlessly slips inside handrails, pops into holes, and cuts through structures so seamlessly that it Read More