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The Air Force's deadliest drone just got a whole lot deadlier

The MQ-9 Reaper drone is already the deadliest UAV in the U.S. Air Force's arsenal. Designed with a payload capacity of 3,700 pounds and armament of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and GBU-12 Paveway II bombs, it's no wonder that Air Force officials announced in February that the Reaper would gradually …

Military
Drones

Oculus and Vive Headsets Are Taking Israel's Army Underground

In a refurbished building on a military base in central Israel, soldiers are training in underground combat using headsets made by Oculus, the …

Israel

Inside Pluto VR: First look at this Seattle startup’s communication platform for virtual reality

John Vechey greets me at the door of a strikingly spacious one-floor office in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, just off the water at Salmon Bay. The …

Virtual Reality

Best 3D Printers for the Makers in You

Giving shape to your designs is not that difficult anymore. All you need is a proper 3D printer. But to get one at an affordable price is often a big …

Amazon completes its first drone-powered delivery

It's already been three years since Amazon first revealed its somewhat audacious plan to make deliveries by drone. But the company is quite serious about this, and today it is announcing that it completed the first Amazon Prime Air delivery on December 7th. The shipment, which took 13 minutes from …

Disney will use hundreds of swarming drones in its holiday light show

Fireworks are great. They tap into some Neanderthalic love we harbor for watching things on fire explode. But fireworks are also expensive, difficult to set up in large quantities, and can’t be reused. What if you could replace them with drones?<p>Mickey is trying it out. Today, Disney and Intel are …

Disney World

The future is here: Drones are delivering Domino’s pizzas to customers

It’s a brave new world—for pizza.<p>For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino’s pizza is now just a short drone delivery away. The company announced today that it delivered its first pizzas to actual customers using drones, after testing the service out this summer.<p>To order a …

New Zealand

Video from Military Drone Shows It Can Identify Armed People

It increasingly seems like armed, potentially lethal, artificial intelligence is going to be inevitable, for better or worse. Look no further than …

Artificial Intelligence

The real-world uses for virtual reality

<b>Think of virtual reality and you will probably conjure up images of fantastical landscapes in a game or film set.</b><p>But VR can also be embedded in reality to give people more understanding of the world around them.<p>Increasingly it is being used as a tool by journalists, teachers, healthcare workers and …

Virtual Reality

Ten-year-old creates a gorgeous 120cm tall Eiffel Tower with a 3D printing pen

Jul 3, 2016 | By Alec<p>What were you doing when you were ten? While most engineers and makers start playing with Legos and computers at a young age, …

When it comes to the hottest Virtual Reality headset, here’s a dose of reality

Virtual Reality is here. Of course, the reality of it is that it still has a long way to go before it really hits the mainstream. Being a technology …

VR rowing turns a workout into a vacation

Playing VR games can be surprisingly good exercise -- ducking your head behind artificial barriers or waving your arms around to shoot enemy robots can work up a sweat. But what if you wanted a genuine workout? Well, VR fitness appears to be a rising trend, with several applications designed to …

Segway launches $1,000 self-balancing scooter you can control like a drone from your phone

Segway, the two-wheeled self-balancing scooter brand acquired by Chinese rival Ninebot last year, has launched a brand-new transporter vehicle in North America.<p>Available to preorder today through Amazon for $1,000, with a normal list price of $1,300, the Ninebot by Segway MiniPro doesn’t sport a …

North Korea praises Trump and urges US voters to reject 'dull Hillary'

State media outlet welcomes Republican candidate’s ‘far-sighted’ policies and suggestion that he will withdraw troops from Seoul<p>North Korean state media has praised US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, describing him as a “wise politician” and “far-sighted candidate<i>”</i> who could help unify the …

North Korea

HTC Vive review: High maintenance but worth the hassle

Pros<p>Incredible virtual worlds, convincing sense of physical immersion, freedom of movement<p>Cons<p>Expensive, requires a powerful PC to run, convoluted …

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

David Baszucki Contributor<p>David Baszucki is the founder, co-creator and CEO of ROBLOX.<p>There is a world of enormous educational potential with video games. Highly acclaimed simulation and tutorial games such as <i>SimCity</i> and <i>Math Blaster</i> have been continuously employed in elementary schools across the …

Virtual Reality

Canon's full 3D printer catalogue now available in EMEA

Apr 28, 2016 | By Alec<p>Over the past year or so, Canon has been working hard to expand into the 3D printing market. These efforts have been led by …

Hands on with the Meta 2 augmented reality headset

Meta wants to eventually replace 2D computing, and it's starting in the enterprise.<p>The Silicon Valley Virtual Reality conference is kicking off this …

Augmented Reality

NASA Says It Will Help SpaceX With Mars 2018 Mission

While cutting funding for its own Mars programs<p>SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.<p>According to a blog post today from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava …

Space Exploration

Two of SpaceX's founders are working on a new rocket to launch micro-satellites

Their company, Vector Space Systems, aims to start launches in 2018<p>Two members of SpaceX's founding team are starting a new rocket venture of their own, called Vector Space Systems, aimed at getting satellites into orbit. But the team's focus is a bit more narrow than that of SpaceX. Rather than …

Space Exploration

Zotac HTC Vive Untethered Virtual Reality System (video)

Those of you that have purchased the new HTC Vive VR headset and are finding being connected to a PC via long cable a little restricting. May find …

Virtual Reality

Nokia's Ozo camera now broadcasts live VR

Now that live virtual reality is hitting the mainstream, you need a camera to make it happen, don't you? Nokia is happy to help. It's creating a live VR broadcasting option for its Ozo camera that will show 360-degree video as it happens, complete with spatial audio. You aren't likely to use this …

Trinus 3D Printer Launches On Kickstarter Raises Over $100,000 On First Day (video)

As expected the new al-metal Trinus 3D printer has now launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website and has already raised over $100,000 in just …

3D Printing

Unreal: Video Of SpaceX's First Successful Booster Landing On Floating Barge

This is a short video of SpaceX successfully landing the first stage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a droneship floating in the Atlantic Ocean. …

Top 10 best free 3D modeling software tools for 3D printing

Mar 9, 2016 | By Kira<p>We’ve already covered the <b>best sites to download free STL files to 3D print</b>, but if you want to create a unique or purpose-built …

DYZE DESIGN releases DyzEND-X all-metal hotend for high-performance 3D printing

Mar 31, 2016 | By Kira<p>An FDM 3D printer without a hotend is like a car without wheels or a lamp without a bulb. The hotend is an active and crucial …

Pizza, porn and whale snot: seven alternative uses for drones

After a drone hits a British Airways plane we take a look at drones being used for cooler purposes<p>News that a British Airways plane was hit by a drone before landing safely at Heathrow airport has once again highlighted how drones can be a nuisance and, potentially, dangerous. We all know about the …

Drones

How Profitable Is SpaceX? How Much More Profitable Will It Become?

Inquiring minds -- and investors in Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- want to know.<p>On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 4:52 p.m. EDT, SpaceX landed a Falcon 9 …

Space Travel

WASP to release DeltaWASP Pellet 3D Printer capable of making objects up to 1m large

Apr 18, 2016 | By Andre<p>The evolution of 3D printing on a large scale is ongoing and there are several approaches being developed along the way. Some …

3D Printing