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AutoSteady: A 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Phones and GoPros

Gimbal stabilizers can be used to help produce smooth, high-quality video. However, inexpensive gimbals typically use heavy counterweights for …

This unsexy technology is set to revolutionize the drone industry - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The idea of skies filled with autonomous flying robots that change the way people interact with the world has grown in popularity amongst futurists …

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Real time Drone object tracking using Python and OpenCV | Terra Incognita

After flying this past weekend (together with Gabriel and Leandro) with Gabriel’s drone (which is an handmade APM 2.6 based quadcopter) in our town …

Russia's amphibious UAV is equal parts plane and hovercraft

Flying an unmanned aerial vehicle isn't usually the hard part, getting it on and off the ground is. But thanks to the addition of an all-terrain hovercraft skirt, the Russian Federation's newest hybrid UAV will be able land and launch virtually any surface --from snow and sand to lakes and …

Google Code is shutting down because everyone loves GitHub

Goodbye, Google Code. The technology giant has decided to close its project hosting and code collaboration site because, well, there are simply better alternatives on the web. Google says it launched the platform back in 2006 because it was unhappy with the "limited" options available to the open …

Phillip Frost-backed drone company adds Aventura office - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Celia Ampel Reporter-<i>South Florida Business Journal</i><p>A drone manufacturer funded by Miami Beach billionaire Dr. Phillip Frost is opening an Aventura …

Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches

Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automaker promised back during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link-enabled car's horn, even if it's as old as the …

Xiaomi Introduces A GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just $64

Xiaomi is back with another reminder that it doesn’t just make phones. (Despite dethroning Samsung as the top selling smartphone company in China.) Xiaomi’s latest device is a GoPro-like camera which, as we’ve come to expect, is selling for a fraction of its U.S. rival’s price.<p>A GoPro Hero, the …

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Why racism is not backed by science

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist<p>Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans …

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3D Printing At Home: XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review

3D printing is close to magical. You start with an empty space and you end with a physical thing that you can pick up, hold, and use. Prices on 3D Printers and supplies have been coming down over the years, and there has been many projects looking to bring cheaper printers to the home. XYZpringing …

Yuneec HX 3 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Watch out DJI!<p>Another hexacopter hits the market out of China but I think the sUAS world might go gaga for the radio.<p>HX3 is the first of a new …

Great demo of drone mapping using Mapbox and Pix4D with a 3D Robotics Aero

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Richard Branson Explains Why He Just Invested In Drones

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Branson is pretty well-known for his affinity for flying machines. But with today's investment, he hopes more people will be able to enjoy the benefits of commercial drones.<p>"It's amazing to see what a little flying object with a GoPro attached can …

36 Amazing Photos From the First Drone Contest

We are presenting you a selection of the best photos from the first drone contest.<p>In May of this year Dronestagr.am partnered up with National …

Aerial Mapping with Quadcopters and Drones

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Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

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This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

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The year in reviews: a look back at the best gadgets of 2014

It's been quite a year in products here at the Engadget offices. Not only have we looked at the latest flagship phones and hottest laptops, but our reviews have run the gamut from VR headsets to WiFi Crock-Pots. We've worn lots of smartwatches and fitness wristbands on our arms, tried out an …

The Best Electric SUV - Model X | Tesla

Model X is the safest, quickest, most capable sport utility vehicle ever—with standard all-wheel drive, best in class storage and seating for up to …

45 Amazing Gifts To Buy For The Family Nerd

Popular Science editors roll out their holiday wish lists<p>Updated:<p>We like to geek out over all kinds of things here at <i>Popular Science</i>. From retro-cool, to cutting-edge, to future-tech—there's nothing like a good gizmo to get our gears whirring.<p>Here, we've put together a list of the particular gifts …

Exclusive: First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record | Reuters

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - The Western world’s first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.<p>An operator installs a chromatography column to purify the gene therapy drug Glybera at …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Hands-On With DJI’s New Inspire One Transforming Drone

DJI’s latest quadcopter is one of the most impressive flying rigs we’ve yet to see.<p>A couple days after last week’s announcement of the Inspire One, DJI’s Director of Aerial Imaging Eric Cheng brought one of the test units to the Make: offices to show us its capabilities. The drone is quite a step …

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350 (without a …

Open Source Remote Control lets you pilot just about any drone

Drones and other remotely piloted vehicles are inherently limited by their controls; you frequently have to switch controllers when you switch vehicles, and you can usually forget about customization. You might not have to worry if the Open Source Remote Control (OSRC) project gets off the ground, …

Disney Research's latest tech will accurately 3D print your mullet

Printing in three dimensions allows for a ton of really cool (and life-saving) stuff, but one area it apparently hasn't conquered just yet is realistically reproducing human hair. The masterminds at Disney Research think they have a solution for that conundrum. Instead of trying to capture …

'Full-body joystick' lets you run and jump in virtual reality video games

If fiddling with joypads and keyboards just doesn't make you feel close enough to the action, you could soon be playing video games by running and leaping with all the kamikaze enthusiasm of Lara Croft, thanks to Austrian company Cyberith. In the race to escape reality and get ever deeper inside …

Flux bicycle kit by Offer Canfi wirelessly charges electronic devices

Royal College of Art graduate Offer Canfi has envisioned a future for cycling in which inductive bicycle lanes could be used to wirelessly charge …

A Rare Look Inside the Air Force’s Drone Training Classroom - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Learning how to drop bombs and fire Hellfire missiles is more like sitting in a regular college classroom than you might expect. There are hundreds …