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Ehang launches Ghost Drone 2.0 with VR goggles and zero-latency streaming up to 3K feet

Chinese drone maker Ehang just launched the Ghost 2.0, a consumer drone that comes with virtual reality goggles, allowing its user to experience flight through the drone’s 4K camera. While this is still unusual, Ehang is not the first drone company to offer such a feature.<p>Full pricing details don’t …

Pablo now creates perfectly sized images for social networks

Buffer has updated Pablo, its Web app for combining pictures and text for social media posts, with the ability to generate and share perfectly sized images for Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.<p>The company has also made Pablo easier to use with content you come across while browsing the Web.<p>Pablo now …

The Science Behind Why Pixar Movies Make You Cry - Comedy Sketch

The one Windows 10 tweak every user needs: ‘GodMode’

There are plenty of Windows 10 tips and tricks that you should be aware of – check <b>our Windows 10 cheat sheet</b> to learn about many of them – but …

Windows 10

Fantastic Supernatural Sci-Fi Thriller Short - REAVER

Disney Launches 'Disney GIF' Keyboard on iOS for Easy GIF Sharing

Disney today announced the launch of its own GIF app, called <i>Disney GIF</i>, that will act as a keyboard extension and allow users to share a huge back catalogue of Disney- and Pixar-themed GIFs in Message, email, and various social networks (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). With today's launch, the app includes over …

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

9 Rules for Creating Killer Product Videos

<i>This post first appeared on Vimeo.</i><p>Whether you’re selling a product or service, the ubiquitous product video can be the make-or-break moment for your potential customers. A truly great product video both informs and inspires viewers to give you their attention (and their wallets).<p>At Vimeo, we’ve …

The Couchlet Puts Your Power Where Your Posterior Is

Ready to get your mind blown? You better sit down. So Chris Hawker, creator of the Power Squid is back and he wants to put power… near your butt. His new product, the Couchlet, is a foldable USB power system that peeks up between your couch cushions or mattresses and lets you plug in while seated …

Text Messaging

Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful

Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future …

SocialRank Launches Instagram Analytics Tool

It’s debatable whether Instagram has outstripped Twitter in terms of active users, but what’s certain is that brands and individuals love the photo-sharing social network.<p>What many of them don’t love is the lack of useful tools for understanding more about their followers. That’s where SocialRank …

Pantone introduces its first new colour in three years: Minion Yellow

Pantone's newest colour is the first ever created by the institute to be inspired by and named after a character.<p>They're undoubtedly evil, based on their willingness -- nay, their need -- to serve the most dastardly villain in the world. Yet the bespectacled, bright yellow "Despicable Me" Minions …

Graphic Design

BMW’s Mini Demos Augmented Reality Glasses for Drivers

The Mini Augmented Vision prototype allows drivers to get a heads-up display of directions, speed limits and other information, while offering hands-free texting and music control.<p>Where Google Glass managed to just drive people away, BMW thinks augmented reality could really help drivers.<p>The …

Augmented Reality

DJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play

With a bit of fanfare today, DJI announced the Phantom 3 Drone at a launch event in New York City. But it was a worldwide affair at one point when they showcased its live stream capabilities with flights above the Hollywood Hills, Santorini in Greece, and a launch party in Singapore that ended in a …

Drones

Macphun Launches Noiseless Preview for Mac to Crush Grainy Photos

Once the app is finalized, Noiseless will come in a standard version, sold exclusively on the Mac App Store, and a Pro version, sold on Macphun’s Website. The Pro version will also feature proprietary Raw noise reduction technology, support for additional color spaces and added controls. The pro …

13 features we'd like to see in iOS 9

Apple will reportedly focus on under-the-hood improvements, mainly for the sake of refining and polishing the current experience on its mobile devices.<p>According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, Apple is placing a big emphasis on bug fixes and performance enhancements to make everything run faster and more …

Apps

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Oneplus' Latest Product Is A Palm-sized Drone

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus picked a great day to launch an unexpected product. The DR-1 is a tiny quadrocopter that you can pilot with an included remote for a bit of fun.<p>The company claims that the DR-1 is the smallest remote-controlled drone in the world. It can fly for about eight …

Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

There are 4K cameras and drones, and then there's the Phantom Flex4K and the Aerigon drone --products that top the bad-assery charts in both categories. Drone cinematography outfit Brain Farm decided to pair them up, resulting in a video exactly as impressive as you'd expect. The company (which has …

iPads through the years (pictures)

Jobs introduces the iPad

IPad Air

Photographer Captures Beautiful Close-Up Shots Of Ocean Waves

<b>Ray Collins</b> is an Australian photographer who specializes in seascape photography. Armed with his camera, he swims out to sea to capture powerful …

The EU wants to remove regional limits on digital goods

Think regional locks on movie streaming and other digital goods are silly? So does the European Commission. It's outlining a new strategy (the Digital Single Market) that would prevent companies from geo-blocking online services when it's not truly necessary. This kind of arbitrary limit "cannot …

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy products that are changing the world every day.<p>Since launching in 2009, the crowdsourcing platform has persuaded 8.1 million people to pledge more than $1.6 …

Crowd Funding

Instagram built a brand-new app to make photo collages

You're about to see a lot more picture grids in your Instagram feed<p>If you've spent any time on Instagram over the last few years, you've almost certainly noticed the proliferation of collage pictures — even though Instagram's default image size is rather small, users often take several photos and …

Apps

After 350,000+ Beta Sign-Ups, ProtonMail Takes $2M To Scale Its Encrypted Email

Swiss based encrypted email provider ProtonMail, which we covered last summer during a crowdfunding campaign where it was promising a “zero access architecture” fit for our post-Snowden paranoia, has taken in its first tranche of VC funding — announcing a $2 million round from Charles Rivers …

Privacy

Drafthouse Films Releases Its Newest Feature On BitTorrent

Horror-romance Spring is the cinema innovator’s first feature to launch in theaters and on the peer-to-peer network simultaneously.<p><i>Spring</i>, a new horror/romance by filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, is definitely the first film in history to be billed as “Richard Linklater meets H.P. …

BitTorrent

Drones That Shoot Fire, Silly String And More With Chaotic Moon

Product design firm Chaotic Moon creates prototypes for some of the biggest brands in the world. It has designed tech products for corporations like Samsung, Whole Foods and Intel. But the Austin-based firm got in trouble at last year’s SXSW Interactive festival when its “taser drone” accidentally …

Drones

Terminator-style 3D printing grows objects from a pool of liquid

Carbon3D shows off a fascinating liquid-resin process that bypasses the typical layering approach of 3D printing.<p>Let's talk about layers. Traditional 3D printing involves a machine stacking layers of material to create a 3D object. This takes time and leaves ripples showing where those layers were …

3D Printing

Razer OSVR Is A Printable, Hackable Virtual Reality Headset

Make your own reality<p>There’s a growing problem in the virtual reality (VR) industry: Filmmakers and game developers don’t want to produce content for a headset few people have access to. And hardware manufacturers don’t want to build accessories for headsets that don’t have content. Razer’s new …

PPSSPP PSP emulator version 1.0 hits Google Play

The PPSSPP emulator has been available on Android for a while, but up until now it was still technically a beta product. Today the project has come out of beta, now marked as version 1.0.<p>The latest version brings a coat of polish to the PPSSPP experience for those that previously were using the …

Android News