Posted By Simon Montford on May 26, 2015
One of the most frustrating things about operating a drone is flight time. This is because the limitations of battery technology prevents most drones from flying for more than 25 minutes. This is why Holger Willeke decided to build a hybrid powered drone called the Yeair, that can fly for 60 min at speeds of upto 60mph.
Posted By Simon Montford on May 21, 2015
Lily claims to be the world's first "throw-and-shoot camera" drone, however, I'm pretty sure I have already seen other similar products that can fly autonomously, if thrown in the air. Take Nixie for example. If you look at this Youtube video (2:56 /4:31), you will see one of the company's co-founders demonstrate this feature at CES back in January. Other "selfie drones" worth checking out are Zano, Air Dog, and Hexo+.
Posted By Simon Montford on May 20, 2015
An increasing number of people are concerned about the security of their private data. Most of us store our data on servers that are owned and operated by third parties, but is it 100% safe and secure? Last year hackers obtained highly sensitive images via a breach of Apple's cloud services suite iCloud, and posted them on the Internet. As a result "private cloud" hosting has become more popular.
Posted By Simon Montford on May 19, 2015
The term "smartwatch" is becoming increasingly confusing. A powerful touchscreen device that's capable of running apps, making and receiving calls, as well as texts is a very different beast to a Fitness Band that tracks activity, and tells the time. Both devices, however, are referred to as "Smartwatches", as are the three illustrated above, but they possess very different features, and capabilities.
Posted By Simon Montford on May 6, 2015
It looks like Mini's decided to join the silly face fashion brigade with the launch of a prototype pair of augmented reality glasses that enable the driver to see through a vehicle's interior. The technology is undoubtedly groundbreaking, and has the potential to make driving safer, but with driverless cars on the horizon, will this be a still-born technology by the time it becomes commercially available?
Guest Post By Dug Campbell on May 5, 2015
Back in September last year, IBM published a paper titled ‘Device Democracy: Saving the Future of the Internet of Things‘. It’s a fascinating document from a couple of angles – partly because of the simple promise that the Internet of Things (IoT) holds for all of our futures – but also because it identifies the blockchain as being a vital part of that future.
Posted By Simon Montford on May 1, 2015
Pulse Play is a social scorekeeping, and ranking system for racket players. It is aimed at amateurs because they often don't have anyone impartial to keep score, which can result in disagreements, or even arguments during a friendly game of tennis, squash, badminton, or table tennis. If you're a fan of racket sports, then I'm sure you'll be able to relate.
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