The art of taking pictures of objects is space got recent attention via astronaut Reid Wiseman, who took a picture of dice floating in space and more, sharing the images over his Twitter. A Japanese artist has done something similar, teaming up with JP Aerospace to take pictures of plants in the stratosphere.
Drones are pretty spectacular, aren’t they? Aside from some minor scrapes along the way, consumer-use drones have yielded some neat pictures and video. Dronestagram has compiled a list of the best pics, even going so far as to hold a contest and pick a winner.
A video posted well before this year’s 4th of July, but excellent nonetheless, shows what it’s like to be flying amongst fireworks as they’re fired. What you’re seeing here is the drone known as DJI Phantom 2, and the camera is the GoPro Hero 3 silver.
Like a dog, it will follow you wherever you go. Like a drone, it will do so from high above the air. And with a GoPro camera in its grasp, it will record your every move, jump, dive, twist, and turn. That is AirDog, and it will be coming hopefully soon to sports fans and movie makers alike.
Google's Project Loon has celebrated its first birthday by delivering internet access to a remote Brazilian school, floating a balloon-borne LTE connection as it demonstrates the system has wings rather than being full of hot air. Announced last year, Project Loon aims to use a network of high-altitude balloons circling the globe to fill in empty gaps in internet service, a scheme which although derided as ridiculous at first, is now looking increasingly practical.
Aspiring movie makers and action sports lovers gather because startup Squadrone Systems has a proposition for you. What if you could film an extraordinary and expensive looking action shot from high above the air, without need for a cameraman or a drone pilot? Well, now you can, or soon will be able to once the Hexo+ autonomous aerial camera goes into production.
Microsoft has revealed this morning that 45 new apps will be released to the Xbox One "by the end of this holiday season." In other words - the rest of the year will be filled with apps. This list includes Twitter, HBO Go, Comedy Central, and a wide variety of entertainment-based experiences.
Microsoft has added a bit of a rule change to their Xbox Live and Gold FAQ, one that allows early cancellations. This update and allowance will take place after the June software update, and all requests will need to be made before August 31st, 2014.
The promise of 700 horsepower is throbbing ominously behind me, audible even through the crash helmet, eager to show me what $400,000 worth of Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 can do when faced with an open track and an eager right foot. I know I should be checking the GoPro cameras suction-cupped to the windshield one last time, or memorizing the dashboard so I can tell you what hand-stitched Italian leather smells like, but all I can do is grip the contoured wheel and stare at the pace car ahead of me. Then the world clicks into hyperspeed.