FLYBi, a quadcopter designed to put you in the "cockpit," sort of. It aims to fulfill the promise of earlier concepts like Oculus FPV that merge virtual reality tech with drones to provide a first-person view of the flight.
FLYBi's connected goggles receive live-streamed video from the drone's on-board 1080p 12MP camera and displays it on a pair of HD LCD displays before your eyes. The headset is also equipped with a sensor that tracks your head movements so you can control the drone's camera simply by turning your head in a direction – look to the left and the drone's camera pans that direction, providing a virtual flying experience. The HD camera has Wi-Fi and on-board storage as well. It's located within a transparent protective dome, which makes us wonder if glare or reflections might be a problem at certain angles. There's also a front-facing camera on the goggles themselves, so that you can switch over to see what's actually right in front of you on the ground without taking off the headset. The drone itself is a quadcopter that's roughly the size of a MacBook, area-wise, and boasts an obstacle avoidance system, communication range of 2,000 meters (1.2 miles) and 25-28 minutes of flight time per battery charge.At just over two pounds (1 kg), it's also in a class of other drones that tout themselves as lightweight like the Atlas Erida. While the goggles would seem to make FLYBi a top candidate for drone racing, it will need to drastically improve on its top speed of 50 km/h (31 mph).
Monday, September 28, 2015
The X-Star from MaxAero is another entry in the suddenly competitive personal drone field, featuring a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal, a convenient slot-loading battery and a manufacturer-reported 25-minute flight time. The smartphone app allows the user to set up to twenty waypoints in a preprogrammed flight plan as well as enables FPV.
Friday, September 25, 2015
After dominating sales of smartphones, tablets, and other electronics, Apple is reportedly secretly designing its first car, code-named Titan. Here are some features of Apple’s rumored car. The Windshield features four times as many pixels as reality. The Driver is prompted to sign into iCloud before each gear shift. Compatible with most major roads. Recommends new driving speeds based on user’s past favoritesSleek, unobtrusive airbags. The Windshield cracks easily, though car typically still works fine. The afterward Sticker price of $85,000 drops to $199 with two-year Verizon contract. The Wheels will turn into rainbow pinwheels whenever car stalls. Lightweight but powerful enough to careen across six lanes of traffic and through guardrails of overpass also Comes with couple of cool Apple stickers.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Google Glass represents a new way to see the world, by putting the convenience of Google right in your field of vision. It gives you the answers you need right when and where you need them, allows you to take pictures and video of what you’re seeing, from your point of view, and lets you hang out with people in your circles all hands free.
You won’t need a power outlet to charge up this unit, as it serves as its own hydrogen reactor, using hydrogen fuel cells. This can allow you to keep things charged for several days, making it great for emergency kits, camping trips, and survival situations.
This August smart lock is the lock of the future, available today. It lets you lock and unlock your door using your smartphone, no keys needed. It can also be set to automatically lock if the door has been shut but not locked. You can let the people you want in, just by using your phone.
The XYZ printing 3D Food Printer turns ingredients into uncooked food, perfect for pastry decorating. Just like a 3D printer, the Food Printer can create various 3D edible items. The machine has an onscreen touch display that lets users select a preset design for the shape of the food. Users can also import designs from the Web or use a USB drive to upload their own designs.
The Parrot Pot is linked to mobile devices and will automatically water users' plants from a reservoir of water inside the pot. The pot monitors soil moisture level, soil fertility, temperature and brightness and remaining water level. The app then shares this information and alerts the user if more water or fertilizer is needed.
This transportation device made by Rollkers attaches to the bottom of your shoes and increases your average walking speed by seven more miles an hour. The bad news is this device is not for sale yet it`s still in its first prototype phase.