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DJI Spark- Drone of the future

DJI Spark

Small drones are not new. Toy-sized quadcopters have been on the market for years helping kids (and dads) start flying for a relatively reasonable price and not much expertise. Yet small drones that can do almost anything a big drone can do? That’s new. And that’s what makes the DJI Spark so exciting.

The first and, ultimately, most important thing you’ll notice about the Spark is its size. It is tiny. It’s so tiny, it makes the very small Mavic Pro look like an obese giant. If the Mavic Pro is the size of Italian sandwich, the Spark is the size of a hearty cannoli. At 300 grams, it weighs about as much as a cannoli, too. Since a recent court ruling found that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cannot require hobbyists to register their drones, you can just take the Spark out of the box and start flying for fun. If you’re using it for commercial purposes, those rules still apply.

That’s part of why it took two people to review this bite-sized little quadcopter. Michael is a licensed commercial drone pilot, so he manned the controls. Adam is a recreational pilot, so he worked as the spotter (and photographer). And to be a real dad about it, you should always do your drone flights with a friend. At the very least, two sets of eyes come in handy, when you’re trying to keep your eye on the aircraft. Since the Spark is so small, you’ll need all the help you can get.

What kind of tiny drone is this?

Broadly speaking, the Spark boasts all of the same features as the larger, folding Mavic Pro, but everything is dialed down. With a maximum speed of 31 mph, the Spark is not as fast as the Mavic Pro’s 40 mph. With a maximum transmission distance of 1.2 miles, the Spark can’t fly as far as the Mavic Pro which has a range of 4.3 miles. With a battery half the size of the Mavic Pro’s, the Spark can’t fly as long. You’ll get 16 minutes of flight on a single Spark charge. The Mavic Pro’s battery lasts 27 minutes. The 1080p camera and two-axis gimbal on the Spark is not nearly as good as the 4K camera and three-axis gimbal on the Mavic Pro.

Bear in mind: the Spark in flying mode (left) is roughly half the size of a folded up Mavic Pro (right). The Mavic Pro gets about twice as big, when you unfold it.

Yet like the Mavic Pro and the Phantom 4, the DJI Spark features obstacle avoidance technology and extra sensors that enable intelligent flight modes, like Tap Fly, Active Track, and Gestures. That last one is where the Spark really stands out. Thanks to an infrared sensor on the front of the aircraft, you can actually control the Spark with your palm. A lot of people are calling this “Jedi Mode,” and it’s pretty cool, when it works.

 What’s it like?

This is all especially exciting since the DJI Spark only costs $500. That makes it not only the smallest drone DJI’s ever made but also the cheapest. But there’s a catch, that $500 price tag does not include the cost of a controller, and you’ll definitely want to fly the Spark with a controller.

The DJI Spark controller looks just like the Mavic Controller except there’s no display and no need to plug in your phone, as it communicates with the controller using wi-fi.

To get a controller, you have to buy the Spark Fly More Combo for $700. The combo comes with a lot of other stuff that you’ll definitely want, like propeller guards, extra propellers, and an extra battery. However—and that’s a capital “H” however—let us remind you that you don’t need the controller to fly the Spark. You can fly it with your hands, or you can use a smartphone or tablet. It’s great for beginners who don’t need another joy stick in their lives, but that experience might not be ideal for seasoned drone pilots, who love the tactile feel of a controller.

How does this tiny drone do in the sky?

Think of the Spark as a personal drone. Everything about it is designed to make you feel safe and in control—especially if you spring for those propellor guards. You can technically fly the DJI Spark with your hands and take selfies by making a picture frame with your fingers. Toss the DJI Spark in a backpack and go on vacation to California. It can take off from your palm, track you and your pal as you pose next to a redwood, take a photo, and then land on your palm. Except for the whole California vacation thing, we did this. It worked.

Here’s an unedited still taken on a very hot and sunny day in Brooklyn.

But the gesture control is far from perfect. You really do have to learn the different gestures and train yourself a little to do them exactly right. Even then, you’re very limited to what you can do it. Basically, the DJI Spark will take a photo of you and fly within a few feet of your palm. It’s a parlor trick at best. And don’t even think about trying it in the wind. The Spark bounces around in a breeze, and that seems to confuse the infrared sensor to no end.

But the technology still feels like the first generation of a thrilling new wave of drones that work with minimal effort and require nothing more than a trained human to make them fly. Or maybe, in the future, these drones will be sentient and take over the world. We don’t know yet, and that’s what makes it so exciting!

What does it do besides taking selfies?

Thing is, you don’t need the gesture control at all. It’s a fun bonus for a drone that’s already awesome. It’s like the Mazda Miata of drones. Sure, it’s not the biggest or most powerful thing you can buy. But it’s fun as hell.

In this unedited image, Adam is failing to control the Spark with his hand. Michael, took this still from the controller while the drone was in gesture mode.

We could really see the Spark being extra fun for wannabe drone racers. While 31 mph isn’t the fastest speed for a DJI drone, it feels fast when you’re flying the Spark in sport mode. And because the Spark is roughly the same size as the racing drones you see people flying in the Drone Racing League on ESPN, you’ll start to feel like you could get the hang of this hobby. The big bummer is that the Spark currently doesn’t work with DJI Goggles, the company’s first-person view (FPV) headset.

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Meanwhile, the camera is exceedingly decent for simple stuff like taking a selfie or shooting an aerial view of the city skyline. However one thing that the DJI Spark camera really doesn’t do well is tilt the camera lens up or down. The barebones two-axis gimbal doesn’t move smoothly; it essentially jumps from one position to the next, which will keep the Spark from being useful for budding cinematographers who want smooth pans.

The infrared sensor, 1080p camera, and two-axis gimbal on the front of the Spark makes it look a bit like a Star Wars character.

If you find yourself disappointed by little shortcomings like a jerky gimbal or lack of FPV goggles, the Spark might not be for you. You’re probably someone who already owns a Phantom or a Mavic Pro or, who knows, a freaking $3300 Inspire. You might consider buying a Spark for your kids, though. Heck, get one for your fun-loving mom or that close friend you’ve been convincing to take up the hobby. It’s an expensive way to get started with drones, but it’s worth it for the right person.

Should you buy the Spark?

But before you spend any money, consider your mission. Are you a beginner, looking to get a first drone that works dependably well for most purposes? The Spark’s a great choice. Are you a long-time Phantom owner, looking for something more portable? The Spark is a good choice, but for $300 more the Mavic Pro is better. Are you an aerial cinematographer hoping to get some of your footage in a Hollywood movie? You shouldn’t even be reading this right now, because you should be saving up for the $5,000 DJI Matrice.

The Spark minus one propellor guard, which snaps securely to the drone’s arm, and one propellor, which folds and connects to the motor with a push-and-turn motion.

This is another way of saying that, with the addition of the Spark, DJI really does sell a drone for every level of expertise. And quite impressively, the $500 Spark is just enough drone for most people. No matter how advanced you are as a pilot, the Spark is genuinely fun to fly.

It could get even better with age, too, thanks to potential firmware updates and improvements to the gesture control. Otherwise, it’s a magical glimpse into an exciting future of drones, aircraft that are smaller than we thought possible and that can do more than ever before.

Update 7/26/2017 – This story has been updated to include new details about FAA drone rules, namely the fact that small drones no long need to be registered if they’re being flown for recreational purposes.

Tesla Model 3- Its Here

As Tesla delivered the first few Model 3 production units today, I had the chance to drive one around the Fremont factory.

This is one part of a series of posts from the Model 3 unveiling. You can read the other parts here:

Here’s a quick report on my short time with the highly anticipated electric car.

The first few vehicles produced by Tesla are being delivered to executives and employees and a few of them were nice enough to allow reporters to drive them around the Fremont factory earlier today. Unfortunately, we were not allow to take pictures or film the test drive.

Nonetheless, I got to drive a brand new Midnight Silver Model 3 with 19″ ‘Sport’ wheels (the non-aero ones).

The first thing that comes to mind when seeing the vehicle in person is that it is indeed a Tesla. It might be half the price of the Model S, but it does look and feel like a ~20% smaller Model S with a design refresh. Of course, that’s just how it looks, but it also features several updated systems, including a new architecture.

A walk around shows nothing new that we haven’t seen in the countless recent sightings, but the glass roof is definitely a standout feature – it looks great in person, especially from the back:

Now you have to actually get in the car. Tesla is parting ways with its concept of using a key fob that looks like the car and instead, it will rely primarily on the owner’s phone.

Tesla’s app will take an increasingly more important role and the Model 3 will be Bluetooth connected to your phone in order to automatically unlock the doors as you approach.

If your phone is dead or you don’t have it on you for whatever reason, Tesla provides a keycard with a NFC chip. You just have to swipe on the B pillar and it will unlock the doors:

The Inside

 

Now once you are inside, you can admire the minimalist interior of the Model 3.

While the center 15″ touchscreen almost jumps in your face, the long straight dash almost steals the show:

I didn’t have a lot of time to play with the user interface of the screen, but it almost looks exactly like each of Tesla’s current apps but in different formats to fit on the horizontal display:

The left side is definitely more animated when in drive. The renders of the Model 3 and surrounding vehicles appear on the screen like they do on the instrument cluster of current Model S and Model X vehicles with Autopilot.

The area which shows charging information above changes when the car is in drive to display gears and speed of the car. There’s also a very small animation of the power consumption.

I wasn’t comfortable with looking at it too much while driving, but I have to assume that drivers could get used to it after an extended period.

The car was so new that it was still calibrating its Autopilot sensors when I drove it, which means that I couldn’t activate Autopilot.

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But I was assured that it was the latest version currently available in the new Model S and Model X vehicles. The biggest difference is the way the driver activates it since it is now on the gear selector, as we recently reported.

You need to tap down twice in order to activate the features where it is available.

As for the driving experience itself, it felt a lot like a Model S 60 with a 0-60 acceleration of 5.1 seconds.

Despite being about 1,000 pounds lighter than the Model S, it felt very solid with sharp handling, especially in “sport” steering mode. It benefits from the same architecture as its predecessors with the battery pack laying flat close to the ground between the axles.

I honestly didn’t have enough time with the car to form a valuable opinion on the driving experience, but my first impression is that it feels solid for a vehicle of its size and again, very comparable to the base Model S in term of driving.

I did notice that the regenerative braking is significantly weaker than I anticipated, but I am now used to the regen of my Model S P85, which is quite strong.  It is possible that regen strength could get stronger on future dual-motor versions of the Model 3, or a performance version if it ever comes.

This one part of a series of posts from the Model 3 unveiling. You can read the other parts here:

Source: https://electrek.co/2017/07/29/tesla-model-3-first-drive-experience/

 

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but it’s also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features and integrations, it’s easy to get excited about the Echo’s potential.

 

 

Since introducing the original Amazon Echo in November 2014, Amazon has continued to refresh and expand its lineup of hands-free, voice-enabled speakers. In April, the company introduced the Echo Dot, a smaller version of the Echo, and in September returned with an updated version of the Dot, simultaneously cutting its price almost in half to $50 (or £50).

This new Echo Dot, available in black or white, has a slightly sleeker design than the original, though it comes equipped with the same array of seven microphones and advanced noise-cancelling technology. Amazon says that the new Dot features a more powerful speech processor, which delivers improved far-field speech recognition accuracy. It’s currently available for preorder and scheduled to ship in October. (Read the full preview.)

The original, more expensive Echo can fill a room with sound. The Dot features much of the same functionality as the Echo, just with a less powerful speaker and a line-out plug on the back. In April, also Amazon introduced the $130 Echo Tap. Because it runs on a battery, you need to hit a button to initiate interactions; it’s less convenient than the always-listening Echo and Dot, but it’s also portable. And once you do push the button, you can issue voice commands to Alexa, play music from your phone or stream it over Wi-Fi, check the weather or news, and issue commands to control your smart home.

In August, Sonos announced that it will add support for Amazon’s Alexa voice control (and Spotify Connect) in 2017. Sonos did not mention new hardware; rather, the initial integration (a free software upgrade) will require Sonos wireless speakers and an Alexa-compatible Amazon device, such as theEcho or Echo Dot. The company has scheduled a private beta to begin later this year, with a public release slated for early 2017.

Potential buyers should also note that Google’s big entry into the “smart speaker” space, Google Home, is expected to be revealed at the company’s event on October 4.

Source: CNET

DJI OSMO- Best All in one Steady Cam

Motion without blur. Action shots without shake. Perfect video even when you move. Thanks to advanced technologies specifically designed to keep the camera flat no matter how you move it, the DJI Osmo helps you record videos and take photos like never before. It is much more than just a camera. It helps you create with more freedom than ever.

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I own the DJI Osmo Camera And I can Tell you that I use it all the time. I use it professionally for video shoots on all kinds of project, and I use it for running around with my kids. It is very versatile and produces steady shots in any condition. It even shoots up to 4k at 30fps.

The DJI Osmo also can be incorporated into DJI Inspire Drone, It is interchangeable!

 

They also have an attachment for a mobile phone. With the development of smartphone camera this is a perfect solution for getting great results

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Best Drones 2017

Best Drones 2017  We put together a comprehensive list of all the best. For different user’s, price points, and needs. You will find what you need here.

Top Camera Drones- If your looking for a drone for Arial Video, here are the best from quality

  1. DJI Phantom – $799

    With options ranging from the 4k enabled Phantom 3 to the new Phantom 4 Pro version which is $1,800, There is a drone for everyone and they all produce amazing footage.   The newest is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps.The adoption of titanium alloy and magnesium alloy construction increases the rigidity of the airframe and reduces weight, making thePhantom 4 Pro similar in weight to the Phantom 4. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear vision sensors and infraredsensing systems for a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance.

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  2. Yuneec Q500 4k- $899

    Simply the best value 4K system available, an included Android touchscreen controller means faster setup and no need to add your own mobile device to capture impressive 4K video. Typhoon 4K also captures 1080p/120fps slow motion video with a full complement of manual camera settings for total creative control. Perfect ground shots are also available with the included Handheld SteadyGrip™.

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Top Racing Drones- These are small, Agile FPV driven crafts that can do some crazy things and are a ton of fun.

  1. TBS VENDETTA- $499

    Full carbon fiber monocoque, quick swap arms, solder-free repairs, ready to fly as 240 size fpv racer, for 5″ props. But it doesn’t stop there! Sporting the brand new TBS Triumph Antenna in combination with the TBS CORE Pro OSD and TBS Unify Pro VTX, the TBS Vendetta allows you to configure every parameter of your FPV racer via R/C stick commands! Each drone comes tuned and test-flown by our professional tuning expert, Magnus. Install a receiver, strap on a 4S battery and the TBS VENDETTA will tear a hole into the sky, and you’re coming along for the ride!

tbsvendetta2.  EACHINE RACER 250- $380

First of all Eachine Racer 250 is one of the most affordable RTF (ready-to-fly) racing drones out there in the market. If you want to try FPV racing but are not confident or able to invest on a higher-budget product, worry not. This drone is powerful enough to ensure you will keep up with the most powerful racers in the community, even beat them! Resistant and lightweight frame, durable brushless motors and batteries, Racer 250 durability and life time will not disappoint you. Fast and highly maneuverable, very responsive racer, great live image quality with no lag. Very beginner friendly, even the software to configure CC3D flight controller is.bea7653a-3eb6-438b-990c-09d07ea4163e

Top Toy Drones

  1. HUBSAN X4- $37

The Hubsan X4 H107L is micro quadcopter very suitable for all age groups and experience levels. It offers a maximum flight time of about 9 minutes, and a remote distance of about 30 meters. One reason why it’s recommended for beginner flyers is because it’s very stable in the air, especially indoors. The drone has the potential to fly fast & aggressively, but can also be flown conservatively if you choose. It’s this kind of versatility that makes the Hubsan X4 H107L an excellent beginner quadcopter.

sku072712-1852. BLADE NANO QX- $59

The tiny Nano QX is RC flying fun you can take with you everywhere. The Nano QX weighs little more than half an ounce and is small enough to fly in spaces no bigger than an office cubicle. Never flown a quad-copter before? No problem. The Nano QX uses the SAFE™ technology system with sophisticated flight control software to keep itself stable in a hover while in stability mode. If you get in trouble, just let go of the sticks. The SAFE technology system will bring the Nano QX back to a hover all by itself. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can switch the SAFE system to agility mode for faster flying speeds and more maneuverability.

51xnrn27jzl-_sx355_3. PROTO X- $34

Meet the Proto-X, now available in six colors — black, white, red, yellow, green and purple. Not only is it the world’s smallest quadcopter, it’s also one of the world’s lightest multi-rotor helis.

The 50 mm Proto-X is tiny, ideal for indoor flying — and it weighs only 11.5 g, just four-tenths of an ounce. Bright, built-in LEDs make it easy to see the Proto-X in low-light conditions.

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So There it is the Best Drones 2017

Top Gifts & Gadgets 2017

Here are the Top Gifts & Gadgets 2017. Everything you need to know for you or your loved ones.  We will update This page all the way up to Christmas.

  1. Halo One Bluetooth Speaker– $150

The Halo One Wireless Speaker is inspired from the nature of simplicity and unity, Halo One is an original, modern, and breathtaking new designed Bluetooth/NFC speaker from Gingko. The aesthetically and fashionably shaped sound box reveals sexy curves and wood texture and delivers smooth sense of touch and phenomenal audio quality

 

halooneweb2. Stainless Steel Lowball – Vacuum Insulated Cup With Lid 12 oz– $15

These stainless steel Lowball tumblers are made with superior quality and individually hand inspected before delivery to you. Magnum Steel tumblers are designed to last a lifetime.

Stainless Steel Lowball is great for both hot and cold drinks for your drinking pleasure.
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3. Apple Air Pods – Wireless headphones– $159

After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected.1 Using them is just as easy. They can sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out. And the AirPods experience is just as amazing whether you’re listening to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.

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4. Apple Watch Series 2.– $369

Built-in GPS. Water resistance to 50 meters.1 A new lightning-fast dual-core processor. And a display that’s two times brighter than before. Full of features that help you stay active, motivated, and connected, Apple Watch Series 2 is designed for all the ways you move.

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5. Dad hats– $21

A dad hat is a baseball cap that’s canvas or cotton and has a slightly curved brim (not too curved, though) and is probably a little oversized on the wearer. Unless, of course, you’re actually a dad—then it probably fits you perfectly.

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6. Go Pro Hero 5– $399

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The GoPro Hero 5 is the latest addition to the gopro lineup and probably makes the biggest jump out of any so far. It is waterproof out of the box without any case. It has a touch screen on the rear and is also voice activated.

7. Tile Slim– $30

Tile Slim is the newest Bluetooth Tracker from Tile. And it will hopefully save you money by not letting you loose so much money.

8. DJI MAVIC – $999

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THE DJI MAVIC PRO is small and Portable yet still has all the great features we have come to expect from DJI.

After the initial burst of Drones Onto the Scene 5 years ago. The whole industry has been moving towards smaller, easier, and better quality.

Up until now you always had to sacrifice one of those to get the others. The MAVIC give you everything you want

9. Electric Skateboard– $300

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The skateboard of the future is here! Swagboard NG-1 NextGen boosted electric skateboard takes the fun of a typical longboard to the next level. This futuristic motorized skateboard is built with a 7-ply Canadian maple wood deck, durable polyurethane wheels, and solid grip tape for a more comfortable and secure ride. This boosted board can hold weights of up to 176 pounds and can travel up to 11 mph!

10. NES Classic Edition– $60

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The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.

Just plug the NES Classic Edition into your TV, pick up that gray controller, and rediscover the joy of NES games.

 

So there you go. The Top Gifts & Gadgets 2017.

 

Tesla Solar Roof- Powerwall 2

Tesla Just unveiled a game changer in the Solar world. Tesla Solar Roof is an integrated Solar panel into a roofing material. This product is both functional and beautiful

Musk said the secret to the Tesla solar roof appearance is a special coating that becomes more or less see-through depending on your viewing angle. He described it as a series of micro louvers that work like a privacy screen on a laptop, and said the company is working with 3M on the tech. The effect is dramatic in person. From shallow angles, the tiles appear nontransparent. But as your viewing angle approaches 90 degrees, the underlying solar cell becomes more and more visible. The result is a tile that permits the passage of sunlight from overhead, but still looks opaque to anyone at ground level.

For those concerned about the strength of the Tesla solar roof made of glass tiles, Musk showed the audience footage of a drop test to demonstrate that the glass was tougher than materials like clay and slate. “It’s never going to wear out, it’s made of quartz, it has a quasi-infinite lifetime,” Musk said.

“We need to make solar panels as appealing as electric cars have become,” Musk said. He wants to make every roof solar, by making it irresistible. “It needs to be beautiful, affordable, and seamlessly integrated. If all of those things are true, why would you go any other direction?” Why, indeed. Musk makes a strong case, but it’s one he only partially supported this evening; Tesla’s panels certainly look good, but Musk provided no details on pricing, availability, or the installation process.

A Better Battery

The solar roofs are designed to be used with the Tesla Powerwall. Version 2.0, which Musk also unveiled today, is a bright white rectangle, and flatter than the first version, which Tesla released in April 2015. It will cost $5,500 for 14kWh of storage and 7kWh peak power draw. That’s enough to power a four bedroom house for a day.

The new roof and battery are both part of Musk’s master plan to save the world through sustainable energy. Yes, you could go out and buy a solar system now, but the large, purple-black sheets of glass don’t exactly blend in on a period house—or most other properties, for that matter. Beyond a certain grudging respect for your green credentials (and lower utility bills), they don’t make the neighbors jealous in the way a Tesla Model S in the driveway does.

Apple Touch Bar – Mac Book Pro

Apple Touch Bar , Their answer to the touch screen laptop.

Apple has been firmly against the touch screen, choosing not to merge the ipad and the mac book. This is a big decision with big consequences. They have decided to incorporate a small touch screen into the keyboard. It will be interesting to see if this bet pays off as devices like the surface that blend the tablet and laptop are gaining popularity and market share. Will Apple stay stubborn or will the give in to what everyone else seems to be doing.

 

What’s really interesting about the new MacBook Pro running a mini Apple Watch is the possibilities for the future. Apple just added an embedded iOS computer with a touchscreen to its MacBook range, so that opens the doors for future experiments. “Today it might be similar to an Apple Watch in capability, but there’s so much potential for this to grow,” says Troughton-Smith. “The Touch Bar theoretically could run while the rest of the machine is turned off, so you get all the low-power and security benefits of an iOS device, without having to switch to ARM completely on the desktop.”

That could mean Apple could bring actual iOS features, apps, and touch functionality over to the Mac without having a true touchscreen. “Perhaps someday it could run a higher class processor, like Apple’s A-series chips, and allow macOS to ‘run’ iOS apps and Extensions, like iMessage apps, or manage notifications, system tasks, networking, during sleep, without having to power up the x86 CPU,” speculates Troughton-Smith. That possibility makes Apple’s Touch Bar experiment a lot more interesting, and it could make it a lot more like Microsoft’s failed attempt to popularize Windows SideShow, a way for developers to extend apps and notifications to small screens on laptops while they were powered off.

Tesla Releases Full Self Driving Hardware in All Cars

Tesla has released Tesla Full Sell Driving Hardware into all of its cars, including the model 3.

Self-driving vehicles will play a crucial role in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Full autonomy will enable a Tesla to be substantially safer than a human driver, lower the financial cost of transportation for those who own a car and provide low-cost on-demand mobility for those who do not.

We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver. Eight surround cameras provide 360 degree visibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range. Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system. A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing provides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength, capable of seeing through heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead.

To make sense of all of this data, a new onboard computer with more than 40 times the computing power of the previous generation runs the new Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software. Together, this system provides a view of the world that a driver alone cannot access, seeing in every direction simultaneously and on wavelengths that go far beyond the human senses.

Before activating the features enabled by the new hardware, we will further calibrate the system using millions of miles of real-world driving to ensure significant improvements to safety and convenience. While this is occurring, Teslas with new hardware will temporarily lack certain features currently available on Teslas with first-generation Autopilot hardware, including some standard safety features such as automatic emergency braking, collision warning, lane holding and active cruise control. As these features are robustly validated we will enable them over the air, together with a rapidly expanding set of entirely new features. As always, our over-the-air software updates will keep customers at the forefront of technology and continue to make every Tesla, including those equipped with first-generation Autopilot and earlier cars, more capable over time.

 

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DJI MAVIC PRO- Best Drone This Year

THE DJI MAVIC PRO is small and Portable yet still has all the great features we have come to expect from DJI.

After the initial burst of Drones Onto the Scene 5 years ago. The whole industry has been moving towards smaller, easier, and better quality.

Up until now you always had to sacrifice one of those to get the others. The MAVIC give you everything you want

CAMERA

The camera uses the same sensor as the Phantom 4. It shoots 30 fps in 4k and full 1080p at 96 fps, all with a 12 megapixel camera. The one interesting thing is the filed of view is smaller on the DJI MAVIC than the its predecessor from a 94 degree View to a 78 degree. This will be interesting to see how this affect the shots everyone is used to getting on the MAVIC

RANGE

DJI is boating an increased range of 4.3 miles on the DJI MAVIC compared to the 3.1 mile range of the Phantom, In addition it provides live streaming to Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope.

Controller

This Controller might be the most improved part of the whole package. Its tiny and with all the features and buttons of the old clunky phantom controller. Your phone simply slides in underneath The only downside of this is the lack of support for larger devices such as an Ipad. I know personally I love using the larger screen of the Ipad when Flying my Phantom.

Other Features
The New MAVIC also has a Phone only mode in which you can fly without the control. While your range will be limited this might be great for certain situations. Either way its a great option to have

PRICE
THE New MAVIC comes in at just $749. Which is Crazy. However with the Remote its $999 and the Bundle with extra batteries and case is $1,299.

This Is an amazing Drone and I think everyone is excited to get there hands on it. Question is will It beat the Go Pro Karma. Review coming Shortly!