posted on 04 Apr 2016, 09:01 1 1. Landon (Posts: 977; Member since: 07 May 2015) A selfie stick being swung around or one of these hitting you while in flight...I think I'll go with the selfie stick, not matter how much I despise them. posted on 04 Apr 2016, 09:08 5 3. der_damo (Posts: 208; Member since: 16 Sep 2014) Plus you can use the selfie-stick for self-defense :p posted on 04 Apr 2016, 09:24 5 6. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015) For Selfie nerds... I mean these selfie craze gadgets never make sense to me.. We have all we need in our phones without the need of carrying extras, just need a swift voice assistant and with wide angled front cameras nowadays it convenient anywhere anytime without.. Pulling off stances... *The crazy gadget world smh.:-/ posted on 04 Apr 2016, 09:08 0 2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2315; Member since: 14 Aug 2014) Now I can make some Casey Neistat-esque vlogs! posted on 04 Apr 2016, 09:10 0 4. kumarabhishek591 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Selfie sticks are so 2015 — selfie drones are in!
Yes, the selfie sticks are here to stay — no matter the fact that many people view them as a symbol of shallow narcissism and the oversharing culture, make fun of their users, and that they have been banned from some public spaces due to the potential dangers they pose if swung around. In fact, they are evolving into something that can actually be even more dangerous, if not also more ridiculous to watch if it becomes a fad. Meet ROAM-e – a drone designed specifically for selfies. This little fellow's job is to always hover around you, either to take the perfect photo or to live stream the footage. The device employs facial recognition technologies to keep its eye on you and will, at default, not stray further than 80 feet (25 meters); it also has a Follow Me mode, which will keep it following you at a constant distance of 10 feet (3 meters). To round its functions off, there's a panoramic mode, which has the drone spin around and deliver a 360-degree shot. ROAM-e … [Read more...] about Selfie sticks are so 2015 — selfie drones are in!
At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. We’ve cut through the fidget spinners and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting new crowdfunding projects out there this week. That said, keep in mind that any crowdfunding project — even the best intentioned — can fail, so do your homework before cutting a check for the gadget of your dreams. Geekey — keychain multitoolWe love the idea behind everyday carry kits, but finding the right balance between compact and useful is often easier said than done. Most people turn to multitools, but if you’ve ever carried one of those things, you’ve probably found that they’re filled with unnecessary tools that never get used. And then … [Read more...] about Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Tiny selfie drones, smart toilet seats, and more
Taking selfies with a selfie stick will soon be old-fashioned. Among the list of latest gadgets launched in CES 2016, there is a ‘selfie drone’ called Lily that will replace your selfie stick. This drone will allow you take high-resolution videos and photos of yourself with multiple options.The concept of ‘selfie drone’ was introduced to capture images, as pouting perfectly while pressing your touchscreen camera button seems too much at a time. CES 2016 has introduced us to many products that will make our life easier, and Lily is particularly for capturing images and videos in our surrounding, especially for active people like athletes, snowboarders, and skiers.The users will be able to throw the drone in the air and continue their activity while the drone will follow them and capture videos and pictures from varied angles and distance. It provides a small waterproof controller that will be wearable around your wrist. It also has a “take off” … [Read more...] about Lily, the ‘selfie drone’ will make selfie sticks a history
Snapchat’s parent company Snap may not be flying high when it comes to the stock market, but the company is hoping that it might reach new heights through a different medium. According to The Information, Snap is “in talks to acquire Zero Zero Robotics,” a Chinese selfie drone manufacturer. Should the deal prove successful, it would be Snap’s second foray into the hardware space following the success of its glasses — the Spectacles.As it stands, Zero Zero already has quite the deal worked out with an American company. Apple maintains the exclusive right to sell the drone maker’s $500 Hover Camera Passport Drone, which as its name suggests, hovers above you and takes aerial selfies. But according to The Information’s sources, it would appear that Zero Zero “had been looking to raise money when it made contact with Snap.” After all, it wouldn’t be the first time that a once-successful drone company found itself in dire … [Read more...] about Having conquered Spectacles, Snapchat may move on to selling selfie drones
Yuneec’s portable selfie drone, the Breeze, now offers a first-person look at the flight and physical flight controls. On Tuesday, Yuneec International announced the Breeze First-Person View Controller and goggles, an optional upgrade from the drone’s original app-based flight controls.A smartphone slides into the goggles, offering a view from the Breeze’s onboard 4K camera. The video-game-like controller pairs with that smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing users to control the drone with joysticks while watching the flight through the goggles.Yuneec, a California-based company, says that the new goggles help create an immersive and uninterrupted experience flying the Breeze. Along with the first-person view mode, users can also place the smartphone in the cradle on top of the controller.The Breeze ships without a controller — users instead control the drone with an app. While Digital Trends reviewer Drew Prindle said the Yunnec app is one of the … [Read more...] about Flying the Breeze drone just got, well, breezy with a new controller and goggles
Update January 26, 2017: AirSelfie has announced its Kickstarter campaign has come to a successful close, raising over $600,000 from backers. That is well above the original goal of just $48,000. The company has also announced U.S. pricing for the product, and is currently offering a 30-percent discount for preorder customers. That brings the AirSelfie drone with phone case to about $262, while the drone plus a power bank is available for $272. Preorders are open now.The AirSelfie is the latest advance in the never-ending technological pursuit of the perfect selfie. The minuscule quadcopter fits in the palm of your hand and slides into a custom phone case for storage and charging. It can only fly for three minutes, but that is enough time for its intended use of capturing a quick group selfie when arms and even selfie sticks can’t extend far enough to get everyone in the picture.The drone can be controlled with one hand via the app (iOS and Android) and can fly up … [Read more...] about AirSelfie drone is small enough to stow away in a phone case
Chinese drone manufacturer Zerotech today announced plans to bring its diminutive Dobby drone to the States. Originally announced in March, the Dobby is company’s first aerial photo drone for consumers, and starts at just $400. The headline feature of the miniature quadcopter is its foldable propellers, which allow it to collapse down to a size that will fit, perhaps a tad uncomfortably, into a pants pocket.With selfies in mind, the Dobby is made for people with little to no aerial photography experience. Like other drones, it can be controlled remotely from an iOS or Android device, but the Dobby includes a few ease-of-use refinements. It can be launched by tossing it, tapping it three times, or even with a voice command spoken into your phone.Thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flight platform, on which the drone is based, the Dobby includes a sophisticated set of flight capabilities. It can hover or track a subject autonomously, both indoors and out, … [Read more...] about Zerotech’s Dobby is a house elf-sized selfie drone that fits in your pocket
Update October 13, 2016: Zero Zero Robotics began selling the Hover drone today, with a surprisingly low introductory price of $549. After the first two weeks, the price will rise to $599, which is still quite affordable by drone standards. The full name of the product is the Hover Camera Passport and it is geared for travel use. It is the first in a new category of drones that are truly autonomous, with no input required by the user to pilot them. The drone is available for order online.Drones are popular, but learning to pilot an unwieldy and unpredictable device can be intimidating. If you’re more interested in aerial videos than Top Gun fantasies, what you want is something that can fly itself, like the Hover, the latest in autonomous flying cameras.The Hover looks nothing like a traditional quadcopter. Roughly the size of a thick book – it even looks like one – the Hover unfolds to reveal the wings – two panels, each containing … [Read more...] about Hover is a book-shaped selfie drone you just unfold and toss in the air
After months of anticipation, Windows 10 finally arrived this week, and our Computing Editor Matt Smith (also a self-proclaimed abacus expert) has been hands on from the beginning. Matt fills listeners in on the ins and outs of the new OS, and whether or not it would be enough to convince an Apple user to make the switch.Have you heard of Luminor? It’s a paint-like substance that responds to electrical current, and a team of car customizers recently envisioned a creative new use for it: Slap it on a Lexus, strap up a driver with a wireless heart monitor, and all of the sudden you’ve got paint that changes colors and patterns based on your heartbeat. Will we see more automotive uses for it, or is this a one-time gimmick?Amazon has been advocating the use of drone deliveries for quite some time, and now the company is taking it to another level. In meetings with NASA, Amazon has concocted a proposal for regulating drone versus human airspace. Oh, … [Read more...] about Trends with Benefits: Windows 10, heartbeat paint and selfie drones