Light Start – Martian Dragon, Uncharted theft, Hover Camera, and Nintendo’s NX in 2017

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SpaceX is creating its Red Dragon, will send a ship to Mars as soon as 2018

Dragon FloaterWe’re not sure if Thomas Harris is going to be getting any credit for this but SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is soon going to be getting a name  change – to Red Dragon. Rather than being a disturbed film specialist, this Red Dragon will be going to Mars, according to SpaceX’s Twitter account. By 2018, at the earliest, but even by 2020 would be okay with us. Details are thin but there is more on the way. At present, the company is looking to find out what it would take to land heavier payloads on Mars, using their SuperDraco engines to drop at least one capsule on the Martian surface. At the very least it’ll put the company in the history books as the first private venture to land on another planet and at best Elon Musk will drop a bunch of raw materials on Mars for use in constructing our first off-world colony. What? It has to get there some time, right?

Source: SpaceX (Twitter)

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has had 10,000 copies ahead of 10 May launch

Uncharted 4 PreviewDoes this count as ironic? It probably does. A shipment of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PlayStation 4 games, bound for stores, was stolen earlier this week and the skived titles have started showing up in the UK. And while this is very definitely a criminal matter, Sony Entertainment head Shuhei Yoshida has a message for gamers: “As with most Naughty Dog games, the unfolding story is such an integral part of the experience and for this reason we wanted to warn you to beware of the potential for spoilers to be posted by people with access to stolen copies of the game. An extremely talented team has worked long and hard to bring Nathan Drake’s greatest adventure to life and we would urge you to help us prevent this from being spoilt by not purchasing copies of the game ahead of the launch date.” Honestly, we get it. They want everyone to have a great experience.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Drones are getting very specific: This one’ll follow you around and snap photos

Hover CameraYes, we know that most drones are being used for photography but this one is designed to be folded up and stashed away. When flying, though, the Hover Camera drone can be set to track a single person via its app. It will then follow said person, grabbing photos of their face and avoiding obstacles. The company behind the Hover Camera, Zero Zero Robotics, haven’t put it on sale yet but they’re looking for testers for the 13MP, semi-autonomous, camera drone (at the link below). Once it goes on sale, it’ll run you about $600 (R8,700). Ouch.

Source: Get Hover

Nintendo’s NX console will be arriving in March 2017

nintendo-zelda-wiiuIf you’ve been keen on an updated console from Nintendo and awaiting news of Nintendo’s NX, then you’re in luck. We have a date for the company’s “brand-new concept” console and it’s soon. Not as soon as we’d like but we’ve always been an inpatient lot. The Nintendo NX, which apparently won’t be running on Android, by the way, will launch in March 2017. The information comes by way of the company’s annual financial results and will see the console launch globally at the time specified. What we don’t know is what the hardware spec and launch roster will look like. We’ll keep you posted.

Source: The Verge

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