It’s perhaps a little disturbing how often Stuff has written about the humble flamethrower. Elon Musk’s Boring Flamethrower is an obvious one, while setting an HTC One M9 aflame is a more creative use of the flame-spewing… appliance? Appliance is probably the wrong word. Pity the video’s dead. We’ve even seen a drone toting a flamethrower before. And, now, you can own...[Read More]
In the not too distant future, you will be able to order Uber Eats that will be delivered to you by drone, as the ride-sharing company announced a pilot with McDonald's in San Diego. Using a current commercial drone Uber has been testing deliveries with the hamburger maker in the California city. Ultimately it plans to create a custom drone for delivering food in a custom box.
Man, where were all the cool things for kids when we were growing up? We had some interesting stuff but anything called the RoboMaster S1 would have been coloured in bright neon, made of semi-indestructible plastics, and would probably have been the result of a cartoon series tie-in. DJI, though, has other ideas.
Move over Optimus Prime, here come... Amazon Prime? Yeah, that's not a typo, though Amazon's newest little transformer doesn't do anything quite as spectacular as morphing from a truck into a robot and kicking Megatron in the er... bolts.
This week on Light Start, we go up in the air (twice -- once for drones, the other for photos), check out some Swedish sci-fi, and download The Division 2.
Drone- and gimbal-maker DJI has taken the wraps off its newest devices, a pair of updates to the Mavic Pro range — called the Mavic 2 series — that include new object-avoidance sensors to help pilots avoid crashing into things, and a choice of two cameras: a Hasselblad camera with a large, 1in CMOS sensor, and a more conventional 1/2.3in sensor camera that includes a zoom lens, which w...[Read More]
Have you ever done something you regret immediately but know that you can’t undo? That’s what the print industry risks every day, and an error like printing an ad way out of schedule can lead to a Mavic mishap… just ask drone- and gimbal-maker DJI. We knew that DJI had new versions of the Mavic Pro on the way, but not quite what they would look like. Thanks to a mistakenly published advertis...[Read More]
And now, a drone made from… pizza? We’ve seen a lot of drones in the last few years but this one takes the cake. Actually, it takes the pizza, since that’s what the aerial vehicle has been constructed from. And before you ask, yes, it can actually fly. If you’ve got about 11 minutes on hand you can watch the whole process that went into making the drone (right down to shopp...[Read More]
The Mavic Air might have usurped it, but the DJI Spark drone is still worth a look. We take it for a spin and try to decide whether or not it’s the drone we’ve been dreaming of. Review unit supplied by Orms Direct. Shot using Fujifilm X-T2 and X-T20 cameras c/o Fujifilm.
The existence of killer robots, automated and autonomous tech capable of unleashing wide-scale devastation on the human race, is a frightening prospect even before you delve into the fears (held by the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking) surrounding the possible rise of an artificial intelligence bent on wiping out humanity. The possibility exists that the scenario portrayed in the video above...[Read More]
Have you ever wondered at the power that resides in your hands? Just lift up your hand. Yes, right there. Now watch as this drone follows your hand’s every move. Why? Because it is equipped with 3D tracking tech that allows the pilot to put down the controller and wave their hands in the air instead. We saw this tech demonstrated at the South African launch of DJI’s new drone, the Mavic Air. This ...[Read More]