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Airlango’s aggressively priced drone has lots of video and photo features. There are automatic video modes, but it also uses object and facial recognition to frame photos and videos. It shoots 4K/30fps and slow motion. Its camera has stabilization, but only a 1-axis gimbal.
Apple finally got with the times and updated its MacBook Pro Touch Bar laptops with faster new 8th gen Intel processors. The 13″ has quad-core CPUs while the 15″ has six-core CPUs. They also have an improved keyboard and a True Tone display that adjusts to ambient lighting.
CeramicSpeed is working on Driven, a bicycle drivetrain that uses a pinion-style driveshaft instead of a chain and a derailleur. The company claims that Driven creates 49% less friction than chain and derailleur setups, leading to a more durable and more efficient system.
ForwardX’s Ovis is a smart suitcase that can automatically move and stay by your side. It comes with a bracelet that lets it track you and alert you if you go too far away from it. It can go over 6 mph and lasts up to 12.4 mi per charge. It also has a built-in GPS tracker.
Artificial intelligence isn’t just powering robots, it’s already making decisions about our credit, work, insurance, safety, and other important aspects of our lives. Dress Code and HPE interviewed experts about some of the issues raised when algorithms wield such power.
Microsoft is out to make tablets look like a bad deal with the new Surface Go. It’s a Windows-based 2-in-1 that has a 10″ 1800×1200 screen, 9h battery life, a USB-C port, and a microSD slot. It will be available starting 7/10/18 for $399. An LTE model will arrive late 2018.
MIT continues to improve upon its fast-moving Cheetah robot. In addition to its speed, it can now leap or gallop on rugged terrain, recover its balance, and climb stairs even if they’re covered with obstacles. Plus, it does all of this without the aid of cameras or visual sensors.
If you have analog photos that you want to preserve, check out Pixl-latr. It’s a simple frame with a transparent back. It can hold 35mm, 120 and 4×5 negatives or transparencies. Just place the film in the frame, set a light source behind it and you’re ready to photograph the film.
The Bagtag is a digital luggage tag that lets you check in your luggage from anywhere. Just use its companion app to enter your travel details, then drop off the bag at its dedicated check in port. Sadly, it works with only a few airlines for now, but more will follow soon.
Lightform’s upcoming system allows anyone with a computer and a projector to create the sort of projection mapping visuals heretofore reserved for the pros. It can scan objects, then generate intricate projected images that perfectly match their surfaces. More on Tested.
The Supa Huka lets you dive as freely as if you were snorkeling. The device floats on the water and sucks air from the surface, delivering it to you down to a depth of 30ft. It lasts for 2h per charge. It also has a storage compartment and has a USB charger.
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