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1. Mobile Architecture's New Radical Homes There's more to mobile housing units than the trailer category. As design writer Rebecca Roke notes in her new book "Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move" (published by Phaidon), everything from floating...
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Spark Mini Drone
Two factors come into play when considering a drone purchase: size and capability. With the brand new Spark, tech firm DJI has struck an ideal balance—a palm-sized quadcopter that carries some of the best features available. As expected, there's a...
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1. Hold a Piece of the Sun, Here on Earth If you need a little inspiration, look no further: humans have managed to collect a tiny piece of the sun, and bring it back to Earth. Even more amazingly, this happened 15 years ago, when "charged particles...
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Star Wars Propel Battle Drones
It's safe to say that the last few weeks have been very good for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and, entirely unrelated, drone sales. Images of and from the latter filled up social media post-holidays as new owners tested out what can be called...
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Breeze Quadcopter
With so many drones on offer, it's a challenge to commit to one without understanding exactly what you need. As longtime users of Yuneec products, we can attest to their ease of use. But, with the new Breeze quadcopter there are a few other attributes...
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Airblock: A Shape Shifting Entry-Level Drone
Airblock might not have a 4K camera but that's far from the point of this new hovercraft device. Not only is it an entry-level drone in terms of price, it also aims to teach young fliers building and coding as well. Airblock's magnetic, modular...
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1. Prince Has Died at 57 Following an investigation at his home and recording studio Paisley Park, it's been confirmed that Prince has died at 57. Prince Rogers Nelson, a truly legendary musician, released 39 albums throughout his career, garnering...
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1. Japan's Ongoing Nuclear Clean-Up, Five Years Later Five years after a catastrophic earthquake and its resulting tsunami hit Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, workers continue to tirelessly clean up radiation. Ahead of the disaster...
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1. Design Legend Richard Sapper Dies at 83 Legendary industrial designer Richard Sapper has died at the age of 83. Throughout his nearly 60 year long career, the German-born, Italy-based designer worked to create products that not only looked...
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Capturing Photos on the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone
We were quick to get our hands on the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K drone when it launched this summer. A field test, however, yields more than a product announcement, but insight on where it stands in a rapidly developing consumer market. We've taken the...
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Drones, Robots and an Electrified Couch: Launching Absolut Electrik
From a cultural standpoint, Absolut vodka frequently calls to mind two associations: nightlife and a history of art partnerships. To celebrate the launch of their latest limited edition bottle design (in both electric blue and silver), Absolut Electrik...
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Fotokite Phi GoPro Carrying Quadcopter
Utilizing the same technology as their professional model (used by the BBC for special programming and broadcast coverage), Swiss electronics company Perspective Robotics AG has just announced their consumer-oriented quadcopter follow-up, the Fotokite...
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Yuneec's Typhoon Q500 Drone with 4K Camera
To put it in the simplest terms, 4K Ultra HD directly translates to 4000 pixels wide in resolution. This is far superior to standard HD and it's the next wave in viewing—and capturing videos. With electric avation specialist Yuneec International...
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Self-Flying Camera
Born out of the basement of a UC Berkeley robotics lab, Lily is a radio controller-free camera that starts recording as soon as you throw it in the air. Whether you're snowboarding or surfing, the waterproof quadcopter follows (and films) you around...
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