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Dory is aimed at bringing underwater drones to a wider audience

October 6th, 2019 at 2:57 pm » Comments Off

The Dory underwater drone is presently on KickstarterChasing Innovation  When consumer aerial camera-drones first hit the market, buyers were mostly limited to models costing $1,000 or more. These days, half-decent quadcopters can be had for under a hundred bucks. While not going quite that cheap, Chasing Innovation is now aiming to make underwater drones similarly […]

Skydio’s new auto-follow drone is basically a flying A.I. cinematographer

October 6th, 2019 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

Up-and-coming unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Skydio unveiled a new drone today. The Skydio 2, as it’s called, is essentially a new-and-improved version of the Skydio R1 — an autonomy-focused camera drone that was released in early 2018. The new version boasts a bundle of improvements, including better battery life, longer range, and dramatically improved […]

In a world of smart gadgets, why are toilets still so dumb?

September 11th, 2019 at 2:32 am » Comments Off

Your butt deserves better! I spent the last three days talking to dozens of people about pooping. The ease with which I can discuss the act of defecation is somewhat of a paradox — because I am exceedingly bathroom shy. Silent office restrooms with stall doors that end a foot and a half off the […]

This brilliant hydroponic system puts a whole garden on your countertop

August 30th, 2019 at 12:18 am » Comments Off

Growing your own food is one of life’s great pleasures—plus it’s good for you and for the environment. But in increasingly tight, urban homes, we don’t all have room for gardens. And hydroponic systems, as appealing as they may be, often appear to be a whole lot of hardware for only a bit of actual […]

HUD swim goggles put performance data in your face

August 24th, 2019 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Form Swim Goggles sell for US$199 Competitive swimmers certainly like to track their performance, often using devices such as swim watches – the problem is, the athletes have to stop to look at those things. A Vancouver-based startup is out to address that problem, with its head-up display (HUD) Form Swim Goggles. Looking for the […]

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