Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, first publicly announced that they had plans to make deliver customer orders by drone. This was in an interview by CBS’s 60 Minutes in December of 2013. There were a lot of jokes and few took it very seriously. The statement was written off as showmanship. But on July 11 2014, Amazon filed for permission to test its drone delivery system.
The practice has been banned by the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) for safety reasons. Amazon is filing for an exemption based on what it calls “enormous consumer benefits”. The drone delivery service is called Prime Air.
The new DJI Phantom 4 claims to have a crash avoidance system. And for $1400 you would think it should. Well, some crazy guys over at TechSmartt needed to test that claim. Can they crash this drone? Fortunately they made a video to document their attempts. And besides their attempts to crash this drone, the […]Read More
Trend Micro, the software security company, warns there are two “critical vulnerabilities” in QuickTime for Windows and advises users to uninstall this program immediately. The Homeland Security Department also posted a warning https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A based on Trend Micro’s findings and also recommends that PC users remove QuickTime from their systems. Apple stopped supporting QuickTime for Windows, […]Read More
Slow motion makes nearly everything look better. Apple’s new iPhone 5s can do something no other smart phone cannot do – shoot 120 fps. The Canon 7D, the Panasonic GH3 and G5, Sony NEX 5, 6, 7, as well as my own Sony Ea50 all shoot 50p/60p. Straight out of the camera it looks pretty […]Read More