The Pocket Flix was created by Ideal Toys in 1978. It was a battery-operated movie viewer that accepted film cassettes. Clips from movies, TV shows and cartoons were available.
There was talk of it being able to carry phone signals and display newspapers and books. Some even thought it could become a way of sharing documents and pictures. While it never got that far, it foretold devices such as the iPad.
I've written a lot about quadcopters, most notably Quadcopters, Cameras, and the Law. Today, some fool didn't obey the law, common sense or common decency. Monday evening a quadcopter took off from a high-rise terrace in mid-town Manhattan during evening rush hour. It flew 300 to 400 ft in the air past luxury apartment buildings as well as business buildings. 3 minutes later it crashed in the street nearly clipping a businessman.Read More
FAA takes first legal action against model airplane pilot. Raphael Pirker was fined $10,000 for illegallyRead More