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Nixie is a camera-equipped quadcopter designed to follow the user around taking pictures and videos on command, while conveniently wrapping around the wrist to form a bracelet when not in use.
The selfie is officially an international phenomenon. With some companies boasting about how their smartphones pack “perfect for selfie” front-facing shooters, and others going as far as releasing bizarre cameras designed specifically for the purpose – whether you like it or not, it’s here to stay.
Enter Nixie, the tiny quadcopter that aims to evolve the concept by taking the camera out of your hands and into the air. The idea is fairly straightforward – take a tiny drone, fit it with a swiveling camera and have it follow the user around capturing photos or video. In that way, it’s quite similar to the proposed MeCam drone. What makes it more interesting (and a little whacky) is the ability to fold the quadcopter’s limbs to turn into a wearable bracelet.
At present, Nixie is still a concept, with the company yet to produce a fully working version (you can see it in prototype form above). The product is one of 10 finalists in Intel’s Make it Wearable (MIW) challenge, the winner of which will receive US$500,000 to help turn their concept into a reality.
If it comes to fruition, then the final product will pair with a smartphone app, taking off on command, hovering a little way away to put the user in the frame before snapping a photo or video. Flight will be fully automatic, without the need for manual input, and the drone will return to the user when finished.
With the Nixie drone still being a concept, details such as battery life and specs are yet to be confirmed, but we do know that users will be able to switch it into a specific mode for selfies, panoramas or continuous movies.

  

Nixie is a camera-equipped quadcopter designed to follow the user around taking pictures and videos on command, while conveniently wrapping around the wrist to form a bracelet when not in use.

The selfie is officially an international phenomenon. With some companies boasting about how their smartphones pack “perfect for selfie” front-facing shooters, and others going as far as releasing bizarre cameras designed specifically for the purpose – whether you like it or not, it’s here to stay.

Enter Nixie, the tiny quadcopter that aims to evolve the concept by taking the camera out of your hands and into the air. The idea is fairly straightforward – take a tiny drone, fit it with a swiveling camera and have it follow the user around capturing photos or video. In that way, it’s quite similar to the proposed MeCam drone. What makes it more interesting (and a little whacky) is the ability to fold the quadcopter’s limbs to turn into a wearable bracelet.

At present, Nixie is still a concept, with the company yet to produce a fully working version (you can see it in prototype form above). The product is one of 10 finalists in Intel’s Make it Wearable (MIW) challenge, the winner of which will receive US$500,000 to help turn their concept into a reality.

If it comes to fruition, then the final product will pair with a smartphone app, taking off on command, hovering a little way away to put the user in the frame before snapping a photo or video. Flight will be fully automatic, without the need for manual input, and the drone will return to the user when finished.

With the Nixie drone still being a concept, details such as battery life and specs are yet to be confirmed, but we do know that users will be able to switch it into a specific mode for selfies, panoramas or continuous movies.

  

Cyberith Virtualizer for Oculus Rift

Sketchfab is fully mobile readyIf you check Sketchfab on a mobile device, you’ll see our interface has been designed for it. And the good news is that with the release of iOS8 with WebGl support yesterday, it even works on your iPhone or iPad!

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Thuraya SatSleeve is the world’s first satellite adaptor for smartphones, providing you with easy and affordable access to mobile communication services delivered over the Thuraya satellite network. Insert your compatible smartphone into the SatSleeve for iPhone or SatSleeve for Android, to stay connected through phone calls, SMS and data via satellite mode - and put the entire world within reach.

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“We believe this is going to be one of the most transformative platforms for education of all time. I know, it’s easy to say, hard to prove,” Iribe told The Chronicle of Higher Education. “But time will tell. There’s this thing that happens when you see really great VR. And most of the world hasn’t seen it yet. Maybe only 1,000 people have seen really great VR that tricks your brain, the back of the brain, into thinking that it’s a real place. And when you get that, you suddenly get the feeling, and it’s not like I’m looking at a video game or some kind of entertainment experience. It’s like you’re in a virtual place.”
Hi Jim, could you tell me how you've succeeded in removing the tumblr buttons from the fixed header of the tumblr mobile theme on your site? I've been wanting to do this for a long time!! The menu button is very handy but the other buttons are a nag! Thanks in advance!! Best Mike

Hi Mike! If you choose to customise a theme, you can edit its css in any way you like. I can send you a copy of my theme’s code if that would help, or you could give me temporary access to your account and I could do the job for you. Kind regards, Jim

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D-Link is keen to plant a flag in the emerging connected smart home with its new mydlink Home range of smart devices.

But will it support IFTTT and/or HomeKit?

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DAQRI Smart Helmet

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