If you want to be specific, this flying machine from e-volo isn’t exactly a quadrocopter. At 16 rotors strong, it’s a first of it’s kind, a still prototypical multicopter. But lets settle on quadrocopter in the meantime, since its rotors are arranged in four separate clusters anyway. The big news is this multiplied electric powered quadro from e-volo, a German company, made its historic first flight.
Firstly: Woah! Second: The detail is incredible. Third: You should read this whole post to learn how it was made. Okay, let’s get started. Seen below is the famed Anti-Materiel Rifle from the Halo universe, a dread weapon that has done its fair share of alien extinguishing during the protracted Human-Covenant War.
It very well should after the countless hours spent engineering it into its current form. If this is the first time you’ve ever read about PETMAN, be warned that it represents the farthest frontier of robotics. Asinine Terminator references aside, PETMAN could finally bridge the gap between robots in their current state as dull machines to the arrival of cyborgs. But don’t worry, that’s still far off.
Android devices had found a large portion of their audience among lovers of diverse hardware offerings, but Google and Samsung are now making it official. The flagship Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device is taking the ubiquitously humongous screen one step further and doing so in style. It’s also seemingly divesting itself of petty rivalries in the process. This seemed to us like the first Android device not specifically made to compete, but to impress. Which it did, effortlessly.
I am sure we have all had some ear buds or headphones over the years that would have been so much better if they just had a bit more power and volume. If you have a set of headphones or ear buds that you really like that suffer from too little power the new limited edition Diablo Mobile Amp will fix that.
Back in October we brought you the news that Google was planning to launch its newly re-designed Gmail user interface together with a major update to its Gmail services. Well today Google has now officially unveiled its new Gmail update which it has now started rolling out to Gmail user accounts.
If you have received the update, when you login to your Gmail account you will see a link in the bottom right hand side of Gmail, labelled “Switch to the new look”. Simple click this to upgrade to the new interface and features. Watch a Google promotional video after the jump for a walk through of the new look.
We have featured a number of the humorous questions you can ask Apple’s new Siri personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, but its now been revealed that Siri is even capable of telling you a short story. All be it after a fair bit of asking and nagging.
It was discovered by Amanda Stewart that if you ask Siri to “tell me a story”, she will try to get out of the the task by saying she doesn’t know any good ones and that the story is silly. But if you persist Siri will finally start to read you a short story about a “quite intelligent agent by the name of Siri.”
It has been rumoured for sometime that Google has been working on a Cloud Storage service called Google Drive which it has created to enable Google users to store their documents and files online, in a similar why to other services such as SugarSync and Dropbox.
Well now a Brazilian technology website called Gemind has been able to unlock hidden references to the service within Google Docs itself, and has even detailed steps to enable a “Download Google Drive” option within the Google website.
If you enjoy watching movies a new search engine has been launched that allows you to check the availability of movies for streaming, purchase or rental with the click of a button. CanIstream.it checks the libraries at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Hulu for your choice of movie and then provides you with links to the appropriate sites.
If the CanIstream.it website isn’t able to find the film you requested you can then ask it to notify you via email once the film becomes available for streaming, rental or purchase.
AT&T has announced that it will launch three new BlackBerry smartphones this month, the first two being the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the BlackBerry Torch 9860 which will be available from AT&T on the 6th of November.
AT&T will also offer the BlackBerry Curve 9360 on their network in the US from the 20th of November, and this will be available for $29.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with AT&T.
Sony has today taken the wraps off it new limited edition PlayStation Vita case which will be included in the “First Edition” PlayStation Vita bundle. From the first images of the case it looks as though it is a hard shell style container which will help keep your PS Vita well protected when not in use.