The Navy hopes the ‘sea hunter’ will end the growing threat of quiet, diesel powered enemy submarines entering American waters undetected. View original article at Daily Mail Online

No, it’s also not an April Fool’s day joke. The ROAM-e is a real, serious flying selfie machine. And it’s Australian made, which almost brings a tear to my eye. Dropping in at a cool price of $350, the ROAM-e can hover up to 25m above you and uses facial recognition tech to keep shots steady and focused on any pretty little face. It’s basically a selfie-stick without the stick View original article at Techly

The Codeybot dances, plays music, changes colors and even shoots laser beams — all to entice little tykes to start programming. The coding toy from Shenzhen-based startup Makeblock is just the latest on the edutainment bandwagon taking things up a techie notch. It joins a talking, projectile-firing robot, a remote-controlled origami robot, code-teaching drones, and even a crawly “Code-a-Pillar” in a trend of code-teaching toys that seems to have become all the rage in the past few months alone. SEE ALSO: Adorable Code-a-Pillar teaches 3-year-olds the basics of coding Within 24 hours…

On the battlefield, shoddy intelligence means innocent people die. To make its intelligence analysts more effective, the Canadian government is experimenting on them by treating these highly trained personnel like animals.No, really, intelligence analysts aren’t so different from wild animals, and that’s actually the point. Like hungry little foxes, they go scrounging around different nooks and crannies, except they’re hunting in various databases for satellite images, not a tasty critter to eat. This is called “information foraging,” a theory that originated at the storied Palo Alto Research Center,…

It seems there is no limit to humankind’s selfie obsession. After all, this week brought us the British chap who took what he called a selfie with the person who had just hijacked his plane. So of course, there must be a flying selfie stick. It was only a matter of time. Built by Australian technology company IoT Group, the ROAM-e, opened for pre-sale Thursday and should begin shipping internationally in June View original article at Mashable

State Farm is the first insurer to gain FAA approval for commercial drone use which may help pave the way for widespread commercial use of unmamed aerial vehicles.         View original article at USA Today

It’s flying colors! Paul Trillo’s Chromaticity cleverly choreographed four drone to fly across the sky and leave smoke of color against the backdrop of the endless ocean. The effect is pretty awesome to see because the smoke grenades cover the drone and make it seem as if it’s just team of superheroes flying together. Or like some invisible force pushing colors around. Or really, just a fun and colorful as hell video to watch.Read more View original article at Gizmodo

Hey look, more drone footage of Tesla’s semi-complete Gigafactory, which is big and square and—wait. What the hell is that? Is that a dope ass traffic circle for factory traffic? It seems so.Read more.. View original article at Gizmodo

There’s a whole world out there ready to be explored, you sad office drone, and you’re sitting under fluorescent lights on a mound of unused vacation time. What are you waiting for? A new ad touting Mexico as a dream destination takes a slightly more emotional, less confrontational approach, but its message is clear: workaholics are missing all the good stuff in life. The short film, called “Doppelganger Tourists,” centers on two nose-to-the-grindstone workers named Ann and Mike who, like more than 40% of Americans, didn’t take a…

Gravity along Earth’s surface is anything but constant. The variation from location to location may not be enough to handicap basketball games, but it is large enough to matter. A gravity map of Earth then winds up looking more like the malformed wad below rather than a smooth uniform sphere. Image: NASA The biggest factors in these gravitational distortions are pretty obvious: elevation and latitude. Elevation changes the distance from a point to Earth’s gravitational center (thus changing its local gravity), while latitude can have the same effect…