The biggest tech event of the year is about to go down at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater, and while numerous stories have predicted what might be revealed, what do we actually know about the setting itself? Just enough to tantalize, it turns out.  Named for the late CEO and company co-founder Steve Jobs, the theater is set to have its formal unveiling to the public on September 12 — the same day as the presumed iPhone 8 unveiling. And although the phone will certainly be the star…

Amazon’s new patent would allow drones to answer customer questions, prompt a person to move if in the way of a landing, and warn people if the drone is in ‘a hazardous state.’ View original article at Daily Mail Online

On Thursday, DJI unveiled two drones at the IFA electronics show in Berlin: The quieter, longer-flying Mavic Pro Platinum and a stealthy new version of its flagship Phantom drone, the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian. The post DJI Mavic Pro Platinum can fly longer and more stealthily than its predecessor appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

So round, so active, so absolutely evil. BB-9E is the literal dark side version of the lovable BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s not cute. It’s not happy. This astromech makes angry sounds and has a utterly mysterious story line and purpose, which makes it 10 times more evil View original article at Mashable

Propel CEO Darren Matloff was fading behind a thick gray cloud created by a fog machine. He was trying to tell us about his company’s awesome new Star Wars drones, but even he was struggling to ignore the haze building between him and his small, but enthusiastic audience. “I think that’s enough with the fog machine,” said Matloff, who instructed his support crew to open the front and back doors of the small Brooklyn space he’d rented to demonstrate his Star Wars battle drones and the new flight-training…

The gyrfalcon stretched out its wings and gave two powerful flaps, forcing its handler to duck out of the way. Leather ties kept the large grey falcon with a white speckled breast from flying off just yet. It settled back down, its powerful talons gripping Steve Schwartze’s gauntlet. Schwartze is a professional falconer and wildlife consultant. Standing on the open prairie north of Lethbridge, Alberta, he loosened the bird’s jesses, the ties that tethered it to his wrist View original article at Motherboard

After three years, the supermodel’s Kode With Klossy initiative is scaling quickly and sending the message that girls should give coding a try. It all started on a whim. Four years ago, supermodel Karlie Kloss decided to take an intensive coding course at New York Flatiron School. She had never written a lick of code in her life, but she wanted to see what the fuss about coding was all about. Between runway shows in Paris and Milan, and magazine shoots in London and New York, she would sit down…

SanDisk just announced its biggest microSD card yet—but it doesn’t come cheap.  The world’s first 400GB microSD starts shipping in September, and will set you back $249.99 SEE ALSO: Drug cartels are now using hulking drones to smuggle goods over the border The new microSD with adapter is good for 35 hours of full HD video. So it makes sense that SanDisk is marketing this microSD toward action camera and gaming console owners.  This could be a game-changer for drone owners, GoPro enthusiasts, and Nintendo Switch fans View…

Warehouses across the country squander billions of dollars each year on lost inventory—no thanks to radio frequency ID tags. Intended to revolutionize supply chain management, RFID scanning has failed major retail operations. But, […] The post MIT’s RFID Drone Inventory System Could Save Retailers Billions appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

What happens when you pit a DJI Phantom drone against a rocket-powered Japanese katana sword? One intrepid YouTuber decided to answer that question. The winner? The viewers, almost certainly. The post Watch a rocket-propelled katana sword slice through a drone like hot butter appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends