Millions of drones will be excitedly unwrapped this holiday season, but did you know you need to register it before you fire it up? The process can be completed online and costs five bucks. The post Getting a drone for Christmas? Be sure to register it before you fly sky high appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Designating a self-flying drone as your personal 4K photographer? Yep, we live in the future. The Hover Camera Passport drone, which is on sale for $349.99 a limited time, uses face-detection technology to fly and follow you autonomously while capturing footage of your surroundings View original article at Mashable

The interface Everyone’s favourite IOT module, the ESP8266, is often the go-to choice for any project that needs quick and cheap control over the web. [Andi23456] wanted to control his quadcopter using the luxury of his mobile phone and thought permanently tethering an ESP12-E module to the quadcopter was exactly what he required. The ESP8266, really showcasing its all-round prowess, hosts both a web server for a HTML5 based joystick and a Websockets server so that a client, such as a phone, could interact with it over a…

Need a gift for someone, but have no idea what the hot toys are these days? Here are our some of our favorites, whether your prefer to gift a miniature drone, a burly Nerf gun, or something else entirely. The post Need a last-minute gift idea? Check out the hottest toys of 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

One doesn’t normally think of the Swiss as terribly eccentric, but you could make an exception for Rinspeed boss Frank Rinderknecht. Some of his past creations have been pretty out there, like the sQuba, which started out as a Lotus Elise and ended up a fully electric vehicle that could also dive underwater. Or the Ʃtos, based on a BMW i8 hybrid but with its own drone that can deliver flowers. But interspersed among the wackiness are some clever ideas. In 2009, the company’s iChange used an iPhone…