Science fiction is filled with robotic personalities that accompany human astronauts on their voyages: Gerty in Moon, TARS in Interstellar, Marvin in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and of course, HAL-9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But now, an actual free-floating robotic head known as CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), will bring these speculative visions to life, assuming it is safely delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) this June. CIMON is on track to be the “first AI-based mission and flight assistance system,” on the station,…

While the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may be over, winter sports are still going strong in London. An unusual snowfall has covered European cities from Rome to London in a blanket of snow, closing schools, snarling traffic, and causing a massive snowball fight between priests and kids in St. Peter’s Square. Vatican residents aren’t the only ones having fun, though. In London, Tuesday’s snow caused train delays across the city and traffic jams from Chelsea to Shoreditch, so a few brave souls came up with a unique solution…

Here’s the moment British police using a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera locate a car crash victim in the dead of night. The man was found unconscious in a ditch some 160 meters from where the car flipped. The post How British cops used a drone to save a car crash victim’s life appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

A new offering from Parrot helps you create cool edits of your drone footage in just a few taps. Compatible with Bebop drones, Flight Director costs $20 via Parrot’s FreeFlight Pro app, though there is a free tier, too. The post Flight Director for Bebop drones lets you create cool videos in a few taps appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

An usually icy winter blasting through Europe reached Rome, blanketing the Italian capital in a rare 4 inches of snow. While schools were closed and public transportation paralyzed, residents of the Eternal City were given the rare opportunity to ski, sled and build snowmen. Priests and students held a snowball fight in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. It was the heaviest snowfall to hit Rome in six years View original article at Time Magazine

Using a drone mounted-laser to control malware through a scanner. Crafting malicious music that can surreptitiously affect Fitbits and other electronic devices. Hijacking computers to send sought-after data back to attackers through soundwaves. These are all fanciful hacking techniques, pushing the expectation of what can be achieved and what is vulnerable in cybersecurity today. But, they are also prime material for becoming something else: what I call hack porn View original article at Motherboard

Dolce & Gabbana sent a bunch of handbag-carrying drones onto the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week on Sunday. Around seven quadcopters, each with propeller guards in place, buzzed along the runway with the bags dangling underneath. The post Dolce & Gabbana drones fly the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

And you thought you had to be a celebrity kid to break into modeling. Now, it looks like you gotta be a drone! Instead of employing the usual human models to show off its fall 2018 handbag collection at Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana opted for a slew of benevolent fashion drones. Yes, we are serious. A bunch of literal drones carried designer bags down a runway. SEE ALSO: Models rocked ‘vagina mohawks’ so hard at New York Fashion Week If you put your Black Mirror tech…

Nothing was more rock and roll at the 2018 Winter Olympics than this one kid on the electric guitar. As the drone fleet took to the skies, 13-year-old wunderkind Yang Tae-hwan stole the show when he took over the stage to shred a song. This hard rocker in a turtleneck sweater and leather jacket just knows how to wail. During the live broadcast from PyeongChang, the internet — and this may not shock anyone — immediately declared him a true hero. It’s not hard to see why View…

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