We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, but one drone pilot managed to capture at least one Cupertino secret early: the new Apple spaceship campus
Looking like the unearthed remains of a grounded Death Star or the ancient ruins of an alien civilization, the early stages of Apple’s new campus construction reveal that the ambitious architectural project is on track
See also: Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus Gets Final Approval From Cupertino
The footage was shot by a YouTuber using a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition and a DJI Phantom 2 drone, which flew from the construction site’s perimeter and then over the site itself to deliver the footage Read more…More about Apple, Design, Tech, Gadgets, and Mobile

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Keeping your gadgets charged is important. More and more our very lives are stored on our smartphones. If they die, we’re cut off our friends, work email, and Reddit. There’s also the nightmare of realizing your drone’s battery is dying while it’s 50-feet above a body of water.Read more

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Controlling autonomous vehicles remotely with the use of virtual reality headsets seems like an obvious next step. Already, a few UAV companies have begun experimenting with these types of ideas by integrating Oculus Rift developer kits into their hovering quadcopters and drones. Parrot released a video on their blog showing that they developed a head-tracking system for their Bebop Drone in an effort to bring FPV flights to fruition. It looks like a lot of fun and we want to try one of these out asap!
As for technical specifications, they can be found in the YouTube description of the video embedded below. A quick glance showed that the operating system is based on Android and uses WiFi to connect the handheld tablet to the autonomous vehicle floating above

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The internet is slowly being swallowed whole by an endless influx of drone videos, but sometimes they give stunning views of locations we’d never see otherwise. This time, one YouTuber strapped a GoPro Hero 3+ to a DJI Phantom 2 drone and took a peek at Apple’s upcoming “Spaceship” campus.Read more..

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