While the hoverboard remains either a cruel ‘Huvrboard’ joke, a water-powered jet ski attachment, or a Google X dream, we may be just a few short years away from real, completely awesome hoverbikes. Chris Malloy, a Kiwi formerly based in Sydney, is working on combining “the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter” to make the world’s first flying motorbike.
Malloy’s bike is still in R&D, but to help raise funds he has released a one-third size working model on Kickstarter.

The model was the first proof of concept Malloy Aeronautics (MA) built for their full-sized hoverbike. A little over a metre in length and weighing slightly more than 2

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With losses mounting, the e-commerce giant forges ahead in cloud, drone, smartphone markets.


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Unmanned camera drones may be popular, but they aren’t welcomed in many places. To show where you can and can’t fly one, Mapbox has created an interactive website that highlights no-fly areas.
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Los Angeles’s swiftly mutating downtown is usually viewed at street level. Now, thanks to filmmaker Ian Wood, we get a top-down perspective of the city’s transformation in this gorgeous video, which he shot with a lightweight remote-controlled quadcopter and camera system. 20 stories up, there’s change afoot as well.Read more.

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Downtown Los Angeles has been undergoing a visible revitalization for years, but this aerial video from a downtown resident shows that many of the city’s gems have been hiding in plain sight.
“One of the things you’re told growing up in New York City is that only the tourists look up,” said Ian Wood, who used a GoPro camera attached to a drone to capture the city. “Now with this project in mind I was looking up and seeing all these amazing things.”
Among the sights in the video are the colorfully-designed tiled tower atop the Los Angeles Public Library, breathtaking murals and street art, and a whole lot of art deco architecture.
Sit back and enjoy

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