Behind the scenes of OK Go’s mind-boggling new music video

We speak with OK Go about its newest video for “I Won’t Let You Down,” which employs hundreds of extras, robotic scooters, and drones to show us something we’ve never seen before. The post Behind the scenes of OK Go’s mind-boggling new music video appeared first on Digital Trends.

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HTC Re camera is bold, but forgets that image is everything

The HTC Re is one of the strangest cameras in the long history of strange cameras
The tiny, oddly shaped device has a noble goal: to put us back “in the moment” when we capture images. It aims to do this by taking away the live image; there’s no viewfinder or display screen to look at when you use it — the logic being that you no longer have to live through a screen during the moments you want to memorialize.
See also: The wearable drone camera, for when you just can’t manage a selfie
The Re’s closest cousin is the GoPro, the action camera that’s all about capturing the moment while you live it. But this camera isn’t aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts; the Re is meant for everyone, with an austere design and dirt-simple operation Read more.

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3D Printed Drone Follows the Leader

[peabody124, aka James] has been active in the drone world for several years now, first with OpenPilot, then TauLabs, and now with his own Spark and Sparky2 boards. [James]‘ latest creation is a 3D printed quadcopter using both his Sparky2 board and his Sparky2BGC Brushless Gimbal Controller.
[James] had always wanted a quad which would follow him and his friends while they were having fun, sort of like his own flying camera platform. His current setup is finally approaching that goal. [James] designed his new quadcopter to use his Sparky2 flight controller and the KISS 18 amp Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)

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The ocean-going drone boat that will scour the seas for months tracking rare fish

Using acoustic ‘pingers’, plaice, sole, brill, and rays are being tracked at sea by the ocean robots launched from Plymouth.

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China's New 'Anti-Terror' Drone-Zapping Laser Hints at a Coming Arms Race

Image: news.qq.comThe US has long dominated the laser weapons game: everything from naval guns outfitted with drone-hunting lasers, to humvees with lasers that do the same, America seemed to be one of the only nations actively preparing for ammo-less war.But China has recently signaled its intentions to join the march toward laser weapons, unveiling a laser system designed to destroy drones. The new lasers match American military capabilities in a growing tit-for-tat arms race between the two global superpowers

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Watch This Carrier Drone Let Another Drone Take Off From It

As if launching one drone alone wasn’t good enough, hobbyists at Flite Test have decided that what’s required is a drone carrier. Yep, this video shows one drone take off from the back of another.Read more..

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Now drones are turning up over French nuclear plants, but no one knows why

Security officials in France are investigating mysterious drone flights over its nuclear power plants, with a growing number of incidents reported at sites across the country over the past month. The post Now drones are turning up over French nuclear plants, but no one knows why appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Why Intel Just Dropped Cash On A $10 Million Bet On Drones

“Drones hold the promise of revolutionizing many industries, some new and some very old, like farming.”If you own a drone company that wants to fly unmanned aircrafts for farms and insurance companies, this is your year. PrecisionHawk just announced that Intel Capital is joining a $10 million funding round to help build out future iterations of the company’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cloud backend. PrecisionHawk, whose plans to use drones to take pictures of disaster areas for insurance companies and monitor livestock disease from the air have been covered in Fast Company before, manufactures both UAVs and a sophisticated sensor set which allows operators to gauge everything from water quality to detecting objects under vegetation. “Drones hold the promise of revolutionizing many industries, some new and some very old, like farming,” Intel’s Jerry Bautista said in a press release

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The First Porn Shot With a Drone Is Still Just People Boning (NSFW)

The explosion of unmanned aerial vehicles in recent years has created a revolution in videography, which is why it’s surprising that nobody bothered to make porn from the skies yet. Lo, here is Drone Boning.Read more..

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This Drone-Shot Porn Is Beautiful (NSFW)

Somewhere underneath the civil liberties issues and surveillance-creep worries about drones is something much more concrete: What if some peeping Tom with a drone caught me naked? What if it caught me fucking?That fear is the impetus behind the world’s first drone-shot pornography, which, to be fair, skews way more artsy and thought provoking than your average entrant into the genre. (This is of course the point.)”We wanted to explore the whole idea of drone privacy and strikes—this idea of ‘make porn, not war,'” Brandon LaGanke, one of the Brooklyn-based filmmakers behind “Drone Boning” told me. “It started as a kind of funny commentary on privacy and voyeurism, but it quickly became a conceptual grounding.”The plan for the shooting of the video itself, however was a bit more straightforward

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