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…

With just a few days to go, the Hexo+ autonomous drone has topped $1 million in its Kickstarter campaign. The flying machine, which communicates with a user’s smartphone to follow and film them, is targeted primarily at action-sports enthusiasts. The post Flying high: Hexo+ autonomous drone tops $1 million in Kickstarter campaign appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

New products and social media services have arisen to help people take better pictures of themselves with the aid of the flying robots. Original article at nytimes.com