Apple earnings hit record levels while iPhone sales slip a bit, even Amazon’s CEO is impressed with Alexa, and we fly best new small drone to hit the market. The post Apple posts record $88B Q1 haul but iPhone sales actually ticked down a bit appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Airbus is well-known for setting some pretty ambitious goals. In early 2017, for example, company CEO Tom Enders promised to show off the company’s first flying car by the end of the year. While they missed this target, the company’s Vahana team has now managed to launch their first drone.. View original article at TechSpot

Here’s a quick build to show off fundamentals of electric current to new makers — or a cool party trick that might earn you a buck. [Jay] from the [Plasma Channel] shows off how you can make a simple motor with only three pieces of enameled wire in under five minutes. Start with a roll of 26-guage — or thicker — magnet wire, and a pair of scissors or knife. For the base, wrap fifteen to twenty turns of wire around any spherical object about one and a…

When taxis fly… A California-based company is working to make that happen. But the secretive Joby Aviations isn’t sharing when its five-seater all-electric passenger plane will move from prototype to viable air taxi View original article at Mashable

Enlarge / Amazon Go from the outside. (credit: Sam Machkovech) The fact that Amazon made lots of money in 2017, both in the full year and its fiscal fourth quarter, may not surprise anybody who keeps tabs on the retailer/cloud services provider/video streamer/drone operator. But the newsworthy thing about its latest quarterly financial report (.PDF), released on Thursday, comes from comparing it to a prior earnings report from October 2017: just how bad Amazon was at predicting its bonkers 4Q income. Amazon’s October guidance predicted ( View original…

Roboticists at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University have created a unique drone control system that involves piloting it by pulling a series of funny faces. Here’s how it works. The post Controller? What controller? You fly this drone with your facial expressions appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

In the digital wasteland that is 2018 Twitter, a beacon of hope now shines. With the help of the social network, comedian Dan Harmon was able to reunite a lost drone with its pilot — all, of course, thanks to the good people of the internets. SEE ALSO: ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Dan Harmon delivers raw account and apology for sexual harassment On Tuesday, Harmon tweeted that he’d found a “pricey looking” drone in his backyard, noting, “I guess drones are officially the new kite.” Tru. I found a…

DroneShield has refined its “drone gun,” replacing it with a version that’s much more portable. Called the DroneGun Tactical, the device can jam the signal of a rogue drone up to a kilometer away and force it to the ground. The post This ‘drone gun’ can down rogue quadcopters with the pull of a trigger appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Have DJI’s latest compact drone? PolarPro is launching new DJI Mavic Air accessories, including lens filters, cases, and platforms for handheld shooting. The accessories start shipping in February. The post Color correct and protect the DJI Mavic Air with new accessories from PolarPro appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends