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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Atlas

We heard talk of it at least as long ago as last May, and today GoPro has delivered – it's officially unveiled its Karma drone. The quadcopter's propeller arms and landing gear can be folded down so it can fit in an included backpack, and it utilizes a stock Hero4 or (just-released) Hero5 camera.  Read more
​There were bargains galore at the sale of the Robert White Collection sale in London on September 19, where all but four of the 614 lots in the sale were sold. The most interesting aspect though, was that the collection was being sold for charity following the death of Robert White.   Read more
In light of Apple's controversial decision to nix the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, let’s take a look at all the hardware that Apple’s already killed. Then you can decide whether or not removal of the headphone jack is following a tradition of innovation – or something else altogether.  Read more
The Ford Focus is a quality package and with the 2016 facelift, which brought in a new front grille shape to match the rest of Ford's streetcars, it has taken a leap forward in visual sophistication ... more than Loz Blain can chew, as it turns out.   Read more
HTC’s phones have been a little hit-or-miss through the last few years, but the company's early 2016 flagship, the HTC 10​, unquestionably falls on the right side of that dichotomy. Let's see how the 10 sizes up next to a phone that just might sell pretty decently, the Apple iPhone 7​.   Read more
As part of the on-going pursuit of artificial photosynthesis to produce hydrogen, researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich claim to have created a working, compact, self-contained artificial photosynthesis system that could form the basis for practical commercial devices  Read more
The Beipanjiang Bridge Duge​, which is being constructed 565 m (1,854 ft) over the Nizhu River Canyon in Guizhou province, China, is set to become the world's highest bridge. Engineers recently completed the structure and the bridge is due to open ​to traffic by the end of the year.   Read more
When it launched the mirrorless O-MD E-M1 in 2013, we asked if Olympus had killed the DSLR. Now, the call to go mirrorless has grown louder again with the launch of the OM-D E-M1 MkII. ​   Read more
The US government is introducing a new Federal Automated Vehicles Policy that will finally begin to set up a national framework for not just putting algorithms in the driver's seat, but eventually doing away with that seat altogether.   Read more
Until January, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will play host to Destination: Mars, an AR experience powered by Microsoft’s HoloLens that takes guests on a guided tour of Mars. The program was born out of OnSight, the scientific tool created by Microsoft and NASA’s JPL.  Read more
Space smuggling may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but despite the short history of human space flight, people have been sneaking things into space since more or less the beginning. New Atlas takes a look at five of the strangest things to be secreted aboard spaceships… that we know of.  Read more
After seven years out of production, the Saleen S7 is rising from the ashes. Built to celebrate a golden age in the company's​ racing history, the limited run S7 LM supercar will spit out more than 1,000 hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.   Read more
Samsung has developed a new system for its vacuums that uses a turbine to keep stray strands of hair away from the grille, making it easier to clean and less likely to lose suction.  Read more
Nikon has used Photokina to add two new models to its lineup of KeyMission action cameras. Alongside the 4K KeyMission 360, which was unveiled at CES earlier this year, there are two new rugged offerings catering to adventurers who don't need 360-degree recording.   Read more
The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring development of a new field dressing called Acute Care Cover for the Severely Injured Limb (ACCSIL), which not only covers wounded limbs, but reduces damage and protects exposed tissues for up to 72 hours.   Read more
​US Air Force's next generation strategic got its name today as Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James christened it the "B-21 Raider." The new moniker refers to the famous Doolittle Raiders of World War II and was selected from 2,100 unique submissions.   Read more
Two years ago, we looked at Vello, an Austrian company with its own take on the folding bicycle. Its line includes several different models built around its signature folding system, and now it also includes an electric model - or at least it will if Vello's crowdfunding campaign is a success.   Read more
GoPro has announced the latest step in the evolution of its Hero line of actioncams, namely the Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session. The former is being lauded by the company as "the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro, ever." ​   Read more
​If rumors are to be believed, the Nexus 6P​ will be the last Nexus-branded phone from Google (“Nexus” is dead, long live “Pixel”). Before it checks out, let’s line up phablet vs. phablet to see how the Huawei-made 2015 handset compares to the new Apple iPhone 7 Plus​.   Read more
Fujifilm has announced that it is has developed a new mirrorless medium format camera system. The GFX system will launch in 2017 with the GFX 50S which features a 51.4-megapixel sensor measuring 43.8 x 32.9 mm.   Read more
While we’ll have to wait a little longer for the GH5, Panasonic has announced that the GH4 follow-up will launch in 2017. The upcoming camera will also boast a new 6K photo mode capable of capturing 18-megapixel stills from ultra-high quality video.  Read more
The new M.Zuiko digital ED 25-mm F1.2 pro and 12-100-mm F4.0 IS pro are the latest examples of Olympus’s efforts to offer lenses that provide greater image stability, enhanced resolution, and more creativity for both professional and advanced amateur photographers.   Read more
Self-driving cars have to be able to "see" where they're going, and one way to do that is by using a LiDAR sensor. Velodyne has announced a new sensor, the Puck Hi-Res, that it says allows vehicles to see farther and with more clarity.   Read more
​At Photokina in Cologne, Germany, today, Sony revealed a successor to its pro-level Alpha A-mount interchangeable lens camera range. Among the new features of the É‘99 mark II are 5-axis image stabilization, up to 12 fps continuous shooting and a hybrid autofocus system for full-frame 4D focus.   Read more
Schopfer Associates is planning to build a novel stingray-shaped floating residence off the coast of an island in the Aegean Sea. The two story home will be accessed from land by its "stinger tail," which serves as a driveway, and can be relocated to another nearby spot with the use of a tug.   Read more
To drum up a bit of excitement ahead of the 2016/2017 Formula E​ season opener in Marrakesh, the burgeoning series dropped Lucas Di Grassi onto an arctic ice cap in Greenland, where he duly proceeded to rip some all-electric donuts on camera.   Read more
Your passwords are, obviously, incredibly important to your personal security, which makes it all the more important to manage them safely and efficiently. Designed for companies and streamlined for personal use, Passwork is known as the Dropbox of passwords - a single interface to completely manage and secure all of your passwords. Whether you're buying for personal use or a corporate environment, your passwords will be in the most capable hands with Passwork.   Read more