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Watch this Quadmovr drone pull off the craziest aerial maneuvers you’ve ever seen

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In a broad sense, most quadcopter drones you come across these days essentially do the same thing. They fly up, they fly down, and they zip along from point A to B. Now of course, some drones can fly higher and faster than others, and sure, some drones are equipped with more granular controls and HD video cameras, but the underlying principle is about the same.

The Quadmovr, however, is a drone that deserves a category all its own. A byproduct of the DIY drone community, the Quadmovr was reportedly put together by a pilot with the handle "Warthox." What makes the Quadmovr stand out is that it's insanely quick and nimble, almost impossibly so. As a result, it can perform maneuvers and, dare we say, stunts that most other drones can only dream of.

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Yoni Heisler

January 19th

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Incredible video shows ATLAS robot doing household chores with ease

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The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) didn't let their second place finish at the DARPA Robotics Challenge slow them down in the slightest. Recently, the team has been busy giving its million-dollar robot ATLAS some new and practical skills: The ability to do chores.

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Yoni Heisler

January 17th

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Advanced chip from DARPA can create unjammable electronic devices for the battlefield

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The ability to jam an enemy's communications systems during battle has become an increasingly important and strategic part of modern-day warfare. With today's battlefield packed with high-tech weapons, radars, and advanced communications devices, being able to operate in the field and withstand enemy efforts to hinder communications is extremely important.

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Yoni Heisler

January 15th

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Intel’s newest processor is arriving in PCs – and it has a weird math bug

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If you bought a PC over the holidays chances are it came with Intel’s newest processor. That chip also comes with an obscure bug – that, fortunately, doesn't appear to impact the average consumer.

Intel’s newest chip – branded as the 6th Generation Intel Core processor and codenamed “Skylake” – is its first redesigned chip in about two years. A few weeks ago, various online forums, including a post on an Intel community forum, began discussing a bug that can “freeze” any computer with certain versions of the new chip under certain conditions.

The bug was promptly reproduced on a variety of systems running both Windows and Linux. Then an organization called GIMPS, or Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, saw the bug when running its Prime95 application. Suffice to say, Prime95 is an obscure math application that has been used to benchmark and test computers but doesn’t appear to affect the average user.

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January 15th

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3 professional-grade drones you can get at a nice discount right now

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Quadcopter drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as they're more accurately called, are the latest craze right now. Of course, there's a huge difference between the little $50 drones you see floating around in people's backyards and the much more capable professional-grade drones on the market, such as the ones made by DJI.

If you're in the market for a fun little toy, there's nothing wrong with that. Buy one and enjoy it. But if you want a real, professional drone that can take stunning high-definition videos and fly for longer periods of time, check out the three models below, which are all on sale at B&H right now.

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Maren Estrada

January 12th

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Video shows the world’s biggest drone swarm lighting up the night sky

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What do you get when you combine 100 drones fitted with color-shifting lights, Intel software and a full orchestra? A Guinness World Record and a very cool video, that's what.

Intel headed to a remote area in Tornesch, Germany armed with the aforementioned fleet of drones as well as the aforementioned orchestra, and it ended up putting together a spectacular aerial display. In fact, as far as drone videos go this is perhaps one of the coolest ones we've ever seen.

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Zach Epstein

January 12th

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Forget lugging your suitcase, this one follows you around everywhere you go

NUA Robotics Smart Luggage

In case you haven’t noticed, more and more devices are getting smarter... and that includes luggage. And one company is taking it to a whole new level by designing the first robotic suitcase that can follow you around. Coming from NUA Robotics, this piece of luggage will use a camera and a Bluetooth connection to identify the owner and follow along, at least on flat surfaces.

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Chris Smith

January 9th

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CES 2016 showcases innovative new drones

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Drones are more popular than ever at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. This year’s show saw a record number of exhibitors at the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, and it looks like the sentiment is shared nationwide.

According to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, more than 181,000 drones have been registered with the federal government since a database began on Dec. 21st.  "We’re encouraged by the registration numbers we’re seeing so far," he said, during a speech at CES.

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January 8th

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CES 2016 showcases innovative new drones

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Drones are more popular than ever at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. This year’s show saw a record number of exhibitors at the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, and it looks like the sentiment is shared nationwide.

According to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, more than 181,000 drones have been registered with the federal government since a database began on Dec. 21st.  "We’re encouraged by the registration numbers we’re seeing so far," he said, during a speech at CES.

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January 8th

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Forget driverless cars, someone made an autonomous personal transportation drone

EHang 184 Personal Transportation Drone

We thought Parrot’s Disco might be the most interesting drone coming out of CES 2016, but there’s one project that’s even more daring. The EHang 184 is a “first-ever autonomous aerial vehicle” that was announced at CES on Wednesday.

That’s right, the drone in the image above can transport actual people – well, one at a time – without a pilot. Considering that retailers are looking to use drones to fulfill same-day deliveries, driverless drones for humans is probably the next logical step. However, don’t expect regulators to allow such products to fly around cities any time soon.

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Chris Smith

January 7th

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