Posts about Gadgets

It’s relatively easy to develop a drone that can fly on its own, but it’s another matter developing one that can navigate the many obstacles of real life. That’s where Microsoft thinks it can help. It just published an open source simulator, the Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform, that helps designers test and train autonomous…

The action-camera maker had faced a fast decline since 2014. Shares stood at around $80 in March 2014 as the firm won countless awards on innovation for its high-spec action camera line ups including the HERO series. However, in Q3 of 2016, shares were down to a mere $10 which prompted the US company to…

GoPro has announced that it’s recalling approximately 2,500 GoPro Karma camera drones sold over the last month because there’s a chance the £719 drone can lose power during flight and fall out of the sky. In a note to customers published on its website titled, Karma Recall and Return Information, GoPro says that it’s instructing…

I’ve spent about two weeks with the Garmin Vivoactive HR and I think that is enough time to give it a spin and write about how it suits my needs. In short, I’m disappointed but there are some signs of promise from the Swiss-American company. At the time of reviewing the Garmin Vivoactive HR costs…

The Taiwanese tech firm Acer recently upped the game in the laptop market by unveiling the first curved-screen laptop at the IFA electronics convention in Berlin. Although curved-screen technology has already found great success for the likes of Samsung through their range of curved monitors, it represents a big step up for Acer as they…

If you are experiencing issues with your Sky+ HD box where you see the “Please wait…” screen followed by a blank screen instead of the initialising screen, it is likely that your box needs to be reset in order to boot properly. Users experiencing this issue will also notice that the standby light remains amber/orange…

Brainwavz recently released their second active, wireless, and bluetooth earbuds. The Brainwavz BLU-200 is the second generation of the Blu models, hoping to improve many of the previous setbacks. With these, they are definitely on the right track. The Brainwavz BLU-200’s main focus is towards the active aspect of our lives. They feature Bluetooth 4.0 which…

The new Hover Camera Drone by Zero Zero is set to be a super-portable ariel camera that automatically follows the user. Autopilot is an up-and-coming feature on high-end consumer drones. It allows your small ariel drone (usually mounted with a camera) to follow a target automatically without any further user input. “Follow Me” or Autopilot requires…

Few industries change as fast as video games with the fall of Sega proving how quickly a company’s fortunes can change. But even the basic activity of gaming has changed dramatically in the past decade with the widespread use smartphones facilitating the unstoppable rise of mobile gaming. In just a handful of years, mobile gaming…

For a recent project of mine, I needed to download a simple TXT file from the web to my Arduino. Unfortunately, for some reason, my Arduino would not connect to my iPhone’s hotspot – so I found the next best solution was to tether the network connection from my MacBook Pro. However for those of…

Ever heard of a burner phone? Nowadays they seem quite popular in several countries around the world. This raises the question what a burner phone actually is? And why would someone use it? What is a burner phone? A burner phone is another name for the prepaid (smart)phone. You can top up the credit of…