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Drone photography is getting standardised lenses – brilliant!

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Interesting news this morning as it has emerged that drone maker DJI, which makes the high-end Phantom series of drones has signed up to Olympus and Panasonic's "Micro Four Thirds" lens standard. Micro Four Thirds is an attempt to standardise lenses across different manufacturers of mirrorless cameras - so that you can use Olympus lenses…

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WATCH: Fan-made Millennium Falcon drone is exactly as cool as you imagine

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Drones are already pretty cool - but how can you make them cooler? By making them look like the Millennium Falcon, that's how. Check out this video by Redditor Olivier-FR, who has been channelling his inner-Han Solo, and has built a polystyrene frame for his custom-built quadcopter: Olivier clearly knows what he is doing -…

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DJI drones get software update to stop flying near the White House

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DJI has released a software update for its Phantom drones that will prevent it flying near the White House, in line with new American Federal Aviation Administration guidelines. As spotted by Gizmag, the new software stops the Phantom drones from flying within a 25km radius of the White House. Perhaps not coincidentally, this updates comes…

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The Digest: Sony condemns attack… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Drones, Gadgets, Internet, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Sony condemns 'vicious' cyber attack | BBC News "Sony has condemned the 'vicious' cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview. Sony boss Kazuo Hirai used his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to attack the hackers who penetrated the firm's internal network.…

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The Digest: ‘Spiderdog’ tops YouTube… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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'Mutant giant spider dog' tops YouTube chart | BBC News "A Polish film maker's short horror film featuring his pet dog in a tarantula costume was the biggest trending video on YouTube in 2014, parent company Google has announced. With over 113m views since it was posted in September, Mutant Giant Spider Dog…

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Boris Johnson says that white vans are TERRIBLE (and he prefers drones instead)

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Just over a week after Islington South MP Emily Thornberry's infamous "white van" tweet the Mayor of London Boris Johnson - an Islington resident himself - has come out and said he thinks that white vans are "terrible". Well, sort of anyway. According to The Guardian, Johnson has been speaking in Singapore to financial technology…

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Is GoPro working on DRONES?

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In what seems like a logical move, GoPro is apparently working on building a consumer drone to sell. The news comes via UberGizmo, and it says that GoPro's supposed drone will cost between $500 and $1000 and, umm, land, some time in 2015. The move would make a lot of sense - GoPro is already…

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