Kickstarter has another hit on its hands, actually one that could fit in the palm of your hand, introducing the Zano nano drone by English engineering and design company Torquing Group LTD. While its dimension may be diminutive it is one smart muchacho that’s capable of intelligent flight, autonomous or swarm behavior and all controlled via your smartphone. Video and audio capture are via the 5 megapixel digitally stabilized camera and all of this is contained within the incredible 55 gram take off weight.
Launched on Kickstarter in November the Torquing Group have already busted through their goal of £125,000, reaching the lofty heights of £551,372 with 33 days still to go. If they reach the 750k mark autonomous tracking may even be possible. All going well early adopters should see their nano drone arrive in the mail July 2015, delivery by drone Amazon style would just be too perfect.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the incredible Android or iOS controlled nano drone. Here at Highpants we think it would be a form of abuse to use such an amazing gadget for group selfies but we also know it is inevitable. Sit back, relax and enjoy the demonstration videos of one cool flying gadget.
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Science fiction is an art form born of the dreams of man, the dreams of seeing the wonders that await us in the unexplored endlessness of space. Quality science fiction requires more than just a dream mind you, there must be as much science fact as there is science fiction in order to make it work well. Film maker Erik Wernquist understands this fact well and has produced an amazing short film that captures this both the dream and reality of our future in space wonderfully. Add the voice of Carl Sagan to the video and you have sci-fi gold.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the highly emotive and beautifully put together short film Wanderers. Sit back, relax and prepare to enjoy a short journey to distant worlds.
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Television, in an entertainment hungry world TV is an endless stream of candy for the mind but the world is changing fast and so is TV. Not only what we watch but how we watch TV is experiencing a revolution. There are sign posts to the direction this revolution is taking, just as Napster predicated iTunes and the way we consume music XBMC is pointing us towards the next revolution and it may just lead to an incredibly entertaining future, if you can afford it.
The future of TV is global, with every channel and show available at the click of a button or swipe of hand. With multiple ways to consume every type of content; live or on demand video, radio and even video games, the future of global TV appears bright.
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The internet is abuzz this week with tales of the return of Project Aurora, rumoured to be the next generation hypersonic jet. Resident across the UK on Saturday night reported hearing a mysterious continuous explosion sound rumble across the sky. A rumble so strong the ground shook and people scrambled for the doorway expecting an earthquake to bring the house down. Minutes laer twitter reports started coming in from as far a field as New York, reports describing a very similar sound only minutes later.
The source of the noise is being attributed to a pulse detonation engine similar to the V-1 rockets that rained terror down on England during WW II. According to scientist Dr Bhupendra Khandelwal the sound is extremely similar to pulse detonation engine technology that he is currently working on. The modern variant of the engine is capable of powering a hypersonic aircraft passed mach 6.
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Chris Harris has had the good fortune to be able to test drive many of the world’s most powerful supercars, but nothing he has done before could instil the look of fear as a ride with Ken Block in the Hoonicorn mad Mustang RTR. The 1965 Mustang built for the Gymkhana Seven video is no ordinary Mustang, demanding a special name the Hooligans christened her the Hoonicorn RTR (Ready To Race).
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the ride along that will leave as many skid marks in Harris’s pants as it does on the road. Sit back, relax and buckle up in the back, it’s going to be a wild ride.
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Ken Block has made a name for himself producing over the top drift videos with thrilling sideways action for everyone to enjoy. Now those Crazy Cart guys have put together an hilarious tribute to the great Gymkhana videos, introducing Ken Box and his carting gymkhana parody videos.
With episode 2 hitting the airwaves this week Crazy Cart has once again matched the thrill of a Gymkhana video with the laughs of a funny parody, with every grin inducing sideways moment shrunk down to cardboard box size. For the uninitiated the Crazy Cart is a three wheeled electric go cart that drives like a dodgem car and can as you will see get more sideways than Ken Block in action.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the two hilarious episodes of Ken Box: Crazy Cart Gymkhana, two videos guaranteed to get your weekend off to a high speed hilarious start. As a bonus if your squint just right it really does look like Ken Block. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amused.
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While robots are most often designed and constructed with a futuristic science fiction inspired look they can in fact look like anything we want them to, including Dragons! In fact the world’s largest walking robot is the Tradinno, a fire breathing dragon that’s over 8 meters tall, 17 meters long and has been known to make many a man soil his pants.
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Few TV series get to become legendary, Star Trek: The Next Generation is one of those series that did and to celebrate the release of Season 7 on Blu-ray Paramount has given the world a science fiction laugh out loud moment.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest TNG bloopers to hit the web, hilarious outtakes from a classic TV show. Sit back relax and let the nostalgia make the lol moments that much richer.
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Activision have donned the Santa suit and started delivering presents early, sitting under the tree (in the app store) waiting for gamers everywhere is the brand new Call of Duty: Heroes. Finally the world has a COD themed modern warfare (no dragons please) strategy game and it’s completely free, and it rocks. The fast paced touchy feely strategy game can of course be played on Windows devices with a mouse but it really shines when played via a touch screen interface.
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Jimmy Kimmel delivers a hefty dose of laugh out loud moments once again with the latest episode of celebrities read mean tweets, yup we’re up to number 8 already. Having collected all of the most hilarious insults sent via twitter and with the targets of this venom assembled the only thing left is the reading of the tweets.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest episode of vile hilarity, the most spiteful comments turned into comedy gold for us all to enjoy. Kimmel has to be commended on this latest episode as the quality of the nasty commentary was exceptional this time around. And with no further ado sit back relax and hit the play button to begin the hilarity.
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