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DJI's new cinema camera: shoots 8K 75FPS, 6K 60FPS, 4K 120FPS video

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 21 2021 7:37 PM CDT

DJI has just unveiled its new cinema camera that has a built-in gimbal, shoots up to 8K 75FPS video, packs a LIDAR-based rangefinder that, even in low light, promises a "sharper, faster, and more reliable focusing experience".

DJI's new Ronin 4D drone is using the Zenmuse X9 camera, a full-frame with interchangeable lens mounts for DJI's own DL and Leica's M systems, with 9 built-in ND filters. There's the 6K version of the DJI Ronin 4D drone which shoots up to 6K 60FPS and 4K 120FPS, while the 8K model will shoot 8K 75FPS which is kinda insane.

That explains why DJI is pushing the "cinema camera" side of things if it can shoot 8K 75FPS video, with the Zenmuse X9 camera also shooting in RAW or 422HQ in ProRes, or H.264 if you wanted smaller files. DJI usually makes its cameras specifically for their drones, but the new Zenmuse X9 camera was made specially for the new Ronin 4D drone. This means you can't buy the spiffy new Zenmuse X9 camera and put it on your DJI drone, as it's exclusive to the Ronin 4D.

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Drone light show fails in China, drones fall out of the sky

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Oct 4 2021 7:50 PM CDT

A drone light show in China has ended in absolute terror, with drones falling out of the sky and onto spectators watching below.

A bunch of videos were uploaded to various social media networks, with a video above on YouTube showing the disaster unfold. There were 200 drones flying in formation above a mall in the central city of Zhengzhou, China, when they started dropping out of the sky.

The drones hit buildings on the way down, and crashes into vehicles parked on the road. Spectators of the drone light show were yelling out "be careful" and "back off" as they were running away from the drones falling out of the sky. There were reportedly around 5000 people in the crowd that day, including many of them being children, with drones falling out of the sky and onto them is a horrible thing to imagine.

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Google delivery drones attacked by ravens, only in Australia

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Sep 27 2021 10:43 PM CDT

In something that feels like it should be branded as "only happens in Australia" -- multiple bird attacks have made drone delivery companies ground their delivery drones in Canberra, Australia.

Drone delivery company, Wing, said that it has paused its operations in the northern suburb of Harrison, while bird experts work out what is going on with the local ravens that have been striking their delivery drones. The situation can be dangerous, as a bird could easily down a drone and you don't need that crashing into the ground.

Wing explained to its customers: "We've identified some birds in the area demonstrating territorial behaviors and swooping at moving objects. While this is common during nesting season, we are committed to being strong stewards of the environment, and would like to have ornithological experts investigate this further to ensure we continue to have minimal impact on birdlife in our service locations".

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DJI Mavic 3 drone upgrades: better camera, 46-minute flight time, more

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Sep 27 2021 10:15 PM CDT

DJI is about to unleash its next-gen Mavic 3 drone which looks to be their best yet, and not just their best yet -- but it could be the very best drone ever made.

We're looking at improvements across the board starting with a gigantic increase to the battery life, so flying time is at record levels, while new cameras will capture better footage than ever before. The new DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone would have up to 46 minutes of flight time, double the previous-gen Mavic 2 Pro.

We should see the new DJI Mavic 3 Pro with a second camera, so you'll be able to switch between the telephoto and wide-angle lenses from the single drone. Increased flight time, and a second camera (with its own sensor and lens) is not a bad upgrade -- it's an amazing upgrade -- and that's not all.

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$2 billion US military stealth bomber malfunctions, had to crash land

Jak Connor | Fri, Sep 17 2021 2:50 AM CDT

A United States military B2 stealth bomber worth $2 billion was forced to crash land after malfunctioning mid-flight.

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The incident occurred at 12:30 am during a routine training exercise and resulted in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) putting a temporary flight ban of six miles in all directions of the crash landed stealth bomber. The FAA will roll back the flight ban on September 17.

So, how did this happen? An investigation is currently underway to figure that out, but what we do know is that the B2 bomber was forced to make an emergency landing at the Missouri airbase where it sustained damage. Air Force Global Strike Command issued a statement to The Drive, "A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit experienced and [sic] in-flight malfunction during a routine training mission and was damaged on the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, after an emergency landing. The incident is under investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available."

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Tesla's new vehicles may feature laser windshield wipers

Jak Connor | Mon, Sep 13 2021 6:03 AM CDT

It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.It has been discovered that Tesla has successfully patented the idea of laser windshield wipers to clean debris off the glass.

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Tesla's new Full Self Driving beta leaves driver 'flabbergasted'

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Sep 13 2021 1:00 AM CDT

Tesla is rapidly improving the semi-autonomous driving side of its electric cars, with the new Full Self Driving 10 beta being rolled out and it has some impressive upgrades.

The new Full Self Driving 10 beta saw an updated Tesla EV driving down Lombard St in San Francisco, a twisty-turn-y street that would be tricky for the FSD system to navigate. FSD 10 appears to have solved this, with a Tesla driver having FSD 10 take him and his passenger down the twists and turns, without a single intervention leaving him saying he's "flabbergasted".

You'll also be able to have a better idea of what your car can see, as it seems that Tesla has made some upgrades to visuals as well. There's not as many stats in your face, but when they're there they will be more accurate, and more stable without the glitches.

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Basemark Rocksolid Core: the future of software for the future of cars

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 7 2021 12:35 AM CDT

Basemark is known for benchmarking software, but the company is stepping -- or rather, sitting in the drivers seat of the automotive industry with the introduction of Rocksolid Core.

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What the new Basemark Rocksolid Core does for automotive companies is save them many years and many billions of dollars in development time and investment, by tapping into breakthroughs that Basemark has in its special auto herbs and spices.

Basemark is the first to offer an entire end-to-end platform from safety critical things in your future car: gas, brakes, and more through to the instrument cluster, body electronics, amd more. Basemark offers this all as a source code licensing model to OEMs with Rocksolid Core.

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NYC subway system power surge strands hundreds of people for 5 hours

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Aug 30 2021 10:33 PM CDT

New Yorkers were stuck underground for 5 hours yesterday, with a power surge shutting down half of the New York City subway system, with power restored early Monday.

The power outage started after energy utility company Con Edison, which powers the NYC subway system, reported a downed power line. This caused a voltage dip throughout New York City, with the chain of events causing the NYC subway system to shut down for 5 hours, becoming one of the largest emergency power system breakdowns in many years.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) described the event as "an unprecedented system breakdown" for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Hochul said: "Last night was unacceptable. If you're one of those riders or people relying on safe transport, the system failed you. The MTA is the lifeblood of the city, and a disruption of this magnitude can be catastrophic".

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This car will offer human-like emotions with a personal AI assistant

Jak Connor | Fri, Aug 20 2021 4:03 AM CDT

A car manufacturer is implementing into its vehicles an artificial intelligence (AI) personal assistant that is designed to respond like a human.

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That car company is MG, and the vehicle the artificial intelligence personal assistant will be in is the new MG Astor SUV. The company behind the car has said that the new AI personal assistant is a "first for any car globally" and is designed to offer what is described as human-like emotional responses. The AI personal assistant will be able to engage in a conversation with the driver and answer questions about any topic with its answered being sourced from Wikipedia.

According to MG, the AI personal assistant will be able to speak, listen, react and look at the driver when it's spoken to - it can even mimic the driver. MG says that the AI personal assistant will also be able to read drivers the news, complete commands such as opening the sunroof, and even provide driving advice after it has learned the driver's driving pattern. If you are interested in learning more about this feature or the MG Astor SUV as a whole, check out this link here.

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