One of the fastest developments of recent years has to be drone technology. Sure, the big stuff is driven by the military and surveillance needs but the consumer/prosumer market for camera-equipped UAVs is flourishing as never before.
I hasn't been all that long since we test flew the DraganFlyer SAVS which had essentially the same capabilities as the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision but looked primitive and was a lot harder to fly. And much more expensive.
DJI has re-invented the market for small but extremely capable yet easy to handle aerial platforms. The original Phantom was a huge success and garnered a large following. Within a year DJI produced not only an upgrade but now also a totally new line of Phantoms. The DJI Phantom 2 Vision is the one with the integrated camera which is the one we will test over the coming weeks. We look forward to showing off its considerable capabilities in a series of reviews.
Check back soon!
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Hard on the heels of our visit to Computex in Taiwan, Synology announces the very compact DiskStation DS112+ specifically aimed at small and medium businesses. We had a quick look at this unit whilst we were at Computex and afterwards, when we were privately briefed on the upcoming products. Undoubtedly, this will be one of the many products we will review from Synology In the coming year.
Check below the press release for further details.
I've always been a fan of this great looking navigation program -despite the fact that the maps were rather out of date when CoPilot Live 8 came out a while ago.
Hopefully that has all been fixed but what got me more excited is the Alternate Routing this app can generate for you. Up till now it didn't always create the very best route and to have some alternatives is great!
If you want to get yourself a free license of the new CoPilot Premium for Oz and Nz, send me an email via the Contact Us section of the site.
The first 5 to respond will get a licence if you agree to give me some feedback on your experiences with the program within the next 4 weeks.
I'm looking for a few paragraphs of the Good, the Bad and the iWish points...
Indicate please which you prefer: either the Android or iPhone version.
These new XS series servers from Synology will deliver highly scalable storage capacity and performance with the most competitive cost/capacity ratio. The XS models are virtualization ready and powered by Synology DiskStation Manager 3.1.
As soon as one is available we will review it, following our write-up of the Synology RS810+ with the RX410 expansion rack in the coming weeks.
For more specs on the XS models read the press release below.
And look at those specs if you have been living under a rock in the past few months!
GALAXY S II must have the best performance with a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and a Super AMOLED Plus display, wrapped in an incredible slim, lightweight design.
We will have a review coming very soon. Stay tuned!
For now: have a good read of the specs below.
Here's another product for the security-conscious business owner: Compro's newest network camera. Compro IP60 Intelligent HD H.264 Network Camera is a fixed and indoor network camera for end user and small business. IP60 network camera supports "network bandwidth detection" to help users better define appropriate video bit rates for their applications, and provides real-time MJPEG video mode mobile connection in iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and PDAs. And supports 3GPP mobile phone monitoring.
We'll have a review of these units up soon.
In a few weeks time we'll be reviewing the CR-Q1100P from Qstarz, which they claim is "the world’s first data logger for the purposes of business and research.'
We have seen other tracking recorders so we'll be keen to find out how well it fares for a couple of applications we have in mind.
Here are a few specs from their press release: