Monthly Archive: February 2015

Adorama deals on DJI Quadcopters, stabilizers and more

Last chance to take advantage of these great Adorama specials and instant rebates on DJI equipment including the Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter, the Ronin Stabilizer and More. DJI Phantom 2 Vision + v3.0 Quadcopter with Stabilized 14MP 1080p Camera $1099.00 (Reg. $1299.00) with Free Shipping DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer $2499.00 after $500 Instant Rebate (Reg $2999.00) with Free Shipping DJI Phantom 2 Vision + v3.0 Quadcopter with Stabilized...

Lenovo security fault called reckless

Lenovo pre-installed malware on millions of computers that broke https security for months – and then initially denied the problem. This vulnerability means systems used to log in to financial, work, online sales and other sites were compromised. Installing Superfish is one of the most irresponsible mistakes an established tech company has ever made. Reckless, careless, and appalling don’t even come close to covering it. via Lenovo Superfish scandal: Why it’s...

Lenovo puts malware on own systems that breaks HTTPS security

Read for the details: Lenovo Is Breaking HTTPS Security on its Recent Laptops | Electronic Frontier Foundation. This is a very serious security vulnerability and Lenovo still has no fix to ensure that https is secure. This is of interest to photographers and video shooters as the Lenovo Y50 notebook provides a 4K display screen, making it a popular choice among the photography and video community.

Leaked FAA Document hints at limited drone regulations

Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations – Forbes. Some restrictions, and operators would need to pass an FAA written exam only, to obtain unmanned aerial systems certification and to operate UAS craft pursuant to a new Part 107 of the FAA regulations. The written test would be based on the content of the Airman’s Information Manual (AIM) plus additional content regarding UAS.  Currently certified pilots of manned aircraft would...

3D printing of custom splints for fracture immobilization

Potentially an interesting idea: Russian startup 3D prints custom splints and plasters — RT News. There are other lightweight mold-able materials and plastics that can be readily formed around a limb too – while it takes 12 hours to 3D print a splint. This might be solving a problem that is better solved with other materials.

3D camera tech used to help the visually impaired

The augmented reality glasses use three-dimensional cameras that detect the structure and position of nearby objects. Software then uses that information to block out the background and highlight only what is nearest to the user. via Smart glasses use 3D cameras to help visually impaired see | euronews, hi-tech.