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Drone assists in 2017 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest

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Drones can do a lot, from capturing breathtaking bird’s eye view videos, tracking your movement, and taking your selfies, to delivering what you shopped for online straight to your doorstep.

And after appearing in Super Bowl LI for Lady Gaga’s halftime show, Intel’s Hexacopter shows up in another sports stage.

This particular drone powered by Intel took its talents to the hardcourt to deliver a bounce pass to NBA high-flyer Aaron Gordon at the 2017 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest.

In the video, the Hexacopter takes off from midcourt and hovers right around the area where the rim is before dropping a bounce pass for Gordon, who catches the ball, goes between his legs, then throws it down with force.

It’s quite a sight.

Gordon, who currently plays for the Orlando Magic, grew up in Silicon Valley and says he’s always been tech-oriented. He wanted to bring a little bit of that tech savvy inside the basketball court.

A video on Intel’s YouTube channel showed the young NBA athlete practicing the drone dunk. He later on said, “I don’t even think it matters what dunk that I do. The fact that a drone is flying around [with] a basketball giving alley-oops is something that’s special in its own.”

The 2016 Dunk Contest runner-up may have needed a few more practices though, as he needed four tries before completing the dunk during the actual competition. He unfortunately didn’t advance to the second round of the NBA All-Star Event.

Nice try, Air Gordon. Nice try.

CES 2018

Pocket drone AirSelfie2 takes selfies to new heights

Take fly photos! This pocket drone is made for selfie lovers

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In 2018, selfies are getting even better.

AirSelfie, the company behind last year’s pocket-sized selfie drone, is at it again. Let me refresh your memory:

Yes, more selfie drones are coming this year, and they’re even better.

Announced at CES 2018, the AirSelfie2 has significant improvements. The new and improved pocket drone owns a 12-megapixel camera as opposed to the original AirSelfie’s 5-megapixel shooter. It also comes with a longer battery life and bigger storage capacity that means more photos! According to their announcement, even the smartphone app will be upgraded with the new drone release. The best part? It will come in rose gold! (And three other colors, but we all know which color is cutest.)

This powerpacked drone is still teeny at around the size of a smartphone and weighs only a little over two ounces. It’s covered with an anodized aluminum casing which can, supposedly, withstand everyday modern life. The AirSelfie 2 can travel 60 feet from home base and is equipped with a vibration absorption system and an 85-degree field of view — those landscape #OOTDs will finally be doable by yourself!

The AirSelfie 2 will retail for US$ 300 and it will be available on airselfiecamera.com March of 2018.

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8 underwater drones that you must check out

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Drones have become a regular sight in the sky and soon they’re going to be taking over the waterways. (more…)

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DJI showcases Mavic Pro Platinum, Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian, update for Spark

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Everyone’s favorite drone manufacturer, DJI, has introduced two new drones to its product lineup. The Mavic Pro Platinum has a quieter and longer flight compared to the original, while the popular Phantom 4 Pro gets a new color. Also, the user-friendly Spark drone has a new software feature!

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