Parrot Rolling spider Mini Drone review

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Parrot is a french company with an interesting assortment of products, and most interesting of all is a series of drones, these mini-drones are high tech toys and I got the chance to try the smallest of their range, the Rolling spider.

I would like to note that I have absolutely zero experience with Drones so I have no standard to compare this drone to other than RC cars and my drone flying skills are horrible.

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– the basic remote that uses your phones accelerometer-

the coolest part of the rolling spider is that its controlled using a smartphone app, there is no remote included or sold separately for the mini drone, instead you download the app (on Android or iOS) and connect the drone via bluetooth and you’re ready to fly.

 the FreeFlight app has an interesting set of options, offering 3 styles of controller (beginner, advanced and a remote with camera enabled) and giving the user the options to automated aspects of the flight to be set, for example you can set the movement speed and the height the drone should maintain, and there are preset buttons for tricks and flips the drone will perform. this is very user friendly (and beginner friendly) which works great for me as a beginner.

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– Drone Academy is a tutorial mode for controls –

the app also updates the drone when connected to the drone, and the updates are fairly frequent and very convenient.

the design of the Rolling spider Mini-drone is really simple but considering the size it is made for function and short range drone flights, it works great indoors and comes with a set of big plastic light wheels that work as a bumper to protect the drone from hitting into things, the drone has a small battery port and tiny electronics otherwise with strong rotors (for their size) and what I thought at first was a speaker at the bottom but after I looked it up on the official site it turns out its an Ultrasonic sensor using sound waves to determine the drone height (limited to 10 meters vertically), and there is a camera hidden somewhere on the bottom as well.

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you can launch it from hand or by throwing it in the air

so Parrot packed a lot of technology into this drone and a really high build quality to make this simple flying toy drone into something far more interesting to me than just any old RC toy, some may argue that the drone is a bit too automated in that it lands and takes off at the press of a button, and it hovers in place when you’re not giving it commands on your remote control app.

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but I have enjoyed the drone, I bumped it into walls and furniture and someones head at somepoint and it was all good (no one got hurt) the worst thing that happens is that fans fly off when they hit and object and all you do is put them back on the rotor and fly again.

the only downside of this drone is the short time you get to fly with it, about 10 minutes a charge or less sometimes, I guess this is the result of having so much tech into a little gadget and needing the batter to be small and light. so I recommend buying several batteries and charging them all before your start playing around.

Overall the drone is a fun little gadget, with the technology put in it, the ease of use and the cool remote with built in tricks its a great experience with this mini-drone, I would be more impressed if I had more flight time on a single charge of batter but considering the price of the Drone its a really great deal for a beginner or a younger kid to try playing around with drones.

you can buy the Drone from Parrot [Here] or [Here]

all the thanks to Parrot UAE for the Spider mini drone.

 

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Big Wind – The most powerful fire truck in the world

this Epic looking tank is actually a really really large fire extinguisher made by the Hungarians.
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they used a Russian T34 Tank for the base and two fighter Jet engines to push the water at really high pressure working exactly like a fire extinguisher but looking exactly like the most badass tank ever made, this tank (technially its a fire truck) was used in Kuwait in 1991 to extinguish the fires of the Burgan oil fire after the Iraqi invasion.

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I wish those were Mega Particle Cannons and not water guns :(

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Dismaland by Banksy

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Banksy exhibition in the UK called Dismaland, a “Bemusement Park” which is a dystopian amusement park style exhibition for banksy and over 50 other street artists participating in this amazing feat of art. check out this video .

Dismaland from Alex Jefferis on Vimeo.

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Mad Max + Go Kart + Paintball

this is an Awesome fan made video sponsored by WB (the same people behind the Mad Max video game)

It just works somehow in re creating the awesomeness of some of the Mad Max: Fury Road scenes and I love it.

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Game of Thrones Monopoly


USAopoly has released a Game of Thrones-themed Monopoly board game
Featuring custom Game of Thrones packaging, stunning game design, and large, hand-sculpted custom tokens, the MONOPOLY: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Game will transport fans into a world of intrigue, valor, and betrayal. After all, when you play the MONOPOLY: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Game you win, or you go bankrupt!


– An elegant, unique and special edition MONOPOLY game for Game of Thrones fans
– All aspects of the game are customized; including oversized tokens, custom game board, cards, MONOPOLY money, rules and more!
– Perfect gift or activity for Game of Thrones fans
– Play during the show or while you wait for the next season!

 

original Article <Here>

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The Hateful Eight – Trailer

the eighth Quentin Tarantino movie trailer is out, can’t wait to see it.

great cast as always.

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DIY Smartphone Hologram

It’ll take you just five minutes to make your very own hologram projector. You’ll wow your friends and impress your co-workers, and all you need is a few basic office supplies, an old CD case and a smartphone.

originally found on from Mic.com [Source]

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DeadPool trailer released. with breakdown

the long awaited Deadpool Movie became a reality after a leak footage over a year ago, now
(this is the safer version of the trailer, for the Red Band trailer click here)

 

and as a bonus video this is Emergency Awesome, a channel by Charlie Schneider a geek who knows a good amount of stuff on Marvel, DC movies and TV shows, check out his video if you want to know more information on the DeadPool Trailer/Movie.

 

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Subscription Boxes are a disease.

GreenWoot_0I remember way back in the day when a site called woot! was around (and apparently it still is here ); woot was a site that sold one product a day on reduced prices, basically flash sales (like this old article I made on flash sales in Kuwait back in 2011).

- this is the Bag of crap, from the Woot site -

– this is the Bag of crap, from the Woot site –

So anyway when Woot came at the end of the month and had excess stock of all the crappy items they couldn’t get rid of they came up with a brilliant idea, just throw them all in a box and sell it for a fixed price (I think it was $50) and people somehow loved that box of random crap.

it was literally called box of crap and it was really popular, so popular in fact that many different companies all over the world started selling their version of box of crap, getting rid of products and selling boxes to people who have no problem throwing away money for stuff they don’t need.

example of crap you got in a box of crap

example of crap you got in a box of crap

and in the last few years this box thing has been growing, and its gone way too far, the following videos are what the “Subscription Boxes” look like today.

notice that all the videos are relatively recent to the date of this post and that they come in many varieties, one more thing I wanna mention is that these are all people I am subscribed to on YouTube, it was a coincidence that in TWO DAYS at least 4 people did an unboxing video of some sort of subscription box.

and that is annoying, why are people promoting this stupid marketing trick?

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one take amazing video with bike tricks, I really enjoyed watching this drone shot video.

 

 

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EVENT: MINECRAFT LAN PARTY!

Reposted from: Q8Geeks

If you like Minecraft, know someone who likes Minecraft, then this is for you!

Lan Party is simply a network available for you to bring your computer and play a specific video game or whichever video game. In our case, its Minecraft!

It’ll be 4 hours long, from 4pm to 8pm, in AlShaheed Park in July 24th.

Details can be found here

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Recorder Beatbox by Medhat Mamdouh

this is an interesting combination by mr Medhat Mamdouh.
Arabic tunes, beatboxing and Flute

I think there’s room to improve but he definitely is on to something great.

for more you can follow him on twitter and Facebook

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أرتك 3 دي تكشف عن ماسح ضوئي ثلاثي الأبعاد في مركز الراية

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كشفت شركتا أرتك 3 دي، الرائدة عالمياً في الماسحات الضوئية ثلاثية الأبعاد، و شركة ثري دي يوتوبيا المعتمدة في الكويت ، لأول مرة في الكويت في مركز الراية التجاري عن الجهاز «أرتك شيبفاي» (Shapify Booth) في الخامس عشر من يوليو الماضي.

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  • يتضمن الجهاز أربع ماسحات ضوئية ثلاثية الأبعاد عالية الدقة عريضة المجال تدور حول المستخدم عند عملها، بالإضافة إلى نظام إضاءة مدمج، وبرنامجاً عالي السرعة للنمذجة ثلاثية الأبعاد. ويمسح الجهاز جسم العميل خلال 12 ثانية فقط. ليعمل البرنامج بعدها على إنتاج نموذج ثلاثي الأبعاد لجسمه خلال 5 دقائق، ثم ينتج البرنامج خلال 15 دقيقة ملف الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد الذي يمكن إرساله للطابعات ثلاثية الأبعاد للحصول على تمثال المستخدم بالحجم المطلوب.
  • تستخدم هذه الماسحات الضوئية عالية الدقة، عادة في الصناعات الفضائية والطبية والتصنيع لضمان مراقبة الجودة، والتقاط حتى أدنى التفاصيل، وصولا إلى التجاعيد على الملابس.
  • يعد جهاز  شيبيفاي نقطة جذب مميزة داخلية أو خارجية، تناسب الأماكن العامة مثل الحدائق ومراكز التسوق والمعالم السياحية. وهو مناسب جداً أيضاً للاستفادة من كثافة حركة العملاء الحاليين، وجذب المزيد منهم.

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قال أرتيوم  يوكين الرئيس والمدير التنفيذي لشركة أرتك 3 دي معلقاً على هذا الحدث: «نحن متحمسون جداً لتقديم جهاز شيبيفاي في الكويت خصوصاً بعد الاستجابة الإيجابية التي تلقيناها في معرض دبي للترفيه والتسلية 2015 في وقت سابق من هذا العام» وأضاف: «حاز جهاز شيبيفاي على شعبية كبيرة في آسيا والولايات المتحدة وأوروبا الغربية، ويسرنا اليوم أن نقدم تقنياتنا للمستهلكين في منطقة الشرق الأوسط. وعلى الرغم من الصحافة والمواقع الأخبارية تتحدث كثيراً على التقنيات ثلاثية الأبعاد، وخاصة الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد، إلا أنها لم تصل بعد إلى مرحلة الانتشار  والاستخدام السهل بالنسبة للمستهلك العادي. لكننا نهدف إلى تغيير هذا الواقع، لأننا نؤمن أن جهاز شيبفياي سيكون التفاعل الأول مع التقنيات ثلاثية الأبعاد لكثير من الناس. ونسعى من خلال عرضنا له إلى تسليط الضوء على الفرص التي توفرها تقنية المسح والطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد للمؤسسات والشركات في منطقة الشرق الأوسط.».

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جهاز شيبفاي من آرتك ثري دي

[Updated] so we had the pleasure to interview Mr.Abdulaziz Aldelaimi, CEO & Founder of 3D Utopia, this is what he said in response to our questions: Read more ›

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Happy Eid 2015 #عيدكم_مبارك

Wish you all a Happy Eid everyone.
كل عام و أنتم بخير و عساكم من عوادة
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Assasins Creed Syndicate Parkour

I honestly like the cosplay more than the Parkour, what do you think ?

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Its gonna happen!

so the USA Challenged Japan in a REAL BIG ROBOT BATTLE watch this:

 

and then about a week later Japan replied, officially: WITH A YES!


MIND BLOWN.

 

For more Details:

  • Check out the American Robot “Mk.II Megabot” here
  • Check out the Japanese Robot “Kuratas” here

 

thanks to “Express yourself” for the original post

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Distance – Game Review

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The game

Distance is a game developed by Refract Studios and its an arcade racing game with a futuristic look and simple racing feel with cool twists to arcade racers I’ve played so far. the developers describe it best:

“Distance is a survival racing game for PC and PS4. It fuses the intense action of arcade racing with the exploration of an atmospheric world. You control a unique car that allows you to boost, jump, rotate, and even fly through a chaotic and twisted city.
Distance is a spiritual successor to the multi-award winning game Nitronic Rush. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.”

Gameplay

when you first start in story mode, Distance plays like any racing game, until you are introduced to the main gameplay mechanics like jumping, flying, and sticking to walls in high speed sequences, these are the mechanics that differentiate Distance from arcade racers.

The tracks of the game are also great, the designs are good and colorful, while they are slightly challenging with obstacles that could damage/destroy your vehicle, so you need to make sure you reach the regeneration check points to survive the whole track.

here is a play through of one of the stages I recorded.

the level designs are futuristic, kinda like Tron with a bit of a dark twist to them, the player has to navigate through all the obstacles and

the game Story Mode is basically there to teach the player the basics of the game (Disclaimer: the game is still in beta), so the Story Mode is short and is approx. 25 minutes, it has some kind of narrative so I won’t spoil this part.

Sound and Visuals

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Graphics of Distance are really Amazing, I love the Tron like feel of the game, with the tracks resembling Wipeout a bit, the futuristic look of the game using colorful lights in a dim background with a city like setting and buildings in the background is auxhilirating, and the design is accompanied by an amazing soundtrack to match it, I cannot stress how good this soundtrack is, and it goes perfectly with the gameplay, and I like listening to it outside of the game, but fair Warning it might lead to reckless driving if you listen to that in the car.

The community

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since the game content in Story mode is so little, the majority of your time in the game can be with content found in the community workshop on the Steam page of the game, you can download fresh tracks and maps of the game and it is updated daily, play new tracks made by other players or maybe you can make your own and share it on the workshop, the community and fans are incredibly active and there are charts and news on the latest and greatest tracks.

I would like to note that there is a multiplayer mode in the game, either split-screen or online and you can host and invite your friends for a race.

 

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with stunning graphics, great music and fun gameplay Distance is an amazing game that is worth checking out, the value of the game at this time is only increasing as features are added to it and it is currently available on PC and coming up  soon on PS4 as showed in E3 2015.

buy it here or on steam for PC. (costs about $20)

 

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Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer

this last Minecon (annual Minecraft convention) Telltale Games revealed the trailer for their new Minecraft game, this is a game separate from Mojang’s Minecraft, but is made in collaboration with them as a spin off the main series, Mojang teased that this is Minecraft 2 (it’s just a joke) but the efforts were to make “Minecraft: Story Mode” as close as possible to the original Minecraft.


Telltale games is an American Indie game dev and they are known for many games like the walking dead,  Game of thrones and Tales from Borderlands.

first news on the game surfaced last December and now more information is available, there will be 5 episodes of the game and the game will be narrative driven and is on ALL platforms that the Original Minecraft is on.

 

so what do you guys think of this game? I honestly don’t know if I would play this or not, but its definitely interesting to any Minecraft fan like me.

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Next James Bond: New Cars, New Games

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Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. As we are teased by the short trailer of the car chase on the streets of Rome, we marvel at the sleek-looking cars used in the production of the film. Car enthusiasts and movie fans are surely at awe by the specially-designed limited edition cars that are trademarks of 007 films. In the showdown in Rome, James Bond is seen driving the stunning Aston Martin DB10 while Mr. Hinx, the Jaguar C-X75. Both are stunning cars and are some of the fastest in the world.

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Password Song

this song will help you to make a good password

 

kinda.

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