PowerUp is a small plastic propellor and rudder which connects to a phone via bluetooth. When attached to a paper aeroplane it can become a remote controlled drone.
The makers of the device say the next generation version will have a magnetometer, accelerometer and gyrometer, and they are working on a dogfight mode that lets one pilot “shoot down” another plane by sending a signal to stop its engine.
While smartphones can do incredible things these days, they’re still too expensive or complicated for some consumers, such as the elderly, disabled or technophobic. We wrote about OwnFone back in 2012 when it began offering cheap and small customizable phones that only receive and make calls to pre-selected numbers. Now the company is back with the Braille Phone, a credit-card sized device that can be easily used by those without full vision. READ MORE…
Americans are growing more attached to modern digital technologies, such as cellphones and the internet, and less attached to traditional hardware, such as landline phones and televisions. What would you give up?