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New Drones; iPad Pro Rumors; AIBO is Back; What is Blockchain; Insta-Trouble
 

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August 24 · Issue #79 · View online
Tech stories that matter, Gadget Quests, nerd pursuits, and other things you ought to know.

New Drones; iPad Pro Rumors; AIBO is Back; What is Blockchain; Insta-Trouble

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Fly-Buys. Are there any drone manufacturers that can keep up with DJI? It unveils new fliers almost by the quarter. That’s a rapid pace. What’s more, these aren’t cheap, hard-to control drones with bargain basement optics. DJI continued the trend on Thursday with updates to its Mavic Pro line: the Mavic 2 Pro: Hasselblad Camera with Variable Aperture and the Mavic 2 Zoom. These foldable drones now fly for a half an hour and one of them includes those legendary Hasselblad optics (ask your dad). There are also more sensors for obstacle detection, and one has an optical zoom. And, yes, they’re already on sale. I feel like I should start preparing for DJI’s next launch now.
DJI Launches Drool-Worthy Mavic 2 Pro, Zoom Drones - ExtremeTech DJI Launches Drool-Worthy Mavic 2 Pro, Zoom Drones - ExtremeTech
Padding around. Sometimes you get your rumors from wherever you can. If you don’t have a stolen chassis design, you rely on other sources, like case manufacturers. Everyone expects Apple to unveil new iPad Pros this fall and most believe big changes are coming to the home button (gone!), the bezel (smaller!), and maybe the charging port. A new iPad Pro case design lean indicates a big change. Of course, Apple isn’t talking, and this could all be entirely wrong. Judge for yourself.
iPad Pro cover leak shows opening for rumored new Smart Connector location iPad Pro cover leak shows opening for rumored new Smart Connector location
Tech pet. Eight months ago, I met the all new Sony AIBO, a reintroduction of the robotic pet Sony discontinued in 2006. Now it’s finally in the U.S. I learned all about it, played with it, held it and fell in, at least, like. Did I mention AIBO costs almost $3,000?! Get everything you need to know about the cute, plastic pooch in my story.
Sony AIBO finally returns to the U.S., but it’s one expensive pup Sony AIBO finally returns to the U.S., but it’s one expensive pup
What’s Blockchain? I’ve written a fair amount about Blockchain and cryptocurrency, but it’s not exactly an intuitive concept. What if there was a cartoon explainer, at least for the core Blockchain principle? This cuts through the noise and confusion and may offer the best explanation of why Blockchain is here to stay. It’s a quick, fun, informative watch.
We Brought the Blockchain to Life (Sort of) to Explain the Basics – Adweek
Watch your grams. Some Instagram users, especially those running businesses on the social media platform have been reporting getting hacked, despite using strong two-factor authentication. Instagram is aware of the hack wave but doesn’t have an answer. Is there an issue with how Instagram implements security?
Instagram hacks raise questions about its 2FA security Instagram hacks raise questions about its 2FA security
P.S. Steve is so bright.
P.S.S. Fight Club 2
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