Hexo+ : The french self controlled drone who will stick like a leech!
Go the frenchies ! Squadrone Systems, a company from Grenoble has created a drone which will change the domain of these flying devices, as well as the on-board camera market. Name of the device : Hexo+.
If you are a thrill seeker wanting to record all your sport achievements and fun times, you are certainly used to have an on-board camera placed on your helmet, your bike’s handlebar or even your skateboard. Well now, with the Hexo+ drone, your life will suddenly become easier.
Thanks to this little french drone, you won’t worry anymore about the position of your camera or about the shooting and filming technics as this device is self controlled and will follow you everywhere by itself!
Made up of six helices and capable to fly up to 70Km/h for about 15 minutes, it also contains a GoPro camera and don’t require any pilot to take off and fly around; to enjoy this amazing feature, you will have to jump on its dedicated application available on both Android and IOS and set up the distance from where you want the Hexo+ drone to film you as well as the angle given on the Go Pro to shoot you from the best perspective. The device will then keep track and follow your smartphone everywhere thanks to its embedded GPS tracker so make sure that you will naturally keep your cellphone in your pockets, hands or anywhere else on your body.
This revolution has already convinced and captivated thousands of people on the internet! In fact, the Hexo+ has been introduced to the world through a Kickstarter campain and has collected over 50 000$ in no more than 37 minutes and finished with nothing less than 1,3 million dollars to help launching and manufacturing it.
More info from their website: www.hexoplus.com
Price for this Hexo+ self controlled drone: $1349.
Yesterday, Google has released a new version of the Chromecast! This Google Chromecast 2 displays some new features and compatibilities as well as being easier to plug on the back of your TV.
By redesigning it round and easily pluggable thanks to his new HDMI connector based on a flexible built-in cable, the new Chromecast is now coming out in black, red or yellow.
It has seen its WiFi upgraded from a single-band 2.4GHz 802.11n solution to a dual-band 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac, improving by this way the overall bandwidth to the Chromecast. Google also shows during their presentation that the Google Chromecast 2 uses multiple antennas to improve reception.
The Chromecast app is your one-stop shop for exploring what you can do on Chromecast. Easily browse featured content across your apps and search for where you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows. Plus, it’s your central place for finding the latest on new apps, offers, and new features added to your Chromecast.
The chromecast app is available on all platforms: iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, and Chromebook. Nobody is left behind 😉
When you’re not casting, you can use your TV as a beautiful picture frame that you can customize with Google Photos (recently updated too) as well as Facebook content, Flick, news, weather and so on…
You can also mirror your android’s screen to TV and duplicate your Chrome browser content on bigger screen!
For the fun, turn your TV screen into a game board, racetrack, dance floor or trivia quiz. With Google Chromecast 2, everyone can play games using their phone as their personal controller, while watching the action live on the big screen, awesome aye?!
This Google Chromecast 2 will be available in 17 countries on the 30th of September for $35.
Here is the link to their website for more information: https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chromecast/tv/
The Sonar FishHunter FishFinder transform you in a successful fisherman for sure!
Impossible to come back home empty handed with this new portable sonar!! It will help every single fisherman to localize easily fish and then don’t have to stop at the fish store and pretend they have fished them 😉
This floating gadget moves with the current and give you the depth of any water. It also shows fish swimming through a cone shaped listening field below.
FishHunter sends data via Bluetooth to an app on either Iphone or Android devices. These data are interpreted inside the world’s most evolved fishing app to make a very useful display. The sonar can talk to your smartphone within a 30m distance and is able to identify fish up to 36m below surface. It’s so portable and light than you can easily transport it and go fishing everywhere.
This gadget is naturally fully waterproof and shock resistant. Its accurate fishview mode will be readable by everyone as no particular fishing knowledge is required.
FishHunter offers you the most advanced tracking and mapping available in an app today. This app will help you pin your best fishing spots, attached some information (type of fish, weight and length, bait used…) and photos to the spot. The app will also notify you the water temperature and much more strategic informations.
FishHunter finally will be the perfect assistant for planning your next fishing trip giving you moon forecast (the best possible moon cycles target dates), short and mid-term weather forecasts (ensure that when you are out there the fish are biting) and access to a large database which tell you which type of fish like which bait and where they like to hide.
With all these tools, every single person will become a truly successful fisherman! So, stop waiting! Get your fishing gadget and run to your favourite river, lake or sea and enjoy a time out from your busy life!
The sonar comes complete with a charging base, a car/boat charger, a USB cord and a lanyard.
You have to see it to believe it! – Translate Image to Text/Voice – Google Translate is truly leading the way, giving you real-time, camera based translation. What an improvement for the google translate app!
Google recently had major updates to both their iOS and Android versions of the Google Translate app. We are LOVING IT here at GADGETS HIGH TECH. The new update brings both camera/image translations and conversation mode translation to the iOS app for the first time. We are finding the technology so revolutionary. It can potentially be a game changer in the world of business, travel and international LOVE! Being of French decent and having an English speaking girlfriend…. This would have been hand a few years ago!
Google Camera Translation via the Google Translate app lets a user simply point their camera at a sign or words they do not understand and in real-time, it will auto-translate the text on top of the other words. It will basically fade out the other language and replace it with the language you have selected. The first time you use it, you can’t quite believe your eyes!
This works with English, to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish at the moment. Google has stated more language support is coming in the near future.
More than 500 million people use Google Translate each month, making more than 1 billion translations a day to easily communicate and derive information across languages. Great tool for traveling! Nice to understand what you are ordering for lunch right!
OSRAM presents an incredible connected Christmas light which let you personalize the lights of your Christmas tree from your smartphone : the OSRAM LIGHTIFY Gardenspot.
OSRAM LIGHTIFY brings the future of lighting into your home or business today.
Linked to the Lightify system, the OSRAM’s app give you the opportunity to drive your lights, bulbs… from your smartphone or your tablet, each mini-spot can be controlled and set up from one of the 16 millions colors available regarding your taste and the colours of your environment.
The OSRAM LIGHTIFY GardenSpot lighting system begins with a wireless Gateway that can be plugged into any wall outlet in your home or business, and wirelessly syncs with your existing WiFi network. The Gateway connects to LIGHTIFY devices (up to 50 per each Gateway) via standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols.
The Gateway can also operate other smart lighting devices from a variety of manufacturers that use standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols. This gateway here for US32.59$.
The app is compatible with IOS7 or above and Android 4.1 and above.
This light can be used indoor as well as outdoor.
Price : US87$ (including postage in US). OSRAM Lightify GardenSpot on Amazon
Microsoft is shaping the way into the future with Skype Translator. Latest technology is currently being tried and tested and looking to be released as a standard additional Skype option very soon.
How does it work? Simply speak in your ‘language’ and Skype translate will receive and translate conversation in voice form to your receiving caller in your selected alternative language.
Capable of over 40 languages.
Complimented with an on-screen transcript.
You can view the official video demonstration as above. You will see it is almost a real time translation. This technology will be a great move forward into the future and will enable and open up a whole new world to business opportunities, international relations and international Looooovvve!
Several additional videos of Skype translator providing further information around the technology https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7HFcN7LXRfCBvaE0EdiHe8zg2bLUIxM
Microsoft are taking sign-ups for test drivers at the moment so be in quick if you want to give it a try before it is released. Spaces are limited http://www.microsoft.com/translator/skype.aspx
The world is buzzing about this one. Bloggers, web-sites and technology spots are very excited to announce this technology. Time will tell how efficient it will be. We have signed up for the trail/test version here at Gadgets High Tech so watch this space. We will update you once we have had a play!
The first pressure cooker connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet.
The Cookeo Connect is made by Moulinex which is a French manufacturer which is a well-known brand of which has many Multicookers currently available on the market. They are moving with the times and developed the cooker further to integrate connected features such as being connected with 100’s of smart recipes that inform you how to prepare and cook as well as assisting you with your shopping list via an incorporated App. This product has been around in the media for a while but now has set a release date in December 2014.
Simplistic to use, simply select your recipe and your ‘robot’ kitchen mate will tell you exactly what to do step by step. Childs play. Great for those who aren’t the best inventors in the Kitchen.
Interestingly the Cookeo Connect range is from 2012 and has a strong user community formed on the Internet. A great alternative/organic marketing reach. It seems to be a much loved page with plenty of interaction. Cookeo Facebook page
Price : 330 euros for this connected version. You still can find old models from 249 euros to 269 euros for the USB version (including 75 recipes per USB device). Official Website Moulinex
As it is a French product, I can send it over to you if you’re interested. Just contact me through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google has released a few days ago its new app called Google Fit which help you track your physical activity and keep a look on your fitness.
Google Fit is a single set of APIs that blends data from multiple apps and devices. Lots of important companies on the fitness market have already join it like Nike, HTC, LG, Withings, Motorola, Noom, Runtastic, RunKeeper and Polar.
Like Apple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s S Health before it, Google Fit aims to help you lead a healthier life by keeping track of your activity and other health metrics.
There’s a Web version of Google Fit, which missing on Apple’s iPhone-only system. That means you can record fitness data on your Android smartphone or smartwatch, and then review it on a desktop or tablet—a scenario Apple doesn’t currently allow.
The application was launched to the public on October 28, 2014, and is available to all Android users running 4.0 or above. It does sync with Android Wear devices, which are much more reliable when it comes to tracking users activity.
The app pulls data from your smartwatch to populate its own graphs and give you a better idea of how much exercise you’ve had today. For now, Google Fit only tracks running, walking, and bicycling as activities, but it can monitor your heart rate from your Android Wear watch.
Much more functionalities to come around health and exercise make the app really promising.
Click here to download : Download Google Fit
This new bracelet measures your exposure to sun during the day and it communicates with your Iphone.
You will then receive real-time advice on how to protect yourself.
June suggests the most appropriate sun cream for your skin, taking into account the current UV levels. It reminds you when to put your hat and sunglasses on, and when to move into the shade…
You will know exactly when and how to protect yourself to prevent sunburn and premature aging of your skin.
The Sun Protector Bracelet June has a beautiful design which looks like a diamond and reflects sun’s rays.
June is available in 3 colors: platinum, gold and gunmetal.
You can also choose to wear it on leather or on premium silicon wrapband.
Only compatible with IOS for now.
Price : US$99 (free delivery)
Order it here : Sun Protector Bracelet June Platinum Sun Protector Bracelet June Gold Sun Protector Bracelet June Gunmetal
This anti-attack system sends the position of his owner in case of danger.
Gaspard is a colored small box (red, blue, orange, pink, yellow, green, black or white) that can be attached anywhere. With the Low Energy Bluetooth technology connected to a phone, press it and it will send an alert to your relatives, or strangers nearby that belong to the community. Two pressures trigger a shrill sound to destabilize the aggressor. The geographical coordinates of the phone are sent as well as the fastest way to get there.
A dedicated app is available on iOS and Android and send push notifications in case of alert, and display the map to access more quickly to the person in danger. For less equipped, an SMS will be sent with all the information. To encourage people to come and rescue, a reward system will thank the heros for their courage (mugs, t-shirts …).