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DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review: Buttery Smooth Quadcopter Video

DJI has been making remote-control quadcopters for years. Originally, you had to strap your GoPro to it, but last year DJI introduced the Phantom 2 Vision, which had its own integrated camera system. It was pretty sweet, but every tiny turn you took your video shook enough to scramble your viewer's brain. Read More >>

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Blink and You'll Miss This 188 MPH RC Car

Last week Samvir Thandiblew our minds with a model rocket car that hit 285 mph. But it was basically just a rocket engine with wheels that you aimed—hopefully accurately—and fired. Nick Case's remote control speed demons actually have electric motors, and his latest creation—quite possibly the world's fastest RC car—just hit 188 mph. Read More >>

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You Can Finally Buy That Flying Fire-Breathing RC Dragon (For £36,000)

Thanks to Game of Thrones, dragons are en vogue again. And Hammacher Schlemmer is capitalising on their renewed popularity by letting you buy one of Rick Hamel's amazing flying RC dragons. In the air it can hit a top speed of around 70 mph, and on the ground it actually breathes fire. What more could anyone ever want? Read More >>

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A Remote Control Sofabed For Your Laziest Houseguests

Like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, sofabeds put two wonderful things into one even awesomer package. People like sitting, and people like sleeping—it's the perfect combo. So how could a sofabed possibly ever be improved? With an electric mechanism that automatically unfolds and retracts the mattress, with the cushions still attached. Read More >>

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Maybe This 1/4 Scale Robocop Figure is Too Realistic

If the recent RoboCop remake has made you extra nostalgic for the original films, this 1:4-scale figure should provide you with all of the fond memories you need. In fact, with 30 points of articulation, and a face painted with a multi-layer technique that even shows veins beneath the skin, from a distance you might just mistake it for the real thing. Read More >>

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Rumour: Xbox One Media Remote Coming March 4th

You can control the Xbox One by shouting, waving your arms or—if you must—using a controller. But a leaked pre-order page suggests that a conventional remote is on the way, too. Read More >>

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This RC Snowplow Lets You Shovel Your Driveway From Your Living Room

This six-wheel-drive remote control robot snow plow is powered by six 24-volt 127RPM electric motors. Its 1.3-metre-wide blade can clear your driveway in no time, all from the comfort of the warm indoors. Read More >>

animals
This Fish is Driving its Own Motorised Aquarium

It's always a good idea to give your pets lots of exercise and freedom. But how does that work with a fish that is reliant on a tank full of water to live? That's easy; you just strap its aquarium to an RC car and rig up a device that lets the fish steer. Read More >>

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Power-Ups and Crash Damage Make These RC Cars a Real-Life Mario Kart

Griffin isn't the first out the door with an RC toy that uses your iPhone as a remote control. But it is the first company to come up with some compelling ways to use the iPhone's touchscreen for more than just steering. Read More >>

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Watch Dyson's Fan-tastic In-House Flying Machine Challenge

Dyson staff in important enough positions to be allowed to lark about on work time have been building flying machines, with 100 engineers from around the world creating an array of bizarre remote controlled hover-things. See them all try and mostly fail to negotiate obstacle courses in Dyson's nice little edited highlights reel here. [YouTube] Read More >>

toys
A Tiny Folding RC Helicopter That Squeezes Into Its Own Controller

If there's one thing kids like more than toys, it's toys small enough to sneak and bring wherever they go. And while RC cars and choppers have gotten remarkably small over the years, this particularly tiny helicopter from Docooler one-ups them all with a clever folding design that lets you store and transport it in its own wireless controller. Read More >>

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This Remote Control Pizza Box Plane Practically Delivers Itself

There's only so much you can do with an empty pizza box besides throw it away, or let it clutter up the floor of your filthy hovel. There is on other option though: you can turn it into a remote controlled plane. Read More >>

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The Flying Iron Man Suit We All Can Afford

It makes sense that the superheroes (and supervillains) with the best toys also happen to have access to billions of pounds to fund their exploits. The fact of the matter is, you're probably never going to own a life-size flying Iron Man suit. And instead of sulking about it, you should be happy that this 19-inch tall remote control alternative is just forty-five pounds, instead of forty-five million. Read More >>

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A Swiss Man Was Killed By His Remote-Controlled Helicopter

A 41-year-old man flying a Gaui X7 model helicopter in Lucerne, Switzerland suffered head and arm injuries and died after he was presumably struck by the helicopter. The model weighs 2.5 kilos, is about 3.5 metres long, and has a rotor diameter of about 4 metres. Read More >>

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Watch These Tiny RC Tanks Fight a Surprisingly Epic Miniature Battle

The folks at FinalCutKing, who brought us that wonderful remote control car chase a while ago, are back with a new scaled-down film involving tanks, fighter planes, and simulated explosions galore. Read More >>

science
Kinect-Powered Roaches Are an Army of Grossness

It's not very common to find an enthusiastic fan of motion-controlled gaming, but it's rarer to find an enthusiastic fan of roaches. But for the unlikely fan of both, researchers have developed the best(?) of both worlds: Kinect-controlled cockroaches. Read More >>

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