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With all the talk of flying cars in recent days and over the years, one possibility seems to have gotten left behind: flying bicycles. A few Czech engineers and hobbyists have proposed a flying bike that can float above the pavement thanks to four battery-powered propellers.
Design Your Dreams team has used only a few off-the-shelf components and turned an e-bike concept into what is basically a two-wheeled multicopter/quadcopter called the f-bike. This device should be capable of vertical takeoffs and landings and up to five minutes of flight.
As of around 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time, Twitter has been down now for some time. You could hear the productivity of people increasing as a result. A Twitter spokesperson at the time had said they were looking into the issue and didn't give any word on when the service would return. By 1:10 p.m. they got their services back online and thus the productivity has gone back down around the world.
Pingdom stats revealed this was one of Twitter's worst crashes in months. The outage lasted around 59 minutes.
Microsoft has announced details on Windows Phone 8 at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, which arrives this fall with development tools coming over the summer. The new platform is to support more than just dual-core processors, it will support as many as 64 cores if such devices come to exist over the span of the platform's life. The past 800x480 display barrier is broken, now offering 1280 x 720 or 1280 x 768. There are also new abilities such as NFC for tags and payments and the support for SD cards.
Technology keeps getting smaller and cheaper, especially that of HD cameras and video equipment. What a great merging of technology when you can take an RC airplane and put a virtually feather light 720p camera on board to record video. That's exactly what I've done with my Twinstar II Brushless Lipo RC airplane, in this case the 808 #11 720p keychain HD camera, which is known as the Car Keys Micro Camera. The 808 has been around for a few years, but they have become more refined and the price is hard to beat. Check out the video at the end that demonstrates this gem of a camera.
This is a review/guide I did of this fantastic RC Aircraft, the Multiplex Twinstar II electric I had built several years ago. Its a fantastic model to fly, made of foam and fairly indestructible. The standard kit comes with regular electric motors and nicad batteries. For my build I upped things a bit and went brushless and Lipo (lithium polymer). I also have some newer FPV keychain HD 720p video which you can view by clicking here.