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Leatherman MUT: great-looking successor to the Skeletool

There was a time when I had a lot of multitools: it started innocently, with a classic Leatherman “pocket survival tool,” which I carried everywhere, and because when you have a multitool, everything looks like a screw, bottlecap, thing-in-need-of-sawing/scissoring, or filing, I used it all the time. This led to me doing Wired‘s first roundup of the field, which coincided with a Cambrian …

Hands on with Hover’s self-flying camera drone, which launches today

A year or so ago a new type of drone hit the (preorder) market. It was the self-flying camera drone – a device that promised to combine camera and AI technology to create a drone that you could essentially throw in the air to follow you around and take photos and videos. Some of these drones include Snap, Lily, Staaker and Hover. Most of these companies …

Aviation's war on moisture turns ten today

Aviation’s war on moisture turns ten today / Boing Boing Ten years ago, British domestic security claimed to have caught a terrorist cell that had planned to blow up airplanes with a gel they’d carry on in a Gatorade bottle and detonate with an Ipod. Later that day, British aviation authorities banned all carry-on luggage and, shortly after, aviation authorities around the …

Amazon launches Prime Air, its own dedicated cargo planes to speed delivery

Delivery by drone or self-driving trucks may not be here any time soon for Amazon.com. But the e-commerce juggernaut plans to launch its first ever branded cargo plane, the Amazon One, at Seattle’s SeaFair Air Show on Friday. The plane is a a Boeing 767-300 operated by Atlas Air, an existing provider of air cargo services for Amazon.com. In a press statement ahead of the …

Dedrone partners with Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces including airports

A startup that helps businesses determine when drones are flying unwantedly or otherwise into their airspace, Dedrone, has partnered with the electronics division of civil aircraft manufacturers Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces and remote locations. Through their partnership, Dedrone will integrate Airbus’s long range radar technology into its systems which are comprised of ground-based sensors and data analytics and reporting software in …