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B-Unstoppable: The first TankCopter Drone could be yours

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By the end of September and beginning of October, Witold Mielniczek started a fundraising for a prototype drone called B-Unstoppable. The drone promises to be the first of its kind as it is a TankCopter Drone, meaning it can fly, but also drives on ground. This ability comes in handy on all kind of terrains and the drone promises to switch on the spot from ground driving to flying, all while providing 360 view from its camera.

The design of the TankCopter Drone is similar to a quadcopter that has caterpillar tracks which adjust to the terrain and make the drone look like a tank. Even more, the device weighs only 84 g, so it is a small sized, low-cost drone that can easily be used indoors or outdoors.

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The TankCopter is powered by a 900 mAh Li-po battery that promises 13 to 15 minutes of combined driving and flying. For flying, the battery assures about 9 minutes, while for driving the drone can last up to 20 minutes. The drone has powerful motors, a 2.4 GHz radio transmitter and front and back lights to assure night operation. As for the controller of the TankCopter, it is used as for any other quadcopter, but when it comes to driving the tracks, they are controlled separately, so you can fully experience the way of driving a tank.

Depending on what type of TankCopter Drone you want, its creators will build it in three forms: A simple B-Unstoppable that cost under $100, the TankCopter with a DVR Cam attached and the final version of the drone that has a FPV System included, both which will remain in the $120-160 price range.

The B-Unstoppable Drone Indiegogo Campaign still has 31 days to accomplish its goal and if you are interested in contributing you can do that here. There is also a contest in which you can win a Tank Copter Drone, so do check the project out. If they get enough support, the creators expect to mass produce the drone by February 2016 and start to ship it to their backers by the beginning of March 2016. All you drones enthusiasts out there, here is your chance to be part of the making of a unique and low-cost TankCopter Drone.

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to a good story. Personally I love reading about the people who inspire me and what it took for them to achieve their success. As I am a bit of a self confessed tech geek I think there is no better way to discover these stories than by reading every day some articles or the newspaper . My bookcases are filled with good tech biographies, they remind me that anyone can be a success. So even if you come from an underprivileged part of society or you aren’t the smartest person in the room we all have a chance to reach the top. The same message shines in my beliefs. All it takes to succeed is a good idea, a little risk and a lot of hard work and any geek can become a success. VENI VIDI VICI .

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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