A Drone Just Made the First Legal U.S. Delivery

Commercial drone deliveries took 24 short hops closer to reality last Friday with special clearance from U.S. regulators.

Australian drone startup Flirtey worked with NASA, Virginia Tech, and others, to make a series of flights in a project called “Let’s Fly Wisely”.

360 Music Videos Are Here: Google Tech Puts You in Control

What if while watching a video you could look anywhere you wanted? We’ve all imagined it… and now that dream is here. Google recently introduced 360° video playback. Just move your phone around (or use arrows on your browser) and you’ll get a virtual reality panoramic view of the filmed world. It’s super trippy and we think it’s going to be a big deal.

These Scarves are Knitted With Patterns from Your Brainwave Activity

These scarves are about as personalized as possible. NeuroKnitting creates scarves knitted with the wearer’s brainwaves – captured while they listened to Bach’s Goldberg Variations’ aria and its first 7 variations. As personal as wearing your fingerprint on your shirt, NeuroKnitting transforms an emotional state into something both tangible and wearable.

CONSTRVCT: Design Your Own Digitally Printed Fashion

There’s giving your customers what they want, and then there’s letting them do it themselves. CONSTRVCT is a forward thinking clothing company that recently built a 3D design tool to let just about anyone create custom clothing prints, even using their own imagery. It’s digitally printed fashion for the digital age.

Google’s Project Jacquard Weaves Touch Interfaces into Your Clothes

Smart textiles are one stitch closer to being a daily reality. Google’s Project Jacquard is experimenting with conductive threads woven into garments that transform nearly any area into a touch sensitive panel much like the screen on your smartphone.

The brainchild of Google’s Advanced Technology and Progress (ATAP) department, Project Jacquard was announced at their I/O developer conference in San Francisco (the same event which saw them announce a tiny hand gesture sensing radar).

The technology is seamlessly simple, and that’s the point. When touched, a grid of conductive threads send signals to a chip which translates them into simple controls for devices like smartphones or tablets. Want to crank the volume on that song you’re listening to? Just brush your sleeve.

Google’s New ‘Project Soli’ Gesture Sensing Tech Looks Like Magic

Google just released a new video of their Project Soli, a interaction sensor that uses radar technology. Simple gestures like pinching your index finger and thumb together, or rubing them together at different speeds can now control a device with surprising accuracy. It really looks like magic.

Daniel Rozin’s ‘PomPom Mirror’ Reflects Your Body In Pixelated Fur

You don’t need glass to make a mirror. Artist Daniel Rozin has created one that reflects objects in faux fur. It’s entirely bizarre and almost magical.

The World’s First High Tech, All-In-One, Smart Dog Collar

Fifty-two percent of dogs are overweight in the US and only seven percent of owners are actually aware their dog is unhealthy. Dogtelligent seeks to change that statistic for the better with the Connected Collar. With virtual fence and leash technology that gently tugs, activity trackers, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ambient temperature sensors, and an ultrasonic micro-speaker to correct barking, this all-in-one collar is everything a dog owner could ever need to keep his pet healthy and well managed. Many dogs are not getting enough exercise, but with an accelerometer (like a FitBit), you can measure your playful pup’s activity output and track it on your Smart device. You can program the app with your dog’s breed and age so that the perfect activity level can be calculated.

The World’s First Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Technology Is Here

Welcome to the future. Sci-fi movies are no longer just fantasy. FOVE has created the world’s first eye tracking virtual reality system an accuracy of 1/20th of a degree. With this advancement, VR-induced nausea is greatly reduced and you can use your eyes to interact with and control the 3D virtual environments before. FOVE is not just for fun and games. The implications of this technology to help those suffering from body mobility issues is huge. Watch as a child with muscular dystrophy uses his eyes to play a song on the piano for his classmates to sing along with. The beautiful moments that this product can create are endless, bringing emotion to virtual reality.

Google Creates Time-Lapse Videos Automatically From Random Pictures on the Internet

Google and the University of Washington are creating what could be the future of DIY timelapses. Using millions of publicly shared images from popular geotagged landmarks around the world and a process the researchers call “timelapse-mining,” they are able to stitch together near seamless sequences of our changing world.