It’s raining drones: Pilot whose drone knocked woman unconscious found guilty, faces up to 364 days in jail

While drones are responsible for a lot of incredible imagery and great enjoyment for responsible drone pilots, we are seeing an increasing number of unfortunate incidents relating to drones. This incident actually dates back to June 2015, but it was finally resolved in court late last week. Paul M. Skinner was flying his drone at Seattle’s Gay Pride Parade in 2015 when he lost control of the drone, crashing it into a building, which then caused the drone to freefall onto a woman’s head, rendering her unconscious. The two-pound...
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Nikon KeyMission 360 takes D.C.: Inauguration to be livestreamed in VR and 360-degree video

The upcoming US Presidential Inauguration on January 20 is an important event in American history for many reasons, not the least of which is that it will involve the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States. USA Today has announced that they will be marking the occasion by live streaming the inauguration in 360-degree VR. The media company will utilize a customized Nikon KeyMission 360 camera as part of their weekly VR show, “VRtually There.” This will be the first livestream content produced by USA Today for the...
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Dangerous digits: Showing your fingerprints could lead to identity theft due to higher resolution cameras

Could someone steal your fingerprints through an image? What may sound like extreme fear mongering does have some basis in reality as Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) has recently issued a warning to the public to not share images online of themselves flashing the “V” sign (often referred to as the peace sign). Fingerprint technology is sophisticated and advanced enough now for people to steal your identify through your fingerprints in a photograph. Granted, it does take ideal conditions for this to be possible....
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