IDG Contributor Network: Six-legged, Ubuntu-powered spider drone is coming

Erle Robotics, a Spanish company that makes robots, mainly drones, has started an Indiegogo campaign for their spider drone, called Erle Spider. This is the first legged drone powered by Canonical’s Snappy Ubuntu Core. Erle Robotics is trying to raise $50,000 through the campaign in 45 days through different packages or perks. The best package for those enthusiasts who like ‘do-it-yourself’ is …

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Parrot MiniDrones on Sale in August, We Go Hands-On

Looking for a cool high-tech toy this summer? French drone-making company Parrot is preparing to release two new MiniDrones in August. The Parrot Jumping Sumo is a $159 remote-controlled drone that drives around on the floor and uses a spring to jump two and a half feet into the air, and the Parrot Rolling Spider is a $99 drone which, despite its name, flies up to 10 meters into the air.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Would you rather be a hero or a menace? I really liked last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition, so I was excited to see a return to that gameplay formula with the newly-released The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a game which is tied into the film by name but only loosely follows it. While ASM2 is, by and large, similar to its predecessor,… Read more…

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