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This RC Carbon Fibre Glider Looks Like A Stealthy Paper Aeroplane

The Power Up 3.0 was the first paper aeroplane that actually let you steer and fly your folded creation like an RC toy, but in terms of durability it was still just made of paper. With the Carbon Flyer you lose the ability to fold your own craft, but since it’s made from incredibly strong and lightweight carbon fibre, crashes will never put your plane out of commission.


Somehow, This Tiny RC Tractor Looks Incredibly Fun To Play With

When you’re an adult who drives on a regular basis, you fantasise about fast cars and other high-performance vehicles. But when you’re a kid, who doesn’t get to drive at all, even mundane vehicles like garbage trucks and buses are exciting. So while the thought of a tiny RC tractor might be hard for you to get excited over, you can bet your kid would love one.


There's Now A Murdered Out All-Black Version Of Sphero's Ollie

If the Ollie’s white and blue colour scheme seems a little too cutesy for you to take it seriously as an RC toy, Sphero has finally released the Darkside version with everything — including the body, the wheels, and even the charging cable — completely murdered out in an all-black finish.


A Flying RC Car That's As Easy To Pilot As It Is To Drive

There was once a time when flying an RC plane cost thousands of dollars and required months of practice to avoid accidentally destroying your investment. That’s no longer the case, because for just $US60 Hot Wheels’ new Street Hawk puts you at the controls of a bona-fide remote control plane that’s surprisingly easy to fly, and remarkably durable while you learn.


Remote Control Spotify From Your Phone Or Tablet

Spotify just unlocked a new feature in its mobile apps for Android and iOS — the ability to control the music playing in the desktop application from a mobile phone or tablet, assuming you’re a premium user and your devices are all on the same network. As we’ll show you, you can get it set up and start listening in just a few minutes.


A Tiny RC Skateboard That Can Halfpipe Better Than You

Unless your name is Tony Hawk, or your likeness has been featured in his endless series of skateboarding games, you probably can’t pull a trick on a half-pipe as well as these tiny remote-controlled skateboards can. But that’s OK because if you stick to playing with these toys instead of the real thing, you’re guaranteed to never break a bone — probably.


You Might Accidentally Swallow The World's Smallest RC Helicopter

At what point does a flying remote control toy become too small? Bandai’s new Pico-Falcon is just 4.5cm in length and looks like it can be flown and manoeuvred inside a cupboard with enough skill. But it also looks like the slightest breeze could send it careening out of control — “Nobody cough or sneeze, I’m trying to land this thing.”


Watch The Remote-Controlled Flight Of A Cyborg Moth

Researchers at North Carolina State University implanted electrodes in the muscles of moths — Manduca sexta – so they can remote-control their flight. This technique could lead to a new generation of small-sized biobots that can be used for both military and civil purposes.


You Can Literally Control Another Human Being With This Wild VR Setup

With the magic of virtual reality, it’s easier than ever to find out what it would be like to see out of someone else’s eyes, but for the full effect you have to mirror your movements. What if you could actually control the other person though? It’s actually already possible. Hello, Avatar.


Should We Really Just Call Everything A 'Drone' By Default?

There’s a revolution in the skies. Things are flying around up there. Some of them are remote controlled, some of them are autonomous. Some of them shoot at people, some of them don’t. Some of them are in stores, some are military. But should we just call them all “drones”?