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GoPro launched New Action Cameras Karma Drone, Hero5

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GoPro is famous for their action cameras, has come up with the very first flying drone called Karma. The Karma drone was unveiled on Monday. The price of the drone is starting from $799 which includes the handheld stabilized grip for capturing shots on the ground.

This action camera is waterproof and cloud-connected Hero5 and Session cameras. Apart from them it also comes with simplified the Video editing software for the Apple’s iOS and the keychain-sized Lightning-connected microSD card reader.

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Karma is the system which helps in capturing the amazing footage with the GoPro in the air, handheld or by mounting with your favorite gear.

After watching the video presentation, GoPro has shown the footage from the Karma Grip which is attached to the chest mount during the rider rode the bike down a mountainside at high speeds.

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The GoPro captured the best shots and the video although they rode through the terrains and the environment, best part here in capturing the smooth and steady footage, we have to thank the gimbal accessory.

Apart from the Karma Drone, Company has also announced the Hero5 Black camera. It is capable of recording the 4K video up to 30 Frames per Second and the 1080P HD at 120 Frames per Second. Hero5 is priced at $399 and is built-in with GPS and Voice control features.

Hero5 GoPro comes with waterproof feature and is capable with a range up to 33 feet. This drone is compatible with the Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session, and Hero4.

The Hero5 is capable of capturing the still images with 12 megapixel quality and also supports electronic image stabilization.

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There is another smaller Hero5 Session camera released alongside and priced at $299. This can record 4K video at 30 Frames per second and capture the images with 10-megapixel quality. When compared with another Hero5 model, the current model lags both GPS and touch display.

The users can upload the photos and videos to the connected cloud service available the GoPro Hero5 cameras. The subscribers will be charged on using the GoPro Plus service.

Latest gears Released from GoPro:

  • Karma Drone (Karma Grip, Karma Controller, and Karma Case): US $799.99
  • HERO5 Black: US $399.99
  • HERO5 Session: US $299.99
  • HERO Session: US $199.99

The Karma Drone will be Available from October 23, 2016.

Road Ministry Asks Uber, Ola To Calculate Fares On Taxi Meters, Instead of GPS

Indian Road Ministry Asks Uber and Ola To Charge Using Taxi Meters Instead Of GPS

The leading online transportation network companies in the nation, Uber and Ola are asked by the Government to calculate fares using Taxi meters rather than GPS. Both the companies are asked to abide the Motor Vehicles Act. The Act clearly says that the fares should be calculated by using taximeters.

“Taxi aggregators are currently violating the law by measuring distance through GPS,” a top road ministry official in a statement said to The Economic Times. “The Motor Vehicles Act clearly says that they have to go by the taxi meter.”

According to the feedback received, the government’s reason behind this decision is that the GPS does not calculate the travel distance accurately.  An official in a statement said, “We have told both Ola and Uber during the recent meetings that they have to fix this problem immediately.” “We keep getting complaints of inaccuracies in the fare mechanism of these cab aggregators.”

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Regarding the change of fare calculation mode, the Transport Ministry has recently held a meeting with the senior executives of Ola and Uber separately. Nitin Gadkari, Roads Minister early in this week told Rajya Sabha that his ministry was working on extensive guidelines to bring taxi aggregators under greater regulatory supervision.

Well, the black and yellow cabs or the traditional cabs currently charge Rs.25 for first Km and then Rs. 16 per km above and the night travel fare jumps up with 25 percent in between 11 pm to 5 am, whereas auto rickshaws charge Rs. 25 for first 2 km and thereafter Rs. 8. The night fare of 25%, in addition, is same for autos.

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At present, the Delhi-based Precision Electronics and Sansui Electronics are among the companies that assemble the government approved digital taxi meters.  The Indian Online transportation network company, Ola and American multinational Online Transportation Network Company, Uber roughly charge Rs. 7-8 per km. But fares keep on fluctuate based on the demand. For instance, at peak timing, the price may be Rs. 24 per km. The companies also provide time service which costs Rs. 1 per minute.

How to Play Pokémon Go: Complete Beginners Guide

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Pokémon Go has been already launched, and lots of players are hunting down Pokémon. If you are not yet started and looking for How to play Pokémon Go, we are here to teach you a lot about its mechanics, basics and other aspects of this game.

A complete Pokémon Go Beginners Guide is here for you to enjoy your Pokémon experience.It is an “Augmented Reality” mobile game which allows you to interact with your neighbourhood to catch Pokémon.

The primary focus of this game is to catch Pokémon, and there are other goals like visiting Poke-stops and Gyms, catching eggs, strengthening and evolving your Pokémon.

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The first step to playing Pokémon is, you’ll need to install Pokémon Go app in your mobile. The app is available on iOS and Android in US, New Zealand and Australia. Soon it will be released in other countries too.  The detail process of How to play Pokémon for beginners is stated clearly below.

Soon after the starting the game Pokémon is available in various regions based on game’s GPS map. If a new Pokémon is nearby, your phone will buzz.While catching the Pokémon, you can activate AR to see the Pokémon in real life. At the bottom part of the screen, Pole ball is placed, just press and hold on the Poke Ball.

To capture the Pokémon, just tap the Pokémon, a ring will appear around your character, and it displays your range, you can only interact with Pokémon and objects within this circular area. Different colours will seem to show how hard is to catch a Pokémon(red is hard and green is easy).

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You have to hold and throw the ball as the circle gets smaller. If you hit the target, the chance of capturing Pokémon is high. You don’t have to sit in one place; you have to explore to catch the other Pokémon. You can choose your first Pokémon between Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander. Depending on your region, the type of Pokémon you find will change.

Poke-stops is a landmark you can go and pick items and experience.These are usually parks, churches, historical landmarks, and other famous places. To get an item, you have to visit Pokestops ad they look like cubes, once you get close to Pokestops, it changes its shape from a cube to a Pokeball shape.

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The item you get in those Pokestops are eggs, potions, Pokeballs and revives. To get items in the Pokestops, click on the item swipe the circle inside it and receive your items, it is possible once you get close enough to Pokestops. After getting the items, you get 50 experiences, and it will turn pink.

Catching Pokémon, visiting Pokestops and fighting at the gym will level up your character. A gift item will be rewarded when reaching a new level. Once you reach the level 5 you have the opportunity to battle with other trainers in gyms. You have the chance to choose one among the three color-coded factions viz., Yellow Team Instinct, Red Team Valor and Blue Team Mystic.

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Gyms are the places to train your Pokémon or battle other Pokémon. You have to travel to the gym in real life. If the gym is in your faction, you have to select a single Pokémon and train your Pokémon there; it will level up the prestige points and help you to earn a Pokémon. If you encounter a gym with a different faction, you have to battle for control over the gym.

To battle with other Pokémon, you can tap to attack and swipe left and right to dodge your enemy Pokémon. The special attack is possible once your special meter is full. You can press and hold to use your special attack. The battle will continue until your Pokémon has fainted. To heal your Pokémon, you can use potions and revives, which you can get from visiting Pokestops. Once you win the battle, and you want to claim the gym for your team, you have to leave one of your Pokémon behind to garden.

Trusting GPS Blindly May Endanger Your life

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Technology has a larger impact on the modern society almost in every aspect. Global Positioning System (GPS) is one of the technological inventions through which humans are benefited to a large extent. It helps people to know the directions to reach their destination, trace their location (if lost) and used for various security purposes.

Nevertheless, as everything have their drawbacks, the GPS also associated with some. It may fail or not accurate due to certain reasons like bad weather, heavy storms or other technical issues. So it is not a 100 percent reliable source.

These days GPS-assisted accidents have been increasing and questioning the reliability of humans on technology blindly. Such incident which happened a while back was a resident of Chicago drove off a derelict bridge plunging 37 feet slavishly believing his GPS unit. It leads to an accident where his wife was killed and the man escaped death narrowly.

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A person named Iftikhar Hussain was so focused on his navigation system of his car that he failed to notice the warnings displayed on the road. The bridge has been closed since 2009 which wasn’t picked by the GPS and allowed the driver saying it a valid route.

Utilising technologies like GPS is right but completely relying on them is proved to be Incorrect, which also leads to several mishaps.

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A Recent incident had added up the criticisms of over-relying on the space-based navigation system. Going to the incident, a 23-year-old woman was driving in her Red colour Toyota Yaris car. She was not very familiar with the way chosen and the weather is also not good. It’s very dark, stormy and fog also contributed to the severe climate.

She was completely relying on the GPS of the car and faithfully obeying the “turn by turn” instructions of the in-car navigation system. It ended up where she drove straight down into Georgian Bay, which is 100 feet deep. Fortunately aware of the situation, the girl quickly escaped from the car’s window with minor injuries.

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It is very much advisable to use GPS navigation wisely and always have a backup plan ready in case of adverse weather conditions. It is better to stop driving and cross check where you are heading and whether you are on the right path. People should be also aware that every technology is man-made and are not 100% reliable in all cases.

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