Apps of the Week: GPS jammer brings down drones

Sunday Social 18/11/2018
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Paul Brislen joins RadioLIVE’s Vaughn Davis to take a look at the latest in app news.

GPS jammer brings down drones and causes a million dollars of damage

The GPS jamming that caused 46 drones to plummet during a display over Victoria Harbour during the weekend caused at least HK$1 million (US$127,500) in damage.

The incident occurred on Saturday at the annual Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival, where 100 drones performed a choreographed light show commemorating the event’s 10th year.

To check out the jammers click here.

Dyson Pure Cool fan thing filters and shows you what’s going on

Is your home air full of greeblies? Pollen? Smoke particles? VOCs and NO2? This new fan and filter from Dyson removes them and tells you how many there are at the same time.

It automatically detects and reports air quality levels in real time.  The data appears on screen and on the app, but the screen is the kicker.

You can see it working when you light a candle or spray deodorant.

It's currently available in desk or tower models, with a heater coming in the new year.

Photoshop for nothing and your clicks for free

https://www.photopea.com/ is a new site billed as free online Photoshop.

It's a great site for anyone who wants to do simple retouching without the $15/mo cost for the cloud version.

It's presented simply as an image workspace with a bunch of editing tools and when you open a new image several of the upfront options are Facebook cover image, YouTube cover image, Instagram post etc.

It's very much aimed at the social media generation

Photoshop itself started in 1988 and has become a verb like Skype, Xerox or Hoover.

The Adobe software is still the go to for designers and has sometimes been controversial around retouching of photographs, especially of women.

Listen to the full interview with Paul Brislen above.

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