Yuneec Gets a $60M Investment from Intel for the Drone Wars Ahead

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K

The drone industry is one of the major emerging gadget markets for in visual media right now (360° video and VR is the other big one). So far, the drone industry has been dominated by DJI, which recently received a $75M investment on what could be a $10B valuation. So yeah, the drone market is huge and is still just getting started.

Earlier this year, we saw 3D Robotics surge into direct competition with DJI when 3DR launched its Solo drone at NAB. On the edge of the radar though, Yuneec Aviation has started catching looks with what appears to be a very mature product line in its Typhoon Q500+ and Q500 4K models. Earlier this week, Yuneec added to the Typhoon line with the GoPro-toting Typhoon G.

To make things even more interesting for a third major player in the drone market, Yuneec received a $60M investment from Intel Capital last week. [Read more…]


Mac Pro Refresh Due Next Week w/ Thunderbolt & USB 3.0

Mac Pro

Mac users have been waiting nearly two years for a refresh of the Mac Pro.  Many have speculated over the last several months that Apple had quietly decided to axe the Mac Pro line altogether.

Recent leaks of product numbers and specifications all but confirm that Apple will, in fact, unveil a refreshed Mac Pro lineup next week at WWDC.

The new Mac Pros are rumored to feature 8-core Xeon E5 CPUs, Thunderbolt & USB 3.0.  According to Apple Insider, the new Mac Pros are also rumored to “feature 1600MHz memory with 8 channels, SATA III/SAS 6-gigabyte-per-second drive connectivity, and PCI-Express 3 native support for video cards.”

I’ll have more info next week when/if the new Mac Pros are officially unveiled.