Close Call of the Day: Guy Catches Drone Before it Lands In the Ocean

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Ryan Chatfield was out playing with his drone on Floreat Beach in Australia this week, when its batteries died.

The videographer then sprinted after the expensive toy (he said it cost him over $2000) and managed to catch it before it took a dive in the ocean.

“I thought, ‘That’s it, it’s gone’ but I knew I just had to have a crack at it,” he told The West Australian.

And fortunately he was successful in his rescue attempt and just got a little wet in the process. He also chose the perfect song to edit into the clip using Enya’s “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away).”

We’ve seen lots of consumer drone fails over the past few years, including a guy who saved his DJI Phantom 2 from crashing into a pond at the last second.

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Dashcam Footage of the Day: Here's an Adorable Video of Two Young Koreans Caught on Camera Dancing

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Check Out What Happens in the New Google Camera App When You Attempt to Take a Video in Portrait Mode

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Google declares war on vertical videos by dropping this official Camera app in the Play Store.

Midair Creepster of the Day: Hidden Camera in Bathroom Causes Emergency Landing

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NBC News reports that an American Airlines flight from San Francisco to New York was required to make an emergency landing in Kansas City on Sunday because one of the 215 passengers found a strange device taped to the ventilation system inside one of the bathrooms on the plane. Originally thought to possibly be an explosive device, what then appeared to be a flash drive turned out to be a small camera disguised as a flash drive. The FBI is currently investigating who the sneaky camera belongs to.

Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day: GIFTY, Conceptual Instant Flipbook Camera

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For part of his college thesis, student Jiho Jang created the GIFTY, an instant camera that captures up to five seconds of video. It then will spit out a number of frames that can be assembled into a flipbook for a hand-held GIF. At the moment, Jang's prototype is the only one in existence. Jang, if you're listening, we would totally back your Kickstarter.

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Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day

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Memoto is a mini portable "life-logging" camera that automatically takes two geotagged snapshots a minute everywhere you go. The 5-megapixel camera is GPS-enabled, weather protected and accessible via smartphone, thus serving as a virtual diary of your photographic memory that is searchable and sharable. The product is available for pre-order and free shipping on Kickstarter ($279), estimated for its first delivery in April 2013.