Apple HomePod has a date, DJI's new droneToday's major tech headlines include Apple's HomePod release date, DJI's brand new drone and Instagram Stories opening up support for GIFs.
This is C Net and here are the stories that matter right now. Apples Homepod smart speaker finally has a release date after a short delay. It will go on sale on February ninth in the US, UK, and Australia. And you'll be able to pre order it this Friday the 26th. The serian abled speaker retails for 349 and will come in either white or space gray It faces stiff competition from Google and Amazon, who already have substantial footprints in the market. DJI has just announced a new drone, an update of its Mavic Pro, now called the Mavic Air. It's half the size of the Pro, 41% lighter, and supports a seven-camera vision positioning system. It can reach a maximum speed of 42 miles an hour and can stay flying for 21 minuets on a single charge. The Air starts at 799 and will start shipping on January 28th. [MUSIC] And finally, Instagram stories will now support Giph stickers that can be layered on top of faces. Located next to Instagram's other sticker options, the new area will let users search Giphys library for use Instagram will also assume that users upload photos and videos at their original dimensions as opposed to having them cropped by the app. You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the c|net tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store.