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Drone Technology: The Good, The Bad And The Horrible

As we hurtle into 2018, it is important to consider the foreseeable uses of new technologies by those seeking to leverage them as tools of mass-casualty terror attacks. Technology companies must consider how well-intended technologies and products may be capable of being hacked, manipulated or even …

Black Swans

Harris Aerial Develops Hybrid Drone Capable of Five-Hour Flight

The Orlando-based drone company just developed a hybrid drone that could have a huge impact on search and rescue, surveillance and monitoring …

Drones

DJI’s Mavic Air is the new standard for drones

A few years ago, the concept of having a small flying robot follow you around and record what you do as you hike, snowboard, or just enjoy your life, was something that existed in the realms of science fiction. Now, you can drop a few hundred dollars and have just that.<p>Chinese drone manufacturer …

Drones

All Those Daytona 500 Crashes Even Took Out One Of Fox’s Camera Drones

The Daytona 500 didn’t go too well for quite a few racers yesterday and it also did not go well for <i>Fox Sports</i>’ new tethered camera drone. During one …

Motorsport

Four Reasons to Participate in the New York City Drone Film Festival

The most famous drone festival is coming next month in New York City. But it’s more than a simple film festival.<p>Here are four good reasons to check …

Festivals

Vodafone pilots new software to thwart rogue drones

Telecom hopes to track drones too small for radar just as air-traffic control tracks planes<p>Vodafone is testing technology to track and control drones to let authorities protect aircraft from accidents and terrorist attacks and stop incursions into “no-fly zones” such as prison and hospital airspace.<p>…

Ensure

Some bonehead crashed a drone into Apple's new headquarters • Full Drone

Apple always draws a crowd – whether it’s with its Apple Developer Conferences, or a new iPhone (and buyers snake around buildings waiting to get …

Drones

DroneBase raises $12M in Series B funding, announces enterprise AR tool for drone pilots

If you have purchased a drone in the last year or two, there’s a high likelihood that it only emerges from your gadget closet a few times per year.<p>DroneBase is a startup that connects drone users with commercial missions so that they can keep the dust from settling on their flying funcopters while …

Venture Capital

Basically No One Is Getting Fined for Flying Drones Without a License

If you want to operate a drone commercially, you need to get a license. And yet, since the Federal Aviation Administration began requiring licenses …

Drones

Five cardinal mistakes you want to avoid with DJI Drones

If you own a DJI drone like the DJI Mavic Pro or the Mavic Air there are some things you want to avoid. Some will screw your drone, while others may …

Drones

Drone Startup Thinks It Can Take On DJI

U.S. Drone Startup Thinks It Can Take On DJI<p>Here we go again, Quartz reports that a new U.S. based drone startup thinks it’s ready to take on DJI …

Drones

Here’s Why The Drone Services Industry is in Trouble - Commercial UAV News

There is a major shakeup happening in the drone industry. I started to see it late in 2016 but didn’t have enough data points to really confirm my …

Drones

The Future of Flying Is All About Drones

Behind the noisy aerobatic flight displays and lines of visitors ogling fighter jets and missiles on the tarmac, the future of aviation is on display …

Aerospace

Aerial Footage of a Midwest 50-Car Pile-Up Should Reinforce Safer Driving

A tragic series of accidents on Sunday resulted in fatalities and injuries. Hopefully, this drone footage can remind us to drive safer.<p>Conway …

Drones

The Marine Corps' Latest Weapon Is a Quadcopter

Small drones will be a Marine squad’s eyes in the sky.<p>The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a lot of equipment that became legendary over the years. The Thompson submachine gun, the M16 rifle, and the Osprey tiltorotor have all become iconic parts of the Marine Corps. The next piece of equipment to …

Military

US regulator: Rules should come this year to help identify drones and their pilots

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is planning to craft rules this year that would make it easier to identify drones and their pilots, …

Drones

What you have to do if you want to fly a drone here

The use of drones is soaring to new heights, particularly as their cost has decreased. However, if you break the rules, you can be hit with thousands …

Sydney
Landscape Photography

Just look at this 360° aerial shot of the Eagles parade

All five miles of the <b>Philadelphia Eagles</b> Super Bowl Parade on Thursday were a no-fly zone, but that wasn’t going to stop <b>Philly By Drone</b> cofounder</b> …

Drones

A Drone Just Helped Researchers Spot a 70-Ton Swarm of Jellyfish

Check out this drones-eye view of a massive group of gelatinous sea dwellers.<p>Keith Holmes / Hakai Institute<p>Marco MargaritoffView Marco Margaritoff's …

University of British Columbia

DJI Mavic Air

Smaller than the Mavic Pro and more capable than the Spark, the DJI Mavic Air is an ideal choice for beginners and mobile enthusiasts alike. It folds …

Drones

Intel's drones broke a world record at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony

If you were watching the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea yesterday then you might have noticed a swarm of Intel-made …

Drones

The Journey to becoming a Successful Photographer/Filmmaker

Becoming a photographer, or filmmaker, or successful artist of any kind takes time. There are no shortcuts. These are just some thoughts around how …

Photography

The DJI Mavic Air Wins

In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I’d go so …

Drones

Drone selfies to up your drone game

YouTuber Drone Film Guide released a video showing five drone selfies for filmmakers. These techniques can be used by anyone, regardless of their …

Drones

The tiny, 4K Mavic Air crushes other DJI drones

Every consumer product goes through three stages of life. It’s invented; it’s improved and adjusted; and, finally, it becomes a commodity. There’s …

Drones

These 6 Techniques Will Help You Shoot Better Drone Footage

Is your drone footage lacking that cinematic feel? These tips will help you out.Drones have opened up aerial cinematography to indie filmmakers in a …

Drones

Manfrotto’s Pro Backpack holds your DJI Drone or DSLR camera for $136 (Reg. $180)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack for DSLR and DJI Drones at <b>$135.87 shipped</b>. Also at B&H. Today’s offer is …

Videography

These Drone Fails Teach Us All How NOT to Fly

I remember when I started out in photography thinking how hard it was.I had to keep all the buttons and dials straight, think about the different …

Drones

Huge, deadly I-44 pile-up in Missouri seen in stunning drone footage

A Missouri fire department shared incredible drone video Monday showing the aftermath of a huge, deadly pileup on Interstate-44 that happened during a snowstorm Sunday.<p>The crash near Springfield involved several vehicles and tractor trailers and resulted in the death of a 63-year-old woman, …

Weather