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FAA Admits That They Shouldn't Be Ordering People To Delete Drone Videos

For more than a year, FAA officials have been engaged in a campaign of subtle threats and intimidation tactics that have persuaded many businesses to not use drone videos. This week, officials in Washington D.C. have finally weighed in on the legality of these tactics and in a published policy …

Drones

Atlantic Light: Drone Shots of Ireland’s Rugged West Coast in Dramatic Light

For the past 8 months, landscape photographer Peter Cox has been taking his camera drone up and down the wild and rugged west coast of Ireland, …

Beach brawl on St. Pete Beach was captured by a drone

Personal drone registration will become necessary, U.K. Lords say

A U.K House of Lords committee has recommended that, in the long term, people operating drones for leisure may need to register them so their owners …

European Union

Just one 'disastrous accident' could set drone industry back, warn Lords

Drones have huge potential for growth and could create 150,000 jobs in the EU by 2050 – but there are serious concerns about safety<p>The drone industry could create 150,000 jobs across the European Union by 2050, but it would take “just one disastrous accident” to destroy public confidence and set …

Drones

Review: Phantom 2 Vision+ – the world's best selling camera drone

DJI's US$1100 Phantom 2 Vision+ is the best selling camera drone on the market – and with good reason. It's a relatively affordable, relatively …

Drones

Why Did the FAA Ask a Drone Pilot to Delete His Website?

Flying a drone commercially may be a legally sticky area, but posting pictures on a website is a First Amendment right.<p>​ Right now, flying a drone commercially in the US still falls into a bit of a legal grey area. One thing that is absolutely legal, however, is operating a website. So why did the …

Insight - Exelis to offer drone-tracking system as industry, NASA seek to ease safety fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. aerospace company Exelis Inc is close to unveiling a low-altitude surveillance system for drones, the latest sign of how a “highway in the sky” is likely to evolve.<p>An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New …

Unmanned Aircraft

This waterproof drone isn’t scared of swimming

Flying a drone over solid ground is one thing, but flying it over water is a whole ‘nother ball game. With all manner of electronics on board, an …

EU officials set sights on new drone directive

EU officials want to set up a legal framework to govern the use of drones, amid safety and security concerns.<p>The European Commission is collecting data and proposals from member states.<p>Drone companies are welcoming the move.<p>“It requires a lot of harmonization in Europe, so that all the countries …

What’s Wrong with the FAA’s New Drone Rules

Nearly two years ago, I wrote that the phenomenal economic and social potential of commercial drones, more properly called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), was being stymied by a slow-moving Federal Aviation Administration. Pending agency action, commercial uses for drones were effectively banned. …

Dozen more drone sightings reported over Paris

Police investigate latest incidents – above the Seine, Place de la Concorde and Invalides military museum – taking total number to 60 since October<p>About a dozen more drone sightings over sensitive areas of the French capital – the latest in a series of unexplained overflights – have been reported …

Drone made by 3D printer built by SFU's Avian Robotics team

A group of students at Simon Fraser University has built a drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), with parts made by a 3D printer.<p>"Drones in …

Climb every mountain: how drones could help mountaineers climb Everest

Drones will be used to map the safest route up to the summit of Everest<p>They've prompted conspiracy theories over Paris, may soon deliver goods for …

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest round of financing.<p>North America’s largest personal drone manufacturer, 3D Robotics, raised $50 million on Wednesday led by …

Parrot Bebop drone & Skycontroller 800m in corsica

The Way to Make Delivery Drones Work Is Using...Trucks?

Amp Holdings is a company that’s making a hybrid electric delivery truck that costs delivery companies 30 cents per mile to operate, as opposed to …

This Drone Zoom Lens Can Identify Your Face From 1,000 Feet Away

The 1080p lens has a 30x zoom and completely changes the drone privacy discussion.<p>A popular argument used by law enforcement and drone enthusiasts, when people say they are worried about drones spying on them, is this: The cameras on drones just aren't that good, a drone would have to be right next …

Holy Shift! Perceptiv's drone upgrade kit lets you add auto-follow

Having auto-follow capabilities on a drone means that it can chase after a subject without assistance from a pilot, essentially giving you your own private flying camera operator. We saw it featured a lot at CES 2015, but in its current state, it doesn't allow for a lot of creative control -- …

BOOK REVIEW: Read Before Flight – A Guide to Standardize Unmanned Aircraft System Training and Flight Operations

With every Moe, Larry and Curly able to go out and buy and fly a drone these days, the need for safer and more standardized flight training and …

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Pepper-spray drone offered to South African mines for strike control

A South African company has built a drone designed to shower pepper spray on unruly crowds and says it has begun supplying units to an international mining company.<p>Desert Wolf claims it wants to help in "preventing another Marikana" – a reference to a protest in August 2012 at which 34 striking …