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Secret Service to test drone to boost security at Trump property

(Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday it plans to deploy a small drone during President Donald Trump’s visit to his golf club in New Jersey this month as the agency considers new ways to provide protection.<p>FILE PHOTO: A view shows a signage at U.S. President Donald Trump's golf …

Donald Trump

DJI’s Spark drone was already feature-packed, but now it can do even more

When it launched in May, DJI’s diminutive Spark drone impressed us with its slew of intelligent flight modes and clever gesture controls.<p>Now the …

Hubsan H107C X4 Mini RC Quadcopter Drone Range Flight Testing Review

iDrone i3S Mini HD Camera Quadcopter

How-to Fly FPV Quadcopter/Drone // Beginner: Lesson 3 // Turning and Braking

DJI Spark hand gestures work — but not always

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — A drone controlled by hand gestures? On YouTube, the flawless demonstration videos for the breakthrough DJI Spark drone make for some pretty entertaining viewing.<p>Sadly, real life just isn't as polished.<p>Over the weekend, I took the DJI Spark out to the beach, performing a …

Drones

Epson's AR glasses give your drone a virtual playground

It's fun learning how to fly a drone, but a company called EdgyBees recently launched an AR game that could make honing your piloting skills even <i>more</i> fun. Now, you can download that AR game onto Epson's Moverio Drone Edition smart glasses, made specifically for DJI's models, for a more immersive …

Epson

The DJI Spark is the smallest, cheapest obstacle-avoiding drone yet

If I’ve learned one thing from reviewing drones, it’s this: You, dear reader, either love ‘em or hate ‘em.<p>Some people are horrified that drone sales …

Drones

NC professor creates drone pollinator to help crops

Honey bees are on the decline and that could be a disaster for vegetables and flowers, but an area professor is hoping to change that with his new …

Ecology

Months of surveys cut to just one day

NASA tests drone traffic control system across the US

<i>US space agency NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are working together on an air traffic control system for commercial drone</i> …

FAA

Apple Park: New drone video and 3D maps

New insights get to the core of company’s giant new headquarters<p>With Apple Park in business, new insights about the gleaming ring in Cupertino are piling up by the bushel.<p>South Bay drone operator and videographer Matthew Roberts buzzed the building for his monthly aerial check up over the long …

Drone enthusiast embraces app to prevent in-air collisions

Take off: Sasha Williams of South Spreyton flies his recently purchased Mavic Pro drone. Picture: Paul Scambler<p>Preventing collisions between drones …

Drones

Why Did The Company Behind Snapchat (NYSE: SNAP) Acquire A Drone Company?

Snapchat parent company Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) acquired drone company Ctrl Me Robotics last year in an under-the-radar, "under $1 million" deal, …

Hobbyist defeats FAA in battle over drone registration, but says the fight’s not over

Recreational drone users no longer have to register their flying machines with the Federal Aviation Administration, thanks to a federal court ruling …

Drone Journalist Faces 7 Years in Prison for Filming Dakota Pipeline Protests

Police called his use of the drone "an act of violence."<p><i>Update: Turgeon was found not guilty on all counts Thursday evening.</i><p>A citizen journalist in Morton County, North Dakota is facing up to seven years in jail for flying a drone over the North Dakota Pipeline protests.<p>In October, Aaron Turgeon …

You can fly DJI's cutesy Spark drone with hand gestures

DJI made a name for itself with its chunky flying Phantom drones, but within the last year we've seen the company really embrace the value of smallness. Despite numerous delays, the Mavic Pro was greeted very positively, and now the company has another small drone — the Spark — made for first-time …

DJI's New $500 Drone Looks an Awful Lot Like Everybody Else's Cheap Drone

In a splashy reveal at Grand Central Station on Wednesday, DJI announced the Spark, a pint-sized camera drone that’s been rumored for weeks. The …

Drones

MIT Develops Drone That Frames the Perfect Shot While Avoiding Objects

In their work with ETH Zurich, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a drone that simplifies aerial …

Drones

Amazon takes critical step toward drone delivery

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon will open a new research facility for its drone delivery operations near Paris, France, where a team of developers will build the company's own air traffic control …

Watch: Drone crashes into stands during Padres-Diamondbacks game

Behold the perils of attending a sporting event in the 21st century: One moment, you're in your seat enjoying a leisurely baseball game, and the …

DJI Will Cripple Your Drone if You Don't Register It on the Company's Website

DJI just made a weird but ultimately sensible announcement. The next firmware updates for all of its drone models will require users to log into the …

Drones

Drone law goes down, and now hobbyists don't have to register

Buying a drone for fun just got a little less complicated.<p>A court ruling has declared that civilians c no longer need to register their …

Drones

Drone captures stunning footage of deadly Wisconsin tornado

A drone was able to capture the aftermath of the tornado that ripped through Barron County on Tuesday night.<p>Branden Bodendorfer took the video, and …

Drone documenting fest setup

If you’ve ever wanted a bird’s eye view of the N.C. Potato Festival — which starts Friday — then Elliott Schofield has got you covered.<p>Schofield, an …

On the set of a micro-drone race, organizers explain the sport’s appeal

“You have to be your own mechanic.”<p>LOS ANGELES—On a hot day in April, I drove to a divey-looking sound stage in North Hollywood. It was camouflaged …

DJI Launches Apple TV App for Streaming Drone Footage

Drone maker DJI this week announced the launch of a new Apple TV app, which is designed to allow users to watch aerial content and 4K videos captured from around the world using DJI drones.<p>"We've made flying and capturing aerial footage easy with our drones, and now with the DJI Smart TV App, …

Smart TV