Drones

Which? reveals best and worst drones for 2017

<b>Drones are becoming more and more popular with people of all ages. After piloting two new Best Buy models, both of which are wonderfully intuitive</b> …

Dji

Big opportunities in drone software: $565 million and climbing

This year drones have turned from buzzword to a mature technology, bringing value across many industries (see the recent Economist long read on that) and representing an interesting investment opportunity. A number of VC firms have already jumped in, putting $454 million into 100 deals in 2016 …

Startups

New discounts on the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones, DJI Mavic drone, and more tech deals

This week, Massdrop brought back the Sennheiser HD 650 deal we covered last month, but for even cheaper. Its special edition 6XX headphones are now down to $200 until July 30th — matching what the company offered last November. Our other favorite deal also happens to be at Massdrop: get $50 off the …

Shopping

Canberra Airport not told about drone delivery testing at Googong

Canberra Airport has expressed safety concerns over the use of drones to deliver goods in Googong, which falls under a flight path.<p>A spokeswoman for …

Brisbane

UK government plans to require drone registration and a drone safety awareness test

Government (UK)

UK government proposes mandatory drone registrations and safety awareness tests

The UK government has announced plans to force private drone owners to register their devices as well as passing a safety awareness test -- a drone …

Government (UK)

UK To Register Multirotor fliers

The British government has shown a surprisingly light touch towards drone fliers in the face of the strident media demands for them to be banned …

CC BY-SA

Extreme skiers, landscapes and Superman: A festival just for drone films

Filmmakers are tapping the creative potential of what they call small flying robots.

Brisbane

It's about to get a lot more difficult to buy a drone

A drone registration system is to be launched in a bid to reduce the increasing problem of their misuse, the Government has announced.<p>Currently …

UK News

Delivery guy clearly DGAF about your packages

We want our packages delivered fast, but maybe not tossed-out-of-a-moving-car fast.<p>Youtube user garyc83 posted security camera footage of a Lasership delivery employee that seems to have sooo many packages to deliver, he has no time to stop his car and place people's orders gently at their doors. …

MacTrast Deals: Fader Stealth Drone – There’s Nothing This Mini-Drone Can’t Do!

The Fader Stealth Drone is ready to fly right out of the box, and is easy for beginners, yet loads of fun for expert pilots!<p>DESCRIPTION<p>There are few …

Gear & Gadgets

3 Drone Companies to Invest in Today -- The Motley Fool

The drones are coming. In fact, they're already here.<p>Depending on whom you ask, drones went mainstream in 2015 -- or maybe it was 2013, or 2017. One …

Stocks

Deal: Capture stunning footage with this lightweight drone -- just $99

Being called a pilot was once only reserved for the highly trained. Now, you can join the elite force of pilots easily and affordably with the Fader …

Technology

Amateur drone pilots face flight safety test in UK

The UK is planning to make amateur drone pilots sit a flight safety test in response to the rising number of near-misses with aircraft.<p>The flight …

UK to bring in drone registration

<b>The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft.</b><p>It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz).<p>Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures.<p>There is no time frame or …

Transportation

SpaceX has a 'Roomba' robot but no one knows what it really is

SpaceX fans are extremely curious about a new robot that keeps appearing on SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You." Some are calling it the "Roomba" robot while others insist it should be called "Optimus Prime." There are theories as to what this robot is for, but there's no confirmation …

Exploration

UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircraft weighing over 250g (0.55lbs), but to take a "safety awareness" test to prove you understand the …

All My Friends Are Having Babies, So I Did A Newborn Photoshoot With A Twist

As I moved into my late 20s, my Facebook feeds started to morph. One by one, my friends posted their exciting pregnancy announcements, and it seemed like in the blink of an eye, my feeds turned into a never-ending reel of babies doing mundane things. Captions like “Little Timmy found his hands …

Houseplants

Hong Kong's densely packed high-rises captured from above in drone movie by Mariana Bisti

The soaring skyscrapers, manicured gardens and rubbish tips of Hong Kong are all shown in this drone footage shot by architect Mariana Bisti.<p>Bisti …

Architecture

DC drone company Measure adds solar, broadcast services

D.C.-based, drone service operating company <b>Measure</b> has started to take off.<p>Now they’re landing into the media sphere and solar technology …

Series B Round

Watch how this clever vlogger shoots drone footage without a drone

Why it matters to you<p>When you don't have a drone or the machines are banned, this innovative solution could score you the footage you're …

Samsung Galaxy S8

Drone incident ruled a bat strike

A light plane that was thought to have hit a drone as it prepared to land at an airport in Adelaide actually struck a flying fox, an investigation …

UK officials lay down new drone rules for amateur users

Operating a drone in the UK just got a little tougher, and safer.<p>On Saturday, the UK government posted new rules governing the use of drones weighing over 250 grams (about half a pound), with input from the Department for Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Military Aviation …

British Airways

Drone footage from Croke Park as the stadium gets ready for U2

Ahead of U2’s eagerly awaited concert tomorrow night in Croke Park this amazing drone footage of the stage being built today will wet the appetite of …

News (Ireland)

Drones can help, hinder Colorado wildfire fight

As wildfire season begins to quiet on the Western Slope, engineers and technicians over at the aerial firefighting center at the Rifle Garfield …

Denver

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes | Miami Herald

British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.<p>The new …

Children could be banned from flying drones under new safety crackdown

Children could be banned from flying drones under a Government crackdown which will force owners to sit safety tests before flying the devices.<p>New rules unveiled by the Department for Transport today state that drones weighing over 250g will have to be registered before they are used, with their …

Technology

3D-printed drone's space station pictures and other news

BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories including:<p>Atari reveals more details about its new video game console, the Ataribox<br>• A security robot in Washington DC "drowns" after falling into a fountain<br>• Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) 3D-printed …

Space Station

This transforming drone can fly like an airplane and spin like a seed

Small drones tend to come in two distinct varieties: the ones with wings, which are best for carrying loads over long distances; and the ones with rotors, which are more agile but less energy efficient. A few drone-makers have tried to combine both flight-modes into a single design, but none have …

DJI Spark vs. Parrot Bebop 2

Earlier this year, DJI announced it would be taking on the entry-level, selfie drone market with its Spark. Along with challengers like the Yuneec …