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Police camera drone spied on all of Compton, CA in 2012

Police camera drone spied on all of Compton, CA in 2012

A civilian drone aircraft with high-resolution video capability was reportedly used by the police to conduct surveillance on the entire city of Compton, California at the same time. Compton is a small municipality that spans 10-square miles and during 2012, a drone with a high-resolution video camera was tested over the city without the knowledge of the citizens living there.

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Titan Aerospace: These are the drones Google just bought

Titan Aerospace: These are the drones Google just bought

Google is adding a drone specialist to its roster of recent acquisitions, with startup Titan Aerospace set to bring its Solara solar-powered unmanned planes to the search giant's airstrip. Billed as "high altitude persistent solar-electric UAVs," the Titan Aerospace drones will theoretically fly for up to five years without needing to land, cruising more than 12 miles up and flying at speeds of up to 65mph.

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Google buys Titan Aerospace solar drone startup

Google buys Titan Aerospace solar drone startup

Google has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace, the autonomous solar-powered flying vehicle company believed to be next in Facebook's sights, in a move it says will help Project Loon in bringing internet to developing markets. The deal sees Google snatch Titan Aerospace out from under Facebook's nose, after the social network had said earlier in the year that it was in talks around a potential acquisition.

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Flying Red Epic camera used in commercial aimed to push for a new national holiday

Flying Red Epic camera used in commercial aimed to push for a new national holiday

You may not be aware that there is a push to get opening day for the MLB baseball season to be a national holiday. A group is calling for people to sign a petition that would force the president to have to consider making Opening Day a holiday and to do that they shot a commercial in conjunction with the company behind Budweiser beer. While having a national holiday for MBL Opening Day would be great, some of the tech used to shoot the commercial is very interesting as well.

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2015 Subaru WRX STI drives test-track made of drone helicopters

2015 Subaru WRX STI drives test-track made of drone helicopters

If there’s an award for most unique concept track for a vehicle this year, it may be time to send that award out already. The folks at Subaru have created a video spot for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI which incorporates a massive amount of drone helicopters with bright red lights, the lot of which create an ever-changing, ever-moving track for the vehicle to drive through.

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Snoopy drone pilfers smartphone data

Snoopy drone pilfers smartphone data

At the Black Hat Asia conference in Singapore next week, the folks behind a drone called Snoopy will showcase how they can intercept data from smartphones using their flying craft. The drone works by spoofing wireless networks and connecting to smartphones with the WiFi enabled, allowing them to remotely capture login credentials, personal data, and more.

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