drone

DJI made Apple a special Mavic Pro drone

DJI made Apple a special Mavic Pro drone

It's been an interesting day over at the Apple Store. Not only did we see the new MekaMon augmented reality robot go up for sale through Apple's online storefront, but now drone maker DJI has joined the party as well. Its new Mavic Pro Alpine White is an Apple Store-exclusive item, and it's launching in a new bundle pack aimed directly at holiday shoppers.

Continue Reading

Trump gives green light to more US drone testing

Trump gives green light to more US drone testing

Commercial drone use in the US looks set to increase, with the White House pushing for more cities and states to test new uses of the remotely-controlled aircraft. In a Presidential Memorandum issued today for the Secretary of Transportation, President Trump directed him to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to create a UAS Integration Pilot Program. That will test State, local, and tribal government level approval of drone projects.

Continue Reading

CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN has announced that it is the first of its kind to get FAA approval for operating a drone over crowds. This is made possible via the FAA's issuance of a Part 107 waiver that authorizes the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in places where ordinary regulations prohibit them, including over groups of people who could be injured in the event of a crash. The approved UAS weighs a mere 1.37lbs, according to CNN.

Continue Reading

Flirtey launches the first drone-based defibrillator in the US

Flirtey launches the first drone-based defibrillator in the US

Coming a couple years after we saw concepts detailing such a device is the US's first defibrillator delivered via drone. The drones will be fitted with easy-to-use equipment that gives anyone near a reported cardiac patient the chance to save their life, though it obviously won't be a substitution for emergency medical technicians.

Continue Reading

Dubai Police take delivery of hoverbike flying patrol vehicle

Dubai Police take delivery of hoverbike flying patrol vehicle

The police officers in Dubai have some of the coolest patrol cars in the entire world. Among the fleet of patrol cars is a Lamborghini Aventador and a Nissan GT-R. Those cars will make it hard for speeders in the country to get away from a ticket when speeding. Dubai is now taking delivery of a patrol vehicle that flies.

Continue Reading

DJI Zenmuse X7 is official: world’s first Super 35 drone camera

DJI Zenmuse X7 is official: world’s first Super 35 drone camera

Following a big leak earlier today, DJI has officially unveiled its new Zenmuse X7 camera for drones. According to DJI, and per what we heard earlier today, this is the first ever Super 35 digital camera made for drones, a milestone for the company and for the industry as a whole. The latest Zenmuse camera is designed to work with DJI's Inspire 2 drone.

Continue Reading

DJI Zenmuse X7 cinematic camera leaks with 6K, RAW, and Apple ProRes

DJI Zenmuse X7 cinematic camera leaks with 6K, RAW, and Apple ProRes

It is expected that DJI will soon announce the new Zenmuse X7, a 6K cinematic camera expanding its existing Zenmuse drone camera lineup. The camera hasn't yet been made official, but a new leak purports to detail many of its features, not the least of which is a huge 6K resolution that records at 30fps, plus a still camera able to capture 24-megapixel RAW DNG photos.

Continue Reading

DelivAir concept uses drones to deliver packages straight to the customer

DelivAir concept uses drones to deliver packages straight to the customer

Cambridge Consultants has unveiled DelivAir, a newly developed delivery drone concept that aims to deliver small packages directly to the recipient. Whereas other concepts have drones delivering packages to the customer's home or office, DelivAir envisions delivering the packages straight to the person wherever they may be -- the side of the road, on their front porch, or in the parking lot outside their work, for example.

Continue Reading

BAE drone concept can switch between fixed-wing and rotary mode for vertical landings

BAE drone concept can switch between fixed-wing and rotary mode for vertical landings

The military has seen the need for aircraft that can take off and land vertically while having higher top speeds associated with fixed wing aircraft. This is the thought process behind the Osprey and some aircraft like the Harrier jet. There are also drones that are able to do this.

Continue Reading

DJI adds an internet off-switch for drone privacy

DJI adds an internet off-switch for drone privacy

DJI has rolled out a new option for drone operators, offering privacy-minded pilots a way to take their aircraft completely offline. The update, dubbed the DJI Local Data Mode, was announced back in August. It's targeted at enterprise users and government agencies, who might want the usefulness of a drone but at the same time demand the security guarantee that the data it's collecting isn't being uploaded to the internet.

Continue Reading

Drone ban for Statue of Liberty and other popular destinations inbound

Drone ban for Statue of Liberty and other popular destinations inbound

In what marks a new first for the administration, the FAA will ban civilians and companies from operating drones in and around major Department of Interior destinations throughout the US. These destinations are mostly hot tourist spots, including the Statue of Liberty and a few dams throughout the US. The FAA has updated the regulations because national and local law enforcement agencies keep asking it to.

Continue Reading

A new GoPro Karma drone update added some slick flying skills

A new GoPro Karma drone update added some slick flying skills

GoPro's Karma drone is getting an update today, adding not only support for the company's latest camera, but new flying skills too. Launched - or, more accurately, re-launched - in February this year, the drone is designed to suspend an action camera like the new GoPro HERO6 Black from its stabilizing gimbal on the front. Now, it can do more interesting things with that camera.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 Next