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Impossible Aerospace US-1 electric drone promises two-hour flights

Impossible Aerospace US-1 electric drone promises two-hour flights

Drones are all over the place but as prevalent, annoying, or dangerous they may be, they are severely limited by the laws of physics which, in turn, severely limits their flying time. Despite its name, Impossible Aerospace is making the impossible possible with its first product, the Impossible US-1 drone. Because while it runs on purely electric power, the company promises flying times of up to two hours, with payloads that reach up to 2 kilos.

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Skydio Autonomy Platform brings R1 self-driving drone smarts to devs

Skydio Autonomy Platform brings R1 self-driving drone smarts to devs

The folks at Skydio made a drone that took self-driving car-like tech to the skies - now they're releasing that tech to developers. With the Skydio Autonomy Platform, developers were invited this week by the Skydio team to join in on the Skydio R1 fun with Skills. Skills can be developed by developers "in a few lines of Python via a rich set of APIs." How much could this affect the life of the average SlashGear reader? Maybe a little, maybe a lot.

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Flytrex Golf brings drone-based food delivery to US golf course

Flytrex Golf brings drone-based food delivery to US golf course

Flytrex is bringing drone-based food delivery to a golf course in North Dakota, marking the first time golfers in the US will be able to receive meals from the sky. The service is being launched in conjunction with Ease Drones and the King's Walk Course, and revolves around a mobile app golfers will use to order food.

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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom shoots for versatility in drone photography

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom shoots for versatility in drone photography

There's a new set of DJI Mavic 2 drones out in detail this morning, and right here we're talking about the ZOOM. There's also a DJI Mavic 2 and a DJI Mavic 2 Pro. The latter of those two, the Pro, was also just revealed in full this morning. Here we're taking a peek at the specs of the Mavic 2 Zoom, what DJI is positioning as the most versatile of the bunch.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro brings a beefy camera in a tiny drone body

DJI Mavic 2 Pro brings a beefy camera in a tiny drone body

DJI is currently hosting an event in New York, and as expected, the company has revealed its next consumer drones. DJI pulled the veil off the Mavic 2 Pro today, almost two years after it introduced the first Mavic Pro. DJI product communication lead Michael Oldenburg said that the company's creative team has spent much of these last two years working with users to figure out what they would like to see in a follow up.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones leak again

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones leak again

DJI's two new drones have leaked again, with high-resolution images of the DJI Mavic 2 models breaking cover early. The drone-maker is expected to take the wraps off the two new flying cameras in an event in New York City later this week.

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Yuneec Mantis Q drone offers 4K camera, voice control, and 44mph speed

Yuneec Mantis Q drone offers 4K camera, voice control, and 44mph speed

Consumer-tier camera drones are nothing new, but they usually come with many compromises not found on larger, more expensive drones. One of those compromises is typically flight time, which can be as low as a few minutes depending on model. Yuneec is here to offer an alternative, announcing its new Mantis Q model with up to 33-minutes of flight per charge. The drone also packs voice control, a 4K camera, and more.

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AirSelfie2 mini-drone with 12MP camera now available

AirSelfie2 mini-drone with 12MP camera now available

The tiny drone designed to take selfies from the sky, AirSelfie, is back with some important updates. The company behind the device has officially launched AirSelfie2, a sequel to the pocket-sized drone that improves the camera's resolution, as well as increasing both the storage and battery capacities. The device's core functionalities -- fitting in a pocket and fly through the air -- remain unchanged.

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DJI Mavic 2 drone leak confirms Pro and Zoom models

DJI Mavic 2 drone leak confirms Pro and Zoom models

The follow-up to DJI's flagship Mavic drone has been a bit of an open secret recently, but it seems the early release of an advertisement has revealed the last remaining details. The newest issue of the UK catalog Argos has spilled the beans on almost everything except the pricing, and drone fans have been quick to share the ad online. The biggest surprise is that the Mavic 2 will come in two distinct models, Pro and Zoom.

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Researchers devise way to control drones with your body

Researchers devise way to control drones with your body

Normally when people control drones they do it using handheld controllers of some sort rather like a gamepad from a console. In the future, controlling a drone may be done with no joysticks, but with movements of your body. Researchers from EPFL have created a more intuitive way to control a drone using your body.

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Stolen USAF drone documents appear for sale on the dark web

Stolen USAF drone documents appear for sale on the dark web

Hackers who stole a US Air Force drone manual were caught trying to sell it on the dark web, a security firm has reported. The discovery was made on June 1 by Recorded Future's Insikt Group, which was monitoring for "criminal actor activities" on the parts of the Internet where few people venture. The documents reportedly were associated with the USAF's MQ-9, an unmanned aerial vehicle more commonly known as a UAV or drone.

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DJI Mavic 2 leak teases swappable cameras and 360 sensing

DJI Mavic 2 leak teases swappable cameras and 360 sensing

DJI's newest - and unannounced - drone, the DJI Mavic 2, has leaked, giving a sneak preview of the sleeker UAV. The new drone could indicate a split of the Pro line, with DJI potentially leaving room for an even more capable version, though there's still plenty to like in what we've seen of this model.

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