Drones

Parrot ANAFI USA rugged drone packs 32x zoom and thermal camera

Parrot ANAFI USA rugged drone packs 32x zoom and thermal camera

European drone company Parrot has announced its new ANAFI USA, a drone model designed for industrial use with enterprise-grade data security and a variety of high-end technologies. The ANAFI USA isn't meant for the average drone enthusiast -- it's a working machine that can be used to monitor wildfires and other natural disasters, to survey land and rural infrastructure, and more.

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Parking drones on city buses may solve their biggest delivery issue

Parking drones on city buses may solve their biggest delivery issue

The idea of delivering packages using drones isn't without controversy, yet appears to be an inevitable part of our future. Many companies have been developing and testing various drone-based delivery systems over past years, some having reached the point of limited drone delivery trials, real-world tests, and even partnerships. There's still one very big issue when it comes to these vehicles, however, and city buses may be the solution.

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Skydio returns with one of its most requested drone features

Skydio returns with one of its most requested drone features

Drone company Skydio is back and it is bringing with it one of its most requested drone features, the company announced on Thursday. The Skydio 2 drone is once again available for sale and it comes alongside a new software update that brings many changes to the platform, the most notable being the arrival of Extended Tracking Distance, one of its most requested features.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

iFixit is perhaps best known for taking apart phones, tablets, and laptops but, from time to time, it also tries to take a peek inside that other marvel of consumer technology, commercial drones. The launch of DJI's latest flying robot and the free time that iFixit experts now have on their hands seems like the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to revisit that process. Suffice it to say, they really wish smartphones were this easy to repair.

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DJI Matrice 300 drone offers nearly an hour of flight

DJI Matrice 300 drone offers nearly an hour of flight

DJI has a new drone ready to take flight, and the Matrice 300 RTK flying platform distinguishes itself with a hefty 55 minutes of flight time. Intended for commercial use, the new drone - and the Zenmuse H20 Series hybrid, multi-sensor camera launching alongside it - is capable of beaming a Full HD video from more than nine miles away.

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Boeing Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft takes shape in Australia

Boeing Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft takes shape in Australia

Drones may be their commercial term but unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs have always had its roots in the airforce. The latter kind, of course, isn't meant for recreation or even content creation. Take for example the new UAV that a Boeing-led team has just presented in Australia, billed not just as a testament to Boeing's capabilities in aerospace technology but as well as Australia's first "in-house" aircraft in half a century.

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DJI Mavic Air 2: Five reasons to upgrade your drone

DJI Mavic Air 2: Five reasons to upgrade your drone

Following numerous leaks, DJI officially took the wraps off its new Mavic Air 2 drone this week, revealing an updated model that brings a number of new features and capabilities. The new model arrives around two and a half years after the launch of the original Mavic Air drone, but some users remain hesitant to upgrade. DJI gives its customers a number of reasons to buy the newer model, including five key points.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 drone takes flight in a world with a “new normal”

DJI Mavic Air 2 drone takes flight in a world with a “new normal”

Drones, especially consumer drones, have varied uses these days, ranging from short-lived fun to amateur content creation. The latter often involves taking high-quality photos and videos of scenic landscapes or breath-taking stunts from the skies above. That is exactly the use case that DJI has envisioned for its latest consumer drone and while the Mavic Air 2 may be able to deliver on those promises, it may be flying over a slightly different world from when it was still in development.

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UPS now offers prescription drug drone deliveries to Florida retirees

UPS now offers prescription drug drone deliveries to Florida retirees

UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward has announced more plans to deliver products using its drone fleet, this time for a CVS Pharmacy store located in Florida. Under this deal, UPS says that retirees at the nation's biggest retirement community are able to get their prescriptions delivered using drones, eliminating the need to drive to the store to pick it up. The new option is particularly appealing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 PR images leak days before its public debut

DJI Mavic Air 2 PR images leak days before its public debut

Depending on who you ask, drones can be fun or a nuisance, helpful or dangerous. The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed almost everywhere have seemingly turned the tables around, with many looking into industrial drones to safely handle deliveries, for example. On the other hand, the use of consumer drones for recreation isn't exactly doing it for many people considering they can't even go out. It's against that backdrop that the world's most popular drone maker will debut its next product in less than 24 hours but not before the Mavic Air 2 gets leaked again, this time in marketing images.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 leak spills all the beans

DJI Mavic Air 2 leak spills all the beans

We often get a lot of unofficial information from anonymous insider sources, information that gets passed around by word of mouth or its Internet equivalent. Sometimes, however, such information takes on a more official tone when it comes not just from a reputable source but from a government agency as well. A very clear example is the DJI Mavic Air 2 which, thanks to Brazil's FCC counterpart, has now pretty much been revealed in its entirety.

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Power Glove could let astronauts control space drones with gestures

Power Glove could let astronauts control space drones with gestures

The European Space Agency has introduced a new space glove concept that would not only protect astronauts from the vacuum of space, but also enable them to control drones using nothing by hand gestures. The concept Power Glove comes from designer Agatha Medioni and French company Comex, which used materials developed under the ESA-funded Project Pextex.

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