Drones

DJI Mini 2 4K drone leaked with 31-minute battery

DJI Mini 2 4K drone leaked with 31-minute battery

Today we're taking a peek at a leaked set of details about the DJI Mini 2. This drone will reportedly roll with 31 minutes of up-time on a single battery charge, under the best of conditions. It'll also be capable of capturing 4K video and can reach a maximum altitude of up to 4000 meters. You might as well kiss the drone goodbye when it gets that high, right?

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DJI Mini 2 sold, unboxed, and leaked ahead of official debut

DJI Mini 2 sold, unboxed, and leaked ahead of official debut

It wasn't too long ago that DJI launched its latest Mavic Air 2 drone but that isn't the only flying robot the famed company has planned for this year. There have been rumors of a successor to last year's mini drone and now we might just be weeks away from officially hearing about it. Thankfully, some stores don't seem to be aware of that yet and have sold off what will be announced as the DJI Mini 2, giving fans a preview of what to expect when the products do officially become available.

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Researchers harness moths to drop sensors from the sky

Researchers harness moths to drop sensors from the sky

There are places on the earth that scientists want to study, but that study is difficult due to the danger involved in getting there. University of Washington researchers have created a potential solution that harnesses months to drop sensors into difficult to reach areas from the sky. The sensor attached to the back of the moth weighs 98 milligrams, which is about 1/10 the weight of a jellybean.

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Ring Always Home Cam is a flying security drone

Ring Always Home Cam is a flying security drone

Amazon just revealed a security camera that can rise up out of its dock and fly around your home. It's called the Ring Always Home Cam, and it can rise up... out of its dock... and fly throughout your home. This is one of a line of new Ring devices revealed today, including a Ring Car Alarm, Ring Car Cam, and Ring Car Connect.

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Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is expanding its drone delivery tests with the announcement of a pilot project involving Quest Diagnostics. The company, which is best known for allowing consumers to order their own blood tests, will work with Walmart to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests to consumers, enabling them to test themselves in the safety of their own homes. The catch? This isn't a widespread service yet, so you must live in one of two particular parts of the US.

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Walmart taps Zipline to kick off health and wellness drone deliveries in US

Walmart taps Zipline to kick off health and wellness drone deliveries in US

Just days after its drone plan announcement, Walmart has returned to reveal that it has partnered with Zipline to kick off its US-based drone delivery service. The company plans to offer drone delivery of health and wellness items to customers located in select regions, joining a few other companies like Amazon and UPS in testing this technology. Sound cool? You'll need to be near the Walmart headquarters in Arkansas to try it for yourself.

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Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Your next Walmart order might descend from the skies, with the retailer announcing a new on-demand drone delivery pilot. The scheme will focus on small deliveries, with select grocery and household essentials slung underneath specially-designed drones and flown over to customers.

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Amazon Prime Air drone delivery platform just hit a huge milestone

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery platform just hit a huge milestone

It's no secret that Amazon envisions a future in which autonomous drones will be able to make many package deliveries, reducing congestion on the road and reliance on third-party delivery services. We're still quite a few years away from that becoming an everyday reality, but there are signs of the inevitability of this future everywhere. Underscoring that is a new milestone achievement for Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery platform.

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DARPA says Gremlins X-61A UAS drone ‘beautifully’ passed second test

DARPA says Gremlins X-61A UAS drone ‘beautifully’ passed second test

DARPA says its Gremlins Air Vehicle X-61A 'beautifully' passed its second round of testing, paving the way for airborne recovery tests scheduled to take place later on this year. The second flight test took place at the US Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah and involved a series of demonstrations, including autonomous formation station-keeping and rendezvous, testing of its recovery system, and more.

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FAA gets serious about protecting airplanes from rogue drones

FAA gets serious about protecting airplanes from rogue drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a new plan under its Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program that will evaluate new systems and various technologies intended to protect airplanes from drones. According to the agency, it will analyze at least 10 of these systems starting later this year.

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Skydio X2 drones get folding body, thermal camera, longer flight and a new controller

Skydio X2 drones get folding body, thermal camera, longer flight and a new controller

Skydio has revealed a new version of its second-generation self-flying drone, with the Skydio X2 offering folding arms, a thermal camera, and a new touchscreen controller. Targeted at business users, the X2 isn't so much one drone as a new family, with Skydio seeing potential use across search & rescue, businesses, and defense.

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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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