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Cool, 360-degree video showcases NASA’s Greased Lightning drone

By on February 5, 2016 at 8:20 PM.

Cool, 360-degree video showcases NASA’s Greased Lightning drone

Want to know what it’s like to pilot NASA’s remote-controlled plane dubbed Greased Lightning or GL-10?

Then, you have to check out this 360-degree video. It offers a birds-eye view from the pilot’s seat that shows the drone taking off, soaring over the countryside and then landing again. More →

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Auto-Follow Drone

Incredible drone will automatically follow you and film your every move as it flies

By on February 5, 2016 at 11:17 AM.

Incredible drone will automatically follow you and film your every move as it flies

You’ll never believe what’s about to launch on Amazon: a drone that’s actually a drone! People have taken to calling any old quadcopter a “drone” despite the fact that these fun little devices rarely have the ability to fly autonomously. The AirDog Auto-Follow Drone for Adventure Sports is a completely different beast though. As the name might suggest, this awesome quadcopter can be programmed to take to the skies and fly alongside you automatically, following your every move as you hit the slopes, barrel down a river over white water rapids, or do whatever else it is you want to do and have filmed from the air. More →

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NASA probes AnonSec hack claims, denies that one of its drones was hacked

By on February 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

NASA probes AnonSec hack claims, denies that one of its drones was hacked

Hacking group AnonSec says that it has accessed a trove of NASA data and hacked one of the space agency’s drones, prompting an investigation by NASA, which has questioned the validity of the claims.

AnonSec dubbed the alleged hack “OpNasaDrones” and claims to have accessed a slew of drone flight logs as well as email addresses and phone numbers of NASA employees, according to documents posted online Sunday. The hackers say they even attempted to crash a NASA Global Hawk drone. More →

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Eagles Trained To Intercept Drones

Watch police-trained bald eagles snatch drones right out of the sky

By on February 2, 2016 at 10:22 AM.

Watch police-trained bald eagles snatch drones right out of the sky

I think we may have finally reached peak drone, which says a lot given some of the bizarre footage we’ve encountered over the past few months. Sure, the drone with an attached flamethrower was pretty cool, and yeah, that swarm of lit-up drones we recently covered was beyond spectacular, but how can anything really top a bald eagle trained to snatch drones right out of the sky mid-flight?

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Competitive Drone Racing League Video

A drone racing league took over the Miami Dolphins’ stadium to film this insane video

By on January 27, 2016 at 2:23 PM.

A drone racing league took over the Miami Dolphins’ stadium to film this insane video

Competitive drone racing is now a real thing and it takes advantages of two of the hottest trends so far in early 21st century technology: Remote-controlled drones and virtual reality headsets. The Drone Racing League this week started posting some incredible videos that show competitive drone races in action and they look like they could become the coolest new sport I’ve seen in a long, long time. More →

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Quadmovr Drone

Watch this Quadmovr drone pull off the craziest aerial maneuvers you’ve ever seen

By on January 19, 2016 at 6:45 PM.

Watch this Quadmovr drone pull off the craziest aerial maneuvers you’ve ever seen

In a broad sense, most quadcopter drones you come across these days essentially do the same thing. They fly up, they fly down, and they zip along from point A to B. Now of course, some drones can fly higher and faster than others, and sure, some drones are equipped with more granular controls and HD video cameras, but the underlying principle is about the same.

The Quadmovr, however, is a drone that deserves a category all its own. A byproduct of the DIY drone community, the Quadmovr was reportedly put together by a pilot with the handle “Warthox.” What makes the Quadmovr stand out is that it’s insanely quick and nimble, almost impossibly so. As a result, it can perform maneuvers and, dare we say, stunts that most other drones can only dream of.

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Smallest Camera Drone

Meet the world’s smallest camera drone, which is now available to buy

By on January 19, 2016 at 10:32 AM.

Meet the world’s smallest camera drone, which is now available to buy

Call them drones, call them quadcopters, call them UAVs, or call them whatever else you want. The bottom line is that these little remote-controlled aerial toys are a blast to play with, and they have become wildly popular over the past few years. Along with hoverboards, drones were among the most popular gifts of this past holiday season — and they’re much less likely to burst into flames and burn your house down, which is always a good thing.

There are all different kinds of quadcopter drones out there these days, but a new offering from TRNDlabs is quickly going to make its way to the top of people’s lists. Why? Not only is it the smallest camera drone in the world, but it’s also very affordable and available to ship right now. More →

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Cheap Drones

3 professional-grade drones you can get at a nice discount right now

By on January 12, 2016 at 12:56 PM.

3 professional-grade drones you can get at a nice discount right now

Quadcopter drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as they’re more accurately called, are the latest craze right now. Of course, there’s a huge difference between the little $50 drones you see floating around in people’s backyards and the much more capable professional-grade drones on the market, such as the ones made by DJI.

If you’re in the market for a fun little toy, there’s nothing wrong with that. Buy one and enjoy it. But if you want a real, professional drone that can take stunning high-definition videos and fly for longer periods of time, check out the three models below, which are all on sale at B&H right now. More →

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Drone Videos

Video shows the world’s biggest drone swarm lighting up the night sky

By on January 11, 2016 at 11:30 PM.

Video shows the world’s biggest drone swarm lighting up the night sky

What do you get when you combine 100 drones fitted with color-shifting lights, Intel software and a full orchestra? A Guinness World Record and a very cool video, that’s what.

Intel headed to a remote area in Tornesch, Germany armed with the aforementioned fleet of drones as well as the aforementioned orchestra, and it ended up putting together a spectacular aerial display. In fact, as far as drone videos go this is perhaps one of the coolest ones we’ve ever seen. More →

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CES 2016 showcases innovative new drones

By on January 7, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

CES 2016 showcases innovative new drones

Drones are more popular than ever at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. This year’s show saw a record number of exhibitors at the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, and it looks like the sentiment is shared nationwide.

According to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, more than 181,000 drones have been registered with the federal government since a database began on Dec. 21st.  “We’re encouraged by the registration numbers we’re seeing so far,” he said, during a speech at CES. More →

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EHang 184 Personal Transportation Drone

Forget driverless cars, someone made an autonomous personal transportation drone

By on January 7, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Forget driverless cars, someone made an autonomous personal transportation drone

We thought Parrot’s Disco might be the most interesting drone coming out of CES 2016, but there’s one project that’s even more daring. The EHang 184 is a “first-ever autonomous aerial vehicle” that was announced at CES on Wednesday.

That’s right, the drone in the image above can transport actual people – well, one at a time – without a pilot. Considering that retailers are looking to use drones to fulfill same-day deliveries, driverless drones for humans is probably the next logical step. However, don’t expect regulators to allow such products to fly around cities any time soon. More →

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Smallest Camera Equipped Drone Axis

Meet the tiny drone that can livestream video straight to your smartphone

By on January 4, 2016 at 2:19 PM.

Meet the tiny drone that can livestream video straight to your smartphone

I’ve maintained for a while now that the rise of tiny drones capable of recording video have the potential to seriously harm whatever is left of our privacy these days. That’s why a tiny new drone called the Axis Vidius caught my eye: It’s the world’s smallest camera-equipped drone and it can livestream video in 420p. More →

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Drone Crash Video

Merry Christmas! Now watch this 27-minute video of drone crashes

By on December 25, 2015 at 10:48 AM.

Merry Christmas! Now watch this 27-minute video of drone crashes

Drones are absolutely among the hottest Christmas gifts of the year in 2015, though they’re more accurately known as “quadcopters” since they’re not really drones at all. But rather than argue over semantics, let’s enjoy a fantastic 27-minute video compilation packed with some of the greatest drone fails that have ever been caught on camera. More →

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