Angel Falls Video

Mesmerizing drone footage of world’s highest waterfall must be seen to be believed

By on April 28, 2016 at 11:02 PM.

Mesmerizing drone footage of world’s highest waterfall must be seen to be believed

We’ve seen drones capture all sorts of interesting footage over the past 12 months, including a peculiar and mildly disturbing video of a man sunbathing on top of a wind turbine, more than 200 feet up in the air.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, we recently stumbled across drone footage of the Santo Angel waterfall in Venezuela, otherwise known as Angel Falls. Though Angel Falls may not be as widely known as Niagra Falls, at least in the United States, Angel Falls has the distinction of being the world’s highest waterfall on the planet. From top to bottom, water tumbles down more than 2,600 feet.

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Hover Camera Price

There’s a new drone that’s actually a drone and we’re pretty sure you’ll want one

By on April 27, 2016 at 6:31 PM.

There’s a new drone that’s actually a drone and we’re pretty sure you’ll want one

It really shouldn’t be this refreshing to see a company unveil a drone that’s actually a drone, but alas. The term “drone” has been broadened to include a wide range of popular quadcopters that don’t have any autonomous capabilities at all, but there are still some companies building real drones for consumer use. Back in February we told you about an awesome drone that can follow you and record your every move with its built-in camera, though it’s a bit pricey for some. If you don’t want to part with that kind of cash you’ll be happy to learn that a new drone called the Hover Camera will soon be released, and it offers similar functionality in a much more compact design at a fraction of the price. More →

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Killer Drone Flying Chainsaw

Watch a chainsaw drone wreak havoc in the skies

By on April 4, 2016 at 3:55 PM.

Watch a chainsaw drone wreak havoc in the skies

How do Finnish farmers keep themselves occupied during the winter months up north? Apparently, they put their creative energies to work and come up with unusual projects, such as a killer drone that has a chainsaw attached to it.

As you’ll see in the following clip, the flying chainsaw drone might sound crazy at first – and it is – but it could have some great uses, especially in winter. One of them, as highlighted in the video, is cutting down icicles and small tree branches. However, this drone can’t be used to chop down trees, although it can definitely wreck your neighborhood’s snowmen.

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Flying Drone

MIT researchers invented a drone that can exactly copy your own drawings, writing, and doodles

By on March 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

MIT researchers invented a drone that can exactly copy your own drawings, writing, and doodles

Over the past few months, we’ve seen drones do all sorts of crazy and impressive things. Whether it’s a drone that can livestream video or a drone connected to a flamethrower, it seems that not a month goes by without some wild new video highlighting some makeshift drone invention.

But what we haven’t really seen yet is a drone that can draw. Sure, it may sound a bit ludicrous, but the enterprising folks from MIT’s Media Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group have come up with something wholly original and impressively creative: A flying pantograph, aka a flying drawing machine.

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Drone Sightings

Number of dangerous drone sightings on the rise, FAA says

By on March 27, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Number of dangerous drone sightings on the rise, FAA says

Flying drones, once an activity that was solely within the purview of serious hobbyists, is now more accessible and affordable than ever. While you’ll still have to shell out some serious cash for a premium drone, you can just as well get a moderately priced and capable drone from Best Buy or even Toys”R”Us for less than $200.

With drones becoming more commonplace, the risk of an errant drone causing serious damage or prompting a serious accident in the sky has become a legitimate and growing concern. Consequently, the FAA this past December instituted a rule requiring all individuals who own drones weighing more than .55 pounds to register them with the FAA. Especially as we approach a future where the sky might very well be filled with drones, the FAA’s registration policy is intended to “build a culture of accountability and responsibility.”

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Jet Ski Drone Crash

Watch a jet ski demolish a $3,000 drone in mid-air collision

By on March 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

Watch a jet ski demolish a $3,000 drone in mid-air collision

During this year’s Festival of Freeride in New Zealand, an annual event where jet ski riders perform all sorts of slick surfing maneuvers and tricks in the water, a $3,000 camera drone inadvertently incorporated itself into the show.

Captured by surf filmographer Guy Mac, the video below shows what happens when a jet skier tries to go up and catch some air and collides with a DJI Insipire drone. While the jet ski rider reportedly emerged unscathed, the drone was ultimately buried at sea.

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AT&T teams with Intel to test drones on LTE network

By on February 22, 2016 at 8:20 PM.

AT&T teams with Intel to test drones on LTE network

AT&T and Intel are working to test how drones work on the LTE networks used by mobile devices.

The companies will be working to solve major issues in the space, including connectivity, according to a statement released Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. More →

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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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