You'll Swear You Are On Endor When You See These Drones Forest Racing

So apparently drone racing is a thing, and there is no better place to challenge a racer's skills than a forest. Trees and branches abound, there is danger at every turn. This is why such a setting was used for one of the most beloved scenes of the Star Wars trilogy, and watching the video below you will swear you are… » 10/15/14 10:33am Wednesday 10:33am

John Oliver Takes On The Absurdities Related To US Drone Strikes

John Oliver's fiery diatribes have been pretty damn awesome since his weekly news show aired on HBO earlier this year. His take on unmanned aircraft air strikes conducted by the US is no different. Whether you agree with him or not, he argues his side well and gets some chuckles along the way. » 9/29/14 1:52pm 9/29/14 1:52pm

Watch This Guy Desperately Try to Save His Dying, Water-Bound Drone

Keeping your gadgets charged is important. More and more our very lives are stored on our smartphones. If they die, we're cut off our friends, work email, and Reddit. There's also the nightmare of realizing your drone's battery is dying while it's 50-feet above a body of water. » 8/31/14 3:11pm 8/31/14 3:11pm

'Robird' Drones Chase Birds Away From Airport Danger

Bird strike incidents cause millions of dollars in damage to planes annually, and trained birds of prey have been used to deter bird flocks around airports for a long time. As a cheaper and more manageable alternative, a company has developed the Robird — a drone that mimics the flight of a real raptor. » 8/28/14 2:38pm 8/28/14 2:38pm

Pro-Russian Rebels Find Soviet-Era High-Speed Spy Drone

The soft war between what were once two supreme members of the Soviet Union continues to simmer, and along with it some interesting and extremely dated technology is being brought to the fight, as is the case with this video depicting a TU-143 'Reys' short-range reconnaissance drone in pro-Russian rebels' hands. » 8/03/14 10:14am 8/03/14 10:14am

Seattle Police Investigate "Drone Strike" On Space Needle

'Drone' really is such a stupid term for what was reported to be a hobbyist quadcopter with a small camera attached. None-the-less, earlier today, visitors to the Seattle Space Needle said such a craft was hovering up around the observation deck when it supposedly impacted the iconic structure. It then flew back to… » 7/24/14 8:34pm 7/24/14 8:34pm

Friendly Chopper Pilot Plucks R/C Aircraft From Tree, Gives Back To Kid

Tension has been rising between the remote controlled aircraft community and mainstream aviation. With the consumer "drone" market exploding in recent years, even the FAA is having trouble figuring out exactly how to regulate the situation. So it is nice to see that some pilots still remember what it is like wishing… » 7/20/14 2:26pm 7/20/14 2:26pm

Hamas Says This Is Video Of Their Armed Drone

Drones, especially ones with weapons attached, have traditionally been the purview of sophisticated state actors. They first really came to prominence through NATO use during the Balkan conflict, and have since been used by the US, Russia, Israel, and many others. And now Hamas says they have one, too. » 7/14/14 4:18pm 7/14/14 4:18pm

A Drone Shows You Fireworks Like You've Never Seen Them

From tactical to practical, unmanned aircraft systems are becoming a more constant presence in our everyday lives, and one of the reasons for this is that they are expendable to varying degrees. Flying a camera equipped drone through a barrage of fireworks is just another indication of this, albeit a spectacular one. » 7/04/14 6:09pm 7/04/14 6:09pm

FAA Nixes Drone-Based Delivery Before It Even Gets Off The Ground

Oh, FAA. Why do you have to ban everything fun? First convertible jumbo jets, then the Sex Blimp business, now this. Tucked away deep inside a document titled Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft there's a chart, and on that chart is the end of Amazon's skybot-delivery plans. » 6/24/14 7:40pm 6/24/14 7:40pm