Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering first-person footage of a drone racing alongside a moving cargo train reveals just how terrifying (and slightly nauseating) it would be to actually fly.
The US Army has ordered all service members to immediately cease using drones manufactured by Chinese tech company DJI, hinting the company’s products could be easily compromised by third parties.
Look at how CUTE this baby drone is.
Small drones are not new. Toy-sized quadcopters have been on the market for years helping kids (and dads) start flying for a relatively reasonable price and not much expertise. Yet small drones that can do almost anything a big drone can do? That’s new. And that’s what makes the DJI Spark so exciting.
The government of the UK said on Saturday all drones larger than 250 grams—slightly more than half a pound, for all you ignorant Americans—will need to be registered with the Department of Transport following a report by aviation authorities drones as small as 400 grams could damage helicopter windshields. Drone…
Watching first-person footage of racing drones makes it seem like the tiny craft fly somewhere close to the speed of light. In reality, due to the limits of their human pilots, they top at around 80 miles per hour. That’s incredibly fast, but the Drone Racing League managed to double that with a new world record speed…
The Israeli military is taking drone warfare to a new level with its procurement of small multi-rotor drones that can carry machine guns and other kinds of weapons. A former Israeli Special Forces veteran and another ex-Israeli military friend are making the drones through their Florida startup, Duke Robotics.
A former intelligence officer who now owns a consumer drone company fears it’s a matter of time before ordinary, increasingly common drones become a weaponized threat to the public unless the federal government acts fast. He knows how consumers are modifying them to work beyond their intended capabilities, potentially…
As is currently en vogue for any company making a product that ends up in consumers’ hands, Oscar Mayer is expanding its Wienermobile fleet with a phallic flying drone that can (supposedly) drop a single hot dog on someone not too worried about what they’re eating. If Silicon Valley had its way, we’d only eat things…
The World Rally Championship visited Sardinia earlier this month, a rough, high-flying event that ate at least one drone. Here’s the (non-crashing) footage that made one drone’s demise worth it, at least in my eyes.
Sometimes the drone crew in a video looks like they’re as big of a bunch of hoons as the people they’re filming. Here’s some absolutely stunning footage from East Coast Bash where the crew from RC Flying Cameras got to get up close and personal with a bunch of drift cars.
Drones produce some cool aerial footage, but there’s a good reason why most racing events tell you to leave them at home. This is what happens when one flies directly into a car’s path on a World Rally Championship stage. It doesn’t end well for the drone.
After someone suffers from cardiac arrest, it’s like a time bomb starts ticking. The best way to increase survival rate is to get someone a defibrillator—and fast. Ambulances have to deal with red lights. Drones can fly.
South Korean officials recently stumbled upon what is believed to be a North Korean drone that didn’t make it back home. And they now believe that the drone was sent to photograph America’s controversial THAAD missile defense system that was recently deployed to the region.
An American F-15E shot down a suspected pro-Syrian government drone in southeastern Syria today after it “dropped one of several weapons it was carrying near a position occupied by Coalition personnel who are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS”, according to the CENTCOM news release.
Right around the time Toyota asked everyone to stop calling it boring, the company gave a startup called Cartivator more than $350,000 for its “flying car” that’s supposed to be commercialized by 2020. But the flying car is actually more like a drone, and it, um, doesn’t work very well so far.
Few cities represent the remarkable 20th century trend of skyscraper-filled, obscenely dense cities better than Hong Kong. At its height, The Kowloon Walled City, which was demolished in 1993, was perhaps the most dystopian portrait of urban living. And according to photographer Andy Yeung, 21st-century Hong Kong…
“Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cra——oh fuck watch out for that drone!”
DJI just made a weird but ultimately sensible announcement. The next firmware updates for all of its drone models will require users to log into the website for a “new application activation process.” If you don’t, DJI will turn your drone into a lame hunk of plastic that barely flies.
Toyota wants you to stop calling it boring, and dang it, Toyota is going to give some hipster kids money to build a flying car in order to prove its coolness. The goal is to get a prototype in the air by next year, with four rotors helping lift it off of the ground. But wait, no, this actually sounds like a drone.