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Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

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As part of the launch of the new, 2017 model of the Nissan GT-R, the Japanese car manufacturer built one of the world's fastest accelerating first-person view drones.The Nissan GT-R Drone is capable of a top speed of 115mph (185kph) and can accelerate... >>

Take a stunning 4K flight in VR thanks to this drone's 360-degree cameras

Take a stunning 4K flight in VR thanks to this drone's 360-degree cameras

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Shooting video in 360-degrees to create virtual reality footage is becoming readily available on many cameras, but very few that fly. The Exo360 drone not only flies but also films for VR at 4K quality.The Exo360, currently at crowd funding stage, uses... >>

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

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Chinese company Xiaomi entered a new category today: drones.Xiaomi has unveiled its first quadcopter, and it's called Mi Drone. It features a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera with a detachable module, replaceable 5,100mAh battery that provides 27 minutes... >>

Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch

Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch

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Xiaomi quietly revealed a few days ago it was about to unveil a drone, and now the Chinese company has posted a teaser video for the product.The drone will be the company's first, and it's thought to be called Mi Drone. We know this because Xiaomi published... >>

Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week

Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week

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Xiaomi's been a busy little bee lately, but that isn't stopping the Chinese company from announcing yet another product in a whole new segment.9to5Google noticed that Xiaomi has started teasing a launch event on its official forum. The company published... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics.If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny.So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

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Periscope, the live video streaming service, has announced a number of updates including a cool drone partnership with DJI. Now you'll be able to broadcast live from your drone as it flies.Periscope says that users will not only be able to transmit live... >>

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

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The Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the Metropolitan Police are investigating a possible incident with a drone at Heathrow airport. This follows reports that a drone smashed into a passenger plane.The A320 aircraft was landing at Heathrow... >>

ROAM-e is the selfie drone your narcissistic self needs

ROAM-e is the selfie drone your narcissistic self needs

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If you're the sort of person to get annoyed by selfie sticks in public, then look away now, as the ROAM-e takes things to another level.The ROAM-e pitches itself as a flying selfie machine, and is the inevitable mash-up of drones and the need for an increasing... >>

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

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A British drone racing team has scooped the main prize of a quarter of a million dollars (£174,000) in the World Drone Prix in Dubai, and the team captain was a 15-year-old boy from the UK.Point-of-view drone racing has exploded in popularity recently,... >>

DJI Phantom 4: The drone that won't crash and sees everything

DJI Phantom 4: The drone that won't crash and sees everything

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One of the world's most recognised drone makers has unveiled its latest quadcopter: The Phantom 4.DJI has described the Phantom 4 as a unibody drone that automatically detects and avoids obstacles as well as shoots sharper video in all directions. It... >>

DJI now offers DJI Care so you can cover your drone with insurance

DJI now offers DJI Care so you can cover your drone with insurance

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Drones aren't cheap, so the idea of crashing one is stomach-turning.Drone maker DJI has likely realised that people probably aren't buying drones for that reason. So, in an attempt to provide you with a worry-free experience, it has launched DJI Care... >>

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

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So, drone racing is like a legit thing now.The Drone Racing League - a sports and media company trying to bring drone racing to mass appeal - has announced its first racing season: a series of six courses, which include various challenging locations,... >>

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

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Flying Gadgets, the toy company that introduced the X-Voice voice-controlled drone last year, is bringing another unique quadcopter to the UK later this year, the X-Water. It can fly both above and below water, while filming 720p video.What's more, it... >>

Best of CES 2016 - Drones: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

Best of CES 2016 - Drones: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

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Drones may once have been a term associated with mindless machines and flying kill-bots, but now its fast becoming about fun. Quadcopters equipped with cameras are growing more and more popular.From the likes of DJI to Parrot, every drone manufacturer... >>

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

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There are drones and then there are drones that can fly people, well there's only one actually, the Ehang 184.Shown off at CES 2016 in Las Vegas the quadcopter is built large enough to carry a human passenger, with no controls or pilot.The Ehang 184,... >>

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

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Qualcomm, the company that makes the Snapdragon processors powering most of today’s high-end smartphones, has confirmed it is now powering drones too with its first commercially powered model available later this year.The new chip, dubbed Snapdragon... >>

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

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We've officially reached peak drone... in the US, anyway.Starting now, anyone who wants to fly a drone in the US must register.The FAA has made it mandatory for all drones and their owners to be formally registered - presumably to bring more accountability... >>

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

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Drones are tiptop toys as well as useful camera play-things. While they're great gifts at Christmas, a lot of time is often spent charging them. This should be about to change thanks to hydrogen fuel cells.Making the shift from fun toys to useful tools... >>

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

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The Tokyo police force is to launch a special unit to locate and capture nuisance drones, including those flown by members of the public.It is part of new counter terrorism measures being put in place in the Japanese capital, with the threat of piloted... >>

This new DJI camera uses thermal imaging to help find people, fight fires

This new DJI camera uses thermal imaging to help find people, fight fires

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China-based DJI is known for making drones for consumers and prosumers, but now it's tackling industries. The startup is introducing a new thermal-imaging camera that works with its Inspire One and Matrice drones.In a demo video for the new camera, DJI... >>

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery is ready to go, shown off by Jeremy Clarkson

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery is ready to go, shown off by Jeremy Clarkson

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Amazon Prime Air, the drone delivery service, has finally become a reality. The finished drone has been shown off by Jeremy Clarkson who is fast becoming the new face of Amazon.The drone delivery service has been in the making for some time and is finally... >>

DJI Phantom X Concept teased as object-dodging, intelligent future of drones

DJI Phantom X Concept teased as object-dodging, intelligent future of drones

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DJI is already one of the biggest names in drone production, but it wants to go much further. Now it's shown a glimpse of what could be the future of drones with its Phantom X Concept.The drone, shown off in a rendered video, is able to do everything... >>

Autonomous drone can dodge obstacles at 30mph

Autonomous drone can dodge obstacles at 30mph

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Scientists at MIT have developed a new drone that can fly autonomously up to 30mph, while dodging obstacles like trees.Sensors like lidar can detect objects, as is the case car mapping tech, but they're expensive and heavy – not ideal for drones. This... >>

What is Google Project Wing?

What is Google Project Wing?

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Google is planning on launching a service, literally, that will deliver items via flying drones. It is calling this Project Wing.Technically this project will be run by the newly named holding company for Google, Alphabet.Amazon is also working on a drone... >>

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

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If you thought drones were simply an annoying noisy nuisance, you haven't seen the half of it. Now a drone has taken out power in an entire neighbourhood.The LA Times has reported that a drone crashed into wires on a street in Sunset Boulevard, cutting... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard vs Advanced vs Professional : What’s the difference?

DJI Phantom 3 Standard vs Advanced vs Professional : What’s the difference?

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DJI drones are some of the best known available right now, they're also some of the best full stop. The Phantom series are now in their third generation and have split off into three levels. But which is right for you?The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Professional review: 4K high-flier excels
4.5 stars

DJI Phantom 3 Professional review: 4K high-flier excels

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Drones are really starting to take off (if you'll excuse the pun) with them turning up everywhere from conceptual futuristic home delivery services to TV news. So whether it's using them for fun, or for profesionally capture - and they've been used to... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

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Famed drone creator DJI has begun selling its latest flying contraption, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard.The idea behind the Standard model is to offer the high quality of the Phantom drone without the high price. Current Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced... >>

You can now buy special 'Drone Munition' shotgun shells to take down drones

You can now buy special 'Drone Munition' shotgun shells to take down drones

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We get it. Some people hate drones. Like, really hate them.So much so that an Idaho-based ammunition manufacturer has announced a new product just for them. It's called Drone Munition. We're not joking. It's a specialised shotgun shell designed to take... >>

DJI adds a 'Standard' model to Phantom 3 line of consumer drones

DJI adds a 'Standard' model to Phantom 3 line of consumer drones

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DJI is well-known for its Phantom 3 consumer drones, and today it has added a new low-end model to the line.It's called the DJI Phantom 3 Standard, and it costs $799. In comparison, the top-of-the-line Phantom 3 Professional costs $1,250, while the mid-range... >>

Parrot unveils affordable new minidrones for land, air and even sea

Parrot unveils affordable new minidrones for land, air and even sea

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Parrot has just unveiled a veritable army of new minidrones. These are now on the French version of the Parrot website.The 13 new minidrones are affordable and there should be one for every situation. One such situation, that's new, is water.The Parrot... >>

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

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As if flying drones weren't creepy enough, MIT has just unveiled a tiny bot it wants to send into your body.The magnetically powered drone is 1.7cm long but will, one day, be small enough to move about inside your body.The current model is still very... >>

Forget all other drones so far, GoPro is making its own for 2016

Forget all other drones so far, GoPro is making its own for 2016

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When GoPro creates something it does so to perfection. So the announcement that it's going to make its own drone is very exciting indeed.GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced at the Code Conference that the company is currently working on a drone. The plan... >>

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

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Intel shows off what it's working on for the not-too distant future at its yearly event: Intel Future Showcase. We went along to see what it is we can expect in the future of tech.Intel had plenty on display from its own brand of wireless charging, that... >>

Parrot Bebop review: App-controlled drone pairs high-flying specs and affordable price
4.0 stars

Parrot Bebop review: App-controlled drone pairs high-flying specs and affordable price

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The Parrot Bebop, which follows-up the company's AR Drone 2.0, is an affordable high-flier with built-in 1080p camera and app-based controls via tablet or smartphone. At £430 it couldn't exactly be called cheap, but in the world of drones it's an affordable... >>

Weaponised drones with pepper spray to be used by Indian police

Weaponised drones with pepper spray to be used by Indian police

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Drones are becoming more and more useful at assisting people - the latest team to be supported by them is the riot police.Police in the northern Indian city of Lucknow have bought several weaponised drones capable of deploying pepper spray.The drones... >>

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

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DJI, one of the leading drone makers in the market, has unveiled its latest aerial device, the Phantom 3.The new drone, which the company says pushes "accessible aerial creativity to new heights, providing greater image control, portability, performance... >>

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

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Amazon is testing its drone delivery service, Prime Air, in Canada. This brings it closer to real world use in the US and Europe.Amazon Prime Air wants to have packages dropped at people's door steps within 30-minutes of ordering.According to The Guardian,... >>

Drone flies into UK prison with knife, drugs and phones

Drone flies into UK prison with knife, drugs and phones

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For the first time in the UK a drone has been used to attempt to smuggle drugs weapons and mobile phones into a prison.Rather than flying into the Bedford Prison the DJI Phantom 2 Vision actually crashed and got caught in the barbed wire of the prison... >>

A Google engineer turned a Star Wars toy into this awesome speeder bike quadcopter

A Google engineer turned a Star Wars toy into this awesome speeder bike quadcopter

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What you're about to see will make your inner Star Wars-obsessed child amazed.Adam Woodworth is a lifelong aviation nut who studied aerospace engineering at MIT and has been flying radio-controlled gadgets since he was a kid. Woodworth is also a hardware... >>

DJI supports Micro Four Thirds: Drones could let you fly any lens you want

DJI supports Micro Four Thirds: Drones could let you fly any lens you want

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DJI has announced that it will be supporting the Micro Four Thirds system. This suggests a new drone from DJI may soon arrive allowing you to swap out lenses for flight.DJI has a history of supporting camera enthusiasts in aerial shots, without charging... >>

Don't want drones watching your house? Here's how to setup a no-fly zone

Don't want drones watching your house? Here's how to setup a no-fly zone

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Drones are everywhere, online and in real life, and most are packing cameras. If the thought of being watched or just the annoying noise gets to you it's time to setup a no-fly zone.The idea behind a no-fly zone is that once setup around your home no... >>

Drones for Good winner revealed: Gimball is a crash-proof drone perfect for search and rescue

Drones for Good winner revealed: Gimball is a crash-proof drone perfect for search and rescue

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Who knew drones could be useful for something other than having fun?You’ve seen drones for taking pictures. You’ve seen drones for getting access to hard-to-reach areas. You’ve seen drones for delivering stuff. You’ve seen drones for monitoring.... >>

Want to know how to build your own Millennium Falcon drone?

Want to know how to build your own Millennium Falcon drone?

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens excitement is making everyone a fan all of a sudden. It's time to show your true fandom by building your own flying Millennium Falcon.This beauty appeared on Reddit after its creator built it and uploaded a video (below) showing... >>

Drone delivery starts today, receive package within an hour of order

Drone delivery starts today, receive package within an hour of order

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Drone delivery could be the future of package distribution, with Amazon beginning testing of its Prime Air service in India. But first to the new way of delivering is online marketplace Alibaba.Alibaba began a trail offering its drone delivery service... >>

Qualcomm creates Snapdragon Cargo tank-like drone that can carry, see in 3D and drive

Qualcomm creates Snapdragon Cargo tank-like drone that can carry, see in 3D and drive

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Is the Qualcomm Snapdragon Cargo the future of drones? It looks like something NASA would send on a mission to another planet.The Snapdragon Cargo is more versatile than any drone we've seen so far. It is shaped like the outside of a tank with tracks... >>

Crazy Christmas PR stunt #221: Mistletoe drone for kiss-happy TGI Fridays customers

Crazy Christmas PR stunt #221: Mistletoe drone for kiss-happy TGI Fridays customers

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Complete the following song lyric: "Christmas time, mistletoe and..." If you said "wine" you would expose yourself as a closet Cliff Richard fan but technically be correct. However, if you said "drone" you would either be clairvoyant or work for the branch... >>