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Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service coming to the UK, job listings spotted

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service coming to the UK, job listings spotted

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Amazon may be planning to start testing its Prime Air drone delivery service in the UK after several jobs appeared with direct mentions of the service.The Register spotted the job adverts for Evi Technologies based in Cambridge. The positions being hired... >>

Ambulance Drone flies at 100kph for a response time of just one minute

Ambulance Drone flies at 100kph for a response time of just one minute

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A new Ambulance Drone has been created to help anyone that suffers a heart attack. The drone features a built-in defibrillator meaning it can resuscitate a person on arrival.The Ambulance Drone should increase a heart attack suffer's chances of survival... >>

Move over Star Wars pod racing, drone racing is now a thing

Move over Star Wars pod racing, drone racing is now a thing

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A club based in the French Alps has begun holding official drone races, much like the pod races featured in Star Wars Episode I. No Joke.The club is called Airgony and described as a Quadcopter Racing Fanatic Association. It recently posted a video to... >>

Nixie is the future of selfies, a wearable drone camera that flies off your wrist

Nixie is the future of selfies, a wearable drone camera that flies off your wrist

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Selfie is now a word in the dictionary. Front facing cameras on phones are getting higher in quality and wider in lens angles. But now selfies are going to reach a new level with Nixie, a drone quadcopter that folds to be worn on your wrist.Nixie is a... >>

Drone delivery 'parcelcopters' to begin work this Friday for DHL

Drone delivery 'parcelcopters' to begin work this Friday for DHL

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DHL says that it will be the first company in Europe to offer drone delivery, starting this Friday.The drone delivery service will be used in Germany to make deliveries to its island Juist where 1,700 people live.The quadcopter, or "parcelcopter" can... >>

Step aside, Amazon: Google has a drone-delivery program called Project Wing

Step aside, Amazon: Google has a drone-delivery program called Project Wing

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Following at least two years of rumours, Google has confirmed it is developing a drone-based delivery program called Project Wing.According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the Google X team at Google has been working on Project Wing for a couple of years.... >>

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

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Amazon is really doing it, drones are really going to be making deliveries of your orders in the near future. But first it's off to India for testing.In countries like the US there are so many laws on the land and in the air that testing drones over populated... >>

Drone crashes in National Park as nature and technology collide

Drone crashes in National Park as nature and technology collide

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A drone has crashed into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, potentially endangering the geothermal site.The incident highlights the dangers of allowing anyone to buy and operate a drone.This particular drone had a camera built-in and was being... >>

New DJI Spreading Wings S900 drone can carry a baby

New DJI Spreading Wings S900 drone can carry a baby

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Micro air vehicle maker DJI has announced a new drone aerial system that you can get around 18 minutes of flight time with, and it only takes 5 minutes to assemble. It's called Spreading Wings S900.Described as a stable, lightweight, and compact frame... >>

Drone found crashed outside a prison carrying drugs, phones and tobacco

Drone found crashed outside a prison carrying drugs, phones and tobacco

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Criminal suppliers appear to be turning to tech in a bid to get contraband into prisons.A drone was found crashed outside a South Carolina prison in the US. Officials said it was carrying marijuana, mobiles phones and tobacco. Perhaps all that weight... >>

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

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Harvard has developed tiny drone-like robots that can fly and are meant to pollinate crops just as honeybees do.The UK isn't the only country facing a food security catastrophe due to falling numbers of honeybee colonies. The total number of managed honey... >>

Hexo+ drone will follow you, filming with your GoPro, being less creepy than it sounds

Hexo+ drone will follow you, filming with your GoPro, being less creepy than it sounds

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A new Kickstarted drone is taking the interwebs by storm with nearly half a million dollars of funding in just a few days. Meet Hexo+, the drone that films you using your GoPro and follows you autonomously, anywhere.The goal of Squadrone System, who... >>

Is it a flying drone? Is it a 3D printer? It’s both!

Is it a flying drone? Is it a 3D printer? It’s both!

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Flying 3D printers. Yes they're now a thing that could soon be commonplace thanks to a prototype built by Imperial College London's aeronautic department.The drone is able to fly using its hexacopter body and print using a chemical mixture that hardens... >>

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

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Parrot has announced two additions to its drone line-up - the smaller, more manoeuvrable Bepbop Drone and a controller accessory for iPad that adds the ability to control the drone from distances of up to 2km away.In addition, both have support for Oculus... >>

Amazon is already working on eighth-generation Prime Air delivery drone

Amazon is already working on eighth-generation Prime Air delivery drone

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Amazon has revealed it recently started designing an eighth-generation Prime Air delivery drone.In a letter to shareholders published via the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer at Amazon, announced that the Prime... >>

Drone cuts-open athlete, will pilot licences be required soon?

Drone cuts-open athlete, will pilot licences be required soon?

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Until recently drones were only scary as an Orwellian all-seeing-eye, but now they appear to be a physical threat too. A drone collided with an athlete at an event knocking her down bleeding – she ended up in hospital with three stiches in her head.The... >>

Beer delivered to the door by a drone hexacopter? Yes please

Beer delivered to the door by a drone hexacopter? Yes please

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Amazon talked about using drones to deliver its products but has said little else since. Now Lakemaid Beer appears to have got there first by delivering a case of beers via hexacopter.The Wisconsin based brewery uploaded a video onto its site showing... >>

Run to the hills. The Cupid flying taser drone is coming

Run to the hills. The Cupid flying taser drone is coming

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Our robotic overlords have just stepped up their efforts to control humanity. This time some fleshy fools at SXSW have shown-off an autonomous flying drone that can taser a person with 80,000 volts.The Cupid drone hexacopter, built by Chaotic Moon Studios,... >>

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

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The UAE has built a prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying documents for delivery to individuals, after scanning their eyes and fingers.Quadcopters making deliveries is already something Amazon has announced it's looking into. But... >>

Drones are mapping the entire planet for an RPG game called ReRoll

Drones are mapping the entire planet for an RPG game called ReRoll

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Pixyul, a new game studio created by ex-Assassin's Creed and Far Cry developers, is using drones to map the planet. The aim is to create a real-world RPG that lets gamers go anywhere from within the game they're calling ReRoll.Pixyul has teamed up with... >>

Drone quadcopters in Dubai to be used as firefighters

Drone quadcopters in Dubai to be used as firefighters

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Getting a robot to do a dangerous job makes sense, which is why Dubai is using quadcopters to fight fires.The Dubai Civil Defence just bought 15 quadcopters which it plans to use for patrolling high-risk areas for fires. Once a fire is located the drones... >>

Parrot MiniDrone and Leaping Sumo remote control bots tear up CES 2014

Parrot MiniDrone and Leaping Sumo remote control bots tear up CES 2014

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Parrot brought the fun to the opening night at CES 2014 with its MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo remote control robots.The MiniDrone is a Bluetooth smartphone-controlled quadricopter that's super light but also features two removable wheels for in-air bump... >>

DJI Phantom 2 Vision review
5.0 stars

DJI Phantom 2 Vision review

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Drones are a hot issue at the moment. Products such as the DJI Phantom 2 are not only amazing, they change the recreational market because similar devices typically costs thousands of pounds. Not so with the DJI - the price tag is closer within reach... >>

SkyJack hacker drones could steal your Amazon parcels right out of the air

SkyJack hacker drones could steal your Amazon parcels right out of the air

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As if controlling a quadrocopter with a camera from your phone wasn’t high-tech enough, or Amazon dropping packages to your door with them didn't amaze, now they’re getting smarter. Well, sneakier at least.SkyJack is a hardware and software spec list... >>

UPS reportedly building delivery drones - like Amazon - behind closed doors

UPS reportedly building delivery drones - like Amazon - behind closed doors

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United Parcel Service has been experimenting with its own version of package carrying drones, according to The Verge. The largest parcel service worldwide is said to have been testing and evaluating different approaches to drone delivery in recent months.Word... >>

Into 'Oblivion': DJI Phantom drone test flight over Iceland's black sand desert

Into 'Oblivion': DJI Phantom drone test flight over Iceland's black sand desert

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Sometimes we get asked to do the craziest of things. Crazy in the most brilliant of ways. So when a phone call came through inviting us to visit Iceland to explore shooting locations from the Joseph Kosinski movie Oblivion - starring Mr Top Gun himself,... >>

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review
5.0 stars

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

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Sometimes technology scares even us. And that's like an arachnologist being afraid of a particularly big spider. But even so, there are some things about technology that are creepy. Take for example that walking military cow thing the Americans have developed.... >>

Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

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We first saw Parrot's fantastically futuristic looking augmented reality gaming experience, the AR.Drone, at CES back in January. And now, the boys' toy has been given an official launch date.On 18 August you'll be able to pick up one of these iPhone... >>

Parrot AR Drone turns iPhone into remote control Augmented Reality quadricopter remote

Parrot AR Drone turns iPhone into remote control Augmented Reality quadricopter remote

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When you aren't using your iPhone to control your TV, your car, and your music system, it seems you'll now be able to use it to fly remote controlled helicopters.Parrot, the company famed for making Bluetooth headsets and Bluetooth photo frames that cost... >>