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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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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.... Read more

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Drone crashes in National Park as nature and technology collide

Drone crashes in National Park as nature and technology collide

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Drone aerial photography explained: Here's what it is and how to do it

Drone aerial photography explained: Here's what it is and how to do it

By Elyse Betters

If you want to become a drone aerial photographer, you've come to the right place.Have you ever watched a film scene where the camera pans over the mountains, stunning vistas, or some other wide-sweeping landscape? Drone aerial photography allows you... Read more

New DJI Spreading Wings S900 drone can carry a baby

New DJI Spreading Wings S900 drone can carry a baby

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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!

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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,... Read more

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Drone quadcopters in Dubai to be used as firefighters

Drone quadcopters in Dubai to be used as firefighters

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

DJI Phantom 2 Vision review
5.0 stars

DJI Phantom 2 Vision review

By Ian Morris

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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,... Read more

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review
5.0 stars

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

By Ian Morris

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.... Read more

Poor old Parrot AR.Drone taken to pieces

Poor old Parrot AR.Drone taken to pieces

By Paul Lamkin

Bored of taking apart of iDevices and the latest smartphones and tablet, teardown kings iFixit has turned its attention to Parrot's brilliant Ar.Drone."But it's been out for ages," we hear you cry.Yes it has, but the iFixit guys loved playing with it... Read more

Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

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

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

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more