Read the latest drone news today along with new developments in the unmanned aircraft systems aviation industry.

These daily drone news articles cover the latest innovations, developments, research and regulations from the top UAV bloggers, websites, service providers and  manufacturers.

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  • Tennessee County OK’d for sUAS Flights Over People
    by Betsy Lillian on November 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has OK’d commercial drone operations over people for the government of Rutherford County, Tenn., through a Part 107 waiver. Vantage Robotics says the county will deploy Vantage’s Snap drone, a lightweight aircraft with shrouded rotors and the ability to absorb significant energy on impact, thanks to its frangible design, the company […] The post Tennessee County OK’d for sUAS Flights Over People appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • NASA Initial UAM Operations Integration RFI
    by Press on November 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    UAV Expert NewsNASA Initial UAM Operations Integration RFI NASA Initial UAM Operations Integration RFI The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has conducted research on a multitude of Air Traffic Management (ATM) areas over the past several decades. The concepts, technologies, and procedures developed through these efforts have meaningfully benefited the flying public and the aviation community in the form of more efficient... NASA Initial UAM Operations Integration RFIPress. […]

  • Real World FLIR – The Podcast
    by Patrick Egan on November 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    The sUAS News Podcast series carries on its long tradition of interviewing and learning from experts in the unmanned technology field, and, in this instalment, we learn about FLIR products and remote sensing. Our guests are Randall Warnas, Global sUAS Segment Leader FLIR, and Garret Bryl, UAS Pilot for the Joshua Fire and Public Safety […]

  • SIEAERO To Change Overhead Line Inspection
    by Press on November 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    UAV Expert NewsSIEAERO To Change Overhead Line Inspection SIEAERO – The Next Generation of Overhead Line Inspection From Siemens Early this month Siemens announced the launch of its new service approach for overhead line inspection called “SIEAERO“. For the first time artificial intelligence and a long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are used to bring inspection of transmission lines to the next level. SIEAERO smart analytics software... SIEAERO To Change Overhead Line InspectionPress. […]

  • Involi a piece of the BVLOS jigsaw
    by Gary Mortimer on November 19, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I was going to sit down today and write about Involi, a company I had heard of but not seen in action until the Lake Victoria Challenge. A power cut has made that easier to do, more of that later. Involi is a Swiss company who have set out to create their own network of […]

  • Should My First Drone Be Cheap or Higher End?
    by Droneblog Editor on November 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Choosing a first drone is an important experience. If you’ve never flown a drone or RC aircraft before, this is going to be your first experience with this technology. First impressions are everything, so this could make or break your perception of the hobby/profession. One of the questions I get asked most often is, “Which […]

  • Vermeer Public Beta Launch: The First AR-Enabled Camera Flight App
    by staff on November 19, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    The following is a guest post by Sasha Rezvina of leading aerial cinematography company Aerobo. Brian Streem and his team have spent four years flying drones for the biggest production houses in Hollywood. In that time, they believe they’ve discovered a fundamental design flaw with how drones are operated. They decided to build Vermeer, an […] The post Vermeer Public Beta Launch: The First AR-Enabled Camera Flight App appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Aerobo’s new Vermeer software brings augmented reality to Hollywood’s drones
    by Sally French on November 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Aerobo, the drone cinematography company that has produced work for major Hollywood films like “The Greatest Showman,” “A Quiet Place,” and “Fate of the Furious,” now has epic plans to democratize its work and make their complex aerial drone shots available to even novice pilots. Aerobo today launched a game-changing, augmented reality software for drones […] The post Aerobo’s new Vermeer software brings augmented reality to Hollywood’s drones appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Align Demeter E1 – 15kg payload crop-dusting helicopter
    by Press on November 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    ALIGN DEMETER E1 Agricultural Helicopter is revolutionizing the way agriculture is done. It’s an advanced helicopter for modern green farming and spraying that can be completed up to 29 acres per hour; 60 times faster than traditional machinery. Specially inherit “Helicopter” body design, when it rotates, the strong airflow will carry the spraying directly down […]

  • Development of a Hybrid Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing Fixed Wing Aircraft for Shipboard Operations
    by Press on November 19, 2018 at 6:13 am

    A hybrid quadrotor (HQ) UAS platform with the ability of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and conversion to fixed wing (FW) flight allows for operations from ships, where launch and recover space is constrained while maintaining the range and endurance of a FW aircraft. The HQ technology eliminates the need for rail launchers and aerial […]

  • DJI’s “Life Is Big” announcement next week could mean yet another new product
    by Sally French on November 19, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Their drones may be increasingly getting small, but over in DJI land, life is big. At least, that’s what their latest announcement seems to indicate. DJI has sent out press invites for an event at the Good Morning America studios in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 28th at 2 p.m. ET. There are no […] The post DJI’s “Life Is Big” announcement next week could mean yet another new product appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Transport Canada Lifts Mandatory Speed Restriction
    by Press on November 18, 2018 at 6:09 am

    UAV Expert NewsTransport Canada Lifts Mandatory Speed Restriction Transport Canada Lifts Mandatory Speed Restriction In The Gulf of St. Lawrence The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the marine environment, including marine mammals, and ensuring navigational safety for mariners, fishers, recreational boaters and all users of Canada’s oceans and waterways. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, lifted the mandatory speed restriction for vessels in... Transport Canada Lifts Mandatory Speed RestrictionPress. […]

  • NASA Initial Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Operations Integration RFI
    by Press on November 18, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Collaboration on UAM Airspace Integration Research and Development The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has conducted research on a multitude of Air Traffic Management (ATM) areas over the past several decades. The concepts, technologies, and procedures developed through these efforts have meaningfully benefited the flying public and the aviation community in the form of […]

  • HAPS – missions to the edge of space to watch over Earth
    by Press on November 18, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) — an uncrewed airship, plane or balloon watching over Earth from the stratosphere. Operating like satellites but from closer to Earth, HAPS are the ‘missing link’ between drones flying close to Earth’s surface and satellites orbiting in space. They float or […]

  • Best 4K Camera Drones To Create Stunning Aerial Film
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The aerial footage from a 4k drone is without doubt just stunning. Today, we review the 12 best 4k drones on the market.  We also take a quick look at 4k camera technology and the real benefits to filming with a 4k drone camera.  These 4k drones equipped with ultra high definition video cameras are... […]

  • Heliguy wins prestigious prize an North Tyneside Business Awards
    by Press on November 17, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Heliguy is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious prize at the renowned North Tyneside Business Awards 2018, thanks to the company’s outstanding customer service and passion to develop the drone industry. The North Shields-based UAV expert was presented with the Retail and Service Provider Award at last night’s ceremony, staged at the recently […]

  • Why the Australian military is making a big bet on drone racing
    by Sally French on November 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    This article was originally written by Sally French for Slate. As first published in Slate’s Future Tense: In 2017, the Australian military drone-racing team made its competitive debut during the Australian Drone Nationals. Given the technology’s long history within the military, you might think they would have an edge. But that’s not what happened. Drone racing […] The post Why the Australian military is making a big bet on drone racing appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • uAvionix UTM Broadcast (UTM-B) and ADS-B for Safer Skies Near Airports at Operation Zenith
    by Press on November 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    On November 21, 2018 – something special is happening in the UK in the realm of UTM and ATM integration.  Operation Zenith, headlined by the UK’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) NATS and the premier global Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) System provider, Altitude Angel, Zenith will showcase a view of the future of air traffic management. uAvionix is a […]

  • Moonrock Insurance partners with Flyability to offer insurance for Elios drone pilots
    by Press on November 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Drone insurance specialist Moonrock Insurance has announced an exclusive partnership with Swiss Drone manufacturer Flyability. The partnership will allow all commercial pilots flying Elios drones – Flyability’s drone designed for the inspection and exploration of the most inaccessible places – to obtain a tailor-made insurance product for their drone through Moonrock Insurance. Elios drones are built to work […]

  • Matternet Appoints Aviation and Healthcare Veterans
    by Press on November 16, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    UAV Expert NewsMatternet Appoints Aviation and Healthcare Veterans Matternet Appoints Aviation and Healthcare Veterans to its Board of Directors Matternet, developer of the world’s leading autonomous drone logistics platform, today announced the appointment of Michael Whitaker and Dr. Laurence Marton to the company’s board of directors. Whitaker brings extensive expertise in regulatory aviation affairs as FAA Deputy Administrator and Chief NextGen Officer with the Obama Administration, while Dr.... Matternet Appoints Aviation and Healthcare VeteransPress. […]

  • Rakuten Conducts 5G Trial For “Smart Stadium”
    by Press on November 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    UAV Expert NewsRakuten Conducts 5G Trial For “Smart Stadium” Rakuten Conducts 5G Trial at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi Rakuten Mobile Network, Inc. has announced the successful completion of a large-scale trial of technologies that demonstrate the capacity for 5G (5thgeneration mobile communications systems) to transform industries and the customer experience. The trial, conducted on November 15, 2018, included remote unmanned delivery robot operation, drone-based identity... Rakuten Conducts 5G Trial For “Smart Stadium”Press. […]

  • Hyundai Teams with Boston UAV Start-up Top Flight
    by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Hyundai Motor Co. has announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies Inc., a start-up developing hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies. Hyundai will team up with the Boston-based company to explore ways to accelerate the commercial deployment of UAVs across various sectors: e.g., cargo transport, inspection services and surveillance for industrial sites. Top Flight’s […] The post Hyundai Teams with Boston UAV Start-up Top Flight appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Parrot Joins the Black Friday Party With Anafi Discounts
    by Malek Murison on November 16, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    French drone manufacturer Parrot has joined in the Black Friday party with some big discounts on its drone range, which includes the Bebop 2 FPV, the tiny Mambo and the recently released Anafi. Drone buyers in the UK, the U.S. and beyond can get close to 50% off some models. Parrot’s Black Friday sale runs […] The post Parrot Joins the Black Friday Party With Anafi Discounts appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • UK DJI Phantom flier fine forfeit first
    by Gary Mortimer on November 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    The National Police Air Service (NPAS) and CAA in the East of England have successfully prosecuted a case against a drone user flying BVLOS. Sergej Miaun flew his DJI Phantom 4 more than half a mile to go and have a look at a Police helicopter searching for a missing person. He flew directly underneath […]

  • Swiss Start-Up Fires Up Laser-based Drone Charger
    by Jason Reagan on November 15, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Few drone pilots enjoy the often-tedious process of charging their UAV of choice. However, several new technologies are taking off that make powering up a breeze – from charging pile technology to landing-pad stations to portable compact chargers. But laser beams? That’s science-fiction, right? Not anymore. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland […] The post Swiss Start-Up Fires Up Laser-based Drone Charger appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • FLIR Brings on Season 2 of the DELTA Series – Industry Insider Podcasts
    by Miriam McNabb on November 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Following on season one of the best educational series on thermal drone technology and applications out there, the global leader in thermal imaging introduces FLIR DELTA™ Season 2, a series of industry insider podcasts with Randall Warnas. FLIR provides excellent resources for drone service providers.  Thermal imaging is a clear way to increase income and […] The post FLIR Brings on Season 2 of the DELTA Series – Industry Insider Podcasts appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • The Dallas PD is Looking For Pursuit- (Totally Not Spy-) Drones
    by Sydney Butler on November 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    In a perfect world the government and police would be our friends. In real life […]

  • New Lume Cube AIR Now Available for Content Creators
    by Droneblog Editor on November 15, 2018 at 12:39 am

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – November 14, 2018 – Known as the world’s most versatile light for content creators, Lume Cube announced today the launch of the all-new Lume Cube AIR. Derived from the original Lume Cube, the Lume Cube AIR is the smallest, lightest, and most portable lighting device designed to help content creators capture better photo & video. With newly designed features, improved LED output, and multiple […]

  • Introducing Hover 2: The Budget Option For Would-Be Skydio Buyers?
    by Malek Murison on November 14, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    As we hinted last week, ZeroZero Robotics has today launched the Hover 2. Hover 2 is a follow-up to the successful Hover Camera Passport – the flying camera that hit the consumer drone market back in 2016 and went on to be sold in Apple stores. ZeroZero Robotics has decided to run the pre-orders for the Hover […] The post Introducing Hover 2: The Budget Option For Would-Be Skydio Buyers? appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Hangar, Procore Partner for Drone Imagery in Construction
    by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Hangar Technology Inc., a provider of an end-to-end platform for drone-enabled insights, has announced an enhanced partnership with Procore, a provider of cloud-based applications for construction, to make visual insights actionable across construction sites. Hangar JobSight gives construction professionals “request and receive” access to drone visual insights. Through a new platform integration, companies leveraging both Procore […] The post Hangar, Procore Partner for Drone Imagery in Construction appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Robotic Skies, Alpha Unmanned Systems Announce Global Support Deal
    by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Alpha Unmanned Systems and Robotic Skies Inc. have announced a new global support agreement. Through its network of worldwide service centers, Robotic Skies will provide a warranty program and field support management for Alpha Unmanned customers. It will cover the the Alpha 800 unmanned helicopter, as well as the company’s future commercial UAVs. Based in Madrid, Spain, […] The post Robotic Skies, Alpha Unmanned Systems Announce Global Support Deal appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • OIG Audits FAA on Drone Waivers, Calls for Eight Actions
    by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    In a newly released audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) waiver process, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found room for improvement, particularly regarding timeliness in approving waivers. The OIG conducted the performance audit between May 2017 and September 2018. Specifically, the OIG focused on the FAA’s methods of (1) […] The post OIG Audits FAA on Drone Waivers, Calls for Eight Actions appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Mistake sale? We’ll take it! Mavic Air goes on sale early on Amazon
    by Sally French on November 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    It’s not clear if it’s a mistake sale or completely intentional, but ahead of Black Friday 2018, Amazon has already listed the DJI Mavic Air on sale for the lowest price we have seen anywhere on the Internet. Amazon currently has the DJI Mavic Air listed for just $699, down from its usual price of […] The post Mistake sale? We’ll take it! Mavic Air goes on sale early on Amazon appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Tello Drone Offers New EDU Unit to Teach Coding
    by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Ryze Tech, creator of the Tello mini drone, is launching Tello EDU, a programmable unit that expands the aircraft’s educational opportunities. The Tello drone, launched earlier this year, uses Intel’s vision processing unit and DJI’s flight stabilization technology. According to Ryze Tech, the drone has found its way into classrooms and camps, where it provides a way […] The post Tello Drone Offers New EDU Unit to Teach Coding appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Matternet Names Aviation and Healthcare Vets Whitaker, Marton to Board
    by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Matternet, developer of an autonomous drone logistics platform, has announced the appointment of Michael Whitaker and Dr. Laurence Marton to the company’s board of directors. Whitaker has spent his entire career in aviation. Most notably, he spent 15 years at United Airlines and rose to senior vice president of alliances for international and regulatory affairs, […] The post Matternet Names Aviation and Healthcare Vets Whitaker, Marton to Board appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • American Bureau of Shipping Awards Avisight Certification for Offshore Rig Inspection
    by Mike Pehel on November 14, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which provides classification services for the offshore industry, recently certified Avisight Inc. to use drones for survey-related inspections on all types of rigs used within the field. The certification makes Avisight an ABS Recognized External Specialist in Remote Inspection Techniques. External specialists are an approved class of service providers,... […]

  • The Next FAA Administrator – and What that Might Mean for the Drone Industry
    by Miriam McNabb on November 14, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    News and Commentary.  It’s the season for politics.  The top spot at the FAA – a political appointment – is rumored to be announced soon. FAA veteran Dan Elwell has been Acting Administrator since Administrator Michael Huerta left in January of this year, after serving for 7 years.  While Elwell seems to have been well-respected, […] The post The Next FAA Administrator – and What that Might Mean for the Drone Industry appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • OAS Requests Information for Heavy-Lift UAS During Wildfires
    by Katie Flash on November 14, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    The Office of Aviation Services (OAS), Department of the Interior (DOI), has requested information on the use of UAS to conduct heavy-lift cargo delivery during wildfires and emergency situations. The request is particularly timely given the current wildfires raging in the state of California. The deadline for response is December 7 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.... […]

  • Flyability Receives $11 Million in Series A Round
    by Mike Pehel on November 14, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Swiss collision-tolerant drone manufacturer Flyability raised $11 million US dollars in its Series A funding round led by ETF Partners and Swisscom Ventures and Dow Chemical Company. Other investors included GoBeyond and MKS (Switzerland). Flyability’s Elios drone has garnered attention for its unique orbital form factor and its ability to traverse hazardous or confined indoor... […]

  • Drones for Good: Join the AMA Fly-A-Thon on Giving Tuesday, November 27
    by Miriam McNabb on November 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Here in the U.S.,  after “Black Friday,” the official start of the holiday shopping season, and the newer “Cyber Monday” comes “Giving Tuesday,” kicking off the charitable season.  This year, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Foundation is hosting a fly-a-thon, where participants can raise money for the educational and community-based programs that the foundation supports. […] The post Drones for Good: Join the AMA Fly-A-Thon on Giving Tuesday, November 27 appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Ryze Tech Launches New Programmable Tello EDU Drone
    by Malek Murison on November 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Back in January, Shenzhen startup Ryze Tech launched the tiny Tello drone with some help from Intel and DJI. The original Tello was just $99 and marketed towards beginners and educational institutions. The Tello has obstacle avoidance tech, a camera and several autonomous functions. In part that’s down to the contribution of Intel’s Movidius vision processing […] The post Ryze Tech Launches New Programmable Tello EDU Drone appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • The British Military Is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones
    by Tom McKay on November 14, 2018 at 2:20 am

    The British Army is carrying out a major, four-week test of 70 new technologies, “including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones,” as part of its “Autonomous Warrior experiment,” the MIT Technology Review reported this week.Read more... […]

  • AviSight Picks Up ABS Certification for Drone Rig Inspections
    by Betsy Lillian on November 13, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has awarded AviSight Inc., a provider of unmanned industrial inspections, a new certification to support drone-based survey-related inspections on all types of rigs. AviSight says it is now certified as an ABS recognized external specialist in remote inspection […] The post AviSight Picks Up ABS Certification for Drone Rig Inspections appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DJI Product Launch Set For November 28th
    by Malek Murison on November 13, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    It feels as though every few months we try to unravel an abstract combination of words and images from DJI. It’s becoming a hobby, but really we’re just trying to figure out what on earth is next in the pipeline from the drone industry’s leading manufacturer. This time we’ve got a struggle on our hands. […] The post DJI Product Launch Set For November 28th appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • 12 Top Drones With GPS, Autopilot And Camera With Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 13, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    A drone with a GPS and an autopilot system including camera gives you plenty of aerial options.  Drones can be flown by a pilot manually.  However, a drone on autopilot flying a programmed route can take aerial photos and video much better than any pilot can. That is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A... […]

  • Dropcopter’s Apple Pollination Test via Drone Deemed a Success
    by Katie Flash on November 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Dropcopter, a provider of an aerial pollination solution for the agriculture industry, recently released results from test pollinations of an apple orchard, which they started in May. Using its patent-pending “Worker-Bee” pollinator, Dronecopter partnered with Beak and Skiff Orchards in Central New York to target and pollinate the largest “king blooms,” while preventing pollination of... […]

  • AirVuz Video of the Week: London Fog
    by Miriam McNabb on November 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Part of the DRONELIFE team is in London this week – so the video of the week from our partners at AirVuz features the city in a beautiful and evocative fog.  Check out this beautiful work and a new view of London. The post AirVuz Video of the Week: London Fog appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drone Video Collections Tour “Game of Thrones” Filming Locations
    by Droneblog Editor on November 13, 2018 at 1:11 am

    For fans of the hit television series “Game of Thrones” who can’t wait for the final season to begin, allow drone videos to whet your appetite for the show. The smash hit HBO show, which has been called “the best show in the last 20 years” and has dominated the past several television awards seasons, […]

  • New Virginia Small Business Offers Drone Agriculture Services
    by Betsy Lillian on November 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    A new Virginia business, Remote Agri Drone LLC, was recently selected as a recipient of a $10,000 Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) seed capital matching grant. Remote Agri Drone, based in Cedar Bluff in southwest Virginia, offers agricultural spraying services for controlling plant and brush vegetation, as well as services for plant fertilization and soil analysis. […] The post New Virginia Small Business Offers Drone Agriculture Services appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DJI, Peugeot host Drone Film Festival with epic prize: a luxury trip to Germany
    by Sally French on November 12, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Time to earn some money for your drone photos and videos. The end of 2018 means we’re in full-on drone video and photo awards season, and there’s another great Drone Film Festival waiting for you to enter. Carmaker Peugeot and dronemaker DJI have partnered up for another year of its Drone Film Festival in 2019, […] The post DJI, Peugeot host Drone Film Festival with epic prize: a luxury trip to Germany appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Update Mavic 2 Firmware Instructions Using DJI Assistant And Go 4 App
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    The DJI Mavic 2 updates contain fixes and improvements to your quadcopter. It is not just the Mavic 2 quadcopter and its components which the firmware upgrade fixes and improves. These DJI Mavic 2 firmware upgrades also contain software for the the remote controller and batteries.  So it is very important to install the latest Mavic... […]

  • The DJI Black Friday 2018 deals list is here
    by Sally French on November 11, 2018 at 10:06 am

    If you’re looking to nab a great DJI Black Friday 2018 deal, you’re in luck. DJI just announced their list of deals, and it includes a 20% discount on the already cheap (under $100 cheap!) Tello drone and $100 off my current favorite drone, the DJI Mavic Air. And for even more good news: DJI’s […] The post The DJI Black Friday 2018 deals list is here appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • CES Innovation Awards names two drone companies for 2019 winner’s list
    by Sally French on November 10, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Think drones have innovated until they can innovate no more? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) disagrees. The CES Innovation Awards just announced their 2019 winners, and the list includes two drones: Yuneec’s Mantis Q drone and the Industrial Technology Research Institute’s Hybrid Power Drone. The announcement was made this week during the annual CES Unveiled New York, […] The post CES Innovation Awards names two drone companies for 2019 winner’s list appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • NASA Boosts Urban Drone Operations Research With NextNav 3D Geolocation Tech
    by Betsy Lillian on November 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    NextNav, a provider of 3D geolocation services, says its Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) has been accepted for use by NASA, which will use the MBS network as part of its CERTAIN (City Environment for Range Testing of Autonomous Integrated Navigation) facilities at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. CERTAIN supports, among other programs, Urban Air […] The post NASA Boosts Urban Drone Operations Research With NextNav 3D Geolocation Tech appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • I’m flying a drone for “X” reason, but I’m not getting paid! Do I still need a license?
    by Sally French on November 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    So you’re flying a drone, but it’s unclear whether your use-case is considered ‘hobby’ or ‘commercial.’ Perhaps you’re using a drone as a volunteer to take pictures for a non-profit. Maybe you’re in an FPV competition, and there are prices involved, but not necessarily cash. Or what if you’re taking the pictures for free, but […] The post I’m flying a drone for “X” reason, but I’m not getting paid! Do I still need a license? appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Parrot Announces Bluegrass Fields, an End-to-End Precision Agirculture Solution
    by Mike Pehel on November 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    This week, Parrot revealed Bluegrass Fields, a new all-in-one package that matches the Parrot Bluegrass drone with an extra sensor and mapping software tailored for use in precision agriculture. The new package aimed at farmers, argonimists, and researchers retails for $4,490. The Bluegrass Fields kit includes not only the proprietary ParrotFields mobile mapping app, but... […]

  • Australian Drone Startup Emesent Raises $2.5 Million in Funding
    by Katie Flash on November 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Emesent, a spin-off from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), a federal agency in Australia responsible for scientific research, has raised $2.5 million (3.5 AUD) for its Hovermap technology. What’s unique about the Hovermap system is it flies drones autonomously without GPS and maps a subterranean environment such as a mine. Drones normally... […]

  • How to study for Part 107: training courses for FAA’s aeronautical knowledge test
    by Sally French on November 8, 2018 at 9:17 am

    So you want to fly a drone as part of your business? You need to pass a written test, called the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test for remote pilots (referred to by many as the Part 107 test). Anyone wanting to operate a drone commercially without an existing manned pilot’s license will need to pass an […] The post How to study for Part 107: training courses for FAA’s aeronautical knowledge test appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • FAA Part 107 UAS Aeronautical Knowledge Test: everything you need to know (except the answers)
    by Sally French on November 8, 2018 at 12:57 am

    The Federal Aviation Administration currently requires that drone operators pass a written, UAS aeronautical knowledge test as one of the requirements for legally flying drones commercially. Among the requirements to fly a UAS commercially include flying below 400 feet, flying only during daytime and flying less than 100 miles per hour. But the standout requirement is […] The post FAA Part 107 UAS Aeronautical Knowledge Test: everything you need to know (except the answers) appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • New in Site Scan: Desktop Flight Planning
    by Hugh McFall on November 6, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Pre-plan your drone mapping flights with Desktop Flight Planning to improve efficiency and collaboration across your drone program. The post New in Site Scan: Desktop Flight Planning appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Uplift Data Partners Joins PrecisionHawk as Its Fifth Acquisition this Year
    by Katie Flash on November 6, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    PrecisionHawk, a provider of drone hardware and software for the enterprise, is continuing to make moves this year with its fifth acquisition of Uplift Data Partners. Announced late last week, Uplift, which specializes in end-to-end solutions for construction, building information management (BIM) and real estate, will add commercially trained pilots to PrecisionHawk’s Droners.io network of... […]

  • The Hoversurf Scorpion is a $150K Bike that Flies!
    by Sydney Butler on November 3, 2018 at 6:09 am

    When you think of the United Arab Emirates and cities like Dubai, the first thing […]

  • Mavic 2 Enterprise Review And FAQs Answered – Spotlight, Loudspeaker And Beacon Mounts
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    This Mavic 2 Enterprise review looks at the new features which make this drone perfect for so many great uses. In fact, this new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise was specifically built to serve industries and applications in public safety, inspection, search & rescue, fire response and law enforcement.  The list of uses for drones is... […]

  • New in Site Scan: Use Your Own Base Surfaces For Better Cut/Fill Reporting
    by Hugh McFall on October 31, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Bring your own base surfaces int Site Scan to better manage and plan earthwork and improve cut/fill reporting. The post New in Site Scan: Use Your Own Base Surfaces For Better Cut/Fill Reporting appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • DJI Adds Mavic 2 Enterprise to Its Fleet
    by Katie Flash on October 31, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    DJI introduced its newest drone, the Mavic 2 Enterprise, this week. Easily portable and compact, the M2E includes a foldable design and robust features for businesses and individuals using a drone as an everyday tool to augment their work. “With the Mavic 2 Enterprise, DJI has created a drone that makes powerful technology accessible to... […]

  • Skycatch Edge1 Launches Worldwide Supporting DJI Phantom 4 RTK
    by Mike Pehel on October 31, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Skycatch has announced the release of the Skycatch Edge1, its all-in-one GNSS and data processing base station. The system will integrate with the Skycatch Explore1 and DJI Phantom 4 RTK drones and can operate without cellular connectivity, the company said. The Edge1 promises to deliver a 30-minute turnaround time on centimeter-level data transmitted directly to... […]

  • Heads Up, Some DJI Drones Are Just Falling Out of the Sky
    by Jennings Brown on October 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    DJI has revealed that one of its drone products is having issues that are causing some to plummet from the sky.Read more... […]

  • DJI Made a New Sort of Super Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes on October 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    DJI just announced the rumored (and leaked) Mavic 2 Enterprise. It looks a lot like the consumer-focused Mavic 2 series, but the drone itself can now support payloads that give pilots new airborne tools. You might say it’s a bit like taking a regular camera drone and giving it superpowers that might enable it to save…Read more... […]

  • Best Africa Drone Footage Of Zambia, South Africa, DR Congo, Namibia, Kenya And More
    by Fintan Corrigan on October 28, 2018 at 9:57 am

    These best of Africa drone footage show just how amazingly beautiful the African continent is. Along with the best African drone videos, we've included some interesting information, along with links on the country, where the particular drone video was filmed. The African continent really is spectacular. Beautiful Africa By Drone There are so many drone... […]

  • Stunning Star Wars, Star Trek, and Black Panther Figures, and More of the Prettiest Toys of the Week
    by Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook on October 26, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the best toys around. This week, we’ve got some cute and collectible little Transformers, Mezco takes a swing at Spider-Man: Homecoming’s other spider-suit, and Funko goes all the way in on your childhood cartoon nostalgia with a new line of Disney figures. Check it…Read more... […]

  • UBER Eats Joins the Drone Revolution?
    by Mike Pehel on October 24, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    It appears Uber is not just interested in drones for Urban Air Mobility as the rideshare logistics company recently posted a job listing for on operations executive to help them deliver food by drones as early as 2019. The listing which appeared on LinkedIn with the title, “Flight Standards and Training,” but has since been... […]

  • The FAA Lightens Up About Some Drones Near Airports
    by Sydney Butler on October 21, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Spare a moment to think of the plight faced by the Federal Aviation Authority in […]

  • 12 Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on October 15, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors detecting objects in front of the drone. Now the latest drones from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec... […]

  • 7 Best Aerial Photography Drones At Very Affordable Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on October 15, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Flying a top aerial photography drone is the only way to capture stunning landscapes, sunrises, sunsets and wildlife.  You can be an experienced photographer but without a quality aerial drone, then the output just won't be good enough. You need an aerial drone, which has first person view, intelligent flight modes, super smooth stabilization, excellent... […]

  • New Brain Interface Technology Lets You Pilot With Your Thoughts
    by Sydney Butler on October 11, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Let’s be real for a second. Over the next few decades technology is going to […]

  • How Swarms of Super Intelligent Drones Are Taking Over Live Entertainment
    by Adam Clark Estes on October 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Concerts can be boring. Typically, you’ve got an artist on stage singing songs and stuff, and then a bunch of spotlights beaming columns of color through some fake smoke. But something new is on the horizon, and it’s equal parts creepy and futuristic.Read more... […]

  • 15 Top Drone Photography Tips To Capture Stunning Aerial Photos Every Time
    by Fintan Corrigan on October 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    These 15 drone photography tips will help you capture great aerial photos every time. The aerial photo tips cover lens filters, filming in RAW format, the thirds grid, UAV forecast, auto exposure bracketing, counterpoints, juxtaposition, lighting, leading lines, creating depth in photos and much more. These drone photo tips are simple to understand and easy to... […]

  • Congress Is Giving Feds the OK to Shoot Down Drones
    by Jennings Brown on October 4, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Law enforcement could soon be able to shoot down citizen drones, thanks to a new bill that will likely be signed into law by Donald Trump within days.Read more... […]

  • An Inside Look At Gerdau’s Drone Program
    by Hugh McFall on October 4, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    How Gerdau uses drones in mining to improve safety, surveying productivity, and capture accurate data for mine planning The post An Inside Look At Gerdau’s Drone Program appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Bionic Flying Dutch Robot Looks Like the Future of Drones
    by Sydney Butler on September 29, 2018 at 5:44 am

    What does the word “bionic” mean to you? Depending on your age, you might immediately […]

  • Drone Tech Company Flight Evolved is Preventing Californian Wildfires with Lasers
    by Sydney Butler on September 28, 2018 at 5:27 am

    California has a fire problem. The state is infamous for its devastating wildfires. Annual fire […]

  • DJI Frank Wang Interview With WSJ And DJI Company Information
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 26, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Here is an excellent interview with DJI CEO Frank Wang where he talks about the early days of DJI in 2010 right up to the present and how he sees DJI well into the future. DJI are the biggest of all the consumer drone companies with approximately 70% of the market. The interview with DJI... […]

  • U.S. Border Patrol Flew More Drone Missions Last Year Than Ever Before
    by Matt Novak on September 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    According to a new report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) broke a record last year by flying more drone missions along America’s borders than ever before. CBP completed 635 missions in the 2017 fiscal year, totaling over 5,625 hours of flight. The agency uses unarmed MQ-9 Predator B drones that are equipped…Read more... […]

  • 12 Best Follow Me Drones And Follow You Technology Reviewed
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 25, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you many opportunities to film unique aerial shots. At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me technology.  Here, we look at the technology used in drones that follow you. Then, we review the 12 best follow me drones... […]

  • 10 Best FPV Drone Goggles For A Terrific Flying Experience
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Flying using FPV drone goggles is a terrific experience. To have the best flying experience, it is important to choose the best FPV glasses which are correct for you. Knowing about field of view, IPD, glass optics, resolution and digital head tracking will help you pick the right drone goggles. A number of drone manufacturers... […]

  • Report: National Guard Wants to Fly MQ-9 Reaper Drones at the U.S.-Mexico Border
    by Tom McKay on September 13, 2018 at 2:55 am

    The U.S. government wants to deploy MQ-9 Reaper drones to the border with Mexico as part of the Donald Trump administration’s ongoing and completely unnecessary militarization of the region, TYT Network reported on Wednesday.Read more... […]

  • Four of the Best Hexacopters 2018 (Better Than Quads?)
    by Sydney Butler on September 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

    The humble quadcopter, with its four rotors and distinct buzzing sound, has become synonymous with […]

  • Hateful Kitties, Space Lasers, Spider-Man, and Soundbars: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week
    by Tom McKay on September 10, 2018 at 12:25 am

    We’re up for a big week in the news, folks. There’s a lot going to happen, from Apple’s big September 12th announcement event to the notably less fun Hurricane Florence, which is currently projected to barrel into the East Coast at a minimum Category 3 status or possibly even worse before the weekend. As the president…Read more... […]

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro And Zoom Review Includes Features, Specs With FAQS
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 9, 2018 at 10:15 am

    This DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom review looks at the outstanding features of these 2 new quadcopters. Both Mavic 2 drones are a tremendous feat of engineering, elegant design and new innovative technology from DJI. In our Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom review, we give you a nice overview of... […]

  • DJI Mavic Air Features Review, Specifications and FAQs Answered
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    This DJI Mavic Air review looks at the outstanding features and answers your many questions regarding this new quadcopter. The Mavic Air is another feat of elegant design and new innovative technology from DJI. This DJI Mavic Air has a weight of less than 16 ounces, is small is size and very sleek.  It folds... […]

  • The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favorite Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes and Raul Alexander Marrero on September 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    The idea behind the DJI Mavic promises that any adventurer can take professional-grade aerial photography with a compact drone. That’s probably why the company called the original model the Mavic Pro, even though the drone had its shortcomings. With the Mavic 2 series, however, that proposition gets more interesting…Read more... […]

  • 3DR Announces Site Scan Esri® Edition for Esri Users
    by Hugh McFall on September 5, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Easily capture drone data in Site Scan, process it in Drone2Map, then manage and analyze it ArcGIS Online The post 3DR Announces Site Scan Esri® Edition for Esri Users appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • What Is FPV Camera Technology In Drones And Best Uses
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

    FPV cameras are small, light and reasonably priced.  The FPV camera is mounted onto a drone to send real time video down to the ground using a video transmitter.  The FPV camera allows you to see where the drone is flying and what it is seeing as if it had its own eyes. Depending on... […]

  • Drones Go from Delivering Packages to BEING Packages
    by Sydney Butler on September 2, 2018 at 5:32 am

    We’ve gotten used to the idea that drones are going to be delivering our packages. […]

  • How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in this easy to understand article. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months. Below, we discuss UAV technology on the most popular drones on the market which have... […]

  • Yuneec Unleashed its Mantis Q on the World
    by Sydney Butler on August 24, 2018 at 6:07 am

    I know that holiday season celebrations seem to start earlier and earlier every year, but […]

  • DJI's Mavic 2 Series Drones Come With More Powerful Cameras and So Many Sensors
    by Adam Clark Estes on August 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    We’ve known for some time that the future of consumer drones would be tiny, high quality, and mostly crash-proof. DJI just revealed its best attempt at all three with the new Mavic 2 series. There are two of them: the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. They fold up. They have great cameras. And in a first for DJI, they…Read more... […]

  • Building Uber’s New HQ With Drones
    by Hugh McFall on August 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Truebeck Construction uses the Site Scan drone data platform for logistics planning, progress reporting, and more The post Building Uber’s New HQ With Drones appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • 8 Best Cheap Drones for Sale 2018 (With Camera & Without)
    by Sydney Butler on August 14, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Drones are everywhere these days, but despite the mainstream popularity of the hobby it’s still […]

  • Drone Fleet Management, Now in Site Scan
    by Hugh McFall on August 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    A central dashboard to keep track of your drones, batteries, cameras, and pilots The post Drone Fleet Management, Now in Site Scan appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination of President Nicolas Maduro
    by Tom McKay on August 5, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Venezuelan government officials say that two explosions at a military assemblage in Caracas on Saturday were in fact an attempt on President Nicolas Maduro’s life using bomb-carrying drones—and though the exact nature of just what happened is still being disputed, the idea that it indeed involved bomb drones isn’t as…Read more... […]

  • Leaks Show Three New DJI Drones and I Want All of Them
    by Adam Clark Estes on July 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    It’s been a weird month for DJI. The Chinese drone giant had planned a big press event on July 19 but postponed it at the last minute. Now, several leaked images showing three new DJI drone models are floating around the internet. They all appear to be part of the Mavic family, and damn, do they look cool.Read more... […]

  • Thousands of Top AI Experts Vow to Never Build Lethal Autonomous Weapons
    by Dell Cameron on July 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals, many of them researchers and engineers prominent in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, vowed on Wednesday never to apply their skills toward the creation of autonomous killing machines.Read more... […]

  • Policing Police Drones, Inheriting Facebook Messages, and Unexplained Sounds: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by AJ Dellinger on July 16, 2018 at 1:00 am

    We here at Gizmodo had a lot of questions this week, and we did our best to give you some answers because you’re probably wondering some of the same things. For instance, if you’ve ever asked yourself who is regulating police drones to keep them from being abused, the answer is, “Pretty much nobody is right now, but…Read more... […]

  • An inside look into how we build drone software for construction
    by Hugh McFall on July 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Construction teams are adopting technology faster than ever before. But do you know how your new tools are actually built? If you’re exploring new technologies to bring on-site, it’s helpful to be able to look behind the curtain and see how they’re made. This answers a few questions that may be on your mind, such […] The post An inside look into how we build drone software for construction appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • MQ-9B Drone Is First 'Civilian-Registered' Remotely Piloted Aircraft to Cross Atlantic
    by Tom McKay on July 12, 2018 at 4:30 am

    The first “civilian-registered” remotely piloted drone to ever make a flight across the Atlantic landed at 6:43pm local time (1:45pm ET) in RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on Wednesday after taking off from Grand Forks, North Dakota on Tuesday, the BBC reported, after traveling nearly 3,800 miles.Read more... […]

  • Engineer Faces Prison for Stashing Navy Drone Secrets on His Dropbox
    by Jennings Brown on July 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    An electrical engineer secretly uploaded onto his personal Dropbox account thousands of files containing sensitive information about the unmanned underwater vehicles his company was developing for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.Read more... […]

  • Who Will Police Police Drones?
    by Sidney Fussell on July 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    The Police Foundation doesn’t want the police to call drones “drones.” Because of the public’s association with “military-style weapons like the Predator,” the organization’s 311 page report reads, the term “drone” is “a major obstacle to law enforcement’s ability to convince the public” that police drone programs…Read more... […]

  • 3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Solution for DJI M200 Series Drones
    by Hugh McFall on July 11, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Today, we’re excited to share that Site Scan now offers an industry-first thermal capability for drones: now, you can capture and use structurally-detailed thermal maps and 3D models in Site Scan, giving you a whole new level of visibility into your projects. Join our webinar with DJI and FLIR to learn how you can create […] The post 3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Solution for DJI M200 Series Drones appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Hobbyists Lose Fight to Escape the FAA's Toy Drone Rules
    by Rhett Jones on July 6, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    The skies aren’t big enough for everyone. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reversed a ruling from last year that found the FAA cannot regulate small drones used by hobbyists. New regulations are expected to come soon, which should please companies that are trying to break into the commercial…Read more... […]

  • How Drones Helped Preserve Important Cultural Artifacts on this Remote Micronesian Island
    by Keenan Murphy on July 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Scientists unanimously agree that climate change is real and that its impacts are felt globally. One of the most obvious effects of climate change is sea level rise which has the potential to destroy coastal sites of cultural and historic significance in many different places around the world. While no one can single-handedly reverse the […] The post How Drones Helped Preserve Important Cultural Artifacts on this Remote Micronesian Island appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Facebook Scraps Plans to Build Its Own Massive Internet Drones for Its Aquila Project
    by Tom McKay on June 27, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Facebook has abandoned a key portion of its Aquila project, an effort to build solar-powered, passenger jet-sized drones that would wirelessly connect parts of the developing world to the internet, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more... […]

  • Drone software, re-imagined: meet the all new Site Scan
    by Hugh McFall on June 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Today’s a big day for 3DR customers: we’ve released an all new Site Scan that’s simpler, faster, and packed with new features. We’ve been working side-by-side with our customers to look for ways to improve our cloud-based web app, Site Scan. By doing so, we started to see some patterns and common needs across our […] The post Drone software, re-imagined: meet the all new Site Scan appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Journalists Start Using Drones to View Immigrant Detention Camps After Government Blocks Entry
    by Matt Novak on June 22, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Reporters are regularly being denied access to America’s concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border. And on the rare occasion when they’re allowed in, journalists aren’t permitted to take photos or record video. But some reporters are taking a new approach to the Trump regime’s obstruction. They’re using drones…Read more... […]

  • The Very Best Beginner Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes on June 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Summer is finally here, which means it’s finally time to replace that drone you crashed on Christmas Day. Here’s some advice. Don’t buy an expensive drone if you don’t know how to fly. Cheap drones have gotten really good, and there’s no better way to hone your skills without exploding money into the side of a tree.Read more... […]

  • The FCC Lied to You, Facebook Nudes, and WWDC 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by Tom McKay on June 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Congratulations! If you believed Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai’s evidence-free assertion that someone launched a cyber attack on the agency’s website in 2017, rather than crashed after comedian John Oliver directed the audience of his insanely popular show to weigh in on Pai’s crusade to kill net…Read more... […]

  • Homeland Security Wants New Powers to Surveil and Destroy Drones in U.S. Airspace
    by Matt Novak on June 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress to pass new legislation that would expand the agency’s power to surveil, research, and attack drones in U.S. airspace. Hayley Chang, DHS deputy general counsel, testified yesterday that there are a number of things that DHS “can’t do currently” because of…Read more... […]

  • Parrot's New Foldable Drone Can Nail Some Crazy Shooting Angles
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on June 6, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Today, drone manufacturer Parrot announced the newest addition to its quadcopter family. The new model, the $700 Anafi, is seemingly Parrot’s answer to the folding DJI Mavic Air. It’s small, shoots 4K HDR video, and and can do a few cool tricks with its gimbal-mounted camera. But when it comes to additional features,…Read more... […]