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DJI Releases Security Findings It Hopes Will Quash ‘Chinese Spying’ Fears

The world’s largest consumer drone maker is pushing back amid swelling concerns that its applications may be insecure, as well as rumours that it may be transmitting sensitive user data to China, where the company was founded more than a decade ago. Read More >>

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The DJI Mavic Air Wins

In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the Mavic Air wins the game, and things will never be the same. Read More >>

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DJI’s New Osmo Gimbal Is the Rare Phone Accessory That’s Actually Worth It

Running around the office with the DJI Osmo Mobile 2, I got a lot of questions. Specifically I got exactly two questions repeatedly. The first was about what I was holding. Each time, I explained that the weird selfie stick-like contraption I’d put my phone in was a mechanised gimbal that automatically stabilises my phone as I move around, so I can shoot video footage so smooth it looks like it was shot with the aid of a professional Steadicam. Then I’d jostle the little joystick on the Osmo’s handle, causing the entire arm of the thing to swivel around for a perfectly smooth pan, eliciting looks of impressed satisfaction. That’s when people would ask the inevitable second question: How much does this magic cost? When I told them it was £130, I’d get another set of contented nods. Considering how slick the Osmo is, the £130 price is very reasonable. It’s about as close to a no-brainer as a phone accessory can be nowadays. Read More >>

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DJI’s New Mavic Air Is so Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket

DJI just revealed a new, delightfully tiny drone called the Mavic Air. It’s a lot like the DJI Spark, announced last year, but its rotor arms fold in making the little bitty aircraft even more little bitty. If you set the Mavic Air on the table next to your smartphone, you’d find they have about the same size footprint. The drone is a lot fatter, though. Read More >>

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CES 2018: DJI’s Refreshed Smartphone Video Gimbal Is Now Way Cheaper and Whole Lot Better

Videos shot on smartphones have a very specific, very low-rent aesthetic. A whole host of stabilisers are available on the market that try to improve that aesthetic—eradicating the shaky cam look so you can actually see whatever the smartphone’s camera is looking at. DJI even has one! The original Osmo Mobile was a pricey handheld stabiliser with some good ideas and a whole lot of big flaws. The Osmo Mobile 2, announced today, looks like it improves on almost every point of contention, and even better, DJI has slashed the price. This thing costs just $130 (~£96). Read More >>

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DJI’s Introducing a Knowledge Test for Drone Users in the UK

With the government ready to implement new rules on drone flight, and the CAA warning drones are going to be rather popular gifts this Christmas, DJI is launching a brand new knowledge test for all UK users who buy one of its products. To make sure they know what they're doing. Read More >>

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DJI Rewarded Bug Bounty Discovery With Legal Threats, Developer Claims

Bug bounty programs are indispensable tools for finding security vulnerabilities and are used by major tech companies like Google and Microsoft. Following an order from the US Army for personnel to stop using DJI drones due to security issues, the company launched its own bug bounty program. Now, one researcher says he found an incredible screw-up, worth $30,000 (£22,674), but then received extortionate threats from DJI. Read More >>

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American Arrested for Using Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico

President Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border is stupid for many reasons. But one of the most obvious reasons is that it’s really easy to get over the wall using modern technology. That’s precisely what an American man did recently when he tried to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico using a hobby drone. Read More >>

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The DJI Spark Is an Incredibly Exciting Start to an Insane Future

Small drones are not new. Toy-sized quadcopters have been on the market for years helping kids (and dads) start flying for a relatively reasonable price and not much expertise. Yet small drones that can do almost anything a big drone can do? That’s new. And that’s what makes the DJI Spark so exciting. Read More >>

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DJI’s New Cheap Drone Looks an Awful Lot Like Everybody Else’s Cheap Drone

In a splashy reveal at Grand Central Station on Wednesday, DJI announced the Spark, a pint-sized camera drone that’s been rumoured for weeks. The company says it’s about the size and weight of a coke can. You can also control it with the wave of a hand. Read More >>

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DJI Will Cripple Your Drone if You Don’t Register It on the Company’s Website

DJI just made a weird but ultimately sensible announcement. The next firmware updates for all of its drone models will require users to log into the website for a “new application activation process.” If you don’t, DJI will turn your drone into a lame hunk of plastic that barely flies. Read More >>

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The DJI Mavic Pro Is So Close to Terrific

When the Mavic Pro arrived in our offices, the reaction was unanimous: holy shit, it’s small. The folding drone is roughly the size and weight of a hefty Italian sandwich. This compact form factor, I’d come to learn, is a blessing and a curse for the Mavic Pro—emphasis on the blessing. Read More >>

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DJI Decides Its New Drone Was Too Fast

DJI recently announced its new Inspire 2 drone, which has two micro four-thirds cameras in a package squarely aimed at filmmakers and video creators. At the Inspire 2 launch, DJI said that it would accelerate to 50 mph in four seconds and had a top speed of 67 mph. It turns out, that’s too fast. Read More >>

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DJI Apologises for Mavic Pro Delays

After weeks of delays and misleading statements about the shipping progress of its Mavic Pro drone, DJI has issued an apology to its customers. Read More >>