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Amazon Promised Drone Delivery in Five Years… Five Years Ago

On 1 December 2013, Americans watched a segment on the current affairs programme 60 Minutes about Amazon’s plans to deliver packages by drone in just “four or five years.” Well, it’s officially been five years. And Amazon’s failure to make drone delivery a reality is a great reminder that PR promises from big tech companies are often not worth very much. And frankly, it’s also an opportunity to be thankful that Amazon isn’t yet buzzing drones over our heads like it owns the skies. Read More >>

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DJI’s Osmo Pocket Is a Very Tiny, Super Steady 4K Camera 

Budding cinematographers and Instagram influencers alike will probably love the Osmo Pocket. This new DJI camera system shoots 4K video and features a three-axis gimbal attached to a handle the size of a small cigar. It’s adorable. Read More >>

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The Military is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones

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 >>

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Heads Up, Some DJI Drones Are Just Falling Out of the Sky

DJI has revealed that one of its drone products is having issues that are causing some to plummet from the sky. Read More >>

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DJI Made a New Sort of Super Drone

DJI just announced the rumoured (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 lives. Read More >>

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Drone Pilot 10 Feet Away From Hitting Passenger Jet Jackpot Over London

The nearest near-miss in the short history of drone enthusiasts flying their toys too close to passenger aeroplanes has been recorded, with the UK's aviation collision police reporting that a drone came within just 10 feet of a Virgin Atlantic plane as it was coming in to land at Heathrow. Read More >>

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How Swarms of Super Intelligent Drones Are Taking Over Live Entertainment

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 colour through some fake smoke. But something new is on the horizon, and it’s equal parts creepy and futuristic. Read More >>

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Prison Drugs Drone Pilots Accidentally Film Themselves Loading it Up

In a fitting tribute to the recently passed Denis Norden, a Scottish gang recorded their own hilarious blooper while preparing a drone filled with drugs for a drop inside Perth prison. They filmed themselves putting the drugs onboard – along with their house number and car – using the drone's onboard camera, creating a perfect record of their crimes for investigating police. Read More >>

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The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favourite Drone

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 with the introduction of interchangeable camera systems which define each new model. This, combined with some nuanced but meaningful design upgrades, makes DJI’s new flagship drone live up to old promises. Read More >>

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Drone Pilot Had a Go at Taking Down a Plane

A drone owner in the vicinity of RAF Northolt very nearly claimed the shameful honour of being the first idiot to make a proper aeroplane crash, with safety investigators agreeing that the movements of the adult baby's flying toy matched with a deliberate attempt to hit a plane as it came in to land. Read More >>

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Colombia Is Testing Drones to Drop Herbicide on Crops Used for Cocaine

Under newly elected President Iván Duque, Colombia is testing remote-controlled drones designed to track and destroy coca, the crop used in cocaine production. The government has reportedly tested ten drones so far. Read More >>

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Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination on President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan government officials say that two explosions at a military assemblage in Caracas on Saturday was 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 far-fetched as it sounds. Read More >>

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Get Ready for Indoor Surveillance Drones

Surveillance drones are headed indoors. Read More >>

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Unannounced DJI Drones Leak, Thanks to the Argos Catalogue of All Things

There are lots of ways technology leaks make themselves public. Often it's thanks to supply chain images making its way to social media, or retailers who accidentally reveal information a bit too early. Those retailers are usually specific to one kind of gadget, like a phone shop, and not Argos - a shop that sells just about everything. But here we are, DJI's Mavic 2 Pro Drone and Mavic 2 Zoom just leaked, and it's all thanks to an early images included in the Argos catalogue. Read More >>