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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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Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail to place an international moratorium on autonomous killing machines. Read More >>

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Dartmoor Bans Drones

The managers of the big lump of fields and hills that make up the Dartmoor National Park are on the warpath against drones, and have used an old by-law to ban the operation of the expensive little manchild toys. Read More >>

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The Majority of UK Drone Owners are Over 55

Who says that young people are more willing to adapt to new technology, and older generations are resistant to change? That's clearly a filthy stereotype if these figures are accurate. Apparently the group that owns the most drones are over the age of 55, not the young whippersnappers between 18 and 24. Read More >>

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Drone Video of Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Accidentally Shows How Worthless the Wall Would Be

US Customs and Border Protection recently released video of President Trump’s border wall prototypes in San Diego. And we couldn’t help but notice something strange from the video. It shows a bird’s-eye view of the wall from the perspective of a drone. And the drone is much, much higher than the wall. Read More >>

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Hey, Maybe Don’t Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying to Save Lives

It’s understandable that UAV enthusiasts might be tempted to grab amazing footage of ongoing disasters like the northern California wildfires—providing a unique perspective of a climate change-fuelled catastrophe which has now killed at least 41 people, burned down thousands of buildings and laid waste to hundreds of thousands of acres of land. Read More >>

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New Report Reveals a Drone Almost Crashed Into a Plane Landing at Gatwick Back in July

Well, this is kinda terrifying. A recent report from the UK Airprox Board has revealed there was almost a potentially fatal collision between a drone and a plane carrying 130 passengers back in July. Read More >>

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How Do You Build a Competitive Racing Drone?

Even a basic drone is a complicated piece of technology and machinery. A racing drone is even more high-tech, with lightweight components and custom-built parts inside. Here's what goes into the drones currently racing at the Red Bull Dr.One championships in Spielberg, Austria. Read More >>

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The Future of Drone Delivery Could Send Stuff to You, Not Your Address

People love talking about how everything will be delivered by drones in the future, which will be better for some reasons. So far drone delivery has all been focused on dropping stuff outside your house, much like delivery people do already. Cambridge Consultants, on the other hand, is thinking beyond that. Read More >>

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How Do You Build a Competitive Racing Drone?

Even a basic drone is a complicated piece of technology and machinery. A racing drone is even more high-tech, with lightweight components and custom-built parts inside. Here's what goes into the drones currently racing at the Red Bull Dr.One championships in Spielberg, Austria. Read More >>

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Video Shows US Drone Shot Down by Houthi Rebels in Yemen

On Sunday, a United States-built MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down in western Yemen, the Pentagon confirmed today. Read More >>

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Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt

Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built camera drone has a range of almost two miles, allowing him to pilot it to the top of a mountain and capture exhilarating footage along the way. Read More >>

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Lockheed Martin Destroys Drones in Latest Laser Weapons Demo

Lasers are the future of war. And if this new video by defence company Lockheed Martin is any indication, that future is pretty damn close. Read More >>

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This Footage of a Drone Buzzing a Cargo Train Turned My Stomach Inside Out

Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering first-person footage of a drone racing alongside a moving cargo train reveals just how terrifying (and slightly nauseating) it would be to actually fly. Read More >>

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Research Suggests Drone ‘Strikes’ To Your Head Probably Won’t Kill You

Suddenly, drones. In the last couple of years, that's exactly what it feels like. One day, no drones, the next day, your mate has a tiny one that can fly for four minutes indoors for the express purpose of tormenting cats and toddlers. So, yes, it's become a bit more important to conduct research on the damage a drone can do if it hits you in the head, something more likely to occur as the space around your face becomes increasingly more cluttered with autonomous, floating gadgets. Read More >>