Articles tagged "drone"

Pigs don't fly, but bears do with DJI's latest Spark drone

DJI has partnered with messaging app Line to launch a special-edition version of its Spark drone that's made to look like an adorable little character affectionately referred to as Brown the bear.

Parrot launches Anafi, a foldable 4K drone that shoots HDR video

Parrot has launched its latest consumer drone, the Anafi. This folding drone will retail for just shy of $700 and features a 21-megapixel camera capable of 4K HDR capture at 30 fps.

DJI launches Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone with 'OcuSync' and 60% quieter flight

DJI has released a new(ish) drone: the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The updated P4P features almost all of the same internal specs of the original, but integrates a new high-res low-latency 'OcuSync' transmission system and decreases flight noise by 60%.

The FlyJacket soft exoskeleton turns your body into a drone controller

Researchers with Switzerland's EPFL have developed a soft exoskeleton that enables its wearer to control a drone using their upper body. The human-robot interface is said to offer "natural and intuitive control of drones."

Parrot's 'Flight Director' automatically creates highlight videos from drone footage

The Flight Director function automatically edits your drone footage, using algorithms that study the drone's behavior and flight paths and picking the best highlights to edit together.

Skydio R1 4K camera drone boasts game-changing autonomous tech

Skydio claims the autonomous R1 drone is "the most advanced autonomous device—of any kind—available today." It uses the NVIDIA Jetson AI to continuously track you, even through complex environments like dense woods.

Reckless drone video under investigation for flying directly above passenger jet

A drone pilot has enraged the general public and drone enthusiasts alike after posting a video that shows him flying directly above a commercial airliner that was taking off from Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport.

DJI reveals the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel aerial photography contest

The Grand Prize went to Arctic and wildlife photographer Florian Ledoux for his top-down photograph of a polar bear, captured with a Phantom 4 Pro drone.

This video explains the science behind how camera drones fly

WIRED's latest Dot Physics video explains the physics behind drone flight—showing how a drone is able to hover, move in three dimensions, and rotate all by just changing the speed at which the propellers spin.

Integral unveils world's first microSD card with 512GB capacity

With a capacity of half a Terabyte, Integral's new microSD card offers plenty of storage to photographers and video shooters—a boon for drone videographers who are shooting lots of 4K footage.

DJI Mavic Air leaked ahead of announcement, looks like a Spark-Mavic hybrid

Less than 24 hours before the official announcement, the DJI Mavic Air has been revealed in a massive trove of leaked photos and specs. Find out why we're feeling very lukewarm about the folding drone announcement now that we know what's coming.

Autel unveils the EVO drone, serious competition for the DJI Mavic Pro

The Autel Robotics EVO looks like the first serious competitor for DJI's Mavic Pro Platinum. With a better remote, slightly better camera, and a slightly cheaper price tag, this drone could steal some serious Mavic market share.

Yuneec's new Typhoon H Plus drone boasts a 1-inch sensor camera that shoots 4K 60p

Hong Kong drone manufacturer Yuneec has announced three new drones at CES including an update to the Typhoon H with a bigger sensor with more resolution and the ability to shoot 4K at 60fps.

LaCie unveils DJI Copilot 2TB portable hard drive with built-in display

LaCie's new DJI Copilot hard drive was purpose built for drone photographers and videographers who want to back up and even review their full resolution photos and video on-the-go.

Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer

On the same day that GoPro reported plans to cut over 250 jobs, drop the price of its Hero6 Black action cam, and pull out of the drone market entirely, CNBC is reporting that the company has put itself up for sale.

Report: GoPro has laid off 200-300 more staff from its drone division

According to a new report, GoPro has laid off between 200 and 300 staff from its drone division, citing a need to "better align our resources with business requirements" as the reason for the layoffs.

Modular PITTA camera transforms into drone, action, and security cameras

The tiny little modular drone, action cam, and security camera-in-one has raised over a quarter million dollars in funding on Kickstarter in just a few days.

Leaked government memo claims DJI is spying on the US for China

A newly leaked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo claims the company may be spying on the US on behalf of the Chinese government. For its part, DJI claims the allegations are 'profoundly wrong.'

Researcher says he was threatened after finding major DJI security flaw

Security researcher Kevin Finisterre found a major security vulnerability in drone maker DJI's servers that gave him access to private user information. But when he reported it to DJI, he claims things got ugly fast.

Stunning 'orbital drone-lapse' captured by flying a drone in huge circles

Hong Kong production company Visual Suspect got creative with their latest time-lapse by flying a drone in massive circles around the gorgeous landscapes of Folegandros Island, Greece.

DxOMark: DJI Zenmuse X7 outperforms GH5, on par with top-notch APS-C DSLRs

DxOMark just finished testing DJI's latest camera, the Zenmuse X7, and what they found is impressive. It turns out the camera's Super 35 chip can keep up with the best APS-C sensors on the market.

WiBotic PowerPad brings wireless charging to drones

The WiBotic PowerPad is a three-foot by three-foot landing pad that, according to its makers, is capable of charging almost any drone wirelessly.

Master drone pilot captures video while flying around, inside, and under a moving train

A master drone pilot has captured one of the most incredible (and highly illegal) drone videos we've ever seen by flying around, inside, onto, and under a moving train.

The Lily Drone is back: Gets a makeover, better features and a new parent company

The ill-fated Lily Drone has been resurrected by a company called Mota Group, and re-released with better looks, additional features and a new name: Lily Next-Gen.

DJI releases Mavic Pro Platinum with better battery life and quieter flight

DJI debuted an updated version of the Mavic Pro at IFA today. It's called the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, and it boasts 11% better battery and 60% quieter flight than the original Mavic.

DJI offering up to $30,000 'bounty' to anyone who finds a critical software vulnerability

DJI is offering 'bug bounties' ranging between $100 and a whopping $30,000 to anybody who can find software vulnerabilities in the company's products.

DJI releases mandatory firmware for DJI Spark: update by September 1st... or else

DJI just released a mandatory firmware update for the DJI Spark. If you own a Spark and don't update your firmware by September 1st, DJI will remotely ground your drone.

DJI releases offline mode to calm fears over privacy and security

DJI has developed a 'Local Data Mode' that lets pilots fly without being connected to the Internet. The mode should calm recent fears over data privacy and security when flying DJI drones.

Pentagon gives military bases approval to shoot down wayward camera drones

Illegal drone pilots beware: the Pentagon has given military bases permission to "disable, destroy and track" any wayward drone that wanders into unauthorized airspace.

US Army abruptly stops using DJI drones due to 'cyber vulnerabilities'

In a leaked memo, the US Army, the largest branch of the United States armed forces, called for all units to "discontinue use of DJI equipment," citing "cyber vulnerabilities."

Japan's space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera drone on the ISS

Japan's space agency has released an adorable floating drone ball on the International Space Station, and for the first time ever we get to see what's it's been recording.

Video: Kai Wong's first impressions of the new DJI Spark drone

The sample footage looks good.

Federal judge dismisses case against Kentucky 'Drone Hunter'

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a self-proclaimed 'Drone Hunter' in Kentucky. Read more

Yi 4K+ action camera and Carbon Fiber Drone announced ahead of CES 2017 debut

YI has been very busy over the past year, and it appears that they aren't done yet. A new 4K action cam and a carbon fiber drone 'smart drone' have just been announced ahead of CES 2017. Read more

Attach a 1000 Watt LED panel to a drone and magic happens

Photographer Daniel Riley attached a 1000 Watt LED light panel to his drone – the result was some really cool night footage. See video

DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro

Days after GoPro's announcement of the Karma drone, DJI has stepped up to the plate with its own ultra portable and lightweight consumer drone: the Mavic Pro. Read more

Foldable GoPro Karma drone comes with detachable stabilizer

GoPro's Karma drone has been designed with beginner pilots and easy transport in mind. The detachable stabilizer can be mounted onto an included hand grip. Read more

Sony to provide imaging capabilities for joint drone venture

Sony Mobile Communications has announced plans to get into the camera drone business.

CyPhy's LVL 1 camera drone features six rotors for stability

CyPhy Works, a company helmed by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner, has introduced a camera drone with a few unique features. Called the CyPhy LVL 1, its six-rotor design promotes better stability over common quadcopters and its camera is integrated into the body of the drone. Read more

DJI Phantom 3 introduced in 4K and 1080p-only variations

DJI has announced the Phantom 3 in two versions: the Professional, capable of 4K video, and the Advanced, which shoots 1080p. Both capture 12MP stills thanks to a 1/2.3" Sony EXMOR sensor and offer an f/2.8 lens with a 20mm equiv. angle of view. A 3-axis gimbal keeps the camera unit steady in flight. Read more

Zano nano drone takes selfies to the next level

The Zano nano drone captures 5MP images and HD video, and can be programmed to follow its user.

Pricing announced for Parrot Bebop drone

Parrot has revealed pricing for its newest drone, the consumer-level Bebop.

Aerial drone crashes into Yellowstone National Park’s largest hot spring

Unmanned aerial drones have opened up exciting new possibilities for photographers, but they have also proved themselves dangerous as a tourist this week learned when he crashed his remote aircraft into a Yellowstone National Park hot spring.

HEXO+ brings subject tracking to drones

HEXO+ is an autonomous camera drone that can track its subjects.

Parrot has launched its Bebop drone that comes with a 14MP camera and 180 degree fisheye lens.

Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing

These days shots from a flying drone are a dime a dozen - when engagement shoots are being covered from a hovering photographic robot you know that the technology is ubiquitous. It's getting increasingly hard to impress someone with images or video from drones. So it's lucky that privately-owned SpaceX happens to own its own rockets because it gives them the ability to capture stunning video, like this launch and landing test of its Falcon 9 Reusable rocket. See video

Aquatic drone splashes around while taking photos

The Ziphius camera is controlled by and Apple or Android mobile device.