Articles tagged "drones"

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DJI 'AeroScope' tech shares your drone's ID and location with law enforcement

DJI has developed a technology called AeroScope that allows law enforcement to identify and track airborne drones that are breaking UAV regulations, while simultaneously addressing privacy concerns.

New FAA drone rules restrict flying near 10 major US landmarks

The FAA just made it illegal to fly within 400ft of several well known US landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Hoover Dam. Pilots who want to get around these new regulations will have to submit a plan with the FAA first.

Judge determines FAA drone rules take precedence over local regulations

A court ruling our of Newton, Massachusetts has set an important legal precedent for drone pilots: federal drone laws will now trump local drone regulations in situations where the two are in conflict.

UN seeks worldwide drone registry to pave way for global standards

The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization agency wants to establish a unified database where all of the world's drone pilots would be required to register their UAVs.

DJI will let you rent a Mavic Pro for free so you can enter Nat Geo's aerial photography contest

'Hundreds' of loaner drones are available to photographers who want to enter National Geographic's #MyMavicContest, an aerial photography contest.

Intro to drones part 2: How to choose your first drone

Not sure how to choose your first drone? In this article, the second of a 3-part series, we discuss what factors you should consider when deciding what drone is right for you.

DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone

Compared to the standard Phantom 3, the SE model offers a vision positioning system, 4K video and an improved video transmission range of up to 2.5 miles.

Lensrentals is now renting out drones and VR/360 equipment

If you've been dying to try out drone photography or VR but can't justify buying the gear yet, there's good news. Lensrentals is expanding their repertoire to include drones, VR and 360° photo and video gear.

Why you should consider adding a drone to your photography toolkit

Have you thought about adding a drone to your collection of cameras? Photographer Reza Malayeri thinks that you should probably consider it, and that if you're a pro, it may even be necessary to remain competitive.

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."

Intro to drones part 1: Drone basics

Unsure of how to get started with drone photography? In this article, the first of a three-part series, we walk you through the basics of a drone system.

The rise and fall of selfie-drone manufacturer Lily

It started with a great idea and a slick promotional video, and ended with the company headquarters being raided by the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. Wired reports on Lily, the selfie-drone maker that never got off the ground.

UK government will require drone users to register and take safety tests

The UK released a preview of their upcoming drone safety regulations, and it looks like drone pilots will have to both register their device and pass safety awareness tests.

Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals

DJI's new firmware makes it difficult to fly in restricted airspace, even when you have proper clearance. Is DJI placing themselves between professionals and the FAA?

NASA study finds drone noise is more annoying than 'any ground vehicle'

A NASA study has confirmed what your ears have been telling you: people HATE drone noise. In fact, it was ranked more annoying than that of "any ground vehicle."

The Airdog ADII is a lightweight, autonomous 'extreme sports' drone

Helico Aerospace is trying to crowdfund its new Airdog ADII—a lightweight, autonomous drone that's built to follow you around while you perform extreme stunts.

FAA offers drone registration refunds following court ruling

If you registered your small drone with the FAA back in 2015, but don't intend to use it for commercial purposes, you're entitled to a registration refund. A crisp $5 bill, straight from the US government into your pocket.

Dronestagram and Nat Geo crown the best drone photos of 2017

Aerial photo sharing site Dronestagram, in collaboration with National Geographic, just announced the winners of their 4th annual international photo contest—ostensibly the best drone photos of 2017.

Arizona man arrested for flying camera drone over wildfire, impeding firefighters

54-year-old Gene Alan Carpenter has been arrested by Arizona police for flying his camera drone over the Goodwin Fire to take pictures, impeding efforts to manage the wildfire.

FAA may develop a remote drone identification system for law enforcement

The FAA is reportedly developing a system that would allow law enforcement to identify a misbehaving drone and its operator from the ground.

'Above Bellingham' soars from bay to Mount Baker

Visual journalist Kjell Redal tells us how Vimeo staff pick videos inspired him to capture the beauty of his hometown from a different vantage point.

Tony Northrup wants to help you pass the FAA's drone test

The two hour long video covers everything an aspiring drone pilot needs to know.

Video: insane drone footage shows Muscle Beach in the early a.m.

It takes a highly-skilled drone operator to execute a video like this in one take.

North Korea may have used a spy drone equipped with a Sony SLT camera

South Korean website Naver reports that a North Korean Spy Drone that was found in South Korea in 2014 was equipped with a Sony SLT camera.

SkyPixel and DJI now accepting entries to 2017 Aerial Video Contest

Your best aerial footage could help you win a DJI drone and a new Nikon DSLR.

Chicago from the sky: Razvan Sera's view of the windy city

A 22 year-old Romanian photographer uses his DJI Phantom 4 drone to capture unique perspectives of the city where he now lives.

The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone

This compact drone can shoot HD video using a 2-axis stabilized 12MP camera.

New Red Bull video shows downhill MTB ride, lit by drone

Riding a mountain bike downhill is dangerous enough in daylight, but potentially lethal at night. Which is where drones come in.

MIT previews autonomous tracking drone

The MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a drone that does not require any human control for recording tracking shots.

Global action camera market expected to grow 15% by 2021

A new report expects action camera growth to increase about 15% by 2021, with Ultra HD cameras driving demand.

DJI to restrict drone performance without 'activation'

An upcoming firmware update from DJI will cripple its drones unless they are 'activated' on the company's website. Live streaming will be turned off and flight radius/altitude will be limited.

Personal camera drones do not require FAA registration anymore

If you are not planning to fly your drone commercially you are not required to register it with the FAA anymore. This decision was handed down by a federal court in Washington, D.C.

MIT is developing automatic navigation for camera-equipped drones

With composition specified by the director, drones may one day be able to navigate a movie set on their own.

How do drones fly?
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WIRED does a science and lays it all out for us.

WIRED publishes gallery of stunning photos taken from drones

The photos are great, but whether drones should have been flying in a couple of these places is debatable.

Drone footage helps scientists understand how narwhals use their tusks

It turns out they're used to stun fish before eating them.

DJI announces smart TV app for Samsung Tizen and Apple TV

Soon you'll be able to pop some popcorn and tune into aerial footage streamed right to your TV.

Drones capture symmetry from above

Capturing symmetry has always been a big part of photography, and drone users are bringing the same composition style to the skies.

Phase One answers Hasselblad with 100MP DJI drone options of its own

Just weeks after Hasselblad announced a 100MP drone with partner DJI, Phase One has done exactly the same.

PDN reviews Yuneec Typhoon H drone

Are six propellers better than four?

Grand Canyon National Park using drones for search and rescue

A fleet of drones is replacing helicopters to search for lost or injured hikers.

World’s first 100-million-pixel drone launched by DJI and Hasselblad

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has announced that it is to launch a new drone later this year that will be fitted with a 100-million-pixel Hasselblad H6D-100c camera. Read more

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray turns your DJI Mavic Pro into a handheld stabilizer

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray is a new accessory that increases the Mavic Pro's versatility by turning it into a stabilized handheld shooting platform while not in the sky. Read more

DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone

DJI's new Phantom 4 Advanced drone offers improved camera specs over the original Phantom 4, more storage capacity and longer flight times. Read more

Drone sales doubled in 2016, premium features help push sales

According to a report by analyst firm The NPD Group, U.S. dollar sales of drones more than doubled in the 12 months ending February 2017 and premium features are in high demand. Read more

Canon outfits industrial drone with ME20F-SH all-purpose camera

If you're looking for a drone that can fly in nasty weather and shoot at ISO 4 million, then Canon has something for you. Read more

Flying drones over the internet isn't the future we wanted, but it's the one we've got

It's nearly 2020 and we don't have jetpacks, but we do have Cape: a service that lets anyone with an internet connection fly real drones in remote locations. But as many scholars have noted, there ain't nothing like the real thing. Read more

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

SkyPixel, DJI and Tourism Australia team up to launch aerial photography contest

The Australia From Above contest's aim is to inspire aerial photographers from around the world to experience and share new photographic perspectives of Australia. Read more

Hands-on with AirSelfie, a mini selfie drone that's on sale now

With initial Kickstarter backers’ orders in the process of being filled, AirSelfie has gone on sale to the general public. As the name implies, it’s a short range mini drone designed for self portraits. Read more

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