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UK Drone Pilot Convicted In First Of Its Kind Ruling

Last week we reported on how a 26-year-old man in America was arrested after his drone crashed in the Louis Armstrong Stadium. It seems the law has caught up on this side of the ocean as a…

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Innovative Gentleman Constructs Helicopter From 54 Drones and Garden Chair

Recently I wrote an article concerning an individual who thought it would be quite interesting to fly a drone into the stands at the US open Tennis tournament. This was a bad example of how to…

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NY Teacher Arrested After Crashing Drone At The US Open

Have you heard the phrase “idiots with tech”, well here is an idiot with tech who thought flying a drone near the US open Tennis tournament was a great idea, it looked promising until he crashed…

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Star Wars BB-8 Drone Now Avaliable For Purchase

Star Wars has been a big franchise for many years now, and with the recent trailer announcing the new few movies fans have been up in arms about two aspects from the trailer. Firstly the cross…

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Big Brother Drone Is Watching Construction Workers

Big Brother is everywhere, from CCTV cameras on poles to the most cutting edge of democracy crushing surveillance which has been brought to you by the NSA, CIA, GCHQ and CITV, now a new American football…

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Drone Maker Launches a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Quadcopter on a Leash

Piloting an ordinary drone might look easy enough but it actually requires a bit of skill and know-how, especially since these small gadgets can easily cause accidents if they spin out of control. Fortunately, those of…

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Drone Munition Now Available To Consumers

Picture the scene; you look skywards and what lies before you? Some morons drone which is circling above your house, what do you do? If you live in the good old US of A, you walk…

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Most Funded Kickstarter In Europe Yet To Ship Products – Two Months Behind

Kickstarters are great way of supporting and helping to realise your dreams with everything from building the mythical city of Minas Tirith, to creating new smart watches for your phones and even to buy a kickstarting…

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Billionaire Invests $1 Million in Drone Racing League

Is drone racing really a thing? It looks like it! Since more and more people are taking an interest in the little (or not-so-little) gadgets, competitions were bound to crop up sooner or later. Some competitions…

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California Pot Smokers to Get Their Bitcoin-Paid-For Gear Delivered by Drone

New startup Trees will deliver marijuana, bought using Bitcoin, to Californian potheads via drone. San Francisco-based Trees allows cannabis smokers to order boxes of weed online, using either a computer or a smartphone, and have it…

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Researchers Prove That Drones Can Be Disabled Using the Right Sound Frequency

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejon, South Korea, seem to have found an easy way to take out drones from the sky using ‘the right sound’. They explained that…

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Watch 4K Drone Video of Tesla’s 5.3 Million Square Feet Freemont Factory

Tesla is planning their biggest plant yet in Nevada, one that actually will be one of the world’s largest with an estimated 10 million square feet when completed, but they already have a pretty impressive facility…

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$75,000 Reward In Hunt For Drone Users

Drones are amazing devices, being able to fly a device throughout your garden and beyond, taking pictures that are breathtaking and near impossible for any one person to manage. The problems begin when users begin to…

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Man Shoots Down Expensive Drone

Drones may be the future, but owners certainly need to take a bit more responsibility while flying them if this tale is anything to go by. A gentleman by the name of William H. Merideth looked…

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Google Wants to Bring Order to Drone Airspace

Drones are becoming more popular than ever, but flying them around now poses a bit of a risk. This is why Google wants to bring order to low altitude airspace, namely the airspace below 500ft, so…

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Hawking Amongst People Who Call For Ban On Autonomous Weapons

Terminator, Matrix, lots of movies have the same plot, weapons which have very little or no control and they go haywire before finally taking over the world. I mean come on, even Power Rangers went and…

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CAA Warns That Reckless Drone Pilots Could Face Jail Time

After another close miss between a drone and a commercial airplane, the CAA warns that you not only could be fined but also face prison time if you fly your drone recklessly. An Airbus A320’s wing…

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Feds Investigating Teen Who Made Gun-Mounted Quadcopter

An 18-year-old engineering student who modified a quadcopter to carry a four-shot handgun is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Austin Haughwout posted a video of his “Flying Gun” to YouTube, a 14-second clip…

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TOP GUN 2 Will Explore Drone Warfare

Top Gun 2 has been in development for coming up to 5 whole years now, when the first plans were released Tom Cruise was to play a small role in the film. But now the project…

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Drone Seized over Sporting Event Again!

As drones are becoming cheaper and more commercially available, owners are getting more experimental with what they could fly over and potentially record. Earlier this year police arrested a pilot for attempting to film a Premier…

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US Army One Step Closer To Star Wars Land Speeders

So around four months ago we reported on a Kickstarter that was launched to raise funds for a hoverbike. That’s right, a bike that uses the same idea as a drone to help it hover. After…

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Racing Drones Could Be the Sport of the Future

The crowd at East Grinstead would have been a strange sight, most people are wearing plastic goggles with long antennas sticking up, ignoring their surroundings and staring out into what looks like empty space. The new…

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Drone Enters Flightpath of Passenger Airplane

Drones, the enthusiast way to get your videos taken from a perspective only caught by hanging off a tall object or sending a camera into space on a weather balloon. It was only a matter of…

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Origami Mini-drone Folds, Walks, Swims and Dissolves.

“Image courtesy of ieee.org .” At ICRA 2015, MIT researchers demonstrated an origami robot which self-folds, walks, swims and dissolves. From a flat sheet with centered magnet, it folds into action completing its final form in…

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US Military Catches up With the UK with Drones

Drones! These really expensive remote controlled annoyances are huge. If you don’t own one, you will have probably seen one or at least heard of them. This story comes to us from the US military; they…

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Beoing Develops EMP Weapon

EMP, a term used to describe what was once a weapon only in film and books. Electromagnetic pulse weapons were imagined as a counter to electronic tools of warfare, or even everyday life. They were imagined to…

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Drones Are Now Able to Learn Flight Paths and Fly on Their Own

Researcher José Martínez Carranza from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in Mexico developed a new way for drones to operate on their own and use much cheaper tech to navigate, like accelerometers, gyroscopes…