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Drones Banned From Flying While Obama Visits London

People love drones, from their ability to race around the skies to capturing the most picture perfect moments you just don’t feel safe taking yourself. Sadly if you were looking at grabbing a quick picture of…

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The Volocopter Completes Its First Manned Flight

Who doesn’t love a drone? From being used as video recorders and photography tools to their use in creating a whole new form of racing, they’ve come a long way from fantasy tools for soldiers and…

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The Waterfront – Panasonics 4K Seat For Airplanes

Going to take a long flight in the near future? You may want to hope that Panasonic is the ones providing you with the in-flight entertainment though after they revealed the Waterfront, a 4k experience to…

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Airline Passengers Phone Catches Fire Mid-Flight

If you are reading this on your phone you may want to put it down on the table and read it from afar. Phones are known for having the odd quirk of behaviour here and there…

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World’s Largest Aircraft Set For UK Test Flight

Every few years we hear about something being bigger, faster, crazier, and the Airlander 10 is no exception to this. Clocking into the world of aviation as the world’s largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 is preparing…

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Loon Copter – The Drone That Can Travel Underwater

2016 looks to be a big year for technology, with everything from hoverboards and drones making world news for all the reasons possible. Drones recently caught a lot of attention when the Federal Aviation Administration started a system that…

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New Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo set for February 2016 Reveal

Eager to take a trip to space within your lifetime? So long as you’ve got the money for it, the Virgin Galactic team are still working hard to bring commercial space flight to the (well-paying) masses…

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Judge Supports Man Who Shot Down Drone

Drones are a hot topic, with both laws and companies trying to catch up on an evolving and increasingly more accessible market for the public. Back in August we posted about William Meredith, a resident in…

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Redditer Discovered Hidden Feature in iOS 9 and Mac OS X El Capitan

We got a lot of information out of what to expect from iOS 9 and El Capitan this fall at Apple’s WWDC in June. Even so, developers are said to be good at discovering Apple’s ‘hidden’…

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Mad Catz Team up with Star Citizen for New Space Simulation Hardware

Mad Catz and their Saitek brand have reached out into new realms as of late and we’ve seen several interesting new things, ranging from music instruments for the new Rock Band game as well as exclusive farming…

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‘Concord 2’ Hypersonic Airbus Being Developed!

Airbus are known for their giant airplanes, and it’s not hard to know why, as they’re used all over the world to transport people and materials. Their new design hopes to improve on that by allowing…

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Largest Plane on Earth Will Be Airborne as Early as Next Year

Meet Stratolaunch, the largest plane on Earth! Codenamed the “Roc” after the mythical bird of prey, this ‘beast’ looks to be a true king of the sky. In terms of size, it is said to be…

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Behind the Scenes of World of Warcraft Movie in Virtual Reality

The bigger a project is, the tougher it is to keep the details a secret. Some manage to do so and one of the most prominent examples is probably Lord of the Rings. But the same…

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Mad Catz Partners for Retail Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Mad Catz has signed a deal with Dovetail Games for the exclusive retail distribution of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Mad Catz will distribute the boxed version of the game in America, Russia and the…

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Space Travel By Sailing? Ahoy!

Space travel has long since been a thing of dreams, science fiction fans have long enjoyed the notion that one day our race would spread out into the stars and claim other planets as homes. First…

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CyPhy Set to Take the Air by Storm

Drones, we all want one. We might never actually use it for the intended use, but just to have it sat there for that one-time event where you need to go on a spy mission or…

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3D Robotics Launch DroneKit Open Source API for App Development

It looks like 3D Robotics have launched the DroneKit API for drone app development as a free open source software. The API can be used to develop apps for drones or onboard drone software, having it…

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Meet the Drone-Based Hoverbike That Could Revolutionise Travel

We all know how easy to use drones are. Many of us have taken to the skies with a drone, performing tricky stunts and captured amazing video footage, but what if we could ride one of those drones?…

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First Accurate Model of ‘Christ the Redeemer’ Mapped by Drone

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil is one of the most famous in the world. Since 1931, the statue has stood tall over the Rio de Janeiro skyline, becoming one of the most recognisable landmarks ever. However,…

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Flying Cars to be “Commercially Available” in 2016?

Terrafugia, a company based in Boston in the United States, says that it will offer the first “commercially available” flying car in 2016. The ‘Transition’, as it’s called, will allow those who hold pilot licenses to fly…

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Virtual Reality Headsets Being Offered to Airline Passengers

Long haul flights can be exhausting, being stick in a pressurized cabin with no escape other than a small TV screen, a peek out the window or the blindfold to help you sleep. At least that…

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DJI to Disable Drones Over Washington, DC After Incident

DJI will disable its drones over Washington, DC after an earlier incident which involved one of its Phantom drones crashing on the White House lawn. The Chinese company told The Wall Street Journal that they will be…

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Watch: Desperate Guy Jumps Into Freezing Water to Save Drone

Drones are expensive, but at the same time they’re things we send dangerously whizzing through the air. This guy learned those things the hard way, when he decided it would be a good idea to jump…

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How to Make Your Own Racing Drone

Popular tech-centric YouTube channel ‘Tested’ has produced a handy guide to producing your own racing drone. Racing quadcopters have been the subject of a number of enthralling YouTube videos, showing packs of drones whizzing past trees…

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First Drone Launched From FAA Test Site Crashes

The first drone to be launched from the FAA’s test facility in Nevada crashed almost immediately. The facility is intended to test drones for their entry into commercial use. The Magpie UAV did eventually get certification,…

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Need to Land a Plane? There’s an iPad App for That

Xavion, an iPad app used by pilots to plan flight paths, is due to receive an update that will allow it to land a plane without its pilot. The app is designed for pilots of small…

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Delta URL Trick Allowed You To Use Someone Else’s Boarding Pass

A incredibly simple URL trick allowed anyone in possession of a Delta airlines online boarding pass to get hold of someone else’s pass. All the holder had to do was change a single number in the…