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Watch Intel’s stunning CES 2018 drone light show right now

Intel wanted to do something interesting with a whole bunch of drones, and they landed on Las Vegas. A lovely show of lights in more than 4 billion color combinations flew over the Fountains of Bellagio, making a mockery of the pitiful, legendary water show below. Intel’s first showing came on the 8th of January at 9 and 11 PM, … Continue reading

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Boeing’s cargo drone brain could power autonomous air-taxis

Amazon’s Prime Air drones will have to share the skies, with Boeing revealing its play on the cargo-carrying UAV segment. The Boeing “cargo aerial vehicle” – or CAV – is the handiwork of three months design and construction, the aerospace company claims, potentially capable of carrying up to 500 pounds of packages and more. Of course, it’s not Boeing’s first … Continue reading

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Amazon delivery drones may self-destruct to keep people safe

Are you ready for a future where shipments are delivered via drones? How about a future where those delivery drones can self-destruct if the situation calls for it? A newly surfaced Amazon patent details delivery drones that could self-destruct if they are at risk of falling, the idea apparently being that a destroyed drone will land in several smaller, lighter … Continue reading

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Amazon envisions delivery drones that self-destruct in emergencies

It's been years now since Amazon revealed its plan to begin using drones for delivery, and the company has slowly been improving and refining the idea ever since. Now, Amazon has been granted a patent on tech that would allow its drones to self-destr...

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DJI made Apple a special Mavic Pro drone

It’s been an interesting day over at the Apple Store. Not only did we see the new MekaMon augmented reality robot go up for sale through Apple’s online storefront, but now drone maker DJI has joined the party as well.

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UN proposes global drone registry for tracking UAVs around the world

The UN’s Civil Aviation Organization has proposed a global drone registry that would have drones from all over the world registered in a single database. This would represent a massive increase over the thus far limited registries that exist in some individual countries, though each country would have to make the decision over whether it is interested in participating in … Continue reading

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DJI updates or refreshes drones: Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, Spark

DJI has arrived at IFA 2017 with a lot to show off. Though the company isn’t showing any drones that are wholly new, it does have a couple of refreshes on-hand for the Mavic Pro and the Phantom 4 Pro. On top of that, it has introduced a new usage mode for its DJI Spark camera, allowing users to easily … Continue reading

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DJI will pay you to find security exploits in its drones

DJI clearly doesn't like that organizations are shying away from its drones over security fears, and it knows it can't solve the problem by itself. The company is launching a bug bounty program that will pay between $100 and $30,000 to anyone who fin...

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DJI drones are getting an offline mode for secret flights

Chinese manufacturer DJI is adding a local data mode to its drones. Once enabled, the new feature will stop the company's apps from collecting user data (such as photos, videos, and flight logs).

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US Army reportedly ceasing use of all DJI drone products

According to a memo obtained by sUAS News, the US Army will stop using DJI drones, effective immediately. "Due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is directed that the US Army halt use of all DJI products,...

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