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The World’s First All-Terrain Drone!

The X-Tankcopter may just be the ultimate toy for all of us big-kids! As the name would suggest, this device is more than just a drone… it’s the highly capable combination of both a drone and a tank. This unusual hybrid gives it seemingly limitless capabilities when it comes to negotiating obstacles; whether you choose to scamper along rough terrain or gracefully fly over it, the X-TANKCOPTER has you covered!You can capture your action-packed mission via the onboard HD camera, allowing you to ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Drone, Automotive, Product Design, Witold Mielniczek, X-Tankcopter, Witold MielniczekClick, Drive Drive


U.K. launches $2.5M contest for tech to counter threats from rogue drones

The U.K. government has launched a $2.5 million contest to encourage the development of technology designed to counter threats posed by rogue drones at places such as airports and prisons, as well as on the battlefield. The post U.K. launches $2.5M contest for tech to counter threats from rogue drones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Anti-drone, Emerging Tech, Anti-drone Technology


Rogue drones: U.K. launches $2.5M contest for tech to counter threats

The U.K. government has launched a $2.5 million contest to encourage the development of technology designed to counter threats posed by rogue drones at places such as airports and prisons, as well as on the battlefield. The post Rogue drones: U.K. launches $2.5M contest for tech to counter threats appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Anti-drone, Emerging Tech, Anti-drone Technology


Customers in Australian capital can get food and coffee delivered via drone

Google X graduate Wing has begun making drone deliveries in a trio of suburbs just outside of Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The Alphabet owned company says it’s tested the service 3,000 times over the past 18 months and is set to start the roll out to “a limited set of eligible homes.” The service will be open to the suburbs of Crace, Palmerston and Franklin, adding customers in nearby neighborhoods “in the coming weeks and months.” Deliveries are currently open for a limited range of o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Australia, Tech, Drone, Drones, Canberra, Alphabet, Wing, Franklin, CANBERRA Australia, Guzman Y Gomez, Crace Palmerston


Skydio slammed for sharing illegal drone footage in Yellowstone National Park

Drone manufacturer Skydio recently published footage of a person gliding on rollerblades at Yellowstone’s West Thumb Geyser Basin boardwalk. Using a drone is illegal in national parks, so the footage put the California-based company under investigation. What’s more, inline skating on national park boardwalks is forbidden too, so this aerial footage sparked tons of negative […] The post Skydio slammed for sharing illegal drone footage in Yellowstone National Park appeared first on DIY Photography...
Tags: Photography, News, California, Drone, Drones, Illegal, National Park, Yellowstone, Automatic, Yellowstone National Park, Skydio, Skydio R1, West Thumb Geyser Basin


Photographer Captures Cherry Blossom Path “Suddenly Appearing” In The Middle Of Tokyo

The end of March and beginning of April was one of the most eventful few days in recent memory here in the Tokyo area. Not only was April 1st the beginning of a new fiscal year and a new school year (not to mention April Fool’s Day), it was also the day that the government announced the name of its new era, the Reiwa Era. h/t: grapee The period also marked the peak of the cherry blossom... Source
Tags: Travel, Japan, Design, Drone, Tokyo, Spring, Aerial, Blossom, Cherry, Sakura


This drone-deploying blimp could be Amazon’s next aerial fulfillment center

While the origin of this video has something, in part, to do with April Fool’s day, there’s some truth to this concept too. Amazon has, for long, been experimenting with aerial deliveries, sending unmanned drones to fulfill package deliveries. In fact, the blimp idea isn’t completely far-fetched, either. A quick look at a patent file from 2014 in the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows Amazon’s intentions to ‘take to the air’.The idea is to shift their fulfillment center to the ski...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Japan, Design, Drone, Outdoor, Zozi, Product Design, United States Patent and Trademark Office, April Fool, April Fools' Day, Blimp


This Russian drone uses a shotgun to shoot down other drones

We’ve seen all kinds of weird methods for taking down drones. But if you’ve been wondering what the most dangerous one may be – I think I’ve just found it. Russian defense manufacturer JSC Almaz Antey has created a monster: a drone that flies around and literally shoots at other drones with a shotgun. JSC […] The post This Russian drone uses a shotgun to shoot down other drones appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Russia, Drone, Drones, Gear, Shotgun, Anti-drone, JSC, Almaz Antey




UPS partners with drone startup Matternet for medical sample deliveries

Unmanned drone deliveries are making their way inside the UPS network. Thanks to a partnership with drone startup Matternet, UPS will start delivering medical samples via unmanned drones at WakeMed’s hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. With the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina’s department of transportation, UPS and Matternet will conduct routine daily flights that transport medical samples. Previously, WakeMed relied on courier cars, which were subject to r...
Tags: Health, TC, Transportation, Tech, UPS, Drone, Switzerland, Logistics, North Carolina, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Zurich Switzerland, Raleigh North Carolina, Andreas Raptopoulos, WakeMed, Matternet


Drone analytics startup Aria Insights suddenly shutters

Earlier this year, Helen Greiner-founded drone startup CyPhy Works announced a major change. The company was rebooting and renaming itself Aria Insights, a move that arrived with a newfound AI/data-driven focus. Now, just over two months later, the company is no more. Reports that Aria had shuttered began surfacing earlier this week. Moments ago, the company confirmed the move in a tersely worded statement offered to TechCrunch: Aria Insights has ceased operations effective March 21, 2019. That’...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Hardware, Aria Insights, CyPhy Works, Drone


The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones to three miles around major airports

In December 2018, drone sightings shut down Gatwick Airport in London and left more than 100,000 passengers stranded. Three months after this major incident, the UK government has decided to expand drone no-fly zones around all major airports. From now on, instead of 0.6 miles (1km), it will be illegal to fly a drone within […] The post The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones to three miles around major airports appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, London, News, Drone, Drones, Gatwick Airport, Anti-drone, Drone Ban


Be prepared to bug out over this insect-inspired winged drone

A French inventor took to Kickstarter to raise funds for an insect-inspired winged drone called MetaFly. More than 1,850 people have pledged over $187,500 to bring the drone to market. The post Be prepared to bug out over this insect-inspired winged drone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Kickstarter, Insect, Emerging Tech, Biomimetic


U.S. Air Force completes first test flight of new Valkyrie combat drone

The US Air Force celebrated the successful test flight of its new stealth fighter drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie releasing a brief 15-second clip that captured this milestone maiden flight. The post U.S. Air Force completes first test flight of new Valkyrie combat drone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Air Force, Valkyrie, US Air Force, Uav, Emerging Tech, U S Air Force, XQ-58A


THe USAF’s new combat drone is an A.I. figther jet that flies itself

The US Air Force celebrated the successful test flight of its new stealth fighter drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie releasing a brief 15-second clip that captured this milestone maiden flight. The post THe USAF’s new combat drone is an A.I. figther jet that flies itself appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Air Force, Valkyrie, Usaf, US Air Force, Uav, Emerging Tech, XQ-58A


Mournful drone sounds of a repurposed HP test device

Hainbach continues to make beautiful sounds with esoteric or forgotten gear – this time, the “saddest drone machine,” a used HP 3782A Error Detector telco device. It’s wonderful sometimes the things esoteric gear makes. In the earlier, more analog age, a lot of telecommunications worked in the audible spectrum with tones you can hear. In this case, this HP device produces a set of patterns that sounds surprisingly musical, if melancholy: Hainbach doesn’t include the description, but surpri...
Tags: Music, Experimental, Tech, Hp, Drone, Retro, Vintage, Ambient, Music Tech, Sound-design, Test Equipment, ECL, CEPT, Hainbach, DIY + Unusual


SoftBank’s solar-powered drone could dispense 5G internet from the skies

An experimental, solar-powered drone capable of beaming internet down to Earth is set to take off. The drone is the product of a partnership aimed at delivering 5G and Internet of Things connectivity to communities around the world. The post SoftBank’s solar-powered drone could dispense 5G internet from the skies appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Internet Of Things, News, Internet, Softbank, Trends, Earth, Drone, Computing, 5g, Emerging Tech




The Cleo ‘indoor-friendly’ drone flies using a single propeller unit

A crossover between a drone and a donut (I wonder why the word why they missed on the opportunity of calling it a dronut), the Cleo is a drone that’s designed specifically for indoor use. Unlike most drones that require to be flown in an open, empty space, preferably away from obstacles, the Cleo has no such problem. The dronut (I’m just going ahead and using the term) boasts of an indoor-friendly design, featuring a thick, protective outer rim, and a single propeller unit with two propellers ...
Tags: Security, Design, Surveillance, Drone, Product Design, Cleo, Donut, Robots/Drones, Cleo Robotics, Dronut


This is how flying a drone in a foreign country can put you in jail

When flying a drone, you must know what your limitations are. When traveling with it, this knowledge expands to the drone laws of the country you’re visiting. If you choose to stay ignorant, you may end up in jail, and this is exactly what happened to a French tourist in Myanmar. Thanks to his ignorance […] The post This is how flying a drone in a foreign country can put you in jail appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Prison, Law, Drone, Myanmar, Arrest, Jail, Drone Regulations, Camera Drone


How a drone flight in Myanmar landed a French tourist in jail

Of course you want to fly your drone on vacation — exploring a new place from the sky and capturing great footage is all part of the fun of owning a quadcopter. But better make sure you check out the local drone rules first ... The post How a drone flight in Myanmar landed a French tourist in jail appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Crime, Trends, Drone, Drones, Myanmar, Emerging Tech


541 Airline Cabins

We look at the airline cabin environment, cameras in seatback IFE systems, Alaska Airlines and Sisters of the Skies working for more industry diversity, bringing a gun on a plane, the Amazon Prime Air B767 crash, a new drone marking requirement, and the winners of the Chicken Wings comics giveaway. Guest Jennifer Coutts Clay, author of Jetliner Cabins Jennifer Coutts Clay is the principal of J. Clay Consulting, a consultancy based on over four decades of pioneering work in the airline indus...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York City, US, Cnn, Drone, United States, George Bush, Accident, Miami, Aviation, Panasonic, Houston, Sfo, Faa, Boeing


This unique quadcopter helped a SWAT team nab an armed suspect

A unique quadcopter that can stay in the air for up to two hours on a single charge recently helped a California SWAT team nab an armed suspect holed up inside a Denny's restaurant. The post This unique quadcopter helped a SWAT team nab an armed suspect appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Crime, News, California, Trends, Drone, Drones, Emerging Tech, Denny, Impossible Aerospace


A New York man has been arrested after allegedly shooting down a Mavic drone

Two folks on Long Island were recently using a Mavic drone to search for a missing dog. When the signal went blank, they assumed a bird had attacked it mid-flight. But cops have now charged a man with shooting it down. The post A New York man has been arrested after allegedly shooting down a Mavic drone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: New York, News, Trends, Drone, Long Island, Emerging Tech, Mavic 2 Zoom, Drone Shooter


Markers Challenge the Boundaries of Drone Music on 'Heaven in the Dark Earth'

None Heaven in the Dark Earth by Markers Jason Carty and Jadie Cox are two excellent musicians that came into prominence through the London math rock scene of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The two have participated in many impressive acts that range from alternative rock and hardcore punk, all the way to complex math rock and post-hardcore. However, in coming together now with their new project Markers, the duo leaves behind much of the aggression and immediacy of their previous works in fav...
Tags: Music, London, Review, Experimental, Drone, Music Review, Ambient, Electronic, Cox, Markers, Carty, Jason Carty, Jadie Cox


Fortem’s DroneHunter turns the DJI M600 into a rogue drone killer

We’ve seen some… creative ways of knocking down drones out of the sky: from shooting them down to using trained eagles. But a Utah-based company Fortem Technologies is turning the drone against its own kind. It modifies the DJI Matrice 600 and turns into a lean, mean, drone killing machine. The company combines SkyDome platform […] The post Fortem’s DroneHunter turns the DJI M600 into a rogue drone killer appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Utah, Photography, News, Drone, DJI drone, DJI Matrice, Fortem, Fortem Technologies, DJI Drones, DJI M600


JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones and unmanned vehicles become a part of Rakuten’s own unmanned delivery service efforts. JD has been operating drones in its native China for a number of years, and it has wider expansion plans having recently gained a regional-level operating license. Its other human-less tech includes self-operating trucks, au...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Technology, Indonesia, China, Articles, E-commerce, Drone, JD.com, Amazon Prime Air, Rakuten, Emerging-technologies, Delivery Drone


UK’s extended 5km airport drone ‘no-fly’ zones in force next month

The UK’s Department for Transport has said today that an expansion of drone ‘no-fly’ zones to 5km around airport runways will come into force on March 13. Anyone caught and convicted of flying a drone inside the restricted zones could face a fine and years in prison. Last month the government said it would tighten restrictions on drones flights around airports, after the existing 1km limit was criticized for being inadequate — saying it believes expanded no-fly zones will help protect airports f...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, UK, Airports, US, Tech, Drone, Drones, United Kingdom, Dji, Aircraft, Home Office, Gatwick, Chris Grayling, Robotics, Gatwick Airport


The SiteWasp drone basically replaces the Supervisor at a construction site

The power of flight, and the power of observation. These two qualities make drones incredibly good for reconnaissance, especially in places where it’s difficult to put a human, or a permanent closed-circuit camera.Designed for site-recon for buildings under construction, the SiteWasp was built to be your all-in-one monitoring drone. “The objective of the SiteWasp drone is to remotely provide stakeholders with construction updates, thus unifying the planning process and the building process. This...
Tags: Design, Drone, Construction, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Sebastian Gier, Sitewasp


DJI to apply a stronger geofencing system after a recent drone disruption at Gatwick Airport

After a recent drone incident at Gatwick Airport, DJI has decided to tighten up its geofencing system and give it a third dimension. The Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 geofencing system will be launched across Europe, covering a total of 32 European countries. It creates “bow tie” safety zones around runway flight paths, expanding the […] The post DJI to apply a stronger geofencing system after a recent drone disruption at Gatwick Airport appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Europe, Photography, News, Drone, Drones, Gatwick Airport, Geofencing, DJI drone, Geospatial Environment Online GEO