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Watch this breathtaking drone video of a volcanic eruption

Aerial filmmaker Stefan Forster has created an extraordinary piece of work that captures the breathtaking beauty of a volcanic eruption.
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Trends, Drones, Dji, Quadcopters, Volcano, Iceland, Mavic, Stefan Forster


Record-smashing hybrid drone stays airborne for a crazy 10 hours, 14 minutes

The average consumer drone today has a flight time of between 10 and 20 minutes. This record-breaking drone has one that's, well, considerably longer.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters


The best drones under $500

Whether you're a first-time flyer or seasoned pilot, these six mid-tier drones are each packed with features.
Tags: Gadgets, Trends, Quadcopters, Buying Guides, Emerging Tech, Affordable Drones, Best Drones Under 500, Budget Drones, Tier 4


Best cheap drones to get you up in the air

Find thrill in taking flight, buy a gift your kids will love, or kickstart your aerial photography hobby.
Tags: Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Best Of, Aerial Photography, Buying Guides, Emerging Tech, Drone Deals


Engineer Builds a Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Some of the most impressive custom Lego creations are models that actually do something, like AI-powered brick sorters, a life-size drivable go-kart, and even a machine that can solve Rubik’s Cubes. But over on YouTube’s Brick Experiment Channel they’ve created what could be the first flying drone made almost entirely…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Drones, Quadcopters, Brick Experiment Channel, YouTube 's Brick Experiment Channel


Watch this foldable drone get fired out of a cannon before flying away

Getting a drone off the ground is usually the most challenging part of a flight. Not so with SQUID, a quadcopter that you launch by firing it out of a cannon.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Squid, Emerging Tech


Researchers Taught Autonomous Camera Drones to Film Like a Hollywood Director

Skydio was one of the first companies to create a flying drone that can autonomously track, follow, and frame the action, but it was more concerned about not crashing than aesthetics. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are taking the idea one step further by teaching camera drones how to not only fly safely but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Autonomous, Drones, Quadcopters, Carnegie Mellon University


Parrot to build small surveillance drones for U.S. soldiers on the battlefield

Quadcopters are set to play an increasing role on the battlefield after French drone maker Parrot and five other firms were selected by U.S. officials to develop compact aircraft for soldiers' reconnaissance missions. The post Parrot to build small surveillance drones for U.S. soldiers on the battlefield appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Parrot, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Emerging Tech, U.S. Army


Skydio’s self-flying drone now has an Apple Watch app for flight prep

Skydio's clever R1 autonomous drone now has its own Apple Watch app, making flight preparations simpler than ever. The $2,000 flying machine is now also selling at its first retail outlet — Apple Stores in North America. The post Skydio’s self-flying drone now has an Apple Watch app for flight prep appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wearables, News, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Apple Watch, North America, Emerging Tech, Apple Stores, R1, Skydio, Skydio R1


Watch this giant ‘Lego’ helicopter drone take to the skies

Adam Woodworth loves to build flying machines. His latest effort is a "Lego" helicopter created mainly from polystyrene foam, and which comes with a tiny drone attached to help get it airborne. The post Watch this giant ‘Lego’ helicopter drone take to the skies appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Lego, Drones, Quadcopters, Adam Woodworth, Emerging Tech


National City Police launch new drone program

NATIONAL CITY (KGTV) -- Don't call it a drone. National City Police say drones are military tools. Their Quadcopters, which do the same thing as drones, are public safety tools that will save lives.The department rolled out its fleet of Quadcopters for the media Thursday, saying the program has been years in the making. The Quadcopters look like 4-legged spiders with propellers and a camera attached.  They enable law enforcement to get aerial views necessary to search areas quickly and give ...
Tags: News, Quadcopters, San Diego County, Federal Aviation Administration, National City, Chula Vista Police Department, National City Police, NATIONAL CITY KGTV, Four National City Police


The Very Best Beginner Drone

Summer is finally here, which means it’s finally time to replace that drone you crashed on Christmas Day. Here’s some advice. Don’t buy an expensive drone if you don’t know how to fly. Cheap drones have gotten really good, and there’s no better way to hone your skills without exploding money into the side of a tree.Read more...
Tags: Science, Parrot, Drones, Dji, Quadcopters, Parrot Mambo, Battlemodo, Ryze, Cheap Drones, Ryze Tello, Drocon Cyclone


Watch This Pilot's Frantic Dash to Save His Dying Drone From Drowning in a Lake

It’s the fear of anyone who’s ever spent hundreds of dollars on a drone. You’re out flying, capturing beautiful footage of a lake, when suddenly the battery on your craft begins to die, and the drone starts its pre-programmed slow descent to what should be a safe landing—except that it’s over water. Dave Svorking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Rescue, Drones, Quadcopters, Swimming, Crashes, Lake, Rescues, Dave Svorking


Drones are helping efforts to free whales from dangerous marine debris

Drones are being used above the waters off Hawaii to help free whales caught up in discarded ocean debris. Camera-equipped quadcopters fly over the whales, with the streamed footage providing the rescue team with vital data. The post Drones are helping efforts to free whales from dangerous marine debris appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Hawaii, Dji, Quadcopters, Whales, Emerging Tech, Drone Rescue


DJI’s Mavic Pro drone has just dropped to its lowest-ever price

DJI's Mavic Pro drone is now competing with the newer Mavic Air for sales, but a deal on Amazon currently has it on offer for $769 — that's $230 off its usual price and $30 cheaper than the Mavic Air. The post DJI’s Mavic Pro drone has just dropped to its lowest-ever price appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Drone, Quadcopter, Drones, Dji, Quadcopters, Emerging Tech, Mavic Pro, Mavic Air


At 60 Frames Per Second, It Feels Like I'm Riding This Drone As It Races Down a Mountain

If there was ever a good reason to fullscreen a video on your computer, this is it. The third episode of Team Blacksheep’s Long Term Paradise series, featuring some of the best drone pilots in the world, might have you experiencing vertigo if you’re brave enough to watch this footage running at a full 60 frames per…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Quadcopters, Team Blacksheep, Long Term Paradise


Intel’s drone lightshow now works indoors

 Remember Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show with the drones that made the light show? A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it perfect for conferences, Vegas shows and bar mitzvahs. These drones opened Intel’s CES keynote. A dozen or so took the stage and danced above a projected piano, playing a tune reminiscent of Tom Hanks’ performance… Read More
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Intel, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone, Tom Hanks, Aircraft, Quadcopters, Lady Gaga, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, Embedded Systems


Watch a hybrid drone break records by hovering for more than four hours

Spanish drone manufacturer Quaternium just used its amazing Hybrix.20 fuel-electric quadcopter to break drone flight records by staying aloft for four hours, 40 minutes. The post Watch a hybrid drone break records by hovering for more than four hours appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Emerging Tech, Hybrix


Earth Looks Like a Bleak Alien World Under the Blinding Glow of a Drone Carrying a Spotlight

As soon as cameras got small enough to ride along with drones, the internet quickly filled with amazing aerial footage shot by pros and amateurs alike. But in addition to a camera-equipped drone, filmmaker Ian Montgomery used a second quadcopter carrying a bright spotlight to capture these eerie videos of what barely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Quadcopters, Short Films, The Dying Of The Light, Ian Montgomery


Drone-owning Brits face clampdown as government moves to make skies safer

Brit-based drone owners may have to sit safety tests and register their drones as part of efforts to improve sky safety. As in the U.S., reports of rogue drone flights — while still relatively rare — are on the rise. The post Drone-owning Brits face clampdown as government moves to make skies safer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Crime, Trends, Drone, Drones, Quadcopters, Emerging Tech


Drone-owning Brits face clampdown in a bid to make its skies safer

Brit-based drone owners may have to sit safety tests and register their drones as part of efforts to improve sky safety. As in the U.S., reports of rogue drone flights — while still relatively rare — are on the rise. The post Drone-owning Brits face clampdown in a bid to make its skies safer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Crime, Trends, Drone, Drones, Quadcopters, Emerging Tech


Drones are helping French traffic cops to catch hundreds of dangerous drivers

Cops in Bordeaux, France, are testing multi-rotor drones for catching dangerous drivers, and they've already issued hundreds of fines in just a few months. The government is set to expand the system to other parts of the country. The post Drones are helping French traffic cops to catch hundreds of dangerous drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: France, Cops, Police, Cars, Trends, Drone, Drones, Quadcopters, Emerging Tech, Bordeaux France


Drones are helping French traffic cops catch hundreds of dangerous drivers

Cops in Bordeaux, France, are testing multirotor drones for catching dangerous drivers, and they've already issued hundreds of fines in just a few months. The government is set to expand the system to other parts of the country. The post Drones are helping French traffic cops catch hundreds of dangerous drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: France, Cops, Police, Cars, Trends, Drone, Drones, Quadcopters, Emerging Tech, Bordeaux France


Drone collision: Canadian passenger plane suffers damage after direct hit

A passenger plane collided with a drone in the skies over Quebec City in Canada in the first reported incident of its kind in the country. The plane suffered minor damage and landed safely, and no injuries were reported. The post Drone collision: Canadian passenger plane suffers damage after direct hit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Safety, Trends, Drone, Quadcopter, Canada, Drones, Quadcopters, Aviation, Collision, Emerging Tech, Quebec City


A drone hit a passenger jet in Canada in first reported incident of its kind

A passenger plane collided with a drone in the skies over Quebec City in Canada in the first reported incident of its kind in the country. The plane suffered minor damage and landed safely, and no injuries were reported. The post A drone hit a passenger jet in Canada in first reported incident of its kind appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Safety, Trends, Drone, Quadcopter, Canada, Drones, Quadcopters, Aviation, Collision, Emerging Tech, Quebec City


Wish you could fly? Here are the best drones on the market right now

To help you navigate the increasingly large and ever-changing landscape of consumer UAVs, here's a no-nonsense rundown of the best drones you can buy right now The post Wish you could fly? Here are the best drones on the market right now appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gadgets, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Uavs, Buying Guides, Emerging Tech, Best Of Everything, Hobby Aircraft


Drone flights banned at major U.S. landmarks from October

Shooting drone videos at famous landmarks is gradually becoming harder. The FAA on Thursday announced flight bans at a number of famous sites, among them the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Hoover Dam. The post Drone flights banned at major U.S. landmarks from October appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Faa, Emerging Tech, Liberty Mount Rushmore, Flight Bans, Flight Restrictions


Planning to make a drone video of the Statue of Liberty? You'd better hurry

Shooting drone videos at famous landmarks is gradually becoming harder. The FAA on Thursday announced flight bans at a number of famous sites, among them the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Hoover Dam. The post Planning to make a drone video of the Statue of Liberty? You'd better hurry appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Faa, Emerging Tech, Liberty Mount Rushmore, Flight Bans, Flight Restrictions


Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt

Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built camera drone has a range of almost two miles, allowing him to pilot it to the top of a mountain and capture exhilarating footage along the way.Read more...
Tags: Mountains, Science, Drones, Quadcopters, Flights, Gabriel Kocher


This Footage of a Drone Buzzing a Cargo Train Turned My Stomach Inside Out

Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering first-person footage of a drone racing alongside a moving cargo train reveals just how terrifying (and slightly nauseating) it would be to actually fly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trains, Flight, Drones, Quadcopters, Paul Nurkkala