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Congress may pass a new law soon that will ban all DJI drone sales in the United States. DJI has been integral in making drones popular, with its products being utilized for a number of purposes, such as content creation, agriculture, and entertainment. DJI drones have become a favorite among filmmakers, farmers, and people who simply have Read more...
Artificial intelligence has been one of the buzzwords of the year, finding roots in numerous applications especially in the private sector with software features and large language models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. However, one of the things that has not been talked about as much, but is still prevalent, is the... Read more...
As artificial intelligence advances, it has now sped its way to a win against world-champion drone racers. The AI system "Swift" that defeated the human pilots also has real-world applications, including environmental monitoring and disaster response. AI-enabled devices defeating human counterparts is not something... Read more...
The Pentagon has announced plans to fund a program for the US Air Force that will provide thousands of autonomous systems, including AI drones. The move comes in light of China increasing its military prowess with more conventional resources, but is still likely to face stiff opposition from those who oppose... Read more...
Amazon customers in one California town will be soon be able to receive Prime Air deliveries via drones later this year. After nearly a decade of trying to make drone delivery a reality, Amazon is finally ready to start delivering on its quest to get packages to customers in a quicker, more cost effective... Read more...
When we reviewed the DJI Mavic 3 last year, we came away impressed, and rightfully so, because it was a great product. The new DJI Mini 3 Pro we'll be showing you here today, however, has essentially redefined expectations for a sub-250g drone. Nothing was left untouched in the Mini 3 Pro and virtually every... Read more...
We've been getting some air time with DJI's recently announced Mini 3 Pro drone, an ultra lightweight flyer that dodges the need to register with the FAA by checking in at under 249 grams with the standard battery. The regulation-friendly drone, while small, boasts some big features that had us chomping (technically, champing) at the bit to Read more...
DJI just cleared its Mini Pro 3 for takeoff, and with it comes a host of upgrades and feature enhancements. Billed as the world's most powerful ultra-lightweight drone, the Mini Pro 3 rocks an updated design, a bigger sensor, the ability to record 4K Ultra HD videos at 60 frames per second, and better obstacle... Read more...
The last time we had a drone in-house was with the DJI Mavic 3, which we described as a “top-flight drone for photography or videography work,” but also noted that “these drones are not meant for the hobby pilot who just wants a camera drone to capture the occasional landscape.” To fill the gap in price and... Read more...
GoPro just launched what it's billing as its lightest camera ever, the Hero10 Black Bones. It's not for everyone, or even the typical adventurer that might purchase an action camera, whether it's GoPro model or something else. Instead, GoPro stripped its Hero10 Black camera down to just its barebones assembly to make... Read more...
You can take some remarkable videos and photos with a drone because of their ability to capture unique aerial views that even the longest selfie sticks wouldn't be able to achieve, but one of the coolest drone videos we've ever seen actually takes place inside a Tesla factory. It's a rare and spectacular tease of how... Read more...
Drone enthusiasts in Ukraine have volunteered to use their flying skills in an attempt to combat Russians forces. This is a major shift from flying their drones as a hobby, to flying them to save potentially save lives. One retail store in the capital city of Kyiv has emptied its stock, as it has given out some 300... Read more...
Imagine it's the year 20XX. Hopefully you're healthy. You're also sitting on your front porch watching Amazon's package drones whiz through the skies while awaiting your own delivery. It slowly starts to prepare for landing before suddenly veering off somewhere else! What happened!? Well, Michigan State University... Read more...
If your community is still putting on a fireworks display for New Year’s Eve, this could possibly be the last such event. We love the whizzes, bangs and rockets lighting up the sky, but the growing use of drones for light shows could make the real pyrotechnics a thing of the past and there are a few obvious benefits... Read more...
When people think of consumer drones, the brand that usually comes to mind is DJI, which has effectively dominated the market for several years. It appears that this streak is going to continue as well, with the newly released (and previously leaked) DJI Mavic 3, or what DJI calls “the world’s best drone made even... Read more...
The upcoming first-person view (FPV) drone from DJI is not necessarily a secret after it leaked back in December, but DJI has been incredibly quiet since then. It seems the Shenzhen-based company has been plugging away at getting the drone ready, as another leaker, SpiderMonkey FPV on YouTube, got his hands on a... Read more...
Do you own and operate a drone, or plan to? If so, be aware that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is introducing some key rule changes for "Unmanned Aircraft" (UA), otherwise known as drones. They include being able to fly over people and at night under certain conditions... Read more...
DJI drones, such as the Mini 2 we recently reviewed, have always been among the most popular consumer drones on the market. While they are something of a gold standard, DJI has primarily been only refreshing the lineup year-over-year. According to leaks online, however, DJI may be adding a new drone to the family... Read more...
John Henry was a steel driving railroad man who, according to legend, bested a steam-powered rock drilling machine in a competition many, many years ago. I'm reminded of this because it's one of my favorite songs performed by my late grandfather and great uncle, and now decades later, man versus machine is still a... Read more...
The United States Interior Department is home to one of the largest fleets of aerial drones in the US government, with more than 800 of them in the agency's employ. However, every single one of them has reportedly been grounded. They are not defective, and instead this is said to be a precautionary measure over... Read more...
Earlier this week, many details (including images) of DJI's new Mavic Mini drone leaked onto the internet. Today, however, DJI has officially introduced the newest member to its growing family. In most respects, the Mavic Mini is both a shrunken down version of the Mavic Air -- thanks to its folding legs that allow... Read more...
Drone maker DJI is getting ready to release a new Mavic Mini model that is so small in size it can fit in a person's hand, when folded up. It also checks in under the size and weight requirement by the Federal Aviation Administration for having to be registered, and according to an early product listing, it can fly... Read more...
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