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There are drones, and there are drones that can capture video. And then there are drones like the Teal that can fly at over 70 MPH and capture 4K footage. Whoa. When someone purchases any sort of drone, they'll have a specific use case in mind. Some drones are good for racing, while others are good at capturing amazing photography from the air. There are even drones that can follow you around. What makes Teal a bit different is that it's able to not just go fast, but capture high-res video at the same time. The Teal drone isn't a be-all-end-all drone right out of the box; it's flexible, able to be better configured for your particular needs at the time. You can swap for a heavier battery, for... Read more...
I’m not sure how to react to the rapid ascent of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones.” On the one hand, you have people using drones to film extreme sports, take breathtaking video footage in nature, and even get an overhead view of the construction of Apple’s new spaceship campus. But on the other hand, you have the idiots that were at the controls of not one, but five drones during a recent wildfire in southern California. The rubbernecking drones delayed the response of firefighting by nearly a half hour, when every minute counts in lessoning the spread of a fire. Now we have would could be the most interesting use for a personal drone yet: a flying gun platform. Of course, the U.S.... Read more...
Prepare to meet Lily, the world's first throw-and-shoot camera and the first product from Lily Robotics. Lily is self-flying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) camera that is designed to follow you, committing your movements to video and/or still photos, via a small circular GPS-enabled tracker that you keep on or near you.  A single tap on the tracker gets the party started, readying Lily to follow a defined set of commands, all while maintaining a tight focus on you. And armed with a camera that company CTO and co-founder Henry Bradlow says is roughly equivalent to the GoPro Hero 3, Lily is able to deliver the results of that focus in the form of 1080p video at 60fps, 720p video at 120fps,... Read more...
You have to hand it to Mark Zuckerberg: He is not screwing around when it comes to his ambitious Internet.org venture to connect the entire world to the Internet, at least if the rumors are true that Facebook is going to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. Titan Aerospace makes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, and Facebook would most certainly be interested in the devices’ ability to carry networking equipment that could provide Internet access for all. Credit: Titan Aerospace Titan’s Solara 50 and Solara 60 models appear to be the main target here. The UAVs can be launched anytime powered by an internal battery, and when the sun comes up they’ll... Read more...
A wise person once said that those who don't innovate simply get left behind. We can't say for sure if that person was employed by Domino's, but the famed pizza company seems to be working overtime on next-generation tactics for selling pies. The latest story to focus on drones actually has nothing to do with Google nor the military -- it's about pizza. Of course, DomiCopter is just a pie-in-the-sky concept / promo stunt right now, but the most interesting part is that the concept could probably be executed with aplomb if the right engineers were put on the job. DomiCopter is a folksy drone that can (in theory) deliver pizzas to an address, and then fly back to home base. Domino's has stated... Read more...
Revolutionary New 'Cockpit' for UAVs dramatically improves operator performance November 2, 2006 Raytheon has unveiled what it calls its Universal Control System (UCS) - a first of its kind unmanned aerial system (UAS) "cockpit" that revolutionizes operator awareness and efficiency, while providing the ability to control multiple unmanned aircraft, reduce potential accidents, improve training, and decrease costs. The announcement was made during the Shephard UV North America 2006 conference in Tysons Corner, Va.  READ MORE... Commentary:  I have always been a fan of technology and in fact love the idea of UAV's.  The idea of being able to fly an aircraft in... Read more...