DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery
Drone maker DJI has been so troubled by a string of rogue-drone incidents at an international airport that it's offering a large cash reward to help catch those responsible. The post DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery appeared first on Digital Trends.
Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform
 An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlantic Bridge led the round joined by Autodesk Forge Fund, True Ventures, Foundry Group, Mayfield and other undisclosed investors, according to the company statement. The company didn’t break… Read More ...
DJI could be about to unveil its smallest drone yet
DJI could be about to launch a quadcopter even smaller than its compact and foldable Mavic machine. All will be revealed at a special event hosted by the drone giant in New York City on May 24. The post DJI could be about to unveil its smallest drone yet appeared first on Digital Trends.
DJI could be about to unveil its smallest drone yet
DJI could be about to launch a quadcopter even smaller than its compact and foldable Mavic machine. All will be revealed at a special event hosted by the drone giant in New York City on May 24. The post DJI could be about to unveil its smallest drone yet appeared first on Digital Trends.
DJI adds much of Iraq and Syria to its list of no-fly zones for its drones
 Drone maker DJI has updated their software to turn huge expanses of Syria and Iraq into no-fly zones. DJI usually prevents users from navigating their drones over sensitive areas like military bases and airports, but its new no-fly zones cover a much wider breadth and includes most of the northern half of both countries (including the city of Mosul), according to DJI’s map. Read More ...
Check out the ‘world’s first spherical drone display’ from Docomo
Drone entertainment is about to get rather interesting after Docomo unveiled what it claims is the "world's first spherical drone display." Just imagine a choreographed flying display using hundreds of these things! The post Check out the ‘world’s first spherical drone display’ from Docomo appeared first on Digital Trends....
DJI and Hasselblad team for a 100-megapixel camera drone
Not satisfied with the abilities of your current camera drone? DJI has the alternative, and it comes in the form of an M600 Pro drone coupled with a camera that can capture 100-megapixel photos. The two companies are currently showing off the product at NAB, and they’ll be launching it for purchase some time in the third-quarter of this year. … Continue reading...
DJI Goggles release date and specifications revealed
Flying a drone and using it to record video or take pictures is a pretty exciting experience all its own, but if you want to make it more exhilarating, then DJI‘s new Goggles might be for you. Though DJI Goggles don’t really have much of an inspired name, they’ll give you a birds-eye view of the action as your drone … Continue reading...
DJI’s new FPV goggles let you control your drone with head movements
 When DJI announced the Mavic Pro last year they also teased a pair of FPV goggles that could be used to see first-person video from DJI’s drones. But we didn’t get many more details than that… until now. Read More ...
DJI’s new FPV goggles let you control your drone with head movements
 When DJI announced the Mavic Pro last year they also teased a pair of FPV goggles that could be used to see first-person video from DJI’s drones. But we didn’t get many more details than that… until now. Read More ...
PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen
 The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can find, attract and record fish. It operates at a depth of 30 meters, or about 98 feet, for up to four hours at a time. It is suitable for use in fresh-, salt-or chlorinated-water. The PowerRay garnered… Read More ...
Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results
British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way. The post Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results appeared first on Digital Trends....
With DroneDeploy’s Fieldscanner, pilots can create maps as they fly
 Flying drones to inspect a farm, construction site, or any other venue from overhead can generate a huge amount of data. It takes time, though, for drone users to upload and turn this high-resolution data into maps, graphs or business intelligence they can act upon. Today, a data management platform for drones called DroneDeploy, is launching a tool called Fieldscanner that makes it possible… Read More ...
Rogue drones targeted by new ‘specialist squad’ in the U.K.
A new "specialist squad" has been set up in the U.K. to target criminals trying to fly contraband into the nation's prisons. The problem is a growing one, prompting a growing number of companies to offer solutions. The post Rogue drones targeted by new ‘specialist squad’ in the U.K. appeared first on Digital Trends....
Rogue drones targeted by new ‘specialist squad’ in the U.K.
A new "specialist squad" has been set up in the U.K. to target criminals trying to fly contraband into the nation's prisons. The problem is a growing one, prompting a growing number of companies to offer solutions. The post Rogue drones targeted by new ‘specialist squad’ in the U.K. appeared first on Digital Trends....
Yes, that’s a selfie drone flying around in your local Apple Store
Apple Stores are going to be a lot noisier from this week after the company inked a deal to be the sole seller of the new Hover Camera Passport "selfie drone" from ZeroZero Robotics. The post Yes, that’s a selfie drone flying around in your local Apple Store appeared first on Digital Trends.
Why Flybrix skipped crowdfunding to launch its LEGO drone kits
 Flybrix first dreamed up a drone that kids could build with LEGO bricks in 2015. At the time, the co-founders debated the merits of launching with a crowdfunding campaign. They craved the exposure that brands attracted on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but they knew consumers were growing suspicious of promises made by crowdfunding hardware startups. Read More ...
Yuneec Breeze FPV camera drone gets livestreaming support
Yuneec Breeze, the camera drone with a relatively unique first-person-view system, has announced new support for livestreaming video. With this, users are able to livestream their drone’s activities on certain popular platforms including Facebook and YouTube, greatly increasing the drone’s usefulness for the average user. The livestreaming feature has arrived in the iOS and Android apps, among other things. The … Continue reading...
This 18-rotor electric ‘super-drone’ has designs on becoming a flying taxi
The team behind the amazing Volocopter this week unveiled an updated version of the flying machine. Following tests, it's hoped the two-person aircraft will be ready for the trial launch of a flying taxi service in 2018. The post This 18-rotor electric ‘super-drone’ has designs on becoming a flying taxi appeared first on Digital Trends....
From the sky to your door, Amazon’s drones are coming – here’s what you should know
Curious about Amazon's Prime Air, and how the delivery service came to be? We've compiled a history of the effort, which will get you up to speed and help you understand why Amazon is serious about drones. The post From the sky to your door, Amazon’s drones are coming – here’s what you should know appeared first on Digital Trends....