drone

  • Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets

    Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the CEOs of Sky Futures, Verifly and Airware took the stage with TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois in an attempt to explain how drones can be used other than for taking selfies. But, before that can happen, common sense regulation is needed, the panel argued. Chris Blackford of SkyFutures stated that his company, which provides drone solutions… Read More

  • Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

    Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

    Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos. Amazon releases a vid with a new Prime Air drone design… Read More

  • Dispatch Joins The Ground Delivery Club

    Dispatch Joins The Ground Delivery Club

    Delivery companies have finally realized the importance of rolling before learning to fly. While autonomous quadcopter and other airborne drones have been in vogue over the past few years, autonomous ground-based vehicles are slowly eking out their space in the delivery market. Dispatch, founded by a team of MIT and University of Pennsylvania computer vision researchers, is one of several… Read More

  • GoPro Publishes Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Drone After Reporting Disappointing Earnings

    GoPro Publishes Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Drone After Reporting Disappointing Earnings

    GoPro is working on a drone that’s scheduled for release in early 2016. The company just posted a sneak peak of footage captured from the new drone. Spoiler: It’s silky smooth. This footage was released an hour after GoPro announced a disappointing third quarter financial statement, which caused the stock price to crash 18% in after-hours trading. Analysts are skeptical about… Read More

  • Drones + X

    Drones + X

    Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them ‘drones’ because that implies that they are at least semi-autonomous (and maybe able to bomb a terrorist (and a few innocent bystanders)). But what’s happening now is that the technology is catching up with the term. Drones… Read More

  • Watch This Guy Fly In A 54-Propeller Super Drone

    Watch This Guy Fly In A 54-Propeller Super Drone

    Flying drones are all the rage right now. The latest DJI Phantom is smoking hot. But sitting in your very own one and flying it? That’s uncharted territory…until now. Check out this dude in the UK hovering above the earth in a contraption with “54 counter-rotation propellers and six grouped control channels with Hobbyking stabilization.” It’s hard to tell just… Read More

  • What 2014 Tech Products Made The Mom Cut?

    What 2014 Tech Products Made The Mom Cut?

    Anthropology is the study of humans, and little fascinates me more than watching humans interact with technology. We express such a broad range of emotions when we use our gadgets and devices, from delight at a beautiful user experience to deep anger at error screens and lost data. It’s like those videos of monkeys using tools to open up nuts, except far closer to home. For the five of… Read More

  • GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year

    GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year

    GoPro is working on a lineup of consumer drones to supplement its action camera lineup, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new product category would offer aerial drones like the Parrot Bebop and DJI Phantom and Inspire 1. The drones would reportedly retail in the $500 to $1,000 range, and come with GoPro action camera tech onboard, which is a natural fit given that outfitting drones… Read More

  • DJI Introduces The $2,800 Inspire 1 Transforming Drone

    DJI Introduces The $2,800 Inspire 1 Transforming Drone

    DJI is the leader in drones and the company just introduced a radical new model. The Inspire 1 builds upon the success of the Phantom and integrates some of the magic found in the firm’s professional-level drones, including the ability to stream 1080p video up to a mile away. At $3,300, the Inspire 1 isn’t cheap, but it packs an unparalleled suite of technology in its arsenal. Read More

  • 5 Drones That Could Make You The Coolest Kid In Town

    Drones are fun. Drones are cool. And, for now, drones are legal. Here are a few great commercial/entry-level drones that can take to the air right now and a few that might make it into stores – and the air – later this year. Read More