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  • GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer

    GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer

    The GoPro Karma Grip is now available. The camera maker announced today that the handheld stabilizer is for sale in select stores and GoPro.com for $299. This is the same handheld grip that shipped with the Karma drone — at least before the drone was recalled for battery issues. The Karma Grip competes directly with the DJI Osmo though both offer distinct advantages as I and. Read More

  • DJI-produced short film puts the new Inspire 2 gorgeously through its paces

    DJI-produced short film puts the new Inspire 2 gorgeously through its paces

    DJI has just launched two new, professional-grade drones, and to show just what these bad boys can do, the company has released a short film shot entirely with its new hardware. Shot on the Inspire 2 by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Claudio Morandi (best known for his work on The Life of Pi), the 11-minute short (produced by Dana Brunetti) stars Ryan Phillippe and Stranger… Read More

  • DJI’s Inspire 2 gets a second camera for first-person video feeds

    DJI’s Inspire 2 gets a second camera for first-person video feeds

    DJI’s been keeping busy in these waning days of 2016. Hot on the heels on its Mavic Pro announcement back in late September, the drone maker announced an upgrade to its giant Matrice 600 last week. Today the company held a relatively intimate event in Los Angeles to debut yet another two drones, even as it continues to deal with delays for its consumer line. Both of today’s… Read More

  • DJI unveils a Pro version of its Phantom 4 drone

    DJI unveils a Pro version of its Phantom 4 drone

    The Inspire wasn’t the only DJI line to get a refresh at today’s intimate event in Los Angeles. The company’s Phantom line is also getting a bump, with the addition of the Phantom 4 Pro. Like the Inspire 2, the refreshed prosumer model features improved obstacle avoidance, courtesy of infrared light pulses that bring detection to the sides of the system, in addition to current… Read More

  • DroneBase raises from Union Square to pay any pilot for aerial footage

    DroneBase raises from Union Square to pay any pilot for aerial footage

    That drone in your closet could earn you some money thanks to DroneBase, a startup that delivers aerial data and footage to business clients. DroneBase’s new Pilot Program lets drone owners find gigs nearby where they can fly 10-minute missions, upload the assets and get paid if a DroneBase client wants to buy the info. By connecting idle pilots with needy businesses, DroneBase can… Read More

  • How drones will reshape the enterprise Crunch Network

    How drones will reshape the enterprise

    Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into the enterprise. Read More

  • DJI says it’s learned its lessons from the Mavic Pro delay

    DJI says it’s learned its lessons from the Mavic Pro delay

    Timing is everything. And for DJI, the timing for the Mavic Pro, the stars seemed to align perfectly. A couple of weeks after GoPro’s big unveil, the company had a folding drone of its own that was smaller and more feature packed that the Karma. And, in spite of being late to the announcement part, DJI announced that it would be first to market with its device – a decided bonus of… Read More

  • DJI improves the performance of its largest drone

    DJI improves the performance of its largest drone

    DJI sure seems to be squeezing a lot out of the final months of the year. While other hardware makers are working to push holiday gifts out the door, the company is making some upgrades to products that likely won’t end up under too many trees this December –though flying into them is another story entirely. The company recently pushed its more consumer-minded drone out the door… Read More

  • DJI Mavic Pro: 0, Birdhouse: 1

    DJI Mavic Pro: 0, Birdhouse: 1

    Our DJI Mavic Pro review will be delayed a bit. Stay tuned. Read More

  • DJI now says early Mavic Pro orders should be processed in “seven to eight weeks”

    DJI now says early Mavic Pro orders should be processed in “seven to eight weeks”

    DJI today issued a statement apologizing and detailing shipping details for the Mavic Pro. The company now says it “will do our best” to clear Mavic Pro orders received before November 3, 2016 within the next seven to eight weeks. Initially, DJI said the Mavic Pro would start shipping on October 15 and hit stores November 2nd. But what about the cash customers handed over when… Read More

  • DJI sends invites for November 15 event, Inspire 2 likely to debut

    DJI sends invites for November 15 event, Inspire 2 likely to debut

    It seems DJI is about to announce the next generation of the Inspire drone. The company recently sent invites for a November 15 event in LA with the tagline of Control / Create, clearly a nod to the Inspire’s dual-controller capability and target market of Hollywood creators. The event would be two years and one day after DJI announced the original Inspire drone. The first Inspire was… Read More

  • DJI says it’s starting to ship its folding drone

    DJI says it’s starting to ship its folding drone

    Looks like DJI may beat GoPro’s ship date yet. After nearly a week of delay due to unspecified manufacturing reasons, the company’s eagerly anticipated folding photography drone looks to finally be heading out to early purchasers. Three days after chalking the MIA Mavic Pro’s delay up to “amazingly strong global demand,” the company’s Global Director of… Read More

  • Customers are still waiting for their folding DJI drone

    Customers are still waiting for their folding DJI drone

    As GoPro took to the stage in Squaw Valley to show off its long-awaited Karma Drone, DJI’s PR rep smirkingly tweeted, “I’m watching a competitor unveil a new product. I ain’t worried about a thing.” Within a matter of weeks, the company was showing off its own answer to the foldable drone — a smaller and more feature-packed offering that indeed afforded… Read More

  • How consumer drones wind up in the hands of ISIS fighters

    How consumer drones wind up in the hands of ISIS fighters

    ISIS reportedly carried out its first successful drone attack this week, using a commercially available drone to deliver explosives and kill two Kurdish fighters. It’s an effort that has been a long time coming: a Facebook group dedicated to supporting Kurdish forces reported that two small drones packed with explosives were shot down in December, and reports of ISIS using commercial… Read More

  • Hands on with Hover’s self-flying camera drone, which launches today

    Hands on with Hover’s self-flying camera drone, which launches today

    A year or so ago a new type of drone hit the (preorder) market. It was the self-flying camera drone – a device that promised to combine camera and AI technology to create a drone that you could essentially throw in the air to follow you around and take photos and videos. Some of these drones include Snap, Lily, Staaker and Hover. Most of these companies have raised tens of millions… Read More

  • Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

    Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

    The DJI is a fantastic all-purpose drone, but with the EXO 1 exoskeleton, it becomes a dedicated search and rescue tool. The 3D-printed add-on quickly attaches to the drone and adds a host of features key to making the drone a valuable tool for first responders. There are GoPro mounting points at various locations around the exoskeleton that can be used for cameras, lights and any number of… Read More

  • DJI intros a pair of goggles to go along with its new drone

    DJI intros a pair of goggles to go along with its new drone

    DJI’s little drone wasn’t its only big news from today’s Mavic Pro unveil event in New York City. The company also devoted a few moments of stage time to its new simply titled video wearable, Goggles. The on-the-nose name offers up the basics of what you need to know about the new product, an all-white headset reminiscent of a VR peripheral designed to offer up… Read More

  • DJI’s folding drone is smaller and better at tracking than GoPro’s offering

    “I’m sitting in New York City,” Adam Lisberg tweeted last week, as GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, dropped to his knees, unzipped a backpack and unveiled the company’s long-awaited Karma drone at an event on the other side of the country. “I’m watching a competitor unveil a new product. I ain’t worried about a thing.” Days later, DJI’s head U.S. Read More

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