DJI

  • DJI upgrades its 4k handheld gimbal camera with zoom lens, motion timelapse

    DJI upgrades its 4k handheld gimbal camera with zoom lens, motion timelapse

    DJI just announced an upgraded version of its lovely Osmo camera. Called the Osmo Plus, this model offers key features not found on the original Osmo such as zoom, motion timelapse and an improved stabilization system. Like the original, which is still available, the Osmo Plus gives shooters a stabilized camera system thanks to the 3-axle gimbal system. It’s similar to the gimbals used… Read More

  • Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

    Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

    Aptonomy Inc. has developed drone technology that could make prison breaks, robberies or malicious intrusions of any kind impossible for mere mortals. Dubbing it a kind of “flying security guard,” the company has built its systems on top of a drone often used by movie-makers, the DJI S-1000+, a camera-carrying octocopter. To that skeleton, Aptonomy adds a new flight… Read More

  • DJI puts temporary restrictions on its drones in Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio

    DJI puts temporary restrictions on its drones in Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio

    Tomorrow marks the first day of the Olympic Games in Rio. And drone makers DJI have announced the establishment of temporary flight restrictions that will prevent their users from flying into air space around sports arenas in six Brazilian cities hosting international athletic competitions. The restrictions — or “temporary updates to DJI’s no-fly zone system” —… Read More

  • IBM demos an employee hack for gathering live video data via drone

    IBM developer Andy Trice popped by the TechCrunch New York offices to demo a hack he’s been working on in his spare time, utilizing the company’s cloud computing platform and off-the-shelf drone hardware from DJI. The system, which started as a pet project for Trice, is able to gather and transmit data in real-time, offering up such useful contextual information as precise… Read More

  • The Vortex 250 is the Lamborghini of racing drones

    The Vortex 250 is the Lamborghini of racing drones

    Having spent a good deal of time flying UAVs like DJI’s Inspire 1 and Phantom 4, I like to consider myself experienced with drones. So when I came across Horizon Hobby’s Vortex 250 Pro racing drone, I didn’t think twice that it was labeled for “the experienced pilot”. I thought I’d take off, hover around my house, maybe snap some photos or videos. Boy was… Read More

  • University of Florida held the world’s first brain-controlled drone race

    University of Florida held the world’s first brain-controlled drone race

    Drone races are nothing new. But while they started as an ad-hoc activity within the drone community, the sport has now taken on a life of its own with highly elaborate events and a partnership with ESPN. Read More

  • DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro form new drone advocacy group

    DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro form new drone advocacy group

    DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro are launching their own drone advocacy group to lobby for “policies that promote innovation and safety, and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework.” The Small UAV Coalition, which launched with participation from DJI, 3DR, Amazon Prime Air and others interested in the drone ecosystem, has been one of the main lobbying groups for… Read More

  • TechCrunch went skiing with a drone

    Add this one to the bucket list. A startup called Cape Productions will use a drone to capture videos of you skiing. Stationed at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, the team provides aerial footage of you racing down the slopes, including different angles from your GoPro. Because of its impeccable safety record, Cape is currently the only FAA-approved company that’s allowed to fly… Read More