Tag Archives: Drone

DIY Drone Building: Factors for Finding the Right Kit for You

Whether you like drones for the cool videos they let you shoot or just like flying them around, DIY can be a great way to begin. Certainly, fully assembled, ready-to-fly models tend to be easier to use than models that need some assembly. It can make a lot of sense to go the DIY route, however, even if it does ... Read More »

Take That Amazon! 7-Eleven Drone Delivery Has Already Started in the U.S.

Move over Amazon! 7-Eleven, the iconic chain of convenience stores with locations throughout the United States and Canada, has already completed more than 70 routine commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. And all this while mega-online retailer Amazon, which first floated the idea in a big way, remains mired in regulatory red tape and forced to test its deliveries overseas. Take ... Read More »

Drone Deliveries in US Stalled by More Regulations

Amazon completed its first drone delivery Wednesday in the U.K. and not in the U.S., marking the debut of its comprehensive unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shipping service. This was a direct manifestation of America’s burdensome regulations, which seem to be forcing Amazon, and other businesses, to take their drone technology abroad. “The fact that Amazon chose to go overseas to experiment ... Read More »

DJI Mavic Pro Foldable Drone Launched at $999, Takes on GoPro’s Karma

HIGHLIGHTS The DJI Mavic Pro can be folded to the size of a ‘water bottle’ It features a new controller and camera that supports 4K video It’s up for pre-order and starts shipping on October 15 for $999 GoPro unveiled its debut effort in the world of drones by introducing Karma at Photokina 2016. DJI, a long time player in ... Read More »

Intel Unveils Falcon 8+ Drone for Industrial Jobs; Can Reach Speeds of Nearly 60kmph

HIGHLIGHTS The drone is successor to AscTec Falcon 8 The drone can achieve speeds of up to 35 miles per hour Company previously acquired machine vision firm Movidius In a move that wouldn’t come as a surprise to many, Intel has announced its first fully self-branded drone, the Falcon 8+, which has been designed for use in industrial sector. The ... Read More »

Tencent’s ‘Ying’ Drone Can Record 4K Video, Stream It to WeChat in 720p

HIGHLIGHTS Ying will be available later this month The drone has been priced at $299 The drone is foldable and weighs less than a pound WeChat is currently the most popular messaging platform in China and it’ll be an understatement to say that it enjoy a user base of a significant size. Tencent, the company behind the app, in partnership ... Read More »

UPS Successfully Tests Urgent Commercial Drone Delivery to Remote Locations

Coming shortly after the Federal Aviation Administration introduced its first regulations for commercial drone use, United Parcel Service, Inc., (NYSE:UPS) announced last week it has begun testing an unmanned aerial delivery vehicle built by drone-maker. The drone will be used to make urgent commercial deliveries of packages to remote or difficult-to-access locations, the giant package delivery company said. “Our focus ... Read More »

Facebook’s Aquila Internet-delivery Drone Could Add Billions More Online Customers

Social networking giant Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) last week reported the first successful full-scale test flight of its ambitious Aquila solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft. It’s part of an ambitious goal to bring four billion more  people online — more customers, freelancers and maybe even partners for your business. “After two years of engineering, I’m proud to announce the successful first flight ... Read More »

Drone, Ferris Wheel Altercation a Worrying Sign of the Times

A drone crashed into the 175-foot-tall Seattle Great Wheel last week, triggering a police investigation. The Great Wheel is a ferris wheel near the downtown Seattle waterfront. No damage or injuries were reported in the crash. “I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often,” commented Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. Drones have become a problem in America’s skies, ... Read More »