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Gift Guide: How to Buy a Drone for Any Skill Level

There’s more than one type of drone, so which one should you buy?

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The World’s First Hoverbike Could Revolutionize the Drone Industry

In Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly time travels to the year 2015 to save his future children from a lifetime of disastrous events. The film is full of slapstick humor, intense action and one of the most memorable soundtracks of all time. Anyone that’s seen it will probably tell you it’s one of […]

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Tired of Drones Flying Over Your Head? Build a Drone Detection System

The use of drones for personal use has increased exponentially in recent years. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the Federal Aviation Administration imposes no guidelines on these individuals and there have been many mishaps. Drones crashing into buildings or nosediving onto sidewalks are some things that have not only happened, but are also […]

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Parrot Unveils New Drone and Controller, Both Oculus-Compatible

The company behind Newegg’s best-selling drone has just unveiled a brand new model that is ultra-lightweight, has embedded GPS with flight map control, and fully supports the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Coined “Bebop”, Parrot’s new drone also features an impressive 14MP HD camera with a fisheye lens and built-in image stabilization. The Bebop won’t […]

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Is Drone Journalism a Constitutional Right?

Recently, a judge with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled that there are no laws against flying a drone commercially and that Raphael “Trappy” Pirker would no longer have to pay a $10,000 fine administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for flying a drone in what they characterized as “careless and reckless behavior.” […]

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A Band of Drones: How Computer Scientists are Making Music with Unmanned Aircraft

Music is the universal language. Two people living on opposite sides of the world could listen to the same song and enjoy it for its same qualities. Since its creation, music has been able to transcend race, ethnicity, and continents. And up until now, it also required human beings to play the instruments — until […]

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Facebook is Using Drones to Bring the Internet to Millions of People

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Mark Zuckerberg. A couple of days after buying Oculus VR for $2 billion, the social media mogul announced his Connectivity Lab campaign. The initiative’s goal is to use new aerospace and communications technologies to improve and extend Internet access for millions of people across the globe — […]

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Pharmacy Items can now be Delivered by Drones in San Francisco

After staying out late one night, Joshua Zeiring was in dire need of some Advil. The only problem was that he didn’t want to go out in the rain to get it. He mumbled to himself: “We should have drones to deliver this $#*!” And that’s how QuiQui was born. QuiQui (pronounced “Quickie”) is a […]

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Federal Judge Rules Commercial Drones are Completely Legal

On October 17th, 2011, Raphael Pirker was hired to fly a drone over the University of Virginia campus to obtain aerial photos and videos for a company called Lewis Communications. The Federal Aviation Administration did not take kindly to his flying without a pilot’s certificate and fined him $10,000 for what they said was “careless […]

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