BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Dakota Access pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone in North Dakota last September has been cleared of all charges. The Bismarck Tribune reports that a judge found 32-year-old Aaron Turgeon not guilty of reckless endangerment and physical obstruction of a government function after a one-day […]

Utterly dull thriller “Drone” tries to raise ethical and moral questions about modern warfare, but the audience can only dwell on the illogical plot and unsympathetic characters — if they can engage at all. The otherwise talented cast and the controversial issue itself deserve far better treatment than this film can provide. “Drone” begins in […]

Tweet Email Tweet Email A few weeks before movie goers are immersed in Christopher Nolan’s recreation of one of the greatest World War II battles with DUNKIRK, and a few days before a certain Amazonian princess and her sisters join the fight in the previous world war, this new film takes a look at modern […]

Video effects specialist Robert McIntosh wanted a tiny but powerful camera drone, so he built himself the world’s smallest high-definition drone. It’s a drone that can squeeze through the smallest of spaces, as you can see in the unusual 2-minute video above. “This is without a doubt the world’s smallest HD camera carrying drone seen […]

By Abdirahman Hussein and Katharine Houreld MOGADISHU/NAIROBI (Reuters) – A former U.S. intelligence specialist has donated surveillance drones to police in Somalia, aiming to help combat a jump in deadly bombings by al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents. The gift comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is increasing military engagement in the region. A member of the […]

Aimed at Spider-Man fans and drone enthusiasts, Skyrocket Toys has partnered with Marvel on the launch of an Official Movie Edition “Spider-Drone” — a functional replica of an eight-legged surveillance drone that Spidey will use in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming. There’s a basic Spider-Man Drone, which lists for $89.99 and will be available first at Walmart starting […]

The Trump administration is pushing new rules that would let authorities track and destroy drones flying over sensitive areas, according to documents obtained by The New York Times. The rules would permit authorities to “disrupt, redirect, disable, seize or confiscate” any unmanned aerial vehicle without prior consent under certain circumstances, according to the documents, which […]

This blog post was coauthored with my research associate, Jennifer Wilson.  When governments use military force outside of their sovereign territory, they generally provide some political justification for doing so. In modern times, aggressor states no longer defend their attacks on the grounds of merely punishment or revenge. Rather, they offer a range of justifications […]

Utterly dull thriller “Drone” tries to raise ethical and moral questions about modern warfare, but the audience can only dwell on the illogical plot and unsympathetic characters — if they can engage at all. The otherwise talented cast and the controversial issue itself deserve far better treatment than this film can provide. “Drone” begins in […]

There’s nothing more annoying than a dad with a camera. I know this not only because I’m a father with a smartphone always one swipe away from a photo shoot, but because my old man documented much of my 1980’s — for better or worse — with a shoulder-mounted camcorder. But later in life, when […]