Two years ago we first heard about the Splash Drone, a floating quadcopter that can land on the water to get underwater shots via a user-supplied GoPro camera. Well, the just-announced Splash Drone 3 features its own motor-stabilized 4K/25fps camera, along with improved flight control and propulsion systems, plus the return of a Payload Release […]

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance. Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports […]

Image via Pixabay. As Donald Trump has amped up his attacks on the press, fears have grown about the collateral effects on journalism—from an assault on libel laws and open records, to a tougher environment for Freedom of Information Act requests. Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, has been […]

 Print Former CIA Director John Brennan Former CIA Director John Brennan told a U.S. House committee Tuesday that Russia was “brazen” in its attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States, and while he was unable to determine whether there was “collusion” between the Russians and members of the Trump presidential campaign, he […]

• Shoots up to nine minutes of 1080p video, or up to 200 13-megapixel photos. • Maximum speed of 10mph; can fly in winds up to 17mph; 10 minute claimed flying time • 197 grams, with battery (my scale) • Fits in a jersey pocket • Controlled via smartphone: iOS and Android apps available • […]

Surveillance drones and security robots are not new innovations on their own, but Singapore company Otsaw Digital has brought the two together. The O-R3 is the world’s first ground-aerial outdoor security robot that combines an autonomous roving ground vehicle with a surveillance drone, resulting in a mobile system that can launch a drone to follow […]

Former CIA Director John Brennan is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence committee on Tuesday as part of a congressional probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. A three decade veteran of the CIA, Mr. Brennan served as director of America’s leading spy agency from 2013 until retiring when Donald Trump […]

Hollywood movies such as ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ have used aerial track shots provided by drone helicopters with cameras. However, those shots require careful planning to avoid collisions, and separate operators for the drones and cameras.   But MIT researchers have developed a camera-equipped, autonomous drone that can maintain a shot’s […]

Who doesn’t love drones, right? Once the playthings of the wealthy, they’re now some of the coolest toys around. And the ones with cameras on are the most fun. Today we’re showcasing is a silver-dollar sized drone with full video recording capabilities. The Cheerson CX-10C launched as the World’s Smallest Camera Drone, and we’ve been hard […]

North Korea’s military has 300 to 400 attack drones capable of carrying biological and chemical weapons that could reach the South Korean capital of Seoul within one hour, according to a high-level defector from the isolated regime ruling Pyongyang. The claim from a 42-year-old former third secretary who fled Kim Jong-un’s regime in 2015 coincides […]

A small Israeli surveillance drone of the SkyLark type crashed Monday in the southern Lebanese border town of Aita al-Shaab, Lebanon’s National News Agency said. The drone crashed near the U.N.-demarcated Blue Line on the Lebanese-Israeli border, NNA said. Israeli forces went on alert along the border in the wake of the incident as Israeli […]