December 2016

When Clinton resident Austin Haughwout uploaded YouTube videos of his pistol and flamethrower-equipped drones last year, he triggered a national debate over the use of weaponized drones that is expected to result in new state legislation. Eight states, including Vermont and Maine, now have laws prohibiting or limiting the weaponization of drones, and Connecticut is […]

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River police department is issuing a warning about the usage of drones in the city. The warning, posted on their Facebook page comes from several complaints from residents.  A popular holiday gift for 2016, the department has already responded to complaints of drones being flown in the city and […]

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At first glance you’re probably wondering: what is this, a drone made for ants? In fact, this tiny drone operates just like a full-size drone, but with the benefit of being extremely nimble.  The quick-moving quadcopter is the smallest drone I’ve seen that also carry its own camera—capturing crystal clear video and photography from the sky. It […]

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2016 was a year of highs and lows for the drone industry. DJI led the way with Mavic Pro, a gadget that made huge improvements on the size and simplicity of a powerful camera drone. It fits into a jacket pocket while delivering four miles of range and advanced autonomous features. Unfortunately, while DJI was […]

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Months before 9/11, U.S. Air Force captain Scott Swanson patrolled the skies over Afghanistan with a Predator drone. Swanson and his team were hunting Osama bin Laden. And they found him. But this was months before the new drones could fire missiles, and the pilots could only watch as bin Laden walked away. On Jan […]

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River police department is issuing a warning about the usage of drones in the city. The warning, posted on their Facebook page comes from several complaints from residents.  A popular holiday gift for 2016, the department has already responded to complaints of drones being flown in the city and […]

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When Clinton resident Austin Haughwout uploaded YouTube videos of his pistol and flamethrower-equipped drones last year, he triggered a national debate over the use of weaponized drones that is expected to result in new state legislation. Eight states, including Vermont and Maine, now have laws prohibiting or limiting the weaponization of drones, and Connecticut is […]

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YouTubeA spectacular (and loud) YouTube video showing a drone rigged with a handgun actually firing bullets freaked out a lot of folks last year. In response, several states have passed legislation outlawing such weaponized drones. In 2008, the Supreme Court affirmed in its decision in District of Columbia v. Heller that “the Second Amendment protects […]

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