May 2017

Despite South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s promises of renewed inter-Korean dialogue, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has reported that an Israeli-built Heron surveillance drone flew within its borders. RELATED: White House: US, Japan to Boost Sanctions on North Korea “The puppet military of south Korea let a spy drone ‘Heron’ intrude deep into the […]

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana’s two largest police departments want drones to help monitor large gatherings or monitor traffic at large events, but state law restricts drone usage. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indiana State Police are both looking into acquiring drones, The Indianapolis Star reported (http://indy.st/2qPpogN ). At least 10 Indiana police agencies own […]

Police and security services have foiled at least eight major terror plots linked to or originating in the West Midlands in recent years. Each one would, had they succeeded, have resulted in the death or maiming of many innocent people. In the wake of the Manchester bombing which left 22 dead and many more injured, […]

Once the stuff of a madman’s dreams, drones are now very much a reality – so much so that it’s possible to own one of these flying technological wonders for a surprisingly small amount of cash.  As the general public’s appetite for these devices grows, so too does the sheer volume of options available. The […]

McALLEN — School district police officers here completed a months-long drone training program at Sanchez Elementary on Friday. This spring, Drone Pilot Inc., a Central Texas training firm, taught four officers from the McAllen Independent School District Police Department on the usage of drones. The 100-hour training, which began in February, went through various real-life […]

All the pieces of Snap’s grand plan are coming together, the latest of which appears to be putting its camera technology atop drones.  SEE ALSO: Snapchat blew its first-ever earnings At least that’s the obvious conclusion based on Snap’s acquisition of Ctrl Me Robotics for “under $1 million,” a deal that was first reported by […]

McALLEN — School district police officers here completed a months-long drone training program at Sanchez Elementary on Friday. This spring, Drone Pilot Inc., a Central Texas training firm, taught four officers from the McAllen Independent School District Police Department on the usage of drones. The 100-hour training, which began in February, went through various real-life […]

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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 […]