July 2018

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(CNN)Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President’s Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics […]

The Queensland Law Reform Commission is investigating how the state’s privacy laws can be tightened to govern the use of drones. Attorney-General Yvette D’ath last week directed the body to examine modernising legislation to take into account “current and emerging technologies”. The review was one of several recommendations from last month’s Queensland Drones Strategy [pdf] […]

When a U.S. drone strike killed five members of the Manthari family in Yemen in late March 2018, the U.S. Defense Department reported that terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed and that civilians were not present at the attack. The Manthari family shares a different story. According to relatives, tribal […]

Other details? The listing confirms 360-degree collision awareness (here described as “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”), a brisk 45MPH top speed and a 31-minute flight time comparable to the Mavic Pro Platinum. There’s no mention of the video recording quality (presumably 4K), although the drones would transmit live 1080p video at distances of up to five miles. […]

Other details? The listing confirms 360-degree collision awareness (here described as “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”), a brisk 45MPH top speed and a 31-minute flight time comparable to the Mavic Pro Platinum. There’s no mention of the video recording quality (presumably 4K), although the drones would transmit live 1080p video at distances of up to five miles. […]

Quite a few drones are made to be portable, with propellers that fold inwards into the main body, but what the Blank Drone does is unique, and when folded goes down to exactly 50% of its original volume. Blank uses two almost-identical modules that lock into each other in an ‘X’ manner, forming a drone […]

A 27-year-old Manteca man wanted for a parole violation made an unsuccessful bid Thursday to escape arrest. Three police agencies – the CHP, Manteca Police and the Delta Auto Theft Task Force – swarmed the Magna Terra neighborhood east and north of Doctors Hospital shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday to serve a felony arrest warrant […]

We’ve reported on drone technology company Kespry before, as its construction industry-specific Earthworks software was impressive enough to warrant an in-depth look, and a meeting with the Trump administration was simply too newsworthy to ignore. According to a Kespry press release, the “drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider” has developed an unmanned, high-resolution, thermal imaging system […]