November 2018

Ryze Tech, with support from DJI, has launched the Tello EDU drone, a new update to its previous unit that adds support for more programming languages and drone swarms. The Tello EDU follows on from the Tello, which launched earlier this year and has been lauded as one of the best beginner drones on the […]

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Two years after launching the original Hover, Zero Zero Robotics has returned for the sequel. In spite of landing a $25 million Series A back in 2016, the startup is going to the crowdfunding well on this one, launching a $100K Kickstarter campaign to launch the latest version of the self-flying drone. Hover 2, which the […]

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Many analysts, practitioners, and scholars are skeptical of the efficacy of drone strikes for counterterrorism, suggesting that they provide short-term gains at best and are counterproductive at worst. However, despite how widespread these views are, reliable evidence on the consequences of drone strikes remains limited. My research on drone warfare and U.S. counterterrorism—some of which was recently published in International Security—addresses this issue by examining the U.S. drone […]

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(TNS) — Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is questioning a city council proposal to oversee the use of drones and other technology by law enforcement. With police planning to deploy drones throughout Hartford neighborhoods, the council wants a say over what equipment, monitoring and data retention officers use. Under a proposal that the American Civil […]

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The whole idea behind drones is that they fly free. Unattached to the traffic-clogged, obstacle-riddled surface, they promise to change the way we move our stuff and even ourselves. So it’s strange to hear that one startup thinks the best way to fly drones is by tying them to the ground. In that tether, CyPhy […]

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Posted November 14, 2018 06:37:27 Photo: DJI are recognised as the global leader in drone making technology. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) The world’s largest drone manufacturer has had to patch a security vulnerability that left users’ photos, videos, and data wide open to hackers. Chinese drone giant Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) commands more than 70 per […]

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Family members said Monday they were the ones who found missing Kendrick McArthur dead inside his vehicle this weekend after forming a search party and using a drone to pinpoint his vehicle in the woods. McArthur, 42, the father of two children, had been shot and missing since Oct. 28.  Two Fayetteville men are charged in connection with his […]

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MORAVIA, Czech Republic — A group of bicyclists were filming a nearby drone when they realized the flying machine was stealing one of their bikes. The cyclists had just climbed a tower in Hustopece, Moravia, Czech Republic and saw the drone flying over their bikes, which they had left lying on the grass below. In […]

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Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is questioning a city council proposal to oversee the use of drones and other technology by law enforcement. With police planning to deploy drones throughout Hartford neighborhoods, the council wants a say over what equipment, monitoring and data retention officers use. Under a proposal that the American Civil Liberties Union […]

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HIGHLAND PARK, IL — Highland Park police want a drone to help first responders during search and rescue and missing person operations. Drones can also be used for emergency supply drops, thermal imaging and “identifying hazards in exigent circumstances,” Chief Lou Jogmen said in a memo to the City Council. Jogmen recommended the city gets […]

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