Larry Downing/REUTERS The Central Intelligence Agency has its own investment capital arm, and it’s been pumping money into some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies for years. In-Q-Tel (named after “Q” in the James Bond films) invests in companies that can deliver useful technology to the intelligence community within 36 months. But since it’s structured as […]

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While air traffic control systems track, guide and monitor thousands of planes and helicopters every day, one group of sky flyers remains unmonitored: drones. In recent years, small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as commercial quadcopters and hobby drones, have become less expensive and easier to fly — adding traffic to airspace that’s already congested. […]

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The crash of a U-2 spy plane that killed one pilot and injured another during a Tuesday training mission could bolster arguments in favor of unmanned systems, as the long battle against the decades-old plane’s retirement winds closer to an end. However, analysts said the crash, which occurred in a rural area near Sacramento, did not necessarily […]

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Just two days before the bombings in New York City and Seaside Park, New Jersey, a relative’s cellphone recorded suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami igniting incendiary material in a cylinder buried in a backyard, the fuse being lighted, a loud noise and flames, according to the federal complaint charging him with terror crimes. After the flames erupted, […]

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GoPro has become synonymous with body-mounted recording, capturing everything from high-endurance sports to casual bike rides in the city. Now, the company behind the 4K wearable cam is taking its signature product to new heights with the GoPro Karma, a remote controlled camera drone that promises both ease-of-use and silky smooth footage. While there are […]

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A soldier stands in front of a ‘Shadow’ Unmanned Aerial System during an official presentation by the German and U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at the U.S. military base in Vilseck-Grafenwoehr October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle When future historians look back on his presidency, Barack Obama will be remembered for many things – but among […]

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The father of accused terrorist bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami charges the FBI, despite his warnings, botched a 2014 probe into his violent and radicalized son. “They did not do the job,” Mohammad Rahami said Tuesday near his First American Fried Chicken takeout restaurant. The feds conducted a perfunctory two-month probe that turned up no links […]

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Image source: GoPro. If you watched GoPro‘s (NASDAQ:GPRO) Hero 5 and Karma Drone product launch event on Monday, you may have missed arguably the most important product coming into the company’s lineup. It isn’t a camera or a drone or image stabilization technology. It’s a keychain attachment that could make getting videos from your camera […]

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1:03   China Mail Drone Makes First Delivery 9/20/2016 9:57PM China’s first postal drone delivered a parcel in mountainous Zhejiang province, state media reported Monday. Like several other companies around the world, including Amazon and Google X, China Post is exploring drone delivery services. Photo/Video: CCTV … read more at: http://www.wsj.com/video/gopro-has-high-hopes-for-new-cameras-and-drone/594B2AAA-1603-42FF-B93C-7ACC33752C48.html

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Karma’s simplicity is deceiving. “We started with a small team,” says Lema. “We used them to attract other people that are roboticists, we have control theory folks. We have a team that joined us in Zurich, that’s our advanced navigation team that’s working on some future product ideas.” That last part is important. Lema is […]

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