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Dronies! Drone-Selfies Are a Thing!

Dronies! Drone-Selfies Are a Thing!

I have to admit when I first heard of drone selfies, I thought that actual drones were taking selfies of themselves.…

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Flying X-wing Tri-rotor: X-wing Fighters Are Now in Our Skies

Flying X-wing Tri-rotor: X-wing Fighters Are Now in Our Skies

Rodger Cleye made this awesome flying X-wing Fighter. Maybe it can shoot down some of those other drones in our skies. This 19 lb., five-foot-long X-Wing Fighter comes after Rodger already made a flying James Bond…

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Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives

Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives

There are all sorts of things you can do with a flying drone aircraft or quadcopter carrying a camera. You could do the obvious and chase your dog or cat around the house. You could have…

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R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground

R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground

Want to pick up your date? Forget your car. Don’t send a taxi. Send two R/C helicopters to pick her up and really impress her.…

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Remote Control Mini Flying TARDIS: It’s Bigger on the Show

Remote Control Mini Flying TARDIS: It’s Bigger on the Show

We all wish that we could have our very own TARDIS to fly, but sadly, unless we build our own, it is just not happening. Here’s an alternative. Just buy this three inch-tall remote-controlled TARDIS.…

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Drones with Retina Scanners to Deliver Government Documents in Dubai

Drones with Retina Scanners to Deliver Government Documents in Dubai

Back in December when Amazon announced that it wanted to use drones to deliver packages to Prime users in only 30 minutes, many folks thought that sounded farfetched. Word has now surfaced from the United Arab…

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R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise

R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise

A while back, I came across a remote-controlled flying version of the Starship Enterprise. Now, the guy behind that build is showing off the next member of his flying fleet, a Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.…

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Look, up in the Sky!

Look, up in the Sky!

While flying drones are often associated with military missions or espionage, the ability to send small payloads through the air under remote control opens up possibilities for all kinds of other interesting applications. In fact, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could change everything from the way we provide emergency services in disasters to how your pizza is delivered. Here are just a few technologies in the works that could send tiny aircraft into our skies in the not-too-distant future.

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Swann Quad Starship: AR.Drone Mini

Swann Quad Starship: AR.Drone Mini

Swann has been making some really cool flying RC toys that look like different sorts of helicopters. I have played with several of those helicopters over the years and they are a lot of fun, but…

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Amazon Prime Air Would Use Drones for 30-Minute Delivery: Fast Good

Amazon Prime Air Would Use Drones for 30-Minute Delivery: Fast Good

Drones are often thought of as weapons of war, but a few years from now people may come to know them as delivery bots. In a recent interview with CBS show 60 Minutes, Amazon founder and…

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Jetman Completes Jet Pack Flight over Japan’s Mount Fuji

Jetman Completes Jet Pack Flight over Japan’s Mount Fuji

We’ve talked about Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy several times since he began making flights using a wing powered by jet engines strapped to his back. In the past he’s flown his backpack wing in formation with…

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Phantom 2 Vision: The Flying Quadricopter Camera That is Actually Useful

Phantom 2 Vision: The Flying Quadricopter Camera That is Actually Useful

The concept of the Phantom 2 Vision is not one of complete novelty. I will admit that. The Phantom 2 Vision by DJI, however, has something that the other quadricopter cameras do not: solid execution. (And…

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Will Crowdfunding Produce the World’s First Working Hoverboard?

Will Crowdfunding Produce the World’s First Working Hoverboard?

There have been many attempts to recreate the design of the Hoverboards from Back to the Future II, but none of them have been functional. Now, there’s a project which just kicked off with hopes of…

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Modular Aerial Vehicle: United We Fly

Modular Aerial Vehicle: United We Fly

We’ve seen how robotic quadcopters can be programmed to act and complete tasks together. These single propeller vehicles called Distributed Flight Array take that concept to the extreme. On its own, a single one of its…

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Flying Bike Will Get You out of a Traffic Jam

Flying Bike Will Get You out of a Traffic Jam

How’d you like to be able to fly over the traffic while riding your bike to work? This flying bike could be just the ticket. This remote-controlled bike actually left the ground for about five minutes.…

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Students to Pilot Robotic Spheres on the International Space Station

Students to Pilot Robotic Spheres on the International Space Station

Robotic sports were bound to involve balls in space at some point. Students from the U.S. and Europe can now sign up for what is described as “the ultimate robot game” in which they will navigate…

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