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Tag: Drones

Drones Fly Over the Runway at Milan Fashion Week

Drones Fly Over the Runway at Milan Fashion Week
Ooh-la-la! Who’s that sexy drone strutting its stuff?.. and who is he wearing? Yes, even fashion models are getting their jobs taken away by robots. At the recent Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana showed up with an army of drones that hovered down the catwalk. Unsurprisingly, the drones were…

Engineers Invent Folding Delivery Drone That Carries Cargo Inside

Engineers Invent Folding Delivery Drone That Carries Cargo Inside
Basic drones are a dime a dozen these days, turning up everywhere from Walmart to your local 7-Eleven. But most of them share a few drawbacks – they’re cumbersome to carry around, easy to damage, and their spinning propellers can be a hazard to anyone who goes near them. A…
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Nintendo Switch Survives 1000-foot Drop, Keeps Playing

Nintendo Switch Survives 1000-foot Drop, Keeps Playing
While most of us can’t even get our hands on a Nintendo Switch, some guys are out dropping theirs repeatedly on the ground already. The guys from UnlockRiver took the Switch with its two Joy-Con controller attached, tied it to a string and used a drone to lift it 1000-feet…

Meet Chase Guttman: Professional Drone Photographer

Meet Chase Guttman: Professional Drone Photographer
Being a professional drone photographer sounds like a pretty sweet gig, though it’s not something a whole lot of people get to make a living at. Thanks to my friends at Old Spice, I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Chase Guttman, who at the ripe…

Drones Perform Trick Shots

Drones Perform Trick Shots
Filmmaker Devin Graham and Cinechopper got together to perform some cool trick shots using drones. Cinechopper customized the drones to carry and drop bowling balls, which allowed them to do some stuff in a bowling alley and much more. Then they took the drones outside to do things like drop…

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy
You might think crash test dummies were mostly used for testing the safety of cars, airplanes, motorcycles and other vehicles. However, they’re often used in the testing of other consumer products to see what impact they could have if used improperly or in an accident. Some of the most frequently…

UPS Drones May Soon Deliver Packages to Your Door

UPS Drones May Soon Deliver Packages to Your Door
UPS is currently testing something that takes a page out of Amazon’s playbook for the future. The shipping giant is trying out drones as delivery agents in Florida. The drones are from Workhorse and are called the HorseFly UAV Delivery Drone. Each drone has a delivery cage underneath, and takes…

Watch These Drones Make a Cake

Watch These Drones Make a Cake
Have you ever seen a drone make a cake? No, I don’t mean the indentured servants working at your local grocery store’s bakery. I’m talking real drones making a cake. It is an awesome sight. With all of the ingredients ready to go, these drones zoom into action, lift the…

Official Star Wars Drones Can Do Aerial Stunts and Shoot Lasers

Official Star Wars Drones Can Do Aerial Stunts and Shoot Lasers
If you have dreamed of having space battles with your friends in your backyard, your dream is about to come true. Propel will release its official Star Wars drones this fall. Unlike some of the cheap Star Wars drones already on the market, the detail is supposed to be really…

Droneboarding is the New Snowboarding

Droneboarding is the New Snowboarding
When I was a kid, you waited in the snow for a passing car and grabbed on, letting it pull you along for a wild ride. We called it tow-line snowboarding. You kids today with your drones and your droneboarding. Pfft! Here are two videos of people droneboarding. Same thing…

Review: SKEYE Pico Drone

Review: SKEYE Pico Drone
It seems there are drones of every shape and size on the market these days, and while the larger models are designed primarily for aerial photography, the smaller models are mostly just for fun. TRNDLabs makes a number of small drones, with the SKEYE Pico Drone being the smallest of…

Hockey Player vs. Drone

Hockey Player vs. Drone
Some people love drones, others hate them. It’s just the way it is. There are safety and privacy issues on one hand and on the other drones are fun to operate, and shoot awesome aerial videos. Steven Stamkos is one of the NHL’s most prolific goal scorers. He also hates…

The FCC Wants Drone Operators to Have Conventional Pilot’s Licenses

The FCC Wants Drone Operators to Have Conventional Pilot’s Licenses
To become a licensed pilot, one needs a recent clean bill of health from an FAA-certified Airman Medical Examiner, to spend about $5,000 on pilot’s education, pass a test on the legalities and physics of airplane flight, log 30 to 40 hours in a plane with an instructor (although most…

DJI’s Inspire 1 Drone Gets Out of the Way of Your Crisp 4K Shot

DJI’s Inspire 1 Drone Gets Out of the Way of Your Crisp 4K Shot
If you want to make videos like the cool kids, you need to do it with a drone and you need to do it in 4K. The new DJI Inspire 1 does exactly that, and I really, really want to make cool car videos with one. Of course, it doesn’t…

Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats

Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats
Most drones are a variant on a multi-rotored helicopter. The quad-rotors are the most common, but professional photographers like the octo-rotors more. Still, there are a lot of other ways to beat the air into submission and fly, including the good old standby of be light, have wings, and flap…

Ziphius Aquatic Drone: Sea Parrot

Ziphius Aquatic Drone: Sea Parrot
Last month we saw a drone that can both drive around and fly. It’s a shame it can’t run on water as well, because as the Ziphius shows, having a drone on water seems like a lot of fun. The Ziphius is an aquatic drone designed to be controlled via…
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