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Drone fitted with terrifying claw snatches objects at high speed

Seattle mayor pulls plug on controversial drone program

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The Draganflyer X6 is an electric powered Unmanned Aircraft System that weighs about 4.4 pounds. It can automatically take-off and is manually flown. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is ending the controversial unmanned aerial vehicle program — before the drones ever took official flight. “Today I spoke with Seattle Police Chief...
Seattle mayor pulls plug on controversial drone program

Watch the Navy Take Down a Drone With ... a Laser

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Last July, off the coast of San Diego, California, a laser weapon installed on the USS Dewey was about to bring an unmanned aerial vehicle right down from the sky, no ammunition necessary. The U.S. Navy now has a video of that exercise, eye-popping for the speed and seeming...
Watch the Navy Take Down a Drone With ... a Laser

Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

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I know it's fashionable for publishers to cut back on staffing so I wonder what they think of this initiative: drone journalism.The film above shows how a drone - more properly called an "unmanned aerial vehicle" - was used to cover this year's record drought in the US state of...
Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

Dronegames In San Francisco Features Twitter Fists, Groupon Leashes, MiFi And Botnets

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Yesterday, we were invited to judge a really cool competition, the Dronegames. Basically, a bunch of teams that like to hack on helicopter-like Drones came together in Groupon’s San Francisco office to come up with some really cool creations. I expected things to spin and go upside down, but these...
Dronegames In San Francisco Features Twitter Fists, Groupon Leashes, MiFi And Botnets

Fighting Walrus Radio turns your iPad or iPhone into a UAV controller (video)

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So, here's a situation: you'd love to your iPhone or iPad to control your UAV collection, and you're pretty obsessed with collecting as many of these UAVs as possible. Aside from undoubtedly landing yourself on an FBI watch list, you'll probably also be interested in helping the folks at...
Fighting Walrus Radio turns your iPad or iPhone into a UAV controller (video)

Solair Altius unmanned aerial vehicle, eyes-on (video)

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It could just be us, but we tend to dwell on some fairly negative connotations when we hear the phrase "unmanned aerial vehicle" -- after all, the lion's share of media attention devoted to devices in that category tend to focus on military applications. Not surprisingly, the creators of...
Solair Altius unmanned aerial vehicle, eyes-on (video)

MPAA Lobbying For Drones In Movie Industry

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The Motion Picture Association of America is lobbying the FAA to license drones for filming aerial shots in Hollywood movies. New documents reveal that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is pressing the federal government to legalize Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) use in the film industry. In a...
MPAA Lobbying For Drones In Movie Industry

Hon Hai Invents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control System for Security Surveillance

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Hon Hai, Apple's hardware supplier in China, has filed a pair of patents for an unmanned aerial vehicle for security surveillance....
Hon Hai Invents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control System for Security Surveillance

These Contact Lenses Could Be The Future Of Augmented Reality

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The future of augmented reality isn't on a smartphone screen or on a pair of cumbersome glasses. The future is a contact lens. Innovega is developing a contact lens called the iOptik lens that will provide the crucial step necessary to perceive an augmented, superimposed 3-D virtual reality. It...
These Contact Lenses Could Be The Future Of Augmented Reality

University of North Dakota Offers 4-Year Drone Piloting Degree

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The plains state is on its way to becoming the capital of the unmanned aerial vehicle industry....
University of North Dakota Offers 4-Year Drone Piloting Degree

Video: Protestors hijack Seattle police meeting on new aerial drone program

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Well, this didn’t turn out the way The Seattle Police Department had hoped. Speaking at the Garfield Community Center Thursday night about a new unmanned aerial vehicle program, Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh was continuously interrupted by angry protesters who called the department “murderers” and questioned whether it should have...
Video: Protestors hijack Seattle police meeting on new aerial drone program
Mounties save their man ... with a Draganflyer UAV drone aircraft

Francis Fukuyama On Drones, Terrorism, And The Paparazzi

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Francis Fukuyama, one of America's best known public intellectuals, talks with Fast Company about drones, terrorism, Hollywood, model airplanes, and why Velcro rules.Francis Fukuyama is one of America's best known public intellectuals... and a homemade unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) enthusiast. The author of The End Of History And The Last...
Francis Fukuyama On Drones, Terrorism, And The Paparazzi

San Diego Refuses To Answer FOIA Requests About Drones Because 'There Is Very Little Public Benefit'

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A few months ago, MuckRock and the EFF teamed up to start a drone watch effort, in which they send Freedom of Information Act (FOAI) -- or the local equivalent -- requests to local governments and police departments, seeking to find out information on local law enforcement using drones. At...
San Diego Refuses To Answer FOIA Requests About Drones Because 'There Is Very Little Public Benefit'

US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

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The US Navy's quieter way to spy, the Ion Tiger, just bested its own 2009 flight record with a key assist from liquid hydrogen. The unmanned aerial vehicle had previously relied on 5000-psi compressed hydrogen for fuel, but for its latest flight test the Naval Research team swapped that...
US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform

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"If you're in this room, you're the best of the best," Chris Anderson addressed the audience with his customary flair for the dramatic. Complimentary, sure, but not without merit -- the former Wired editor-in-chief was speaking to a classroom full of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) developers, a number of...
Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform

Tracking: Drones At Home

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Drones are coming to American airspace. Whether used in agribusiness to monitor farms, by landscape architects to design properties, by law enforcement, or by hobbyists, UAVs are everywhere. Here, a look at the latest developments in this growing industry. 12:40 p.m., 05/24/2013 Parrot Shows Off Drone Videography Parrot, whose...
Tracking: Drones At Home

What it's really like to fly a drone

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The $300 AR.Drone is piloted with an iPhone app. Question is, is it really worth the price? By Rob Walker, contributor FORTUNE -- When a friend told me a few months back that me that he owned an AR.Drone -- a $300 "unmanned aerial vehicle" intended for the mainstream consumer...
What it's really like to fly a drone
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