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An Orchestra of Drones Will Rule Mankind With Sweet Tunes

Okay, yes, these drones look adorable zipping around and playing keyboards and drums like a swarm of musical bees. Don't let them charm you. It's all part of their plan. First you start to trust them, then they take over mankind. Stay strong. Stay...wait, are they playing bells? Aww, they're so cute! Read More >>

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DIY Drone Footage Captures Glorious Aerial Shots of East London

The less talked about eastern bits of London have been shown off to their best extent by an amateur film-maker, who took a drone to the sky to capture shots of housing estates, barbecuing hipsters, modern developments and more. Turns out there's more to London than those three pubs on Dean Street. Read More >>

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Every Fireworks Show Should Have a Quadcopter Cameraman

Fireworks look awesome from the ground, but have you ever wished you could be inside them? Probably not because that's verifiably insane, but this quadcopter footage shows off how great the view is from up there. Read More >>

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This Vertical Take-Off Drone System is So Versatile

Drones are getting pretty advanced, and they're continuing to prove their usefulness. They can do anything from dodge bullets to land on aircraft carriers. And up next is an emerging new class of drones that can take off and land vertically, thanks to the likes of the new Arcturus UAV Jump system. Read More >>

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Clever Crook Uses Heat Vision Drone to Hunt Down Weed and Steal It

The police have long used thermal imaging cameras to detect marijuana growing operations. Now, thanks to drones, crooks are getting into the weed-finding game too. Except in their case, they're trying to find the weed so they can steal it. Read More >>

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Americans are Surprisingly Optimistic About the Future of Technology

Even in an age of security leaks and government surveillance, amazingly, Americans still feel pretty good about the role that technology will play in their lives, according to a new study. However, when you ask them about the specific advances—like bioengineering, wearable tech, drones, and robots—Americans are a bit more wary of welcoming the future. Read More >>

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This Drone Footage of NYC Makes You Feel Like Spiderman

You've never seen New York City like this. Well, you have if you've seen the Spiderman movies, but this footage captured by photographer Randy Scott Slavin is no CGI fantasy. It's Gotham at its grandest. Read More >>

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This Indigenous Iranian UAV is the Poor Man's Predator Drone

Iran's previous attempts at creating an indigenous UAV fleet have been rather, well, comical. However, with recent sightings of a this medium-altitude, long-endurance flyer in the skies over Damascus, Iran's drone program may have finally reached the big time. Read More >>

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Shooting Down a Tiny Drone is Nearly Impossible, Even With Machine Guns

I turns out, those drone hunting permits that Colorado wisely declined to issue earlier this year man not have done much good anyway. As this video shows, hitting a drone on the wing is really, really hard. Even if you bring fully automatic weapons to the party. Read More >>

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Google Bought a Drone Company, Which Isn't at all Creepy, Nope

The Wall Street Journal has just confirmed that Google will be purchasing Titan Aerospace, the same high-altitude drone startup that Facebook had been in talks with earlier this year. Read More >>

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Spray-Painting Graffiti Drone Not Nearly as Effective as You'd Think

Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence. Read More >>

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The US Military Wants to Turn its Drones into Flying Wi-Fi Hotspots

Not to be outdone by Facebook's vision of a drone internet, the US military is whipping up unmanned aerial Wi-Fi hotspots of its own. Unused drones from the war in Iraq are getting a second life as part of DARPA's Mobile Hotspots program. Read More >>

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These On-Demand Drones are Just a Concept but They Still Freak Me Out

It's looking increasingly likely that our skies will be clouded with drones in the future. Hiring a drone to do some work for you could one day be as easy as getting on the bus, which you should find equal parts incredible and terrifying. Read More >>

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Strap on Oculus Rift Goggles and Control a Drone With Your Head

Oculus Rift enables you to escape into incredible virtual (or live-action) worlds, but strapping on the goggles is precisely that—an escape. Which is what makes this new open-source project by Diego Araos so crazy: using the goggles' head-motion tracking feature and live video feed, you can actually navigate an AR drone with a tilt of your noggin. Read More >>

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review: Buttery Smooth Quadcopter Video

DJI has been making remote-control quadcopters for years. Originally, you had to strap your GoPro to it, but last year DJI introduced the Phantom 2 Vision, which had its own integrated camera system. It was pretty sweet, but every tiny turn you took your video shook enough to scramble your viewer's brain. Read More >>

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Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren't "Bug Splats"

From where a drone operator's sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term "bug splat" worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show Drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that "bug splat" belongs to an actual human being. Read More >>

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