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Topic: drones

FAA recommends registering drone pilots instead of individual drones

11/23/2015, 03:11 pm

A U.S. Federal Aviation Administration task force has issued a set of recommendations for registering unmanned drones, looking to manage the increasingly popular technology.


Video: Potential automotive "Phase 2" R&D site now going up next to Apple Campus 2 Spaceship Ring

10/23/2015, 09:10 pm

Phase two of Apple's ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now well underway, just six months after the new testing workshops and facilities for additional research and development--large enough for vehicle-size innovation work--began rising on the former site of a series of obsolete buildings located next to the main "Spaceship Ring."


U.S. to make drone registration mandatory for certain models

10/19/2015, 06:10 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced the formation of a task force charged with the creation of a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones.


Video: more than half of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship Ring has topped out, just six months after it began rising

10/17/2015, 11:10 pm

Five of the nine building segments making up the "Spaceship" Ring in Apple's Campus 2 mega-project have reached their ceiling just six months after the initial dining hall structure reached its fifth floor back in March.


DJI updates Phantom 3 drones with new 'Intelligent Flight Modes,' including auto-follow

09/07/2015, 12:09 pm

DJI's latest generation of drones, the Phantom 3 lineup, gained a number of new features on Monday, thanks to new firmware that adds "intelligent flight modes," including auto-follow, waypoints, and auto-filming of points of interest.


DJI's new iOS-compatible Phantom 3 drones land at Apple Store

09/01/2015, 02:09 pm

DJI's latest generation of "prosumer" drones, the Phantom 3 series, marks the company's debut among the handpicked lineup of iOS-connected accessories available to buy direct from Apple.


First look: Fotokite Phi tethered drone aims to be easiest & most portable way to capture aerial footage

08/18/2015, 10:08 am

The newly announced Fotokite Phi features a unique tethered design that makes it easy to pilot, safe to operate, and especially convenient to travel with. AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with the new device that aims to bring simple aerial footage to the masses.


Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected drone with 4K ultra-HD camera

08/08/2015, 12:08 pm

The best has gotten even better with DJI's new Phantom 3 Professional, a drone that captures stunning, super-smooth 4K video from the skies. But it's the new controller with Lightning cable support, as well as a revamped iOS app, that truly bring this accessory to new heights.


First look: DJI's new $799 Phantom 3 Standard flying camera drone

08/05/2015, 07:08 am

DJI on Wednesday launched a new low-end addition to its Phantom 3 drone lineup in the form of the $799 Phantom 3 Standard, featuring a 2.7K high-definition camera and live iOS connectivity. AppleInsider went hands-on with the prototype hardware before its announcement, and offers an exclusive first-look.


First look: Hands on with the new Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected camera drone

07/09/2015, 12:07 pm

DJI's new Phantom 3 Professional flying camera drone has a distinctly more premium feel when compared to its predecessor, thanks largely to an overhauled hardware controller that's a massive improvement to what was already a great accessory. AppleInsider offers a first look.


Parrot refreshes iOS-controlled minidrone lineup, adds new Airborne and Hydrofoil models [u]

06/12/2015, 10:06 am

Parrot on Friday announced several changes to its minidrone line, showing off updated jumping bots, new flying drones, and revealing its first-ever water drone. [updated]


GoPro launches new mid-range $299 Hero+ LCD with integrated display, will sell drone in 2016

06/01/2015, 04:06 pm

Action camera maker GoPro on Monday announced a new mid-range model dubbed the Hero+ LCD, a $299 model featuring an integrated touchscreen display capable of recording 1080p high-definition video at 60 frames per second.


Exclusive Video: Apple Campus 2 Spaceship ring rising with Lego-like interlocking slabs

05/29/2015, 05:05 pm

The Spaceship Ring of Apple's futuristic Campus 2 project in Cupertino, Calif. is incrementally on the rise as manufactured concrete slabs are stacked together and locked into place, as shown in a new aerial video depicting progress over the past several months.


Demolition making way for new Apple Campus 2, Phase 2 buildings, aerial footage shows

05/20/2015, 05:05 pm

Phase two of Apple's ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now underway as obsolete buildings have been demolished over the past weeks to make way for new testing workshops and facilities for research and development.


iOS-connected Lily drone promises to make aerial photography simpler than ever

05/12/2015, 03:05 pm

A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.


First look: DJI's new Phantom 3 drone is more powerful, affordable & integrated with Apple's iOS

04/08/2015, 04:04 pm

DJI took the wraps off its new Phantom 3 drone on Wednesday in Manhattan, and AppleInsider was there to get a first look at the more powerful and more affordable model, which also boasts tighter integration with Apple's iOS platform.


Drone maker DJI announces Phantom 3 quadcopter with 4K video

04/08/2015, 12:04 pm

Chinese drone maker DJI on Wednesday announced an updated version of its popular Phantom quadcopter, packing a new camera system with upgraded controls and a sensor that can capture video at ultra-high resolution 4K.


Apple Inc Campus 2 Spaceship Ring tops out cafeteria segment (video)

03/21/2015, 05:03 am

The grand, expansive dining area portal of the center "Spaceship" Ring in Apple's Campus 2 mega-project has reached its ceiling, with a steel structure now only barely visible over the construction barrier from the street, but clearly discernible from the air.


Exclusive March aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring, tunnel, theater progress, more

03/16/2015, 03:03 am

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project continues to progress on its "Spaceship" Ring, where concrete panels are filling out a floor. Tunnels that will connect to parking garages are emerging, the first parking structure is getting its finishing steps before the installation of solar panels.


Proposed FAA rules would restrict private drone use, potentially nix Amazon drone deliveries

02/16/2015, 03:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a set of rules that would restrict the use of drones in the sky, placing new qualifications on private enthusiasts and seemingly striking a serious blow to Amazon's airborne delivery plans.