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Alphabet's X to test delivery drones, Instagram adds Snapchat-like 'Stories'

08/02/2016, 04:08 pm

As a part of its delivery drone effort, Project Wing, Alphabet's X division will be testing technology at one of six U.S. test sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's Instagram launched "Stories," a feature mimicking Snapchat's ethereal slideshows.

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Review: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

06/25/2016, 07:06 am

Right out of the box, you can tell that DJI's Phantom 4 is a complete reimagining of the entry-level lineup. From the sleek chassis to advanced automated controls, DJI has set a new standard, leaving competitors and its own legacy models in the dust.

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New FAA drone rules open up US skies to limited commercial flights

06/21/2016, 03:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released new drone regulations that will allow limited commercial, research, and rescue flights, among other purposes.

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China's Xiaomi shows off new $460 4K camera drone

05/25/2016, 12:05 pm

The race to the bottom has reached the drone market, as infamous copycat Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed a pair of new camera-equipped drones that work with the company's smartphones.

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FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new safety rules for flying drones near humans

04/06/2016, 04:04 pm

A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.

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Apple gives DJI's new Phantom 4 drone prime retail shelf space in unprecedented partnership

03/16/2016, 12:03 pm

Prominent, large displays at Apple retail stores have historically been reserved for Apple's own products. But that changed this week for the launch of DJI's new Phantom 4 drone, which has been given prime real estate at Apple Stores.

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DJI-Apple partnership leads to Phantom 4 drone training sessions inside Apple Stores

03/11/2016, 02:03 pm

To prepare for the upcoming launch of the Phantom 4 flying camera drone, representatives from DJI have visited select Apple retail stores and given hands-on training sessions to the company's employees.

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See Apple's rapid progress on new Campus 2 Visitor Center, Phase 2 R&D buildings

03/03/2016, 04:03 pm

Phase 2 of Apple's ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now well underway, with new testing workshops and facilities rising for research and development large enough for vehicle-size innovation work. Located between Phase 2 and the main "Spaceship Ring," Apple's new subterranean Theater and Visitor Center is also nearly complete.

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Drone maker DJI's new Apple partnership inspired by customer crossover

03/02/2016, 12:03 pm

The majority of people who buy a DJI product are already invested in the Apple ecosystem, and use Apple devices to control, shoot and edit aerial footage from DJI drones, making the new partnership between the two companies a natural fit.

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Video: new bird's eye view of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship, March 2016

03/02/2016, 05:03 am

Speaking to shareholders at the company's Annual Meeting on Friday, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joked that he kept himself up to date on the progress of his Campus 2 "Spaceship" project by watching drone videos posted on the Internet. For Cook and everyone else that's interested, here's the latest progress update on Apple's new innovation center.

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First look: DJI's Phantom 4 drone leverages Apple devices for new advanced autopilot modes

03/01/2016, 03:03 pm

DJI's new Phantom 4 flying camera offers the ability to take human piloting out of the equation entirely, allowing users to select a person, object, animal or otherwise on their iPhone or iPad, and have the drone automatically follow and film while avoiding obstacles.

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DJI unveils Phantom 4 drone with obstacle avoidance, new Apple partnership

03/01/2016, 11:03 am

Chinese drone maker DJI on Tuesday took the covers off its its latest camera drone, a $1,399 aerial photography platform that comes with a faster top speed, longer flight duration, and a new obstacle avoidance system to make piloting easier.

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Dutch National Police working to train anti-drone eagles

02/02/2016, 12:02 pm

As remotely-controlled drones become smaller and more sophisticated, authorities are working to counter the potential security and privacy implications in sometimes novel ways -- including training eagles to take the aircraft down.

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New Apple Campus 2 video shows installation of massive glass panels

01/08/2016, 02:01 pm

A drone operator has published an aerial video captured throughout Apple's Campus 2 construction site, showing extensive progress including the beginning of interior and exterior glazing installation and the ceiling covering what will be the company's new on-site theater.

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Parrot unveils new Disco winged drone with 50mph top speed, iOS connectivity

01/05/2016, 01:01 pm

Do-everything electronics maker Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its new Disco drone, eschewing the quadcopter design for a new winged style that adds advanced autopilot systems and a significantly higher top speed.

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DJI launches Phantom 3 4K, bringing ultra high res video to $999 model

01/04/2016, 03:01 pm

DJI on Monday launched the Phantom 3 4K, its first drone below the Phantom 3 Professional to support shooting at 4K resolution.

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Researchers use Apple Watch to pilot drone, control HomeKit Hue lamps via hand gestures

01/01/2016, 02:01 pm

Engineering students at Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University demonstrated a clever use of the motion sensors in Apple Watch to interpret hand gestures, enabling them to remotely control real world devices akin to the science fiction fantasy depicted in Star Wars.

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FAA sets out official drone regulations with Feb. 19 registration deadline

12/14/2015, 02:12 pm

All drones between 0.55 and 50 pounds must be registered by Feb. 19, 2016, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday.

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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.

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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."

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