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Topic: drones

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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