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Topic: drones

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

02/09/2015, 12:02 am

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its "Spaceship" Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.

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Exclusive Apple Campus 2 December 2014 aerial tour shows progress on 'spaceship' building, theater, more

12/23/2014, 08:12 am

The latest video of Apple's Campus 2 mega-project shows major progress on both the "spaceship" ring and parking garage, with over a dozen massive cranes now at work on the site. A previous prototype segment has also been removed.

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DJI announces Inspire prosumer drone with 4K video recording, releases SDK for Phantom 2 Vision

11/12/2014, 08:11 pm

At a press event on San Francisco's Treasure Island, drone vendor DJI unveiled its new prosumer-class Inspire drone with 4K video capabilities and announced a new Software Development Kit to allow third party developers to write apps that work with its flagship Phantom 2 Vision flying cameras.

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Tour Apple Inc's spaceship Campus 2 in extended aerial video

10/20/2014, 03:10 pm

See the rapid progress being made at Apple's "spaceship" Campus 2 project site in Cupertino, California in our exclusive aerial tour of the site and the company's nearby existing Infinite Loop campus headquarters.

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Exclusive aerial footage of Apple's mysterious white box next to 'iPhone 6' event site

09/04/2014, 10:09 am

Not too far from Apple's Campus 2 project, a temporary structure is rising for the company's September 9 event, and new aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer using a flying camera drone offer a closer look at the mysterious white box that has generated considerable buzz.

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Review: Using the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ camera drone with Apple's iPhone

08/03/2014, 06:08 pm

As the name suggests, DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ isn't much different than its predecessor, with the same exceptional flying capabilities as the last model. But the newfound "plus" for this drone is mostly found in its vastly improved camera and gimbal, which offers super-smooth recording capabilities from a bird's eye view.

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iOS-connected AirDog auto-following drone adds obstacle avoidance

07/25/2014, 11:07 am

As it nears the completion of a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, drone makers Helico Aerospace announced this week that their forthcoming AirDog drone -- which automatically follows users as they do things like wakeboarding or skiing -- will gain a new map-based obstacle avoidance system for safer flying.

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iOS-connected AirDog & Hexo+ drones both auto-follow users for aerial footage

06/16/2014, 12:06 pm

The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.

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Parrot unveils new, smaller Bebop drone & Skycontroller joystick control dock for iPad

05/12/2014, 12:05 pm

French UAV maker Parrot on Monday unveiled two new additions to its consumer lineup, taking the wraps off of the Bebop drone -- featuring a 14 megapixel camera and 12 minutes of flight time -- alongside a physical controller accessory dubbed the Skycontroller.

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NAB 2014 roundup: Thunderbolt 2 accessories, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, 4K video

04/09/2014, 12:04 pm

This week is the annual National Association of Broadcasters show, where a number of Mac and iOS compatible products geared toward professionals have been unveiled, including new Thunderbolt 2 accessories, an upgraded DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ flying camera drone, and a plethora of 4K video recording and playing devices.

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Review: Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 makes iPhone aerial reconnaissance easy

04/06/2014, 06:04 am

As one of the most popular iOS-friendly aerial camera platforms available, Parrot's AR.Drone has become a great example of what's possible within Apple's mobile ecosystem. AppleInsider was recently able to spend time with the second-generation version to see if it's worth the $300 price of entry.

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Review: DJI Phantom 2 Vision, a high-end iPhone-compatible flying camera drone

03/15/2014, 11:03 am

With the iPhone-connected drone craze in full effect, AppleInsider decided to put to the test one of the most advanced, Apple-friendly prosumer aerial cameras available today: the DJI Phantom 2 Vision.

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