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Topic: drones

GoPro puts iPhone-connected Karma drone back on sale after fixing power loss issues

02/01/2017, 12:02 pm

GoPro on Wednesday re-released the Karma, its first aerial camera drone, having dealt with an issue that was causing some early models to drop out of the air.

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New Apple Campus 2 'spaceship' construction project 4K drone flyover shows progress on landscaping, canopies

01/30/2017, 09:01 am

The latest footage of Apple's new 'Campus 2' headquarters shot by a drone reveals developers are continuing to make progress, with signs of work on the canopies, walkways, and plants around the campus buildings despite recent poor weather.

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After $34M in preorders, iOS-connected self-flying drone project Lily crashes, will issue refunds

01/12/2017, 09:01 am

Citing production issues, the makers of Lily -- an autonomous, iOS-connected drone that aimed to simplify aerial photography --have announced that their project has been completely canceled, and refunds will be issued to customers over the next 60 days.

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App Store trends suggest top Christmas gifts: VR, drones, cameras, Amazon Echo

12/26/2016, 10:12 am

Apps for iPhone-connected accessories are among the most popular downloads and search terms following Christmas, offering some insight into the types of toys that proved to be popular gifts this holiday.

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Deals: DJI Phantom 3 4K for $499; Apple Watch 2 (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) in stock; free gift cards with GoPro cameras

12/13/2016, 02:12 pm

Today only, B&H Photo is taking $300 off the DJI Phantom 3 4K drone with no tax outside NY. Shoppers can also pick up the 38mm Apple Watch Series 2 in Space Gray Aluminum with a Black Sport Band (MP0D2LL/A) for $369 at Abt. Plus, get a free $20-$60 gift card with popular GoPro cameras at B&H and Adorama.

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Latest Apple headquarters drone video depicts carbon fiber auditorium roof, solar installations

11/28/2016, 11:11 am

While a company move-in date has not yet been established, the latest drone flight footage from the construction site shows a near-complete solar installation on several structures including the main headquarters, and depicts the largest carbon fiber roof in the world on the auditorium.

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First look: DJI's iOS-connected $1499 Phantom 4 Pro with enhanced autopilot modes, 1" camera sensor

11/15/2016, 02:11 pm

DJI on Tuesday unveiled a new upgrade for its prosumer-level iOS-connected aerial camera drone, aiming the Phantom 4 Pro at users who want high-quality images and more advanced autopilot functions.

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GoPro issues recall of Karma drone, in-flight power loss leads to crashes

11/09/2016, 08:11 am

Sports camera and drone manufacturer GoPro has issued a recall of the recently released Karma drone, after only 16 days on the market.

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First look: Hover Camera Passport, a lightweight, portable, iPhone-connected flying 4K selfie cam

10/16/2016, 11:10 am

The newly released Hover Camera Passport is one of the more unique flying cameras we've ever seen, focusing on a durable and portable lightweight design, competitive price, and ease of use through an iPhone app. AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with the camera, and offers first impressions.

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Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows landscaping, functional HVAC

09/30/2016, 11:09 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new headquarters under construction shows the site more put together than in previous videos, with the entire site appearing to taking shape as a unified whole rather than disparate construction projects for the first time.

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First look: DJI touts Mavic Pro drone's compact design, spotlights continued partnership with Apple

09/27/2016, 05:09 pm

Two major drone announcements this month featured Apple's iOS platform as the centerpiece of the world of aerial photography, being used on the go to view, capture and edit footage. DJI and its new Mavic Pro go a step further, working with Apple's retail stores to provide customers with hands-on impressions via trained pros.

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DJI launches ultraportable iOS-connected Mavic Pro camera drone for $999

09/27/2016, 11:09 am

Drone maker DJI on Tuesday unveiled its latest flying camera --a foldable, portable, sub-$1,000 device dubbed the Mavic Pro. AppleInsider went hands-on with the all-new aerial camera, and offers a closer look.

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GoPro unveils $799 Karma flying camera drone, plus handheld & mountable stabilizing grip

09/19/2016, 01:09 pm

Karma, the long awaited first flying camera from GoPro, was unveiled on Monday with a starting price tag of $799, including a handheld stabilized grip for capturing shots on the ground. Also announced were waterproof and cloud-connected Hero5 and Session cameras, simplified video editing software for Apple's iOS, and a keychain-sized, Lightning-connected microSD card reader.

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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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