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The Very Best Beginner Drone

Summer is finally here, which means it’s finally time to replace that drone you crashed on Christmas Day. Here’s some advice. Don’t buy an expensive drone if you don’t know how to fly. Cheap drones have gotten really good, and there’s no better way to hone your skills without exploding money into the side of […]

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Amazon Patent Points to Future in Which Humanity Is Reduced to Screaming at Drones

Get ready to grovel for your next shipment of toilet paper. A recently published Amazon patent depicts a delivery drone capable of recognizing and responding to human gestures and speech, which means you may want to practice the art of supplication to ensure proper delivery of that two-ply to your front porch.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I Bet We Can Identify This Car That’s Being Used To Launch A Very Early Drone Aircraft

Most people don’t realize just how long unmanned aircraft have been around; basic autopilot technology is well over a century old, and radio-controlled drones pre-date WWII. This exciting picture shows a GM A-1 drone from 1946, being launched by a great-looking car. What is that car?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Could Be the First Drone-Caused Aircraft Crash In the US

For years, there’s been a growing concern from federal agencies and aviophobics over the effect of millions of remote-controlled flying machines populating airspaces. A recent crash might be the first US case that proves that drones are in fact hazards for larger flying machines that carry people.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The FAA Will Ban Drones From Flying Near Nuclear Research Labs, for Some Reason

Oak Ridge. Y-12. Los Alamos. For drone operators it appears these and four other Department of Energy nuclear research facilities were theoretically places an unmanned aircraft could have been flown. And for the next week and a half that remains the case until new FAA restrictions take effect on December 29th.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Drone Gang Jailed After Impressive 49-Flight Prison Smuggling Run

People have been using drones to smuggle goods for years. Porn, weapons, drugs—god, so many drugs. The tiny whirring machines have proven discreet little contraband-transport contraptions, but one smuggling operation’s astoundingly successful run just got grounded.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Amazon Wants to Protect You From Falling Drones by Making Them Self-Destruct

It was almost two years ago to the day when Amazon released a cheeky video detailing its plans to conquer the skies with a fleet of package-delivering drones. We’re still waiting for these unmanned aircraft to replace standard trucks and delivery personnel, but it’s clear Amazon hasn’t abandoned the idea. Earlier this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Homeland Security Thinks DJI Is Using Its Drones to Spy on America

Various members of the Trump administration, including the president himself, are famous for buying into crazy conspiracy theories. Now, the Los Angeles office of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come up with a whopper of its own. These guys think China is spying on unsuspecting…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Any Advice For A New Drone Pilot?

The unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters and/or aerobats we all call “drones” have become so commonplace that you can pick one up in a drug store along with your toilet paper and candy. I have big dreams of flying a fancy one, but today my quest begins modestly.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Drone Caused Serious Damage After Crashing Into An Army Helicopter Over Staten Island

A civilian drone flying well over the regulated height above Staten Island crashed into a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter last week, causing an alarming amount of damage, according to Army officials with the 82nd Airborne Division via The New York Post.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Footage of a Drone Buzzing a Cargo Train Turned My Stomach Inside Out

Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering first-person footage of a drone racing alongside a moving cargo train reveals just how terrifying (and slightly nauseating) it would be to actually fly.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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