Watch this drone footage of Hawaii, California, and Utah and then ask yourself what the three most beautiful states in the United States are. I mean, it’s hard to beat the islands of Hawaii, the geology of Utah, and the, well, everything of California, right? Does anything even come close?
Modder Valplushka gave a thorough overhaul to a quadcopter and brought to life the single most annoying enemy in Half-Life 2. All this time, the dystopian haunts of City 17 were just a town in modern day Russia.
Earlier today, a British Airways pilot on approach to London Heathrow said that he thought he collided with a drone. It’s the nightmare pilots (and drone operators) fear the most, but according to British Airways, the plane didn’t get a scratch.
So, you want to learn to pilot a drone, but aren’t sure where to start? Gizmodo ordered a fleet of beginner’s drones and handed them off to a total drone newbie (me) to test. The best and worst of what I found—plus many, many crashes— is all ahead.
Construction is continuing at pace on Apple’s new campus, and a new 4K drone video shows off the construction work (and Apple’s shiny new hill) like never before.
Climbing something this high is concerning to begin with, but intentionally doing it without safety equipment borders on suicidal.
Watching hundreds of sheep get herded around the grassland from above is a pretty magnificent view. It’s like watching a real life hourglass somehow spill out. There’s a slight chokehold at the opening point of the fence but the sheep all move so fast that it’s actually pretty impressive. Nothing can move from one…
Do you own a hobby drone in the US? The FAA requires that you register it with them by February 19, 2016. It only costs $5, but today is the last day to register it for free.
Here’s absolutely gorgeous footage of a huge herd of reindeers making their way across Norway during winter from photographer Jan Helmer Olsen. Seeing all those reindeers walk through the snow in search for warmth is especially beautiful because of the aerial drone view. Their movement is almost balletic from up there.
Censorship blows. Drones are fun! So what happens when drones are the ones censoring? That’s what happens in this spot for Japanese retailer Buyma. Naked dancers dance and prance around the floor without any clothes on while flying drones with sheets of paper censor their modesty.
Ever wish your Legos could fly? Someone invented the next best thing—BitDrones are tiny box drones that work like 3D building blocks.
When I first set out to fly some hobby drones, I had no idea where to go. I had to scour the web to figure out where I could fly without getting into trouble. Even then, I found precious little info. The FAA’s new iPhone app sounds exactly like what I was looking for.
Aerosense, Sony’s new drone business, just released video of its drone prototype flying, and it’s so cool I kind of wish I had the ability to Honey I Shrunk the Kids myself so I could fit inside it.
It looks like a giant fire scaled dragon snaking its body across the scorched Earth. Or like the fire brick road that leads you into Mordor. Any way my imagination tries to spin it, the reality is that it looks awesome. And the reality is that it’s drone footage from Iceland of flowing lava from a volcano that…
The Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit was recently demolished and TheGadgetGuy11’s drone was there to capture the amazing aerial views. It’s really cool to see the building up close and then see it pretty much get instantly taken down in a cloud of smoke and ash.
The Drone isn’t a real movie, but it’s probably only a matter of time before someone makes a horror film about a hobbyist’s quadcopter that develops a will of its own and starts terrorizing its human owners.
Some companies view their employees as an asset; Amazon views them as a problem to be disrupted along the path to perfection (and cheap 2-day shipping on paperbacks). The latest ambition is to replace Amazon's legion of shelf-picking drones with actual robotic drones.
The Crossrail project that's digging London a new subway system is nearly finished — which means there's a bunch of freshly-dug tunnels lying there, devoid of trains and just begging for a drone to fly through. Thankfully, the BBC was on hand with a spare quadrotor or two.