Good news for drone hobbyists who were noble enough to register their aircrafts but could really use $5 right about now: The US Federal Aviation Administration is refunding registration fees and removing names from its registration database.
It’s a cartoon cliche that’s a cliche for a reason. Mail carriers really do live in fear of Fido. And now that Americans are increasingly doing their shopping online, the beleaguered members of the U.S. Postal Service have been getting bitten by dogs more often. They’ve even built an app to help avoid the canines that…
On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were “hyping up” an incident that’s really no big deal.
While it seem crazy to think about buying any other drone besides a DJI, this $30 Dromida Ominus may be the key to a drone-filled Christmas. This beginner model helps two-fold: you don’t need to shell out a crazy amount of money on something that may break and you can get a feel for piloting before even thinking…
Police launched tear gas and water cannons at 400 people protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline this weekend. Drone footage shows the water cannons being sprayed at protesters in freezing cold temperatures. Eventually, police tried to shoot down the drone with said water cannons.
Fireworks are dangerous, loud and can only be used once—that’s what makes them fun. Intel has just made its intentions clear that it wants to completely ruin that fun with its small quadcopters that it calls Shooting Stars. Unfortunately, that’s probably a good idea.
Here’s how the flying sausage gets made.
Sure, I could start an article about an impressive drone build of an Imperial Probe Droid saying “this IS the droid you’re looking for,” but that’s not what’s important here. Look at this tauntaun.
Where do boats go when they’re no longer fit for the high seas? As it happens, they go to Staten Island.
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.