A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasized one thing, it's that the Empire's Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C's lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And… » 3/26/15 1:23pm Thursday 1:23pm

A Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter Looks Perfect Racing Through Forests

Inspired by that wonderful scene in Return of the Jedi where Luke and Leia race through the trees of Endor using speeder bikes, there's a small group of enthusiasts who do the same thing using camera-equipped remote control drones. Like Adam Woodworth who decided to take his hobby one step further by building a… » 3/13/15 2:16pm 3/13/15 2:16pm

A Game Called Zyro Uses Flying Drones As Intelligent Tennis Balls

If you thought drones were only good for spying on people or filming incredible crashes, you're only half-right. A new Kickstarter wants to turn quadcopters into intelligent tennis balls, badminton shuttlecocks, and even frisbees so players won't need proper courts, line judges, or even decent skills to play a variety… » 2/23/15 10:34am 2/23/15 10:34am

Modern-Day Snake Charming Is a Bloodthirsty Ukelele-Controlled Drone

Snake-charming is old-school badassery, but Vegard Veiset is giving it a modern twist. No, his ukelele-controlled quadcopter doesn't technically have fangs, but even with propeller guards it could still have a hell of a bite. » 2/16/15 12:40pm 2/16/15 12:40pm

Every Single One of These Drone Crashes Is Glorious

Technology! It gives us amazing devices that allow us to experience life in new ways. How wonderful. Even more wonderful is when those devices fail us to extremely comedic effect. Exhibit 1: Drones. » 2/05/15 4:45pm 2/05/15 4:45pm

Blade Nano QX FPV Review: Leave Your Body Behind With This $480 Drone

I have a confession: I've been having out-of-body experiences. They feel like a video game. I'm a spirit in the sky, watching my flesh-and-bone self shamble about as I float on the breeze. How? Because I've been testing one of the coolest toys ever made: a tiny drone with a pair of wireless video goggles that let… » 2/05/15 2:45pm 2/05/15 2:45pm

WSJ: GoPro Is Going to Make Its Own Drones

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that GoPro is going to start making its own consumer drones. Specifically, the action camera company is going to market "multi-rotor helicopters with high-def camera lenses late next year." Makes sense! » 11/26/14 12:20pm 11/26/14 12:20pm

Americans Keep Losing Their Drones

All across America, drones are crashing into trees and rooftops. The $500-plus dollar skytoys are frequently flying away from their owners, landing in lakes and marshes and urban neighborhoods, never to be found again. Lost drone posters line residential neighborhoods like the missing dog fliers of yore. Have you… » 9/09/14 4:52pm 9/09/14 4:52pm

New Autonomous 3D Robotics Drone Follows You Wherever You Go

The Iris+ looks pretty cool. Just dream of practically anything you'd like a drone to do, and chances are the new 3D Robotics quadcopter will do it. Autonomous flight? Check. Longer flight time? Check. Dynamic LED lights for directional awareness? Check. Crazy-ass "Follow Me" function? Check. » 9/08/14 9:00am 9/08/14 9:00am

11 of the Most Beautiful and Dramatic Drone Videos, Shot By You

Martha Stewart uses one to survey her lush, pergola-filled properties. Photographer Ian Wood uses one to gain a bird's-eye perspective on a gentrifying Los Angeles. We asked you to share what videos you were filming with your drones, and here are some of the best. » 7/30/14 4:40pm 7/30/14 4:40pm

Martha Stewart Uses Her Drone to Shoot Her 153-Acre Farm, Just Like Us

A few weeks ago, Martha Stewart breezily tweeted about "#the possibilities and opportunities" that quadcopters provide, inferring that she indeed possessed one of these new-fangled flying machines. But what is she doing with it? Thanks to an op-ed she penned for Time, now we know. » 7/29/14 8:30pm 7/29/14 8:30pm

Share the Best Drone Video You've Ever Shot (And Tell Us How You Did It)

Last week, a man pushed a drone out his Seattle hotel window and conducted a fly-by of the nearby Space Needle. Police got a report that the drone had hit the Needle, and confiscated the video he had shot as evidence. But there was no collision, just this dramatic sunset footage, with tiny tourists waving from the… » 7/28/14 1:53pm 7/28/14 1:53pm

A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View of How the NY Public Library Sorts Books

Your friendly local librarian hasn't been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn't mean the library itself hasn't benefitted from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York Public Libary's 150 branches is a daunting task, but it's actually made surprisingly efficient… » 7/09/14 11:00am 7/09/14 11:00am

Should We Really Just Call Everything a "Drone" By Default?

There's a revolution in the skies. Things are flying around up there. Some of them are remote controlled, some of them are autonomous. Some of them shoot at people, some of them don't. Some of them are in stores, some are military. But should we just call them all "drones"? » 6/06/14 11:23am 6/06/14 11:23am

You Won't Mind This Chocolate Quadcopter Flying Towards Your Face

When you think of what goes into building a flying quadcopter, materials like super-light carbon fiber come to mind—definitely not chocolate. But once again the internet proves anything is possible, since the frame of this delicious drone is actually made from white and dark chocolate. » 6/05/14 5:40pm 6/05/14 5:40pm

Flying 3D Printers Could Help Seal Off Nuclear Waste

A quadcopter outfitted with an on-board 3D printer could be used to seal off and transport nuclear waste, or even to build structures in the middle of nowhere, according to its inventor, Mirko Kovac of Imperial College London. "In effect, it's the world's first flying 3D printer," New Scientist writes. "One day such… » 5/07/14 9:50am 5/07/14 9:50am

Every Fireworks Show Should Have a Quadcopter Cameraman

Fireworks look awesome from the ground, but have you ever wished you could be inside them? Probably not because that's verifiably insane, but this quadcopter footage shows off how great the view is from up there. » 4/21/14 10:20am 4/21/14 10:20am

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review: Buttery Smooth Quadcopter Video

DJI has been making remote-control quadcopters for years. Originally, you had to strap your GoPro to it, but last year DJI introduced the Phantom 2 Vision, which had its own integrated camera system. It was pretty sweet, but every tiny turn you took your video shook enough to scramble your viewer's brain. » 4/06/14 8:00pm 4/06/14 8:00pm

Tying Yourself to a Quadcopter Is the Most Awesome Way to Lose a Tooth

What was the most memorable way you ever lost a tooth? For me, it was the day some girl karate kicked an incisor into the back of my throat at gymnastics camp. For this brave, young soul, it will almost certainly be the day his dad ripped his tooth out with a quadcopter. » 3/25/14 5:08pm 3/25/14 5:08pm