Drones are great for photography and videography, and since they’re relatively inexpensive, they’re easily accessible to many. However, some have also taken the opportunity to use drones for illegal activity, such is the case where over in Singapore, four suspects were arrested after it was discovered they were trying to smuggle drugs from Singapore across the border to Malaysia.
In the past, we have seen how companies like Apple have faced patent infringement lawsuits where the request is usually for the company to stop selling their devices and to prevent them from being imported into the country. It looks like DJI is now facing a similar situation of their own.
Taking out unauthorized drones from the skies usually involves shooting it down. However, the problem with this more conventional method is that as a result, the drone will fall uncontrollably and could hurt or damage people or property below it. However, an Australian company by the name of DroneShield thinks they might have a safer solution.
DJI is well-known in the drone community for its series of drones that they have been releasing over the years. It looks like the company is back with its latest drone in the form of the DJI Mavic Air 2, which comes with some pretty high-end features like the ability to shoot and record video in 8K resolution.
It is said that the coronavirus tends to affect the elderly worse than it does healthy younger individuals. As such, it is generally not recommended for those who are older to go out, even for supply runs. However, this in turn creates a problem, especially for retirees who might live alone and might need to go out to buy medicine.
Malaysia, like pretty much like the rest of the world, is currently encouraging its citizens to stay home. There is a movement control order in place where people are not allowed to leave their homes unless it is for essential activities, like buying groceries, going to see the doctor, and so on.
When you watch drone footage, it can sometimes look very epic and majestic, but the reality of filming with drones is that they can be incredibly noisy. If you’ve ever seen a drone being flown, you can definitely hear how loud it is, and this is a problem that UPS is looking to solve by working together with German drone-maker Wingcopter.
The problem with many drones these days, commercial ones at least, is that battery life is usually not particularly great. Some of the bigger models might last longer, but the smaller ones have flight times that can be embarrassingly short. However, researchers at Brown University think that they might have found a solution.
Apple isn’t exactly known for having military contracts. The closest they have ever gotten was when they teamed up with the Pentagon to develop high-tech wearables for the military. However, the company did find themselves with a military contract when they acquired AI startup, Xnor.ai.
Most small drones are based on a multi-copter design and use a vertical lift generated by the electric engines to fly and stay up in the air.
While drones these days offer users a lot of fun and exciting new features, the problem is that for the most part, a lot of these drones do not have a particularly long flight time. For example, a quick survey on commercially available drones has revealed that the longest flight time is around 30 minutes or so.
Several years ago, the FAA implemented a rule in which drone operators would be required to register their drones with the agency. There are several reasons for this, one of which included making sure that drone operators fly their drones responsibly and not into restricted areas or use them for illegal purposes.
Drones come in all shapes and sizes, with some being bigger than others, while some being smaller. If you’re looking for a drone that you can easily bring with you outside, then you might be interested to learn that DJI has since announced their latest drone offering in the form of the DJI Mavic Mini.
Right now the majority of electric cars look and feel like a regular gas-powered car. However, Lexus has recently taken the wraps off their concept electric car, known as the LF-30, and if this is what the future of electric cars could look like, then you can definitely count us in as being extremely interested.