When it comes to drones, there are pretty much two types that exist in the market. One of those types have been designed to be like a plane where it glides in the air, while the other sports a quadcopter design where it can hover thanks to the design of its rotors. Both have their uses, but what if you could switch between gliding and hovering?
Thanks to the wide available of commercial drones, it has become incredibly easy for amateur filmmakers to use drones to film aerial and cinematic shots. However, if you’re looking to take your drone videography to the next level, Moment might have a new lens that you could be interested in.
We’ve seen how drones can be used in the military where they can be used for surveillance purposes or even attacks. Thanks to the advancement of technology, we’ve also seen how small drones can get, which makes bringing them around a pretty easy thing to do, and Russia is hoping to leverage that for its military.
There has been increasing scrutiny of Chinese manufacturers which is why the going has been tough for companies like Huawei. DJI, one of the most popular drone manufacturers, is based in Shenzhen, China. There have been concerns about its products too and while DJI has brushed them off, it’s now thinking about assembling drones meant for the United States on U.S. soil, in California, to be precise.
Drones are widely used on battlefields now and in order to protect its installations from an attack by swarms of drones, the U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new weapon which can be stationed at its bases across the globe. The weapon is called Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder or THOR and it can take down drones. The system is capable of taking down a large number of drones […]
Drones and airports don’t mix. Yet, we continue to hear about disruptions caused by drone sightings. Singapore’s Changi is one of the busiest airports in the world. A delay here can have a knock-on effect that can be felt across the globe. A drone caused disruption at Changi this week leading to one of the airport’s runways being shut down intermittently over 10 hours.
Uber may soon get into the drone delivery business as well. A new report claims that Uber is looking to start food deliveries through drones this summer. The service will initially be available in San Diego. Uber has been talking about the possibility of running a trial here since last year and today’s report suggests that it may be close to doing that.
Back in the day, learning coding was a very niche topic to study and there were many who believe that it wasn’t a particularly important topic to learn, unless that was the field that you wanted to get into. These days, it’s a very different story as many companies and institutions are starting to emphasize the importance of coding.
Parrot, a French drone maker that has long been a competitor to China’s DJI, has now been selected to make spy aircraft for the United States military. You could hardly expect DJI to be ever selected for a Department of Defense program on account of its Chinese nationality. Parrot is one of the six companies that have been selected for this program by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Drones are immensely useful tools for all kinds of things, whether it be for photography, videography, or search and rescue. However, much like most tools, they can be useful or downright hindrances depending on their users. As we have seen in the past, drones have the potential to disrupt flights by flying too close to airports which raises concerns about drones possibly crashing into the engines of planes.
Recently, the US government seems to be cracking down on Chinese companies who are involved in the communications infrastructure in the US and also their allies. Huawei is one of the more recent casualties where due to the US government’s blacklisting, Google, Intel, and Qualcomm have since suspended their business dealings with them.
DJI’s iconic Phantom lineup of drones is not going anywhere, the company has confirmed. The confirmation comes amid rumors that DJI has been thinking about discontinuing the Phantom line. One can imagine why people would think that given that the Phantom 4 has basically vanished while the Phantom 5 is believed to have been shelved.
We’ve always known that drones could be used for delivery purposes, where in some countries such a in Australia, we’ve seen how drones are being used to deliver coffee. In fact, it had also been suggested that drones could also potentially be used to deliver organs in instances where emergency transplants had to be done.
Drones have long been used to help out in emergency situations and one really came in handy during an explosive welding company fire in Michigan. A $30,000 drone flew above the acrid smoke and booming explosions to transmit video of the carnage to firefighters on the ground.