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DJI Releases Security Findings It Hopes Will Quash 'Chinese Spying' Fears DJI Releases Security Findings It Hopes Will Quash 'Chinese Spying' Fears

The world’s largest consumer drone maker is pushing back amid swelling concerns that its applications may be insecure, as well as rumors that it may be transmitting sensitive user data to China, where the company was founded more than a decade ago.

In the Trailer for Hover, the New Dystopia Is a Sky Full of Killer Drones In the Trailer for Hover, the New Dystopia Is a Sky Full of Killer Drones

Remember when Tippi Hedren made everyone think a flock of birds was the scariest way to meet death from above? Ain’t nothing compared to a menacing posse of killer drones, as seen in the upcoming movie Hover. Duck for cover with the scifi thriller’s poster and the trailer, debuting right here on io9.

NASCAR Events in Texas Are Now Guarded By Devices That Take Down Unauthorized Drones

NASCAR has hired DroneShield, a company that sells devices that look like oversized cosplay weapons but which actually remotely disable UAVs, to protect its sporting events.

Thousands of Google Employees Protest Company's Involvement in Pentagon AI Drone Program Thousands of Google Employees Protest Company's Involvement in Pentagon AI Drone Program

A Department of Defense partnership has drawn ire from the Google’s employees, and thousands have now signed a petition urging CEO Sundar Pichai to shut it down.

This Could Be the Greatest Drone-Powered iPhone Heist Ever This Could Be the Greatest Drone-Powered iPhone Heist Ever

The future is here, and it’s cool as shit if you love heist movies.

Flying a Tiny Drone to a Staggering 33,000 Feet Gives You the Ultimate Bird's-Eye View

To ensure the safety of larger aircraft carrying pilots and passengers, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can’t be flown higher than 400 feet so they don’t enter national airspace. Regulations in Russia, however, aren’t as strict, enabling drone pilot Denis Koryakin to fly his homebuilt, 2.3-pound craft to a…

Walmart Considering Smart Carts, Drone Assistants  Walmart Considering Smart Carts, Drone Assistants 

Walmart filed for a glut of patents, published today, that suggest the US’s biggest retailer could be ramping up incorporation of emerging tech in ways that would dramatically change how consumers shop and order.

Amazon Patent Points to Future in Which Humanity Is Reduced to Screaming at Drones Amazon Patent Points to Future in Which Humanity Is Reduced to Screaming at Drones

Get ready to grovel for your next shipment of toilet paper. A recently published Amazon patent depicts a delivery drone capable of recognizing and responding to human gestures and speech, which means you may want to practice the art of supplication to ensure proper delivery of that two-ply to your front porch.

Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google’s involvement.

A Spy Plane That Surveilled an Entire City for Police Is Now Being Promoted as Way to Monitor Cops A Spy Plane That Surveilled an Entire City for Police Is Now Being Promoted as Way to Monitor Cops

Less than two years after an aerial surveillance company was caught using a spy plane to record the entire city of Baltimore for police, the so-called “eye-in-the-sky” system is being pitched to the city with a new angle: catching corrupt cops.

Drones Replace Models at Milan Fashion Week After 45-Minute Technical Delay Drones Replace Models at Milan Fashion Week After 45-Minute Technical Delay

No one is safe from being replaced by a robot in 2018. Not even fashion models, it seems.

This Could Be the First Drone-Caused Aircraft Crash In the US This Could Be the First Drone-Caused Aircraft Crash In the US

For years, there’s been a growing concern from federal agencies and aviophobics over the effect of millions of remote-controlled flying machines populating airspaces. A recent crash might be the first US case that proves that drones are in fact hazards for larger flying machines that carry people.

The DJI Mavic Air Wins The DJI Mavic Air Wins

In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the Mavic Air wins the game, and things will never be the same.

Russian Hackers Fooled the Keepers of US Drone Secrets Using the Oldest Trick in the Book Russian Hackers Fooled the Keepers of US Drone Secrets Using the Oldest Trick in the Book

A new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that a whopping 40 percent of 87 American defense contractors who were recently targeted by Russian hackers clicked on fake links sent to them via email, possibly exposing classified information in the process.

South Korea Preps Serious Anti-Drone Measures Ahead of Winter Olympics South Korea Preps Serious Anti-Drone Measures Ahead of Winter Olympics

Ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korean officials are prepping a fleet of specially equipped tactical drones to deter terrorism. Korean outlets Hankyoreh and Yonhap report the fleet includes drones equipped with cameras, face recognition capabilities, and a “drone-catching drone” that will drop nets…

At 60 Frames Per Second, It Feels Like I'm Riding This Drone As It Races Down a Mountain

If there was ever a good reason to fullscreen a video on your computer, this is it. The third episode of Team Blacksheep’s Long Term Paradise series, featuring some of the best drone pilots in the world, might have you experiencing vertigo if you’re brave enough to watch this footage running at a full 60 frames per…

Try to Watch an SUV Cross This Terrifying Siberian Bridge Without Having a Panic Attack

Even when they’re built from concrete and steel using proven engineering principles, I still get anxious when crossing certain bridges. So there’s less than a zero percent chance that I’ll ever try crossing this 1,640-foot test of bravery in Siberia. It looks like it could instantly collapse under the weight of just a…

DJI's New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket DJI's New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket

DJI just revealed a new, delightfully tiny drone called the Mavic Air. It’s a lot like the DJI Spark, announced last year, but its rotor arms fold in making the little bitty aircraft even more little bitty. If you set the Mavic Air on the table next to your smartphone, you’d find they have about the same size…

A Drone Just Saved the Lives of Two Teenage Boys in Australia A Drone Just Saved the Lives of Two Teenage Boys in Australia

New South Wales’ $340,000 investment in drones has apparently paid off in a major way. On Thursday, two teenage boys in Australia struggling offshore were saved thanks to a rescue drone, the BBC reported.

New Jersey Legislators Approve Penalties for Drunk Droning New Jersey Legislators Approve Penalties for Drunk Droning

New Jersey state legislators approved a ban on operating drones while inebriated on Monday, approving legislation that would punish drunk or high pilots with up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine 39-0 in the State Senate and 65-0 in the State Assembly.

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