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Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

Ok, maybe the current Polaroid drone is a tad too toyish for your taste, but if you hold out a little longer, there’s a trio of new camera drones from the famed instant camera maker destined for US market offered by its authorized licensee, Abrim Enterprises, Inc. The three drones, namely, PL2500, PL2300, and PL1000, boasts features including HD cameras, 6-axis gyroscope flight stabilization system, multiple flight speeds, altitude hold, headless mode, dedicated 2.4GHz remote controller, live stream video, up to 200 feet ceiling, up to 15 minutes of flight time, auto return home, and 360-degree flip capable – all in a ready-to-fly package. Continue reading Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

If you recall, we made a post about Apple’s Chinese New Year (CNY in short) event. In it, Apple offered a handful of CNY-themed products, along with some products in CNY-appropriate colorways, namely, red and gold. Though it is worthy to note that Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is commonly known in modern times, is not about gifting, but still, it provides businesses an opportunity to dish out something special and in the case of China-based drone maker, DJI, it has prepared a special limited edition version of the Phantom 4, aptly named Phantom 4 Chinese New Year Edition, which was also featured on Apple’s Gifts inspired by this festive season. Continue reading DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

Nothing Much, It Is Just Casey Neistat Being Hauled Into The Air By A Drone

That’s not Santa Claus, though that did took place in Finland and aptly, in a small village where real-life Santa lives. It is just YouTube celebrity and filmmaker Casey Neistat in Santa getup, who instead of riding a sleigh pulled by Rudolf and friends, he had a snowboard and a giant-ass drone. When we said giant-ass, the drone really is a giant-ass multi-rotor aircraft. Drone of this magnitude is not commercially available and so, Casey’s team took about a year to design and put together an eight-rotor drone that has not only the power to pull Casey across the powdered ground and up the hills, but also lift him high up to the air. Continue reading Nothing Much, It Is Just Casey Neistat Being Hauled Into The Air By A Drone

Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

After much talk, Amazon Prime Air Delivery finally made its first customer delivery in UK on the December 7, 2017. During this monumental delivery, the autonomous drone, which looks entirely different from the one we saw earlier, embarked on a fully autonomous journey from a nearby fulfilment center to one Richard B. living in Cambridgeshire, England. The aircraft, which has a payload of up to 5 lbs (about 2.3 kilograms), flew at a height of up to 400 feet (122 meters) to make its way to the customer without any form of human intervention. Continue reading Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

Selfie Drone Reinvented, Fits Right On The Back Of Your Smartphone

Forget about selfie stick or the desperate act of stretching your arm to capture a selfie or welfie, because AirSelfie is here to help. So what the heck is AirSelfie. Well, it is an imaging drone, designed specifically to capture selfie/welfie. I know. You probably would sneer and said, “that’s not even new.” Actually, it kind of is because AirSelfie is designed from the ground up to be extremely – like really, really portable and as such it is part of a smartphone cover. When not in use, it slips into the included smartphone cover without the need for foldable parts. Everything, including the four brushless motors that enable it an altitude or a distance of 20 meters (66 feet), is packed within the smartphone-size drone which in itself, is quite an engineering feat. Continue reading Selfie Drone Reinvented, Fits Right On The Back Of Your Smartphone

Huge-ass RC Drone With Suspending Hammock Has The Internet Debating

A video of a man chilling out on a hammock suspended under a huge-ass drone posted on YouTube has the Internet debating whether it is real or a hoax. Well, you don’t need to be CGI genius to know that it isn’t real because it is, after all, a commercial for the Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer. Of course, we won’t dismiss the possibility that it could be a real thing, perhaps executed progressively and edited in such a way that it appears that the drone is actually hoisting a full grown person. Then again, a few, including our favorite mad garage inventor Colin Furze, have proven that a multirotor rig like such is capable of hauling a person. Continue reading Huge-ass RC Drone With Suspending Hammock Has The Internet Debating

Domino’s Pizza DRU Drone Made First Pizza Delivery In New Zealand

If there’s one thing Domino’s is known for besides pizzas, it would be the company’s relentless pursue of improving pizza delivery. In addition to specially customized delivery vehicles, exploring the possibly of autonomous robot deliveries and one-click order-to-delivery, it has now made the world’s first pizza delivery by a drone to real customers living in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand and in the process, beating many companies in the game of drone delivery. Instead of developing its own drone like it did with the four-wheel autonomous robot, Domino’s chose to partner with drone delivery service Flirtey to pull off this world’s first on the November 16, 2016. Continue reading Domino’s Pizza DRU Drone Made First Pizza Delivery In New Zealand

DJI Announced Inspire 2 And Phantom 4 Pro Video Drones And We Want Both!

If Samsung is the juggernaut of the electronics industry, then we supposed DJI would be the equivalent in the drone industry. I am not kidding. The rate the outfit is rolling out drones is mind-boggling. Just this year alone, there are already three new drones and mind you, those are just what we have covered and not including the variety of accessories it has introduced. With so many drones for 2016, you may thought the drone maker would have chilled out for the end of the year and dig more into marketing for the holiday season. But no. They are far from done yet. In fact, the outfit has just announced two new drones: the ‘Pro’ version of the Phantom 4 introduced in March, Phantom 4 Pro, and a second-generation Inspire, dubbed Inspire 2, of course. Continue reading DJI Announced Inspire 2 And Phantom 4 Pro Video Drones And We Want Both!

Watch 500 Intel Drones Light Up The Night Sky, Setting A New World Record

Last year, Intel made history by putting 100 light drones into the night sky, dancing to a live orchestra and in the process, set a world record for most UAVs airborne simultaneously. Rather than holding on to the record and waiting for someone else to break it, the chip maker sets out to erase its own record by outdoing itself again but this time, with 500 drones specifically designed for light shows which, together with new algorithms and optimized software, to result in another mind-blowing, breathtaking choreographed light show. Naturally, this amazing feat wiped out the company’s own record, setting a new world record. Continue reading Watch 500 Intel Drones Light Up The Night Sky, Setting A New World Record

This Is Intel Falcon 8+, The First Intel-branded Commercial Drone

Chip maker Intel has been extending its reach into the drone market by offering drone makers and enthusiasts with the ‘brain’ for drones, providing computing, sensor, communications and cloud integration for the drone ecosystem and in October, it takes that involvement a step further with the introduction of the company’s first Intel-branded commercial drone, the Intel Falcon 8+. Destined for the North American markets and building on the European AscTec Falcon 8 system, the Intel Falcon 8+ is armed with eight rotors and boasts a forward camera mount, full electronic system redundancy, automated aerial-sensing solutions “with best-in-class” onboard sensors and a triple-redundant AscTec Trinity autopilot to take the piloting chore off your back. Continue reading This Is Intel Falcon 8+, The First Intel-branded Commercial Drone