• July 3, 2015
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    So everyone in the drone industry is talking about the idiot that deployed a shotgun in order to bring down his neighbor’s homemade hexacopter last November. The verdict in that case, announced just last week, brought to a close the first known lawsuit involving the use of a firearm against a ...
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  • July 3, 2015
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    (Source: portlandtribune.com)   Jesse Dill recently brought in a crew of amateur actors to play volleyball, toss a Frisbee around and enjoy a barbecue on a $1.2 million property he was selling for a client. While the actors had a blast, Dill had a drone buzzing overhead to capture video. Stir in a ...
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  • July 2, 2015
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    The exact title of this post on reddit was “Haha who’s that… oh, it’s me,” which was probably the last thing to go through this guys head before his drone tried to do exactly that. In any case, the moral of the story is if you are going to do daredevil ...
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  • July 2, 2015
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    Police in Middleton were able to arrest a man wanted for multiple crimes. Marquis M. Phiffer, only 21 at the time of his arrest, had gone on a crime spree that included theft, grand larceny and more. Phiffer claimed that he had been using heroin and recently tried to kick ...
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  • July 2, 2015
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    While regulators are still trying to restrict and limit drone usage in the United States, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment effectively used three drones this month to direct traffic. The drone used for the job was the Altura Zenith ATX 8 and the event it was used at ...
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  • July 2, 2015
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    (Source: International Business Times)   Firefighters had to use a drone to save a teenager and a younger boy when they became stuck on a rock in the middle of a raging current. Rescue crews tried to reach the pair in a raft — but when the waves became overwhelming they paddled ...
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  • July 2, 2015
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    (Source: unmanned-aerial.com)   SuccessfulStudent.org, an online source for students to research colleges and fields of study, has published a ranking of the “15 Best Drone Training Colleges in America.” The group says it considered “academic reputation, hands-on drone training in piloting/engineering, variety of course and accreditation.” SuccessfulStudent.org’s rankings, in order, are as follows: 1. Embry-Riddle ...
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  • July 1, 2015
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    Wireless carrier T-Mobile is urging competitors’ customers to “Switch Without a Hitch” and the telecom giant is deploying drones to help out. This week, the company began using drones from Aerialtronics to inspect its 5,000 antenna masts across the Netherlands. The company deployed the first UAV – an Altura Zenith system ...
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  • July 1, 2015
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    The latest and drone manufacturer DJI’s series about the amazing things drones are doing around the world:
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  • July 1, 2015
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    (Source: networkworld.com)   The verdict of the first known lawsuit involving the use of a firearm against a civilian’s unmanned aerial vehicle – UAV, or, as most refer to it, drone – was made public this week, potentially setting a precedent for these kinds of cases. It looks like you pretty much ...
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  • July 1, 2015
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    Yuneec International has officially announced the latest iteration of their popular Typhoon Q500 drone, the Q500 4K. The new model will ship with a brand new CGO3 4K camera that shoots ultra high definition video and 12 megapixel still images. Also included in the new package is Yuneec’s Steady Grip handheld camera ...
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  • July 1, 2015
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    (Source: newinc.org)   The Snowden revelations and a male-dominated art and tech community were reasons enough for artist Addie Wagenknecht to form the all-female collective Deep Lab in November 2014, but issues of anonymity, privacy, and surveillance had been on her mind for several years before the NSA leaks. This interest came out ...
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  • July 1, 2015
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    On Tuesday, we got the opportunity to speak on air with Tim Grady and Lew Weiss of Manufacturing Talk Radio along with special guest Brian Taylor of the Minnesota Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Laboratory. We touched on all the hot button issues of modern day commercial drones: use cases, technology limitations, privacy, delivery… ...
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  • June 30, 2015
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    Today’s video of the day could not be ignored when it came across our desks. In the video, Bunny Boots Ink demonstrates both why you should not just land your drone as quickly as possible and why you should invest in prop guards:
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