You want a drone. Everyone wants a drone. Now, your tax refund is on the way, and the best drones are on sale...how fortuitous.
DJI’s Phantom series of drones (I know they aren’t really drones, please, save your comments) is the undisputed leader in the prosumer aerial photography market, and three of the line’s four models are on sale today, including the brand new Phantom 3 4K.
Marcel Hirscher, the best alpine skier in the world, recently competed in a World Cup event in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. A few seconds into his second slalom run, he was very nearly crushed by a falling camera drone.
Update: The seller that had this for $17 has sold out, but you can still get it for $20.
A fisherman on a San Diego pier hooked a drone yesterday, and the drone got the whole thing on video for your enjoyment. Even the drone’s operator had to admit that it was an impressive cast, even if it was a mean-spirited and probably illegal action which could have damaged a very expensive piece of equipment.
Lots of thoughtful people gave their father a drone this Christmas, because they had already gotten him a Kindle last year and an iPad the year before that and you sort of stall out on gift ideas from there. But! Drones can be difficult, and dads can be clumsy*, and the result has been nationwide terror.
A man was detained, questioned, and released after flying a camera-toting drone around the stadium during the Chiefs-Panthers preseason game.
On Friday, after winning the Stanley Cup, Kings fans celebrated outside the Staples Center under the watchful eye of a quadcopter-mounted camera. In the most L.A. move ever, they brought it out of the sky with a commemorative T-shirt, whacked it with a skateboard on its way down, and chanted "We Got the Drone!"
France manager Didier Deschamps claims that a drone observed his squad's training camp in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, right before his team plays their first game of the World Cup.
The machines are revolting. Be prepared.
Last month, the Nationals were seen using a four-rotor drone to take publicity photos. The FAA took issue. "No, we didn't get it cleared, but we don't get our pop flies cleared either and those go higher than this thing did," a team official told the AP afterward. Which pretty neatly sums up the FAA's conundrum with…
See, not all drones are terrifying machines that rain death from above. Some of them are just chill little quad copters with camera's attached to them that are perfectly suited to capture surfers doing awesome things. This drone is cool with us, bro.
The Consumer Electronics Show, held in Vegas every year during the second-ish week in January, is an odd duck. Everyone is desperate to talk to you and show you things and shake your hand and trample you on the show floor and so forth. But (and this is my third time being here) there's often little that truly grabs…
For all the contentiousness of the presidential debates, both parties could agree on one thing: Flaming death from the sky, now and forever. The use of unmanned drones to surveil and occasionally blow up brown people is so accepted as a matter of course, the Worldwide Leader in Sports didn't hesitate to add its…