Watch a Fisherman Catch a Drone in Flight

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. »8/09/15 3:43pm8/09/15 3:43pm

Is Using Drones At Sports Events Actually A Crime? Should It Be?

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… »3/17/14 4:03pm3/17/14 4:03pm

An Inside Look At The Impending Flying Robot Apocalypse (And How To Put A Stop To It)

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… »1/08/13 9:00pm1/08/13 9:00pm

The Military Asked ESPN For Help With Its Drone Program

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… »12/20/12 3:05pm12/20/12 3:05pm