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Drones Are a Next-Generation Computing Platform, Says Intel

Posted on November 8th, 2016.

Intel announced the first Intel drone designed specifically for light shows: the Intel Shooting Star drone. With this drone, the company plans to demonstrate that drone light shows can redefine entertainment and create amazing new experiences in the night sky.

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Cybersecurity

Police Drone Can Be Hacked With Tech Worth $40

Posted on March 2nd, 2016.

A security researcher has claimed that a police drone can be hacked using parts that cost as little as $40. While drones are being used by cops, border security forces, military and even first responders to an emergency, one researcher has shown that one government-ready drone model can be hacked from over a mile away to be taken control...

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Breaches

Infrastructure Technology Group Questions Hacker Group’s NASA Breach Claim

Posted on February 3rd, 2016.

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), a non-partisan group of innovation experts and firms that provides solutions to support and protect critical infrastructure, has questioned the AnonSec hacker group’s claim that it breached NASA’s internal networks and almost crashed a Global Hawk Drone in the...

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Companies

Video: Drone Firm Raises Millions via Kickstarter, Then Rage Quits

Posted on November 25th, 2015.

Kickstarter projects and their woes are the subject of more than one website. While most focus on Kickstarter projects that fail to launch, there is another aspect of Kickstarter which doesn’t get enough attention and probably should: the projects which get funded and then never deliver a product. In this instance, the product is a...

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Drone News

Video: World’s First 3D Printed Jet-Powered UAV Takes Flight

Posted on November 9th, 2015.

Virginia-based Aurora Flight Services, a company specializing in advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in partnership with 3D printing solutions company StrataSys, has developed the world’s first jet-powered, 3D printed aircraft. With speeds topping 150 mph, this is no ordinary aircraft. The 33-pound lightweight craft also has a...

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Drone News

China’s Largest Ever Airship Treads Near Space

Posted on October 16th, 2015.

Three days ago, unbeknownst to most of the world, China initiated a test flight lasting 24 hours. The object gaining flight was the 75 meters long, 22 meters high “Yuanmeng”, an airship taking up the volume of 18,000 cubic meters. It is solar powered, and the test was successful when the airship edged toward near space, a region of the...

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Drone News

Video: Have a Look at the World’s First Radio-Tracking Drone

Posted on August 26th, 2015.

To keep tabs on radio-tagged wildlife, researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Sydney have devised the world’s first radio-tracking drone (video below). The new development marks a significant leap in science-based animal tracking by using drones to fly over the Australian bush canopy to accurately...

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Drone News

21st Century Security Guard: Man Scares Trespassing Kids with Drone (Video)

Posted on July 26th, 2015.

If the first fifteen years of this century have been any indication, technology is seriously changing the way humans interact with each other. Trespassing miscreants have been a problem since time immemorial. Stephen Coyle of Letterkenny, Ireland, was flying his drone one day recently when he noticed some kids up to no good, playing on...

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Cybersecurity

Hacking Drones Close to Being Drawn up by Boeing and Hacking Team

Posted on July 21st, 2015.

Leaked emails between Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team and Boeing subsidiary Insitu revealed that drones carrying malware to infect targeted computers via Wi-Fi by flying over their proximity is close to becoming a reality. Spyware-carrying drones were being discussed by Insitu, a division of Boeing and now-disgraced malware firm...

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Artificial Intelligence

Flying Gun? Armed Drone Robbery? Amateur Weaponized Drone Built (Video)

Posted on July 17th, 2015.

An unidentified, unverified video has been circulating on the Internet for the past couple of days, depicting a drone firing what appears to be a Glock-style pistol four times. Most interesting about the clip is that the drone adjusts itself after the recoil of each shot, giving it time to reposition on the target. The video does not...