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Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot

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California Outlaws Weed carrying drones Guest Post by: David Kravets A new Gold Rush is upon us in the Golden State of California. But this latest wave concerns us with nuggets of a different sort: marijuana. California voters have legalized it, and now state regulators are adopting distribution rules and a plethora of weed-related laws ahead of a January 1 deadline to begin issuing retail licenses. Make no mistake, from a purely business standpoint, the legalization of marijuana in California, home to Silicon Valley and the nation’s largest economy, will sooner rather than later equate to a gold mine of opportunity for […]

Iran’s drones pose rising threat to U.S. in Persian Gulf

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By Lolita C. BaldorAssociated Press   ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ – High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz. The drone buzzes across the sky more than a mile above the massive aircraft carrier and is spotted by the fighters. It is unarmed. But for the senior Navy commanders on the ship, the presence of the enemy drone so close is worrying. Their biggest fear is the surveillance aircraft will start carrying weapons, posing a more direct threat to U.S. vessels transiting one of the […]

Quadcopters enter the war

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Courtesy of Duke Roberts Defense company Duke Robotics is developing a new kind of drone, capable of being equipped with a machine gun, a sniper rifle, or maybe even a grenade launcher. The TIKAD looks like your ordinary multi-rotor drone, but it packs a killer punch. THE EVOLVING FACE OF WARFARE A defense company called Duke Robotics, Inc. now wants to make armed drones the standard of warfare using a system that looks as ordinary as hobbyist multi-rotor drone — with a machine gun or sniper rifle attached to it, of course. Meet TIKAD, Duke Robotics’ drone with a gun, “which uses the […]

A little History of Drone Racing

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Sports Enthusiasts Listen Up Having their personal drone is pretty much what every guy desires. It is exciting the things you can do with a drone. Even racing is done via drones. If you are a sports enthusiast, you would love to do it. Drone racing is a type of motorsport with the player flies and controls a drone having a camera. Almost all races use FPV or first person view/first person video technology these days. They wear a head mounted display to see where they are flying. The objective is to complete the assigned course as soon as possible […]

Drone Racing for Beginners

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http://drones4fun.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Racing-drones-at-100-MPH-in-the-Las-Vegas-Drone-Rodeo.mp4 sqs%/video] If you have been into drones for a while and are just tired of flying around and taking pretty pictures you might consider jumping into another category – drone racing. Racing drones really get the heart pumping, the adrenaline rushing and keep the nerves on edge.  If you like excitement, you will love drone racing.  There are a variety of racing categories from straight drag racing to racing a circuitous route with obstacles and avoiding them while speeding along at 100 miles an hour definitely takes skill. You may need additional equipment like a First-Person View (FPV) headset […]

Beginners Guide to Drone Racing

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Drone racing is new sport developed on the heels of technology. Drones are becoming better as the technology advances even further. The sport combines high-tech drones and high-speed racing and people are loving it. But first things first. If you are a beginner and plan to enjoy this sport, you need to review our beginners guide for Drone racing. We cover everything you need to know from buying a drone to actually racing one. Getting ready to race Choosing a Drone Piloting a drone or a quad copter isn’t as easy as it seems. Plan on crashing a lot until […]

British Schoolboy wins $250,000 Prize Racing Drones

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Guest Post: By ANTHONY JOSEPH FOR MAILONLINE A British schoolboy, 16, who practices flying in his local park juggles lessons with life as the world’s best drone pilot after winning the top $250,000 prize at a prestigious race in Dubai  Luke Bannister, 16, from Ramsbury in Wiltshire, won World Drone Prix in Dubai Still at school, Luke lives an unusual daily life, dividing his free time between practice, competitions, working on his drones – and homework from teachers He is cultivating a presence on social media and maintains a YouTube channel  And while the drone sport is expanding, Luke remains […]

China Retailer Delivers Packages by Drone

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Guest Post: By APRIL GLASER 1/27/2017 Drones in US Not Set to Deliver for Five Years While drones in the United States won’t start delivering parcels on regular routes for a few years, in China it’s already happening. JD.com, one of the largest online retailers in China second only to Alibaba, started its drone delivery program last year, flying parcels via unmanned aircraft to four provinces: Jiangsu, rural Beijing, Sichuan and Guangxi. In those provinces, JD has regulatory approval to fly its drones, but this year the company is working to get approval from more local governments across China to expand its drone […]

Dronejacking Big Potential Problem

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 Published: 01.12.2016 by Pulse News Agency International By AFP The report noted that many consumer drones lack adequate security, which makes it easy for an outside hacker to take control. A new report found that many consumer drones lack adequate security making it easy for an outside hacker to take control (AFP/File)   A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of “dronejackings”  A report by Intel’s McAfee Labs said hackers are expected to start targeting drones used for deliveries, law enforcement or camera crews, in addition to hobbyists. “Drones are well on the way to becoming […]

Bud Light to Award $75,000 Drone Pilot Contract

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  This past weekend with nothing on television I decided to tune into ESPN and watch drone racing.  I did not know at the time it was the finals for the DRL 2016 World Racing Championship.  The race was held in an old abandoned factory like so many other races this year. I tried watching a drone race earlier in the season and I found it a little hard to follow the course although I loved the LED covered drones.  But in this last race, I decided to stick it out and give it the benefit of the doubt.  And […]
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