Drone

  • Watch: Ever been 'inside' a fireworks display? The world's trippiest video of a fireworks show was captured from a drone 08-07-2014 01:32 PM

    This video will give you the feeling of flying through a firework show. Shot with a DJI Phantom 2 and filmed with a GoPro Hero 3 silver, this video is the trippiest thing you will see all day. ...
  • Two more Gazans killed by Israel drone 07-07-2014 07:28 AM

    Gaza: Two Palestinians were killed by an Israeli drone strike on southern Gaza early on Monday, medical sources said, just hours after two others were killed in a separate attack. Gaza Strip health services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said two Palestinians were killed and two others wounded in the attack east...
  • US bans drone operations at national parks 05-07-2014 12:21 PM

    New York: The United States has banned launching, landing or operating drones from all national parks, monuments and other historical sites. "We have serious concerns about the negative impact that flying unmanned aircraft is having in parks. We are prohibiting their use until we can determine the most appropriate policy...
  • German minister backs weapons-capable drones 02-07-2014 10:14 PM

    Berlin: Germany's defense minister wants to buy weapons-capable drones to protect soldiers from attack, drawing criticism in a country where the US use of drones to kill terror suspects has caused unease. Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers on Wednesday that the German military has had positive experiences with a...
  • US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit 28-06-2014 08:50 AM

    Bahgdad: The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militant-held city of Tikrit. Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the country's leaders to unite, after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded political...
  • Russian chain delivers pizza by drone 25-06-2014 04:39 PM

    Moscow: Flying pizza! A Russian pizza chain claims to have successfully carried out the first commercial delivery of pizzas via a drone. DoDo Pizza's first unmanned delivery was made over the weekend in the northern Russian city Syktyvkar. The drone completed the order in just 30 minutes. "Along with one...
  • Pie in the sky: Russian chain delivers pizza by drone 25-06-2014 08:04 AM

    Moscow: A Russian fast food chain claims to have taken a slice out of the competition by becoming the first to offer pizza delivery by drone. Dodo Pizza in the northern Russian city of Syktyvkar posted a video online over the weekend showing the first airdrops of pizzas to customers...
  • The video of a drone delivering a pizza in Mumbai was a hoax, police say: reports 19-06-2014 12:53 PM

    The Mumbai police have reported that a video clip of a drone delivering pizza from a Lower Parel outlet to a Worli high-rise was a stunt, the Mumbai Mirror said in a report published on Thursday. The N M Joshi Marg police had initiated an inquiry after a clip showing...
  • US drone kills five in Pakistan 18-06-2014 11:02 AM

    Islamabad: At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Wednesday in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, a media report here said. The strike was carried out at about 4.00 a.m. when US drones fired six missiles at a house and a vehicle in Miranshal...
  • Iraq crisis: US open to talks with Iran, air strikes 'may well' be an option, says Kerry 16-06-2014 07:23 PM

    Washington: The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential US-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Kerry also said in an interview with Yahoo! News that...
  • Iraq: After Mosul, terrorists gain partial control over Tikrit 12-06-2014 10:42 AM

    A day after taking over Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, terrorists have gained near complete control of the northern city of Tikrit. Heavy fighting erupted inside Tikrit, the hometown of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, and terrorists have reportedly taken over a military base as well. The Turkish consulate in Mosul...
  • 10 die in Pakistan drone strike 12-06-2014 10:30 AM

    Islamabad: At least 10 people were killed in a second US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan province, increasing the toll to 16 since Wednesday's attack, media reported Thursday. According to officials, the drone targeted a house near Miranshah and fired eight missiles, The News International reported. The first US...
  • Chinese military spending exceeds $145 billion, drones advanced: US 06-06-2014 02:05 PM

    China's military spending exceeded $145 billion last year as it advanced a program modernizing an arsenal of drones, warships, jets, missiles and cyber weapons, the Pentagon said on Thursday, offering a far higher figure than Beijing's official tally. The Pentagon's estimate, using 2013 prices and exchange rates, was 21 percent...
  • After delivering pizzas and taking selfies, drones to now take your dog on a morning walk 24-05-2014 09:21 AM

    New York: Move over pizza delivery by drones. Now, a drone can take your dog on a morning walk while you can continue with sweet dreams in bed. Jeff Meyers, an interaction designer living in New York, has posted a video on vimeo.com where one can clearly see a drone...
  • Washington: Drones could be dog walkers 23-05-2014 05:53 PM

    Soon, a drone could take your dog for a walk! A man in New York has released a video showing how a drone can be used to take pets out for their daily exercise. Jeff Myers, who likes to experiment with product design and interaction design, created a video showing...
  • Move over selfies, 'dronies' are here: this photo booth called 'Dronebooth' lets you take a drone selfie! 23-05-2014 11:21 AM

    While the world is still obsessed with selfies, a group of students from New York University have invented 'Dronies', or drone selfies. We were still marvelling over the fact that drones are going to deliver pizzas and now we have drones taking selfies!In a project called 'Dronebooth' the students built...
  • Mumbai Police to seek explanation on use of drone for pizza delivery 22-05-2014 03:33 PM

    Mumbai: The usage of unmanned drone for the first time in India by a city-based pizza shop for delivery here has come under scanner of Mumbai Police, which will seek an explanation from the outlet as to why it did not inform them before carrying out the experiment. Police will...
  • Things that will happen if pizzas are delivered by drones in India 22-05-2014 01:02 PM

    Mumbaikars looked skywards with a puzzled look on their face recently. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Oh no, it's a pizza! And that's a drone. We've seen Amazon deliver packages via drones, but for India, this is a first. Francesco's Pizzeria, a pizza outlet in Mumbai, shared...
  • Mumbai eatery delivers pizza using a drone 22-05-2014 12:26 AM

    The financial capital, notorious for its traffic snarls, has achieved a first in the country after a city-based pizza outlet used an unmanned drone to execute a delivery by taking the aerial route recently. "All of us had read about (global e-commerce giant) Amazon's plans of using drones. We successfully...
  • Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar-powered drones 15-04-2014 06:30 AM

    New York: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that atmospheric satellites could also be used in disaster relief and...
  • Facebook in talks to buy drone company Titan Aerospace for $60 mn: Reports 05-03-2014 10:12 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports. The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world's No.1 Internet social network, the ability to beam wireless Internet access to consumers in undeveloped parts of the world, according to the...
  • Obama officials weigh drone attack on US suspect 11-02-2014 12:40 PM

    The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is allegedly planning attacks on US targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama's new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones. The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he's a US citizen. The...
  • Drones to keep watch on tigers and poachers at Panna Tiger reserve 11-01-2014 12:07 AM

    In a first, unmanned aerial surveillance planes- drones, have been deployed in the Panna Tiger Reserve to keep a tab on the movement of tigers and other animals and to keep an eye on poachers. Poachers had virtually wiped out the big cat population in the reserve a few years...
  • US drone strikes not answer to terrorism, says Nawaz Sharif 10-12-2013 06:08 PM

    Pakistan is determined to root out terrorism and extremism but US drone strikes are not the answer as they are counterproductive, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday. "You are fully aware of the counterproductive impact of the continuing drone strikes," he said while addressing a luncheon he hosted for...
  • Amazon's delivery drones raise security and privacy concerns, may face legal challenges 03-12-2013 01:48 PM

    New York: Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less. While flight technology makes it feasible, US law...
  • Prime Air: Amazon testing 30-minute package delivery using drones 02-12-2013 07:46 AM

    Amazon.com is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday on the CBS television program 60 Minutes. Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg). That represents roughly 86 per cent of packages that...
  • Suspected US drone kills one terrorist in Pakistan 29-11-2013 02:16 PM

    A suspected US drone strike killed an alleged terrorist in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, intelligence officials said Friday, the latest indication Washington has no intention of throttling back its unmanned aircraft attacks despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks. The overnight strike targeted a house in Qazi Kot village...
  • Pakistan does not want confrontation with US, Taliban: Sharif aide 24-11-2013 06:11 PM

    Pakistan does not want a confrontation with the US or the Taliban and wants to resolve all issues with them through dialogue, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said. "In fact Pakistan wants no fight with the US on drone strikes and the Taliban. Pakistan cannot afford...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government 22-11-2013 06:18 PM

    The Pakistan Taliban has ruled out the possibility of holding any peace talks with the Pakistan government, a media report said on Friday. Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said they would not forgive the killers of Hakimullah Mehsud and would chase them even in the far-flung areas...
  • Pakistan Taliban claims slain chief was target of government sorcery 10-11-2013 08:14 PM

    If you think sorcery is limited to just the Harry Porter series, then the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) will like to differ. The militant group has claimed that Pakistan's government resorted to sorcery to cause headache and body pain to its slain chief Hakeemullah Mehsud. Mehsud sought spiritual treatment from an...