DRONE

  • Wearable camera maker GoPro developing their own consumer drones: Report Yesterday

    Bangalore: Wearable camera maker GoPro is developing its own line of consumer drones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The multi-rotor helicopters, priced between $500 and $1,000, will go on sale late next year, the Journal said. GoPro was not immediately available for comment. The company already...
  • Leader killed in US drone attack, confirms al-Qaeda November 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Global terrorist organisation al-Qaeda's branch in the Indian sub-continent Thursday confirmed the death of one of its leaders, Adil Qudoos in a US drone attack. Qudoos was alleged to have helped senior al-Qaeda leader, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Xinhua reported. Kahlid was arrested in 2003 from the house of Ahmad Qudoos, the...
  • World's first drone-filmed porn video goes viral November 11, 2014

    New York: The world's first drone-filmed pornographic video has gone viral on social media even though its creators say that it was more of an art project. The three-minute video consists of a fast-flying drone panning over a variety of beautiful landscapes, mountain vistas and majestic beaches as bare bodies are...
  • Iranian-built copy of US drone takes first flight: IRNA November 10, 2014

    An Iranian copy of a US reconnaissance drone captured in 2011 has taken its first flight, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday. In December 2011, Iran said it had captured a US. RQ-170 Sentinel reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran that had been reported lost by US forces in neighboring Afghanistan. "We...
  • Nixie: A wearable drone that flies off your wrist, takes photos from hard-to-reach places, and then comes back to you November 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Intel awarded $500,000 to a group of do-it-yourselfers who developed a wristband that converts to a camera-equipped drone to win a contest the chipmaker hopes will help guarantee it a leading position in the emerging market for wearable computing devices. Aimed at rock climbers, the Nixie quadcopter is worn...
  • Mystery drones fly over French nuclear sites November 3, 2014

    Paris: French security officials are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal flights by drone aircraft over more than a dozen nuclear power stations in France, raising security concerns in a country that largely lives off atomic energy. In what environmental activists call a worrisome development, authorities have tallied at least...
  • China unveils laser weapon system to shoot down low-flying drones, small aircraft November 3, 2014

    Beijing: China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported. The machine has a two-kilometre range and can bring down "various small aircraft" within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a statement...
  • Ambulance drone to save heart attack victims unveiled in Holland October 29, 2014

    London: A student in the Netherlands has developed an 'ambulance drone' fitted with defibrillator that can reach heart attack victims within minutes, and potentially help save thousands of lives. The 4kg drone, created by graduate student Alec Momont, can fly at an estimated speed as high as 100 kilometres per...
  • Trilokpuri clashes: Drones with night vision to be used to monitor during Chhath Puja, Muharram October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drones are being used to search the troubled area in East Delhi's Trilokpuri which saw communal violence on Diwali night. The police will also be using drones with night vision cameras to monitor Chhath Puja and Muharram. At the same time, door-to-door searches are also taking place. The...
  • Delhi: Police use drones to carry out search operation in violence-hit Trilokpuri October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is using drones to carry out search operations in Delhi's Trilokpuri area where violence broke out on the night of Diwali. Door-to-door searches are also being held in the vicinity to check for anti-social elements. The curfew in the area will be relaxed from 2 to 5...
  • Five killed in drone attack in Pakistan October 5, 2014

    Islamabad: A suspected US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan killed at least five people and injured three others. The drone fired two missiles on a compound in Kand Ghar area of Shawal district, which stretches across both North and South Waziristan tribal regions, Dawn quoted official sources...
  • German delivery firm DHL Parcel announces the world's first drone delivery service September 29, 2014

    London: German delivery firm DHL Parcel has announced the world's first drone delivery service. "DHL Parcel will soon launch a unique pilot project on the North Sea island of Juist," the company said in a statement. "For the first time worldwide, medications and other urgently needed goods will be delivered to the...
  • Facebook to test Internet beaming drones in 2015 September 28, 2014

    Washington: Facebook plans to start testing its internet-carrying solar-powered drones in 2015, with the ultimate aim of getting two-thirds of the global population online. Mark Zuckerberg had unveiled Facebook's Connectivity Lab and its partnership with the Internet.org project in March this year. The initiative seeks to use solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles to...
  • Israel drone crashes inside Lebanon: military source September 20, 2014

    Tyre (Lebanon): An Israeli drone on SaTurday crashed inside Lebanon, coming down close to the demarcation line with the Jewish state, a military source said. "The drone crashed on the Lebanese border, inside Lebanese territory. Lebanese troops are in the area," the source told AFP. There was no immediate comment from Israel,...
  • Project Wing: Google tests a fleet of packagedelivering drones August 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com, which also is experimenting with selfflying vehicles to carry merchandise...
  • Drone carrying contraband crashes at US prison July 31, 2014

    Columbia: Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak phones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximumsecurity prison. Officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. At the site, Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens says...
  • Saharanpur riots: Authorities deploy drone to ensure peace in the violencehit area July 27, 2014

    Authorities on Sunday deployed drone cameras to maintain peace in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district where communal violence claimed three lives and left over a dozen critically injured. Officials admitted the situation in the district was still tense although there had been no violence on Sunday morning. A curfew clamped on Saturday after...
  • Meerut IG: Drones installed to scan the city July 27, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Inspector General of Meerut Alok Verma said that they were using drones to scan the city. This was perhaps the first time that drones had been used in a riot zone. "There have been no incidents of violence anywhere and things seem to be returning...
  • Photographers could soon team with drones to capture the perfect shot! July 27, 2014

    New York: Photographers will soon get a team of handy helpers to capture the perfect shot flying flashbulbs! A new drone, equipped with lights to create special effects during photo shoots, is being developed by researchers from Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, including an...
  • Drone that captured stunning images of the Seattle Space Needle was piloted by an Amazon worker: police July 27, 2014

    Seattle: An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said. Witnesses told police they saw the craft fly back into a fifthfloor room of a nearby hotel. Police contacted the man and he admitted operating the drone...
  • A week on, Gaza war takes on deadly routine despite calls for truce July 14, 2014

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Monday after a 24hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing international pressure for a ceasefire. The military said it had shot down a drone...
  • Watch: Ever been 'inside' a fireworks display? The world's trippiest video of a fireworks show was captured from a drone July 8, 2014

    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 July 7, 2014

    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 alQudra said two Palestinians were killed and two others wounded in the attack east...
  • US bans drone operations at national parks July 5, 2014

    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 that...
  • German minister backs weaponscapable drones July 2, 2014

    Berlin: Germany's defense minister wants to buy weaponscapable 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 leased...
  • US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit June 28, 2014

    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 militantheld city of Tikrit. Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the country's leaders to unite, after Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki conceded political measures...
  • Russian chain delivers pizza by drone June 25, 2014

    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 June 25, 2014

    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 and...
  • The video of a drone delivering a pizza in Mumbai was a hoax, police say: reports June 19, 2014

    The Mumbai police have reported that a video clip of a drone delivering pizza from a Lower Parel outlet to a Worli highrise 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 a...
  • US drone kills five in Pakistan June 18, 2014

    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 town...