Drone

  • 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 maximum-security 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 violence-hit 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 CNN-IBN, 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 fifth-floor 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 24-hour 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 al-Qudra 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 weapons-capable drones July 2, 2014

    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 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 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 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 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 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...
  • Iraq crisis: US open to talks with Iran, air strikes 'may well' be an option, says Kerry June 17, 2014

    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 US...
  • Iraq: After Mosul, terrorists gain partial control over Tikrit June 12, 2014

    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 June 12, 2014

    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 drone attack...
  • Chinese military spending exceeds $145 billion, drones advanced: US June 6, 2014

    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 above...
  • After delivering pizzas and taking selfies, drones to now take your dog on a morning walk May 24, 2014

    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 taking...
  • Washington: Drones could be dog walkers May 23, 2014

    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 a person...
  • Move over selfies, 'dronies' are here: this photo booth called 'Dronebooth' lets you take a drone selfie! May 23, 2014

    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...
  • Mumbai Police to seek explanation on use of drone for pizza delivery May 22, 2014

    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 also...
  • Things that will happen if pizzas are delivered by drones in India May 22, 2014

    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 a...
  • Mumbai eatery delivers pizza using a drone May 22, 2014

    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 carried...
  • Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar-powered drones April 15, 2014

    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 assessing...
  • Facebook in talks to buy drone company Titan Aerospace for $60 mn: Reports March 5, 2014

    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 technology...
  • Obama officials weigh drone attack on US suspect February 11, 2014

    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 Pentagon...
  • Drones to keep watch on tigers and poachers at Panna Tiger reserve January 11, 2014

    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 ago. After...
  • US drone strikes not answer to terrorism, says Nawaz Sharif December 10, 2013

    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 ambassadors...