DRONE

  • 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...
  • Iraq crisis: US open to talks with Iran, air strikes 'may well' be an option, says Kerry June 16, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential USIranian 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...
  • US focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes June 12, 2014

    Washington: The White House signaled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces to help them deal with an insurgency rather than to meet what one US official said were past Iraqi requests for US air strikes. An Obama administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Iraq...
  • Iraq: After Mosul, terrorists gain partial control over Tikrit June 12, 2014

    A day after taking over Mosul, Iraq's secondlargest 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...
  • First US drone strike this year kills 6 militants in Pakistan June 11, 2014

    Karachi: The first U.S. drone strike in Pakistan this year on Wednesday killed at least six militants in a northwest tribal district where pressure was building on Islamabad to react after a brazen attack on Karachi airport. The strike came in a dramatic week that began with the allnight siege Monday...
  • 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 citybased 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...