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Parrot Minidrone Hands On: Hydrofoil, Airbone And Jumping Sumo

In the grand ranking of remote-controlled vehicles, the only thing better than a remote controlled plane is a remote-controlled boat. At least, that’s what I used to think. After playing with Parrot’s new generation of Minidrones, I realise that a remote controlled hydrofoil is the true champion of RC anything.


Watch An F-16 Shoot Down A Drone In The Air

Video: Here’s a video showing an F-16 shooting down a drone in the air and popping off flares in a live fire exercise. One day, the drones will probably start fighting back as revenge for all these training exercises but until that day comes, let us enjoy the amazing powerful flying machines controlled by humans that allows this to happen.


Lego Wants To Stop Producing Oil-Based Bricks

Since 1963, Lego toys off all shapes and sizes have been moulded from ABS plastic, a material with a long list of pros; but thanks to the reliance on petroleum to make ABS, sustainability isn’t one of them. That’s why Lego is spending hundreds of millions of dollars finding an alternative.


Did Your Drone Knock Out A Woman On Sunday? Seattle Police Want To Chat

Sunday’s Pride celebrations in downtown Seattle were going fantastically. Until a drone fell from the sky and knocked a woman out cold. If that drone was yours, the Seattle Police Department would like to have a word with you.


This Guy's Neighbour Will Pay For Shooting Down His Drone

Eric Joe was flying his homebuilt hexacopter drone above his parents’ Modesto, California, orchard when his parents’ neighbour, Brett McBay, blasted the drone out of the sky with a shotgun.


DJI Phantom 3 Review: Stunning Video + Easier Controls = Hell Yes

DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilised camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here — and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie.


Behold, The Latest Laser Built For Frying Rogue Drones

Here comes yet another drone-zapping laser: A German missile manufacturer built this Death Star-like beam to protect world leaders. And it works, too: in a field test, it took down a mini-drone in three seconds flat.


Abortion Drone Is The Best Drone

This Saturday, a small drone carrying the abortion-inducing pills mifepristone and misoprostol will fly from Germany to a border town in Poland. And yes, “Abortion Drone” sounds like the name of an anarchist punk band, but this is the most badass drone aid mission yet.


Tesla's Battery Gigafactory Is Coming Along Nicely, Thanks

Video: Just like the massive Apple Campus 2, Tesla Motors’ US$1bn battery-building Gigafactory is under construction — out in the Fallout wastes Nevada desert, rather than in the heart of Silicon Valley — and the building process looks like it’s well under way. A drone enthusiast took the opportunity to take a look at the nascent plant, and filmed the entire thing in 4K.


9 Misconceptions About Drones That Engineers Wish You'd Shut Up About

They’re robots. They fly. They’re watching you. And they’re increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they’re drones. You may think you know exactly what they are and what they do. You don’t.


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