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It's drone season! It's gorgeous out there and the world is full of beautiful scenes that need recording with a drone that buzzes through the air like a cloud of angry bees. Whether you're an aspiring aerial photographer or a thrill-seeking life-caster, there have never been more options on the market for excellent quadcopters. Two of the best drones are so flexible you can fold them up and fit them in a backpack. We're here to help you figure out which one might be for you.

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Drones are super cool, but they're also intimidatingly expensive. If you break them, you're up for a lot of cash for repairs. And the learning curve is steep, so breaking them is even more likely when you're new to the art. If you're looking for an easy to fly, entry level drone then eHang's GhostDrone 2.0 and its virtual reality headset are far more forgiving to a newbie than its competitors.

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Advertisers have found ways to bombard us with promotions no matter what we're doing: watching TV, checking social media, and even when streaming music. But the future of advertising could be even more invasive when the next public event you attend is full of flying video drones projecting inescapable video everywhere you look.

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GoPro's long-awaited drone has finally reached Australian shores. It's not made necessarily for drone enthusiasts, but for GoPro enthusiasts — the company's fanatic fanbase who already document everything they do on the ground and in the sea. But what's it like to actually fly?

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Video: Tom Scott took a pair of DJI Phantom 3 drones to the University of Manchester's High Voltage Laboratory, where they can manufacture lightning strikes measuring over a million volts. The goal was to see what happens to a drone were it to get struck by lightning while flown in a storm, and the results will probably surprise no one.

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If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons against the citizens they're supposed to protect. On Thursday, Connecticut's judiciary committee approved a new drone regulation bill that, if passed, would make it the first US state to let cops use deadly drones later this year.