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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/microsoft-drones-azure,news-27154.html SEATTLE — On stage at the Build developer conference, Microsoft demonstrated how DJI and Rockwell Automation can use the Azure cloud platform with enterprise drones to avoid costly, dangerous situations for workers. Sam George, director of Azure IoT, had a dashboard up simulating where issues might crop up in a factory. One such issue …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/intel-keynote-ces-2018-data-sports-vr-cars-drones,news-26373.html Intel CEO Brian Krzanich gave the opening keynote to CES 2018, covering a wide range of topics, including the futures of computing, virtual reality, cars and drones. He started the show by referencing the recent Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, claiming that security is “job number one” for Intel and the tech industry. He asked …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/sonic-reducer-drone-bh2017,news-25556.html LAS VEGAS — Smartphones, virtual-reality headsets, toy robots, quadcopter drones and self-balancing scooters can be hacked by powerful sonic blasts, a team of Chinese researchers demonstrated at the Black Hat security conference here last week. A DJI Phantom 3 in flight. Credit: NADA GIRL/Shutterstock The team, led by Alibaba security researcher Aimin Pan, used …

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https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/337251/the-best-drones A Good Drone’s Going to Cost You Even if you have no good reason to justify buying one, you have to admit that drones (or quadcopters) are cool. Some models out there are glorified tech toys, but the ones we highlight here are fit for use in imaging and cinematic applications small and large. …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/star-wars-drone-giveaway,news-25023.html This is the drone you’re looking for. In honor of Star Wars day, we’re giving away a Propel Star Wars Speeder Bike drone to one lucky reader. This highly detailed drone is capable of making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, and plays a symphony of Star Wars theme music and clips …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/dronedefender-anti-drone-gun,news-21729.html DroneDefender The latest weapon crafted to take down wayward drones doesn’t even fire bullets. Battelle’s new DroneDefender is an anti-UAV rifle that can disable any unwanted aerial visitors using radio signals alone. To bring down drones with no gunfire, the DroneDefender disrupts the radio frequency of any nearby flying vehicles. The device can disable …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/faa-b4ufly-app-drone-safety,news-21534.html The number of drones entering restricted or unsafe airspace has, as seen by an explosion of news reports, grown exponentially in the last year. Some U.S. states are now working on legislation to combat the problem. Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration is beta-testing an iPhone app, called B4UFLY, that will tell drone pilots where …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/parrot-hydrofoil-water-drone,news-21098.html Image: YouTube Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water — Parrot has a new drone ready to follow summer-lovers off the sands and into the seas. One of thirteen newly announced products from the manufacturer, the Hydrofoil Drone is a hybrid UAV and mini-boat. Parrot’s first toe in …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/lily-drone-flying-action-camera,news-20916.html The cute name and status indicators that mimic eyes were inspired but the fictional robot Wall-E, Lily’s creators said.Selfies are a fact of life, action cameras are going mainstream, and personal drones aren’t far behind. A new gizmo called Lily integrates all three phenomena: It’s a 2.8-pound drone that uses GPS, computer vision and …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/drone-racing-legislation,news-20896.html “It’s like Star Wars,” said drone racer Ryan Gury, from his first-person-vision (FPV) point of view. Through FPV, drone racers see what the drone sees through a pair of goggles that receive a live video feed from an onboard camera. Some might say it evokes the feeling of flying through Endor on a speeder. …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/hexo-plus-drone,news-20237.html The Squadrone Hexo+ with an attached GoPro camera, on display at CES 2015. LAS VEGAS — You’re snowboarding down a gorgeous snowy mountain. Everything is perfect — the scenery, the conditions, your perfect moves. How are you going to preserve these moments? The Hexo+ drone was designed for just that occasion. At the Consumer …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/ghost-drone-specs-price,news-20240.html The new Ghost drone from EHANG, on display at CES 2015. LAS VEGAS—If this is a spirit from the beyond, it’s a very friendly one. The new Ghost drone from EHANG has a fun curved design and can be piloted just by tilting your Android device up and down. Debuting on Indiegogo this November, …

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/nixie-drone-hands-on,news-20222.html LAS VEGAS — Take it from someone who accidentally crashed a drone on live TV — they’re not that easy to control. But the clever Nixie drone promises to fly off your body with a flick of your wrist. It will then snap your selfie, then return right to your hand. During Intel’s CES …

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