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US-backed Syria force advances against Islamic State in Tabqa: monitor.

IS has put up fierce resistance, including using weaponised drones, a tactic the group perfected in neighbouring Iraq The post US-backed Syria force advances against Islamic State in Tabqa: monitor appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Passenger plane comes close to hitting multiple drones in London.

Multiple drones were spotted flying below the plane The post Passenger plane comes close to hitting multiple drones in London appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

US drone strike kills five suspected al-Qaeda fighters.

Missiles hit a car reportedly carrying five AQAP fighters and weapons to Marib province, local media reports say.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Passenger plane at Heathrow Airport came close to hitting two drones, says report.

London: A passenger jet approaching Heathrow Airport was involved in a near-miss incident with two drones, the first such recorded instance in the UK. Scotland Yard was informed after the incident in November last year, but the drones' operators have not been found, a report by the UK Airprox Board said this week. The post ...

- Firstpost - IN

Drone strike kills 5 Qaida suspects in Yemen.

The early morning strike targeted a car in central Marib province that had been transporting arms from Yakla in Baida province, a military official told AFP. The official said the car belonged to a known local leader of Yemen's Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

- Times Of India - IN

Troubled drone software maker 3D Robotics says it has raised $53M in Series D round, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity .

Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch: Troubled drone software maker 3D Robotics says it has raised $53M in Series D round, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity  —  An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics, Inc. on Thursday announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding ...

- Techmeme - US

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen.

Five suspected members of Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch were killed Sunday in what local authorities said was a US drone strike east of the capital Sanaa

- The Daily Star - LB

Kerala youth fighting for Daesh killed in drone strike.

By S.Muddasir Ali Shah on 30 April 2017 KABUL : A young Indian man fighting for the Islamic State militant group has been killed by US troops in eastern...

- Pajhwok - AF

The drone industry takes two steps forward.

GUEST: On Thursday the FAA released an entirely new kind of map that will open up controlled airspace for drone pilots. To date, controlled airspace was a broad five-mile radius around an airport that restricted drone flight. The new three dimensional grids are less draconian. Instead of indiscriminate five-mile circles ...

- VentureBeat - US

Here's What Happens When a Drone Falls On Your Head.

Here's What Happens When a Drone Falls On Your Head

- Yahoo! News - US

New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Last Minute Construction as Opening Draws Near.

Drone videographer Matthew Roberts has posted a new video on his YouTube channel this morning, covering the ongoing progress of construction at Apple's soon-to-open campus, Apple Park. A few weeks ago, Roberts posted what was expected to be the final update before Apple Park's grand opening, but the campus still hasn't ...

- MacRumors - US

Watch SpaceX try a picture-perfect rocket landing at 7AM ET

Many SpaceX rocket landings have gotchas for viewers. Drone ship landings frequently mean shaky satellite video feeds, and nighttime launches just aren't very photogenic. You're about to have a much better look, however. SpaceX is launching a US sp...

- Engadget - US

Drones v prisons: Could flying robots be taken out by their feathered enemies?

Here's the scenario: A drone is spotted approaching Rimutaka Prison carrying a mobile phone. It's heading straight for a cell window.

- Stuff - NZ

Turkey offers drones for India

Turkey is keen to expand defence industrial cooperation with India and will offer its armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to India during the upcoming visit of President Erdogan, said Ilnur Cevik, s...

- The Hindu - IN

Drone strike kills 3 Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A presumed U.S. drone strike in south Yemen Saturday killed three suspected members of Al-Qaeda, a Yemeni security official said.

- The Daily Star - LB

Get Into the Drone Game With These Entry Level Options

Drones are one of the latest gadgets that modern geek culture has sort of glommed onto. And what's not to like? They're basically the ultimate RC, and we've been tinkering for those for… The post Get Into the Drone Game With These Entry Level Options appeared first on Geek.com.

- Geek.com - US

FAA concludes that drones are safer than you may have thought

Much to drone company DJI's delight, a new FAA-commissioned report assures us that we have nothing to fear when it comes to drones. The new findings say "UAS are far more safe to operate around people than earlier models had assumed." The post FAA concludes that drones are safer than you may have thought appeared first on ...

- Digital Trends - US

Craziest week in tech - flying cars & closet cams

Jefferson Graham runs down those 4 wild tech announcements--from the flying boats and cars to drone goggles and Amazon's closet camera, on #TalkingTech        

- USA TODAY - US

What happens if a drone hits you in the head?

It turns out that small drones are safer near people than was thought.        

- USA TODAY - US

Passenger airliner in first near-miss with 'multiple drones' flying over London

An Airbus A320 flying at 5,500ft came close to two drones in the skies above east London in November 2016.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Despite setbacks and job cuts, Google is promising a big update in its race against Amazon's delivery drones

Project Wing, the delivery drone initiative under development at Google-parent Alphabet, felt another jolt of turbulence this week as more members of the team were officially cut loose. But even as sources inside the high-profile group report ongoing challenges, the drone unit is preparing an important update to demonstrate ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Take to the skies with a DIY racing drone in an aerial Grand Prix

Drone racing is an exciting new hobby that combines engineering, flying, and fierce competition. Here's everything you need to know to about the burgeoning sport and first-person-view quadcopters. The post Take to the skies with a DIY racing drone in an aerial Grand Prix appeared first on Digital Trends.

- Digital Trends - US

Pittsburgh firm pioneers using drones to inspect pavement at Atlanta airport

Michael Baker International pioneered the use of drones to inspect runway conditions at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Michael Baker, a Pittsburgh-based engineering, planning and consulting firm, is partnering with the world's busiest airport on a pavement evaluation project. It opted to use unmanned ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Security ministry developing drone policy

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the ministry is developing a drone policy regarding the use and sale of unmanned aerial vehicles. At a press conference held at the ministry's headquarters in Kingston on April 27, Montague said instructions have been given to the Policy Unit to initiate proceedings in that ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Near-miss with two drones "compromised the safety" of a passenger plane

A report by the UK Airprox Board has concluded that the safety of a passenger plane was "compromised" in a near-miss involving two drones that occurred near London's Heathrow Airport last year.

- Neowin.net - US

Visit Prehistoric Scotland With A Couple Clicks

A recently released app featuring the latest research on prehistoric Scotland's hillforts gets you close to the archaeological action with drone footage, 3D artifact renderings and plenty of other eye candy. Happy Friday, everyone...start your weekend right with a fascinating and slick bit of desktop time travel: the SERF ...

- Discover - US

8 Al Qaeda operatives killed in drone strike in Yemen, including key leader

The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike in Yemen on Sunday killed eight operatives of the group known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, including a key leader.

- FOX News - US

What happens if a drone hits you in the head?

It turns out that small drones are safer near people than was thought.         

- USA TODAY - US

Watch Cherry Blossoms Suddenly Explode Into Life in This Stunning Timelapse Footage

It's that time of year when Mother Nature puts on her best fireworks show with pink and white cherry blossoms. By now your Instagram feed is probably clogged with endless shots of cherry trees, but this spectacular drone footage captured by Jack Johnston is still worth your time.

- Gizmodo - US

Suspected US drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants: Sources

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, one militant commander and multiple intelligence sources said on Thursday.

- Zee News - IN

Suspected U.S. drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants - regional official

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, a regional government official and an Islamist militant said on Thursday, in a rare strike on Pakistani soil.

- Reuters - US

'Dragonfly' drone could explore Saturn moon Titan

A relocatable lander could explore the hazy skies of Saturn's intriguing moon Titan , according a new mission proposal.

- FOX News - US

DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery

Drone maker DJI has been so troubled by a string of rogue-drone incidents at an international airport that it's now offering a large cash reward to help apprehend those responsible. The post DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery appeared first on Digital Trends.

- Digital Trends - US

Drone flyover of possible Block NZ site shows work is under way for 2017

Are preparations for the sixth season of The Block well under way?

- Stuff - NZ

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

They announced this yesterday, saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting. Operation Mansouri — named after group's former leader who was killed in a US drone strike in May 2016 — will use strategies from "conventional attack to guerrilla operations".

- Times Of India - IN

DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery

Drone maker DJI has been so troubled by a string of rogue-drone incidents at an international airport that it's offering a large cash reward to help catch those responsible. The post DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery appeared first on Digital Trends.

- Digital Trends - US

Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlantic Bridge led the round joined by Autodesk Forge Fund, True Ventures, Foundry Group, Mayfield and other undisclosed ...

- TechCrunch - US

10 militants eliminated in Waziristan drone strike

By Pajhwok on 28 April 2017 PESHAWAR : Ten insurgents have been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan near the...

- Pajhwok - AF

What does it take to put on a drone light show?

Meticulous planning and Intel technology goes into the nighttime displays

- CBS NEWS - US

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

The Afghan Taliban launched their "spring offensive" today, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago. Operation Mansouri -- named after the groups former leader, who was killed in a US drone strike in May ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

New Shark Spotter algorithm lets surfers take to the break with confidence

Researchers in Australia have developed an algorithm that allows drones to alert swimmers and surfers of nearby sharks. The drones hover over the sharks and uses an automated megaphone to call down to swimmers. The post New Shark Spotter algorithm lets surfers take to the break with confidence appeared first on Digital ...

- Digital Trends - US

Drone maker DJI updates software to thwart terrorist use

New 'no fly zones' comes after Isis terrorists dropped bombs in Syria and Iraq

- Financial Times - US

An Israeli Patriot intercepted a small drone from Syria

April 27, 2017, 8:19 PM A small drone penetrated northern Israeli airspace Thursday night. It was shot down by an Israeli Air force Patriot missile before it landed. This incident highlights the rising tension on the Syrian-Israeli border.

- DEBKAFile - IL

Whale feeding her calf spotted off Catalunya coast

SCIENTISTS using drones have captured close-up images of a blue-fin whale breast-feeding her baby off the coast of Catalunya.

- thinkSPAIN - ES

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Operation Mansouri — named after Taliban's former leader who was killed in a US drone strike in May 2016 — will use strategies from "conventional attack to guerrilla operations".

- Times Of India - IN

GoPro's financials improve thanks to Karma drone, cost reductions

GoPro posted earnings in line with analyst expectations today, reporting a non-GAAP loss of 44 cents per share on revenues of $218.6 million. That is an improvement from a loss of 63 cents per share and revenues of $183.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

- TechCrunch - US

Israel's Patriot missile defense system knocks down drone from Syria

A missile from Israel's Patriot Aerial Defense System knocked down a drone that was about to enter Israeli airspace from Syria Thursday, military officials said.

- FOX News - US

Discount coupons for DJI Phantom 4 models bring massive savings

Drones from the DJI brand are pretty much the cream of the crop of the whole RC quadcopter industry and their high-end DJI Phantom 4 model is just oozing quality and features. So it's our pleasure to present bunch of discount coupons today that can easily save you hundreds of dollars on the Tomtop e-shop. The post Discount ...

- gizchina - CN

Connecticut police may soon be allowed to use drones

YouTube/DJIShould police be allowed to use weaponized drones? That's the question Connecticut lawmakers are debating right now with House Bill 7260, which would allow law enforcement to deploy drones to release tear gas, bullets and bombs. Proponents of the measure say that it's necessary and that it would be "extremely ...

- Business Insider - US

Suspected US drone strike kills seven Taliban militants in NWA

A suspected US drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan Agency close to the Afghanistan border, a regional government official said on Thursday. If confirmed, the air strike, which happened on Wednesday, would be only the second drone attack inside Pakistan since US President Donald Trump ...

- Geo.tv - PK

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