Top 5 Unusual Things You Can Do With Modern Drones

Drones have been primarily used for military and recreational purposes alike, but some people have stepped that game up to use drones for purposes that may be more unusual to others. Now that drones are quickly gaining ground where popularity and awesome developments are concerned, there are more uses for them than simply just flying around and taking pictures and videos. And today we’re going to show you some of the most unusual ones. #1: Delivering Food Straight to Your Front Door If you’ve never heard of the German company…

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Gadget Ogling: Pokémon Go Drones, New Old Nintendo, and Snowden-Secured Smartphones

Wecome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that occasionally takes time off from thrashing out cut-price deals for once-towering Web properties to pore over the latest gadget announcements. In our directory this week are a drone for catching Pokémon, a revival of a classic gaming console, a smartphone case designed for security, and a novel way to keep cool and dry. As ever, I’ve only read about these items and haven’t even held them in my hands, so these are not reviews. The ratings serve only as an indicator…

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FAA to consider report on micro drones

The next step in regulating, and potentially expanding, drone use in the U.S. hit a deadline Friday, when the Federal Aviation Administration was slated to receive recommendations on very small drones. As consumers and the industry surge forward with ideas for what they want to do with drones, the FAA is still working on the details on how these new devices, dubbed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) or UAS (unmanned aerial systems), will be treated. The report due to the FAA comes from the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee, or the ARC….

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Trail-Following Drones Could Locate and Guide Lost Hikers

Anyone who’s been on a hike in the forest knows how easy it is to lose the trail — and if you get lost, it may be hours before a ranger or rescue party comes looking. But drones with specialized vision systems could make that search quicker and easier, researchers suggest. Many drones are perfectly able to stay aloft and track their location when in the open air, but a forest trail is a different story altogether. “In these environments, any little error may result in a crash, and robots…

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