Police Turn to Pepper-Spraying Drones in Congested Indian City

Drones are popping up everywhere. They’ve been largely unfamiliar in India, but that’s changing. The police department in Lucknow, a populous city in the country, is the first to purchase five weaponized drones that can spray pepper on a rioting mob. The concept of aerial robots isn’t entirely new to the city, as they’ve been […]

Chimpanzee Whacks Camera Drone Out of Mid-Air with a Stick

Pro tip: Don’t fly your camera drone too close to chimpanzees. They might knock it out of the air using a stick. That’s what happened to one camera drone user over in the Netherlands while flying a drone in a zoo’s chimpanzee habitat. One of the chimps decided that “enough is enough” when it came […]

The 3DR Solo Is One Scary-Smart Drone

GREAT DRONE FOOTAGE is mesmerizing, no matter what it depicts. (Exhibit A: This video of a truck driving through mud in super-slow-motion.) But perfect shots—the swooping landscapes, the hovering overheads—are hard to come by. A new drone from 3D Robotics (a company co-founded by former WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson) is the beginning of a project […]

Drone Home Videos No Longer Provoke FAA Wrath

Unlike other hardened lawbreakers, drone enthusiasts don’t always bother to hide the evidence. YouTube is blanketed with crimes against American airspace committed by private owners of unmanned aerial vehicles, which hasn’t escaped the notice of officials at the Federal Aviation Administration. In recent years, the agency has sent letters to scores of drone hobbyists who […]

Watch This Homeowner Shoot Down a Drone Flying over His Property

One video shows a drone hovering over a beautiful home in Southern California and you won’t believe what happened! The homeowner ran out of his front door with a shotgun! The drone flew away with the guy in hot pursuit. His friend was recording cell phone video of the wild chase. The homeowner ran around […]

Meet the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a Super 16 action camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount

Blackmagic revealed the Micro Cinema Camera today, a lightweight professional-grade action camera with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. GoPros may be good enough for your extreme family vacation and your cousin Jeremy’s POV skateboard videos, but Blackmagic is counting on pro filmmakers needing more. The Black Magic Cinema Camera borrows bits of technology from […]

The F-35 May Be the Last Manned Fighter Plane the U.S. Ever Flies

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be ridiculously expensive, horribly late, and perhaps not all it was cracked up to be. But according to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, it has one truly distinguishing feature: It’s probably the last manned fighter aircraft the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps will ever buy. In remarks made at a […]

The Alta from Freefly Systems is one bad ass professional hexacopter

Freefly Systems has unveiled the Alta — its latest professional aerial platform for 2015 and one bad ass of a hexacopter. The Alta, which was showcased at the recent NAB 2015, features Freefly’s new Synapse flight controller and is aimed at professional aerial photographers. It also has carbon fiber arms that can be folded in […]