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Gadget: 5 of the best drones

We look at 5 of the best drones DJI Mavic Pro Drone, Jessops, £1040.77 The DJI Mavic Pro Drone is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvass easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever. 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 7km range, 5 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal,…

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DJI offers free drone rentals in photo contest, will award drones to winners

Why it matters to you Photographers with the itch to go aerial but without the right gear have the chance to win a DJI Mavic Pro in a contest involving free drone rentals. DJI and National Geographic are partnering for an aerial photo contest — but photographers may not even need to own a drone to enter. The My Mavic Contest runs through October 31 on Instagram, but unlike other aerial photography contests, DJI is offering free two-week rentals of the Mavic Pro to randomly selected applicants. The contest runs…

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DJI drones are getting an offline mode for secret flights

Although the army did not elaborate on its memo, it’s thought the decision may have been spurred by DJI’s data collection. You see, the company’s DJI GO 4 app reportedly uploads details of flight records by default — including telemetry, video and audio — to its servers in the US, China and Hong Kong. It also doesn’t help that hackers have previously shown they can break into the app and fiddle with the drones’ flight elevation restrictions. For its part, DJI told The NY Times it hasn’t been in touch…

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DJI launches bug bounty program for its software and drones

DJI wants security researchers to turn their attention to its software and drones and will pay for discovered bugs or exploits. Called The DJI Threat Identification Reward Program, the program aims to create a formal line of communication between researchers and hackers to the drone maker. The company will pay between $100 and $30,000 for qualifying bugs, “depending on the potential impact of the threat.” This program comes after a high profile ban by the U.S. Army grounded the company’s drones after unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities” were discovered. Immediately following that…

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Buy the Best Drones Available on the Market in 2017

Drones are growing increasingly popular in the consumer, commercial, and military spaces. BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, expects mass adoption to occur around 2021 with $12 billion in total spending in the drone market. One of the biggest appeals of drones is their versatility. Consumers can use them for recreational purposes. Farmers can use them for monitoring crops. Amazon wants to use them to deliver packages. The military uses them for surveillance. But for those looking to take the first step into the world of drones, the prospect…

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Some DJI Spark drones are falling from the sky, and that’s to be expected

Yesterday Quartz reported that a little over a dozen customers had complained on DJI forums about their new Spark drones mysteriously shutting down and falling from the sky in midflight. Today, DJI acknowledged the issue in a statement: “DJI is aware of a small number of reports involving Spark drones that have lost power mid-flight. Flight safety and product reliability are top priorities. Our engineers are thoroughly reviewing each customer case and working to address this matter urgently. DJI products are tested for thousands of hours, and the overwhelming number…

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Best MicroSD Cards for Drones

Buying MicroSD cards for your drone can be confusing, so a YouTuber named Tom’s Tech Time broke it down and compared a handful of bestselling MicroSD cards. Most MicroSD cards are marketed with the memory card’s highest reading and writing speed potential, but testing that card will often give you slower results. Drone companies like DJI usually have a list of recommended MicroSD cards on their product’s main page, but getting the fastest possible card for a drone is often overkill. Transfer speeds will save you some time, so the…

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DJI Phantom 4 drone review: I lost it in Hawaii – Business Insider

I always wanted to try my hand at flying a drone and capturing beautiful aerial footage of my surroundings, and a two-week trip to Hawai’i seemed like the perfect opportunity. The drone of choice: The $1,200 DJI Phantom 4. As a flying machine, it isn’t that much different to other drones — it goes up, down, sideways, forwards, and backwards, and a single battery lasts about 25 minutes, which is unfortunately typical for commercial drones. What sets the Phantom 4 apart is its incredibly sharp 4K camera. Indeed, Hawaii’s unreal…

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Kalashnikov Launches Drone Drone Products and Reviews Drones In The News New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Legendary Kalashnikov gunmaker now launches surveillance drones

Kalashnikov Group, the producer of the famous assault rifles, has a diversified portfolio now with the launch of noiseless reconnaissance drones that can fly continuously for four hours. The company expects Russia’s “most advanced” ZALA 421-16E2 unmanned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft to undergo state trials later this year, Russia’s state-run TASS news agency reported. “There are no analogues of ZALA 421-16E2 systems either in Russia or in the world by their functionality, the simplicity and reliability of operation. Besides, the unmanned aerial vehicle has a noiseless flight mode, which is…

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