Drones

Drones are fun. Drones are cool. And, for now, drones are legal. Here are a few great commercial/entry-level drones that can take to the air right now and a few…
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Underwater Drone Startup OpenROV Launches A Super Fast Exploration Robot | TechCrunch
Trident is a remote-controlled, camera-equipped underwater drone – and it’s the fastest machine yet from underwater robotics startup OpenROV.
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Snap Is A Stabilized 4K Drone That's Fully Portable | TechCrunch
Vantage Robotics introduces Snap, a drone that packs high quality recording equipment in a lightweight ultra-compact body.
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The DJI Phantom 3 Professional Is The Easiest Drone I've Ever Flown | TechCrunch
The DJII Phantom 3 drone is essentially a camera platform. It costs about $1,259 thanks to the impressive camera/gimbal combination mounted to the bottom. You control it via both a handheld control box with multi-axis sticks as well as onscreen via a smartphone tethered directly to the remote control.
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Fotokite Phi Is A $349 Drone On A Leash That Needs No Pilot, Just A GoPro | TechCrunch
Fotokite is a quadcopter on a retractible dog leash. Strap a GoPro to it, and it automatically records whatever you’re doing at the end of its tether while automatically hovering between 1 ft and 26 ft away.
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Parrot Bebop Drone Review: A Keen Eye In The Sky Without A Huge Price Tag | TechCrunch
Parrot Bebop Drone Review: A Keen Eye In The Sky Without A Huge Price Tag
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Hands-On With The 3DRobotics Iris+ Drone | TechCrunch
Hands-On With The 3DRobotics Iris+ Drone
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DJI Introduces The $2,800 Inspire 1 Transforming Drone | TechCrunch
DJI Introduces The $2,800 Inspire 1 Transforming Drone
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Bionic Bird Is An App-Controlled Drone That Flies Like A Flappy Bird | TechCrunch
Is it a bird? It is a plane? No it’s a bird-shaped drone called Bionic Bird. This new mechanical bird, due to land this December, will be app controlled, using a Bluetooth 4.0 link to support 100 meters of remote controlled flight from your smartphone or tablet.
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This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid | TechCrunch
This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid
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5 Drones That Could Make You The Coolest Kid In Town | TechCrunch
Pocket Drones is a small startup that released their first drone at our Hardware Battlefield and made $50,000
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5 Drones That Could Make You The Coolest Kid In Town | TechCrunch
MIT's Aerial Lighting Drone: Researchers at MIT have developed a drone that could be a photographer’s new best friend
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5 Drones That Could Make You The Coolest Kid In Town | TechCrunch
The DJI Phantom 2 Vision plus Quadcopter is a prosumer device that boasts a built-in GPS unit and a built-in camera you can remotely control through your phone
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5 Drones That Could Make You The Coolest Kid In Town | TechCrunch
When it comes to imaging, the AirDog from Helico Aerospace wants to capture more than just POV angles
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5 Drones That Could Make You The Coolest Kid In Town | TechCrunch
Parrot has released two new minidrones, the Jumping Sumo and the Rolling Spider