For years now, people who hate or fear drones have been threatening to shoot them down. Well, someone finally went and did it.According to police in Lower Township, New Jersey, last Friday, a person thereshot down his neighbor’s quadcopter with his shotgun.This is, of course, very illegal: Russell Percenti, an (alleged) real-life Johnny Dronehunter, was arrested on charges of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief. Federal statute suggests that anyone who “sets fire to, damages, destroys, disables, or wrecks any aircraft” can face up to 20 years…

Don McCullough Pennsylvania authorities suspect that two men accused of stealing mobile phones were monitoring law enforcement. Local media reported Tuesday that when they were arrested last month, one of the two suspects was carrying a camera-equipped drone that police saw flying over the Upper Saucon Township’s police headquarters the day before the arrests. The accused are Duane Holmes, 44, of North Bergen, and Chaviv Dykes, 20, of Newark. Police said they had $50,000 in mobile phones allegedly stolen from a Verizon Wireless store and other outlets that NJ.com…

Drone operators in Hong Kong have been using their flying machines to show the huge scale of the pro-democracy demonstrations currently taking place there, with several sequences posted to YouTube in the last couple of days. The post Drones used to show huge scale of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Somewhere over the rainbow in a land called Ohio, the Buckeyes created another amazing halftime show. During Saturday’s big game, the Ohio State Marching Band performed choreography inspired by The Wizard of Oz in honor of the movie’s 75th anniversary. The tribute included a tornado, scarecrow, the Emerald City and a little (actually, gigantic) dog, too. Mesmerizing Drone Video Reveals Massive Size of Hong Kong Protests Kids Fail Miserably at Appreciating Skip-It History Buffs Discover Their Hidden Past in New York Public Library Get Lost in New York…

The Wirecutter spent over 35 hours of research and conducted dozens of flights to determine the best drone for your dollar.Dozens of pre-assembled consumer drones are now available between $200 and $9,000, and we looked into virtually all of them. After 35 hours of research and dozens of flights, we had to agree with the opinions of most experts and everyday users: For aerial photography, videography, and generally having fun, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is the best is the best drone for most people, from first-time flyers…