A Kickstarter campaign is hoping to raise funds to create a new kind of drone; one that helps you fish! The Aguadrone lets you see underwater, and even cast a line. Brett Larson reels in the details.         View original article at USA Today

GTA’s Liberty City has aged a bit more gracefully, too, judging on graphics alone. Since late 2012, the Department of Homeland Security has been evaluating small drones for public safety applications. One of the sites for the testing program is an urban obstacle course dubbed “Liberty City.”Like its Grand Theft Auto namesake, the feds’ Liberty City offers challenges to be tackled by joysticks and buttons. But the goal at the drone evaluation site is to impress public safety officials, rather than outrun and outgun them View original article…

This video is taken from space. And yet we can see so much detail on Earth that it’s almost unbelievable. Cars are driving on roads and buildings are moving throughout the day and boats are crawling through rivers, remember this isn’t your run of the mill drone footage, this is all taken from an ultra-HD camera mounted on the ISS.Read more. View original article at Gizmodo

A Thursday morning raid in New Jersey led to the arrest of a 21-year-old man, Samuel Rahamin Topaz, in connection to an Islamic State-related terror case, the fourth Tri-State area arrest in the case this week See also: Al-Qaeda executes 2 alleged spies after Yemen leader killed in drone strike Court documents allege that the group – Munther Omar Saleh, Fareed Mumuni, Topaz, and an unnamed 17-year-old co-conspirator – were were part of a plot to support ISIS, which has also been referred to as ISIL, both abroad…

Image: Alex CornellAlex Cornell is an artist whose work we’ve featured a few times—he’s the brains behind “Our Drone Future” and this lovely travelogue from Iceland. I spotted this post on his personal blog and it made me laugh, so we asked if we could reshare it. Thanks Alex! Long live Michael Michael Chang and his billboard. In case you’re wondering, it cost $3,000 a year to rent the billboard. – Jason KoeblerFrom 2012-2014 I rented a billboard in San Francisco, at the corner of Union and Fillmore…

Crowdfunding campaigns can raise money for some pretty wacky projects, such as asteroid defense or images of brains on LSD. But rarely do you hear of campaigns raising funds for military equipment. Enter the People’s Project, a volunteer-led organisation based in Ukraine that has a section currently raising funds for a military drone. The war in East Ukraine recently passed its one-year mark, with the conflict only showing signs of heating up again. Despite numerous ceasefire attempts, clashes continue between the Ukrainian military forces and the Russian-backed separatists…

Amazon sought out less restricted airspace in Canada to test its unmanned drone delivery system earlier this year but the move may be short-lived. That’s because Amazon could launch the anticipated service in about a year’s time. View original article at TechSpot

Last April, graffiti artist [KATSU] strapped a can of red spray paint to a Phantom quadcopter, flew it up against one of the largest billboards in New York City, and pressed a button. Now, [KATSU], [Dan Moore], and Adafruit’s [Becky Stern] are trying to perfect a flying can of spraypaint, and they’ve met with some success and surely many broken props. The team used an Iris+ for this project instead of the Phantom used by [KATSU] earlier this year, but the principle of the entire endeavor remains the…

Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen killed two men accused of spying for the U.S. and hung their bodies off a bridge on Wednesday, a day after the jihadi group announced the death of its leader in an American drone strike. The killings came a day after al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as the Yemeni affiliate is known, said its leader, Nasir al-Wahishi, was killed in a U.S View original article at Mashable

US Aviation officials are moving up plans to let individuals and businesses use drones for commercial purposes. They say rules could be in place within a year, much earlier than earlier forecasts. View original article at BBC World News