DJI appears to have released the details on their cinema drone too quickly, and now the company has revised the specs with a lower speed. The drone will fly nearly 10 mph slower than originally anticipated, but still a speedy 58 mph. The post Not so fast — DJI lowers the top speed on the Inspire 2 in specs update appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

GoPro is cutting 200 jobs and shutting down its video licensing service after the recall of its Karma drones. View original article at BBC World News

In recent weeks, videos shot by Native American drone pilots have shown percussion grenades launched from an armored vehicle deep into a crowd of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. They have shown people being knocked backward with a constant barrage of water being shot from fire hoses. They’ve shown a line of body armor-clad cops aiming guns at unarmed water protectors holding their hands high above their heads. Another video, shot at night, shows that construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline continues under the…

(credit: Megan Geuss) GoPro may have touted strong Black Friday sales, but the company is still experiencing turmoil. GoPro announced it would cut 15 percent of its workforce, totaling about 200 full-time positions, and close its entertainment unit to reduce 2017 operational costs. This news comes at the end of a frustrating year for the action cam company. Back in January, GoPro cut seven percent of its workforce in an effort to “better align resources to key growth initiatives.” Earlier this month, the company recalled its $799 Karma drone because some of…

The HTC Vive’s Lighthouse localization system is one of the cleverest things we’ve seen in a while. It uses a synchronization flash followed by a swept beam to tell any device that can see the lights exactly where it is in space. Of course, the device has to understand the signals to figure it out. [Alex Shtuchkin] built a very well documented device that can use these signals to localize itself in your room. For now, the Lighthouse stations are still fairly expensive, but the per-device hardware requirements…

What does the average gunman in America look like?  By merging together the head shots of 39 shooters from mass shootings from the past 34 years, the legal site FederalCharges.com revealed the average gunman (they are usually men) isn’t too distinguishable.  SEE ALSO: Here’s the anti-drone gun of your Rambo fantasies The site tracked down the photos and then “averaged” the images with Psychomorph, a facial-averaging software to come up with a terrifying composite image. The average gunman — with white skin, dark hair and dark eyes —…

DJI recently announced its new Inspire 2 drone, which has two micro four-thirds cameras in a package squarely aimed at filmmakers and video creators. At the Inspire 2 launch, DJI said that it would accelerate to 50 mph in four seconds and had a top speed of 67 mph. It turns out, that’s too fast.Read more. View original article at Gizmodo

This drone gun won’t destroy your drone, but it will take it down from over a mile away. By disabling signals keeping the drone afloat, such as GPS, the “DroneGun” can knock a drone off its course, keeping it from arriving at its destination. DroneShield, the company that released the DroneGun on Monday, has clients in 35 different countries, each of which has its own rules for drone manipulation, according to Joshua Desmond, vice president of business development at the company. Within the United States, the company can…

Launching on Tuesday, Fotokite Phi is a lightweight camera-carrying drone you control like a kite. “Not only is it very accessible from a price perspective, but it works unlike any other drone you’ve seen before,” CEO Chris McCall told us. The post Look, up in the sky! It’s a kite! It’s a camera! It’s the Fotokite Phi drone! appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

LONDON — As Christmas draws nearer, Christmas cards are beginning to land on doormats up and down the country. One charity has created a series of alternative Christmas cards to remind people of the 2016 events that forced millions of people from their homes.  SEE ALSO: Lily Allen breaks down in tears over Calais child refugees International humanitarian medical charity Doctors of the World launched its arresting collection of Christmas cards, which paint a more sombre picture than the usual nativity and festive scenes emblazoned on our cards. …