Events like concerts or the Super Bowl can be taxing on local internet networks. This new tethered drone, however, could be the answer. In fact, a system of drones can cover one square mile. The post Tethered drones could soon supply internet access to crowded stadiums appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

GoPro’s Karma drone is back. The action camera company launched Karma, its first consumer drone, to great fanfare in late October. But shortly after, GoPro voluntarily recalled all 2,500 shipped drones after some owners reported their quadcopters were inexplicably losing power and falling out of the sky. SEE ALSO: A blind man attached a GoPro to his guide dog – the results are horrifying At CES 2017, GoPro revealed a bad latch mechanism that was used to secure the drone’s battery in place was to blame. On Monday,…

The recalled drone that fell from the skies is on sale again.         View original article at USA Today

In the nearly three months since the recall, it’s lost valuable ground to DJI’s feature-rich Mavic Pro. In the nearly three months since the recall, it’s lost valuable ground to DJI’s feature-rich Mavic Pro.Nearly three months after voluntarily recalling all of its newly launched Karma drones because of a problem that led some to suddenly lose power in flight, GoPro is once again taking orders for them.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany

DJI’s phantom 4 Pro blows the competition out of the water — er, air. The post DJI Phantom 4 Pro review appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Chimps aren’t exactly the soft and cuddly animals that Curious George would have you believe.  Scientists have documented aggression in territorial chimps on numerous occasions, with separate bands of chimps attacking, killing and even cannibalizing one another to gain access to more resources.  But a new study details a far more rare case of chimp murder: One aggressive male chimp appears to have been attacked and killed by members of the group he once led. SEE ALSO: Chimps don’t tolerate drone monkey business The chimp — named Foudouko…

Flying is an energy-intensive activity. The birds and the bees don’t hover around incessantly like your little sister’s quadcopter. They flit to and fro, perching on branches and leaves while they plan their next move. Sure, a quadcopter can land on the ground, but then it has to spend more energy getting back to altitude. Researchers at Harvard decided to try to develop flying robots that can perch on various surfaces like insects can View original article at Hack A Day

FPV drones are a fun but often costly hobby for beginners. Opting for a smaller drone will reduce the chance of damaging the drone when one invariably crashes and the smaller props are also a lot safer if there are any innocent bystanders. YouTuber and Instructables user [Constructed] wanted a cheap FPV capable drone that they could comfortably fly in-and-out of doors, so of course they built their own. Once the drone’s frame was 3D printed, the most complex part about soldering four small-yet-powerful 8.5 mm motors to…

Drones can let journalists show the size of an event — but only if they can pass the test. A new partnership from five different groups including DJI aims to give journalists the tools they need to fly safely (and legally). The post New sponsored workshops aim to give photojournalists (drone) wings appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends