A college student who forgot to take out the trash while visiting his parents was in for a surprise when he received a care package from his mom upon returning to school. Westminster College freshman Connor Cox took to Twitter recently to share a photo of the box of trash his mom, Terri, sent him as a reminder to do his chores. “Thought my mom was sending me a care package…but instead she sent a box of trash I was supposed to take out,” he captioned the now-viral…

The FAA has not confirmed an aircraft collision with a drone but it has been busy with more potential sightings than before. About 1,200 sightings were investigated between February and September in 2016. The post The FAA has yet to confirm any drone-airplane collisions, despite more sightings appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Security experts at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated how hackers could extract data from your computer using a drone, USB stick, and the blinking lights on your machine. The post Hackers circumvent ‘air gap’ security with a drone that ‘reads’ the lights on a computer appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Young rebel fighters in civil war-stricken Syria are using Snapchat as their social media platform of choice for selling, buying, and boasting about weapons and equipment for the battlefield. Snapchat messages received by Motherboard itself, as well as screenshots provided to Motherboard of accounts posting items such as consumer drones and thermal scopes for sale, show that the ephemeral messaging app provides the perfect mix of instantaneous and direct storytelling for a mobile-only, millennial generation of fighters. Snapchat, which this week expanded sales of its Spectacles eyewear device to…

For this Chinese power company, it seems ladders and hydraulic platforms just don’t cut it when it comes to clearing trash caught on power lines. That’s why it’s started using a flamethrower drone instead. The post This flamethrower drone is coming in really handy for a Chinese power company appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

A video of “chubby” Siberian tigers taking down a drone, complete with a silly soundtrack — like so much viral content — is more than what it seems.  While the video’s been shared far and wide, but the origins of the footage have been a cause for concern for a while now.  SEE ALSO: Watch a bunch of chubby tigers take down a drone and try to eat it As science journalist John R. Platt tweeted, the footage is “obviously a tiger farm.”  Reminder: China has an estimated…

The nature of viral videos is this: you click, you watch, you react, you share. Unfortunately, in this process, something very important is often lost: context. Today, we were all .. View original article at Techly

This morning, a video of Siberian tigers playfully hunting (and disemboweling) a drone was everywhere on the internet. A tweet from ITV News, a British television network, quickly made an appearance in dozens of stories. “Wow, it’s such a good video. All the beautiful tigers look up at the sky and run around. Eventually they get the drone, and get their heart rates up in the process View original article at Motherboard

The venture capital arms of Qualcomm Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Airbus have led a $26-million investment in AirMap, the builder of drone air traffic management software announced Thursday. The Santa Monica start-up, which opened its first office in 2015, builds technology that tracks air traffic,. View original article at LA Times

A drone operator got a little too close to a group of excited Siberian tigers, and well, a drone looks a whole lot like a really awesome cat toy. According to The Independent, a sanctuary in China’s Heilongjiang Province uses drones to help keep their tigers get in shape, though it doesn’t seem to be working well because some of the tigers still look a little overweight. (Not that we’re tiger fitness experts.) Regardless, the drone flew a bit too low, and one of the tigers makes an…