There are currently dozens of companies competing to be the first functioning air taxi firm. And this hybrid quadcopter from Workhorse looks rather promising. The post With a hybrid gas/electric motor, Surefly is like a flying Prius (but way cooler) appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Since they were first introduced in the late 2000s, quadcopters have been used to enable new kinds of photography, military surveillance, and many failed recreational pilots. And while quadcopters have been flying solo for years now, you haven’t seen them flying in groups much because of how easy it is for them to crash into each other. If they so much as touch each other, they crash. Even if they get too close and get in the airflow of another quadcopter, they crash. But now, researchers at Georgia…

Using a drone to shoot quality photos and video takes more than just fumbling around with a couple of joysticks. Instead, it takes a comprehensive understanding of not only your drone, but your surroundings and equipment. Here’s how to get started. The post It’s a big world out there. Here’s how to shoot it with your new drone appeared first on Digital Trends View original article at Digital Trends

In a honeybee colony, normally it’s the female worker bees that go out, gather pollen, and make honey. The male drones only exist to provide the queen with sperm to make more female workers. But, in response to declining honeybee populations, researchers in Japan are putting drones to work. Only these drones are the plastic, remote-controlled kind. Combining scotch tape, paint brush hairs, a tiny quadcopter, and a failed, forgotten experiment, these interdisciplinary researchers have produced an artificial honeybee View original article at Motherboard

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