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DJI’s mini Mavic Air gets an upgrade with improved camera and battery life

DJI’s mini Mavic Air gets an upgrade with improved camera and battery life DJI had to kibosh its usual big unveil this time out, for obvious reasons, but the company won’t let a little thing like a global pandemic get in the way of an announcement. A little over two years after […]

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US is preparing to ban foreign-made drones from government use

US is preparing to ban foreign-made drones from government use The Trump administration is preparing an executive order to ban federal departments and agencies from buying or using foreign-made drones, citing a risk to national security, TechCrunch has learned. The draft order, which was drafted in the past few weeks and seen […]

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Dept. of Interior grounds its drones amid cybersecurity concerns

Dept. of Interior grounds its drones amid cybersecurity concerns The U.S. Department of the Interior has confirmed it has grounded its fleet of non-emergency drones amid concerns over cybersecurity. In a brief statement, the department said the move will help to ensure that “the technology used for these operations is such that […]

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The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones

The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones The  Federal Aviation Administration this week issued proposed rules for the remote identification of drones in the U.S. The “next exciting step in safe drone integration” (their words) aims to offer a kind of license plate analog to identify the some 1.5 million drones […]

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Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland

Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland Listening yo the radio (yes it still exists) the other day I realized that the ‘futurist’ that was being interviewed was speculating that drones would “one day be delivering food, but not any time soon”. Well, so much for that […]

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UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time

UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS delivered medications to two paying customers on November 1, […]

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UK drone register takes off

UK drone register takes off A UK drone registration scheme has opened ahead of the deadline for owners to register their devices coming into force at the end of this month. The UK government announced its intention to introduce a drone registration scheme two years ago. The rules apply to drones or […]

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DJI Mavic Mini Review

DJI Mavic Mini Review The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range, and a good controller. It holds up well in the wind and is quick enough to […]

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Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, […]

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UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline

UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline UPS announced today that it is the first to receive the official nod from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate a full “drone airline,” which will allow it to expand its current small drone delivery service pilots into a country-wide […]

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