Drone with grenades taped to it drops on residence of top Mexican security official (PHOTOS)

A grenade-laden, medium-sized drone has targeted the residence of the top security official of Mexico’s Baja California state. Luckily for the residents, the explosives were deactivated and failed to detonate. State police stationed at Gerardo Sosa Olachea’s house in Tecate, Mexico, spotted two drones circling around the state public security minister’s residence on Tuesday morning. […]

Year-old router bug exploited to steal sensitive DOD drone, tank documents

Enlarge / A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper awaits maintenance December 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. Training materials for the Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit were stolen by a hacker exploiting a Netgear router. (credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) In May, a hacker perusing vulnerable systems with the […]

DJI’s next Mavic drone might have 360-degree obstacle awareness

Now that DJI has made its semi-pro drone technology more accessible through the Mavic Air, what’s it going to do for operators who prefer the Mavic Pro line? Check off a few of their bigger wish list items, apparently. DroneDJ has obtained a photo of what looks like a sequel to the Mavic Pro, reportedly […]

Greenpeace crash Superman-like drone into French nuclear plant (VIDEO)

While it may not have been moving faster than a speeding bullet, Greenpeace activists successfully crashed a Superman-shaped drone into a French nuclear plant as part of their efforts to highlight the site’s security flaws. Video of the incident released Tuesday was taken at the state-controlled EDF’s Bugey nuclear plant near Lyon, where a member […]

Facebook drops solar-powered Internet drone business, cans Aquila

A Facebook rendering of the Aquila solar-powered drone. (credit: Facebook) It was supposed to be the future of digital communications, helping to connect the “next five billion people” to the Internet. But Facebook has now shut down its internal effort to build high-altitude solar-powered drones to provide a backbone for Internet connectivity in areas lacking […]

Get Your $275 Ready for the Umbrella Drone, Taking off in 2019

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Google reportedly won’t renew controversial drone imaging program

Enlarge / Orion is a military drone that can fly for five days with 1,000 pounds of payload. Aurora says it can perform surveillance missions 3,000 miles from home base. (credit: Aurora) It looks like the drama surrounding Google’s controversial involvement in Project Maven is coming to an end. Yet another report from Gizmodo on […]

Google’s military AI drone program may be more lucrative than it said

Google’s Project Maven program for AI-based military drone image recognition program could net the company up to $ 250 million per year, according to internal memos seen by The Intercept. That’s a lot more than the $ 9 million Google reportedly told employees the contract was worth. What’s more, the program may be tied to […]

Google expected to rake in $250 million from AI drone research

Google’s involvement in the Pentagon’s controversial Project Maven kicked up a storm within the company, prompting more than 3,000 employees to sign a letter in opposition and more than a dozen to resign. Despite the protests, internal emails obtained by The Intercept show that the Mountain View company planned to ramp up military drone…Read More