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DJI Mavic Mini review: A tiny drone with big ambitions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links What a difference four years make in the world of drones. If you spot someone with an iPhone 6s today, you’d barely flinch. But if you see someone rocking a Phantom 3, it feels quaint thanks to the major advances in size, weight and power. Enter the Mavic Mini ($399), […]

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CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links UPS It didn’t take long for UPS and CVS to start delivering prescriptions by drone. The two have confirmed that they completed their first paid home deliveries of prescriptions, hauling medicine to two homes (one of which was a retirement community) in Cary, North Carolina on November 1st. The drones […]

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Uber Eats’ delivery drone is a VTOL speedster

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Uber An unmanned aerial system capable of vertical take-off and landing might transport your Uber Eats orders in the future. The ride-hailing company, which has been expanding its repertoire recently, has unveiled a new design for its food delivery drone at the Forbes 30 under 30 Summit. Uber’s drone design […]

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Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lexus Lexus is finally ready to unveil its first electric vehicle prototype. At the Tokyo Motor Show today, it pulled back the curtain on its LF-30 Electric Concept, its vision for the next generation of EVs. Lexus leaned into the futuristic theme, which is evident from the vehicle’s “hoodless” form, […]

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UPS and CVS plan to deliver prescriptions via drone

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links UPS UPS isn’t going to let Wing’s team-ups with FedEx and Walgreens go unanswered. The company has reached an agreement with CVS Pharmacy to create a “variety” of drone delivery uses, including delivering prescriptions and other goods to homes. Neither company provided a timeline for when you might see these […]

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Los Angeles Fire Department wants to double its drone fleet

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images It’s not just law enforcement finding success with drones. The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Richard Field told TechCrunch that he intended to double the drone fleet just five months after a partnership with DJI began. On top of the existing 11 drones, the new ones […]

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Sonar drone helps find a WWII Japanese aircraft carrier

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links A gun mount from the WWII Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga. Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. The late Paul Allen’s underwater robotics are still achieving firsts in discovering long-lost warships. Vulcan’s research vessel Petrel and its two robotic vehicles have discovered the Kaga, a Japanese aircraft carrier sunk during WWII’s pivotal […]

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Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Wing Alphabet’s Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from FedEx, Walgreens and local retailer Sugar Magnolia, which include over-the-counter medication, snacks and gifts. Alphabet says it’s the first […]

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Skydio’s station lets self-flying drones work around the clock

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Skydio Skydio wants to make its self-flying drone useful to companies who want drones in the air at all times. It just revealed a Skydio 2 Dock system that lets the drone charge itself and, ideally, run with virtually no human intervention. The robotic flyer uses inertial and visual navigation […]

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Palmer Luckey’s company is making drone-ramming drones

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Anduril Industries Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey and his company Anduril Industries have drawn flak for their pursuit of controversial government and military contracts, and that uproar isn’t about to subside any time soon. Anduril has unveiled the Interceptor, a “counter-drone” built solely to take down other robotic fliers by ramming […]

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