UK Drones

The US Navy Now Has A Giant Laser

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

The US Navy has deployed its first anti-drone laser for active duty in the Persian Gulf. The Laser Weapon System will be used against a variety of tar...

Drone Takes Picture Of Topless Sunbather, Prints It On A Billboard

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

A grandmother in Australia is furious after discovering a photo of her sunbathing almost naked was captured by a drone - and used to advertise a house...

DARPA's Come Up With Its Craziest Idea Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

DARPA wants your help. That's right, the US government's version of 'SHIELD' is looking for ideas on how to build its very own 'helicarrier'. With ...

Surveillance = Killing

Kevin Lo | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Kevin Lo

Reprieve recently filed a complaint with the UK government regarding BT's role in facilitating surveillance that leads to killing. BT has persistently refused to come clean on its collaboration with intelligence agencies. We can only hope that the UK government can get from BT the answers we deserve.

Yes, People Are Making Porn With Drones Now

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Tech

People are doing pretty much everything with drones now, from taking selfies (basic), recreating Star Wars (advanced) and delivering packages to myste...

China's Got A Giant Drone-Destroying Laser

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

China has reportedly developed a high-powered laser which can shoot down drones at a range of up to two kilometres. READ MORE: Someone Is Flying D...

Mystery Drones Are Flying Over French Power Stations

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

The French government is investigating a series of unauthorised drone flights over seven of its nuclear power stations. In the space of two weeks, ...

We're Just Years Away From '737-Sized' Drones Over Britain

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

You can see why: British pilots are demanding better protection for the public against the risks of drones. Airline pilots' association Balpa will ...

This Drone Video Only Gets Good When It Goes Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

YouTuber and drone enthusiast 'Every Angle Films' can see the bright side of life, which is just as well because by the looks of his YouTube page he s...

Terrorist Drones Could Bomb The UK 'Within 20 Years'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech

Commercial-grade drones already have hundreds of uses, from taking cool selfies to filming protests from amazing new angles. The future could be mu...

Terrorist Drones Could Bomb The UK 'Within 20 Years'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech

Commercial-grade drones already have hundreds of uses, from taking cool selfies to filming protests from amazing new angles. The future could be mu...

Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Are Killing Civilians: They Must Not Remain Secret

Jack Serle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Jack Serle

Conventional operations are starting to wind down in Afghanistan - we are months away from the international troops leaving. But drone strikes are likely to continue. Drones are widely assumed to be a clean, remote way of pursuing western counter-terrorism objectives there. Yet in its work on Pakistan, the Bureau has shown on countless occasions that drones are not as surgical as claimed.

Drone Selfies Are Getting REALLY Good

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

So while you'll have a hard time beating an astronaut this certainly comes close to being one of the coolest selfies we've ever seen. Matt Benedett...

This Hawk Just Took Out A Drone In Mid-Air

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech

This is the incredible moment that nature decided to hit back and the influx of remote controlled aircraft that have started to fill the skies. Ch...

America Now Has Swarms Of Robot Death Boats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

This video explains how and why the US Navy has just launched its new swarm of deadly autonomous robot drone boats. Can't imagine this going wrong....

First-Person Drone Races Are 'Star Wars' Made Real

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

You know that bit in Star Wars 'Return of the Jedi' where that cool guy with the light sword races those flying motorbike things through the trees? ...

John Oliver's Segment On American Drone Strikes Is Fascinating, Funny - And Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you know that America recently carried out drone strikes in Waziristan and Yemen? Don't worry if your answer is 'no' - because as John Oliver p...

Swarms Of Drones Can Draw Ads In The Sky

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

At this point, just take it as a matter of course that drones are used for absolutely everything, whether it's bombing targets in far off lands, recor...

This Miniature Drone Is Also A Bracelet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

This is Nixie, it's a wrist-mounted drone that can launch itself and start taking selfies using a tiny onboard camera. Using flexible electronics N...

Drones Give Unbelievable View Of Hong Kong Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

A drone has captured incredible footage of the Hong Kong protestors who on Sunday night, brought the city to a standstill. The video shows the she...

Against All Sense And Judgement, This Drone Has Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech

This drone has arms. Literal arms. Please, people inventing drones, stop giving them arms. What possible good can come of this? Arms. Arms...

North Sea Island To Start Getting Drone Deliveries

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

DHL will become the first delivery company to introduce a drone delivery service. The drone will be sending medical supplies to the small North Sea is...

This Dancing Drones Video Is Magical

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

Cirque Du Soleil has teamed up with the Flying Machine Arena at ETH Zurich to create a magical new video called 'Sparked'. The company took 10 quad...

The Makers Of Star Wars Want An Anti-Drone Shield

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

Star Wars Episode VII might potentially be one of the most-anticipated films of all time, so understandably the producers are rather keen to make sure...

Google, Drone Delivery and Life in the Times of Exotic Robotics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Google initially wanted to develop drones that can be used after disasters--earthquakes, floods or extreme weather events--to deliver life-saving items like medicines to affected people in geographies where usual means of transportation cannot reach.