UK Drones

The Public Acceptance Challenge Facing Civil Drone Use

Alan Mckenna | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Alan Mckenna

Drones are currently one of the fastest moving technology stories, but included in the growing daily newsflow coverage are clear warning signs of the challenges facing civil drone use due to various public concerns.

This Fisherman Has An Incredible Method For Knocking Drones Out Of The Sky

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech

Fishing is one of those hobbies, which at the best of times, can be a boring to watch. However, bystanders at Pacific Beach in San Diego were treat...

In Other Terrifying News ANOTHER Drone Has Nearly Collided With A Passenger Aircraft

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Tech

A Lufthansa plane approaching Warsaw's international airport nearly collided with what appeared to be a drone on Monday afternoon. The flight was...

PM Wants Increased Defence Spending On Special Forces To Combat ISIS

PA | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK

Extra money should be spent on the SAS and drones to combat the threat of Islamic State (IS) terrorists, David Cameron has told defence chiefs.The Pri...

Five Unexpected Ways People Use Drones

Mark Hawtin | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The sinister-sounding drone is one of the more unloved technological developments, mostly due to scaremongering suggesting we're all being spied on from the skies. But some enterprising consumers are finding new and innovative ways to make use of drones, including these five unusual tasks for the flying cameras.

A Whale Blew Out A Rainbow And A Drone Caught It (We're NOT Kidding)

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech

So this whale sprayed a rainbow from its blow hole and a near-flying drone caught it on camera. Ok we didn't believe it either until we saw the...

Who Decides the Fate of Commercial Drones?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Owning a drone and flying a drone is not the same thing, for the rules about being able to fully utilise the talent of drones, both commercially or for pleasure have been not exactly friendly or coherent.

Trust Us, These Drone Images Are So Much Better Than Whatever You're Staring At Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

The winners of the 2015 Drone Aerial Photography Competition have just proved (yet again) that the world as seen from a drone's perspective is simply ...

Man Uses Drone To Give Homeless People A Meal In Incredible Act Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

An amateur philanthropist has filmed the moment he gave away free hamburgers by dropping them mid-air using a drone. The tech enthusiast was deliv...

Clear Skies and 100% Chance of Abortion Pills Delivered by Drone in Poland

Julia Ellis-Kahana | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech
Julia Ellis-Kahana

A drone is the vessel of contemporary warfare that most effectively proliferates destruction. To take the ultimate unmanned weapon and find a way to use it to promote the human rights of women is radical.

Why A Hexacopter Drone Gun Battle Is Never A Good Idea

The Huffington Post UK | 3 | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech

Remember that time you accidentally mistook a neighbour's drone for CIA surveillance equipment and then shot it down? No? Well, California residen...

Drones Are Helping To Carry Out Illegal Abortions In Poland

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

Women on Waves, an abortion support group, is set to use drones to explore unchartered territory in reproductive care. On Saturday, an unmanned ae...

The World's Weirdest Security Devices

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ellie Widdowson

For almost as long as humans have existed we've understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.

This Wedding Video Was Perfect, Until 9 Seconds In

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentleman, we give you a lesson in how not to use a drone to capture aerial wedding footage... When one tech-savvy wedding photographer ...

Here's What 'Fast And Furious' Would Look Like With Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Underground drone racing appears to have taken off in Australia, giving competitors the chance to enter a league that comes complete with its own set ...

China Is Using Drones To Hunt Down Cheaters In Its Enormous Exam Halls

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

China has come up with a clever way of catching students who cheat on their gaokao exams -- the country's notoriously competitive national university ...

There's A Fake City In The US That's Populated By Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

Out in the middle of a desert a company is building something that at first glance seems utterly pointless: A fake city. Capable of holding an enti...

Intelligent Killer Drones Are Coming, And We'll Be 'Utterly Defenceless' Against Them

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Humans could be left "utterly defenceless" by small and agile flying robots that think for themselves and are designed to kill, a leading US computer ...

This Incredible Drone Saved People's Lives After A Flood In Texas

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Texans who were left stranded after flash floods hit Johnson County were led to safety by one very incredible drone and its owner. Garrett Bryl...

UFO Or Drone?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech

A married couple from Canada were left feeling utterly confused after they spotted two strange 'UFO's or aircraft outside their flat. Managing to c...

Is This The Ultimate Drone?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech

If it can live up to expectations, Lily might just be the best drone we've ever seen. This humble 'selfie' drone will not only track you automa...

How to Plant One Billion Trees a Year (Drones and Seed Bombs)

Thomas Church | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

26 billion trees are cut down every year and only 15 billion are replanted. Just like our economy, we're in a tree deficit. If we want to make a difference we're going to have to plant faster. Together, Robert and I managed 20 trees in the day (large saplings) - one street in East London.

Drone Manufactures Grapple With Patchwork of Regulations

Tom Grundy | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

The world's largest civilian drone manufacturer is responding to an increasing tide of regulation as countries consider legislation to control the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

The Human Cost of Drones - A Review of 'Sudden Justice' by Chris Woods

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

Woods' book is the first significant, and valuable, contribution to the literature on drones to date. However, the Drone Age has only just dawned, and his work must provoke far more debate than we have seen.

This Drone Save is The Most Epic Catch In The History Of Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech

Cast your mind back to last year when this chap pulled off one of the most epic drone saves ever. Well, impressive as it was, he's been thoroughly ...