Twitter advertising has posted fourteen dronies since the Cannes advertising festival began on Sunday, and the account is nearing 3,000 followers.
Drones are beginning to infiltrate the market like 3D printers – if you need one just for a quick task, you can borrow it using Gofor. Personally, I think a drone would be a perfect office go-for capable of delivering piping hot lattes and lunches.
The “Snoopy” drone will send a fake signal disguised as a trusted network and intercept everything being sent and received on a device including sites visited, credit card information, location data, usernames and passwords.
The first and only beer drone delivery was bittersweet. The unmanned aerial expedition brought Lakemaid’s winter lager to an isolated ice fishing shack by Lake Millie Lacs. The delivery was successful, but also caught some unwanted attention from the FAA, who quickly brought the alcoholic drone to a quick stop.
In the video below, you can watch a product demonstration at SXSW that should make you feel a bit nervous about drone technology. What you’ll see is a volunteer intern as target for a hexacopter drone, equipped with a stun gun that packs 80,000 volts of electrical power. It’s called the CUPID, and it’s the future of drone technology.
Facebook considering acquisition of drone manufacturer. The social network rolls out new ad structure. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Positioned in unregulated airspace, the satellite drones would further Facebook’s goal of bringing Internet access to developing countries.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the technology behind sci-fi movies or action-filled video games, you will love this concept car from Renault. The car is equipped with a smart drone – a backseat driver that can take flight at a moment’s notice to check the traffic ahead, or just to record your awesome navigation skills while you parallel park. Either way, it’s fun to pretend.
Autonomous flying drones made major headlines last year when Amazon announced that it was developing the technology to deliver products to residents. However, many people were quick to point out that it was illegal – so much so the actual video of Amazon’s drone deliveries was not actually filmed in the US. Before such deliveries are to be made, all commercial drone use must be approved and regulated by the FAA, who have already started testing the unmanned flying vehicles.
In an announcement on December 30,2013 the Federal Aviation Administration said it had selected locations for testing drones – all selected based on “geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience and risk.” Read more
San Francisco’s Union Square is full of Christmas decorations, trees, aice skaters, and now a drone. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly appropriate – the aerial toy was decked in a shiny, red garland and two mistletoes. Everywhere it flew, couples and non-couples exchanged merry kisses and hugs.
Created by George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan, we think it’s the most seasonally appropriate drone story this week.