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Hover 2 folding 4K selfie drone uses crazy pop-up radar, AI to track your moves

14.11.2018 14:45

This might be the smartest, smallest selfie drone.

Tags: Drones, Selfies, 4K
From: www.cnet.com

The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deaths

14.11.2018 4:51

Investigation by the Associated Press finds that more than 30 killed in drone attacks in 2018 were not al-Qaeda members.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Making sense of changing relationships between technology, security and society in Europe

14.11.2018 4:09

How do new technological developments influence security in Europe? What role do drones, artificial intelligence and social media play in contemporary European society and security? And what to expect from recent trends in European Union’s (EU) security policy such as plans to fund defence research? These were some of the questions addressed at the workshop […]

From: era.ideasoneurope.eu

Civilian killed in Israel as fighting in Gaza continues into second day

13.11.2018 10:18

A man was killed in the Israeli city of Ashkelon late on Monday by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, becoming the first civilian casualty of the most serious fighting between Israel and Hamas since 2014.  The Israeli military said around 400 rockets and mortars had been fired from Gaza since Monday afternoon and that Israeli warplanes had carried out more than a hundred airstrikes in response to the fire.  “What we're dealing with is a massive barrage of rockets aimed at Israeli civilians,” said Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman.  The 40-year-old  civilian was killed when a rocket struck a building in the coastal city of Ashkelon, according to Israeli media. Two women in the same building were seriously injured. One man was killed and two women were injured in a rocket strike on Ashkelon Credit: GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images The man has not been identified but is reportedly Palestinian, from the occupied West Bank, and may have been working without permits inside Israel. His body was reportedly found by neighbours after the police had already left the scene.  Hamas said it would begin firing more long-range missiles towards the more distant cities of Ashdod and Beer Sheva if Israel continued its airstrikes.  Palestinians check the damage in a residential neighbourhood in Gaza City early on November 13, 2018, following Israeli air strikes Credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images “What has been happening so far is the traditional retaliation our enemy must have expected. In the next few hours, what our enemy can’t expect will follow,” the group said.  Israel said it was targeting military positions belonging to Hamas and other smaller Palestinian factions like Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).  Four Palestinian fighters had been killed inside Gaza, according to Palestinian media reports early on Tuesday. There were no reports of civilian casualties inside Gaza. The death toll rose to six by late morning on Tuesday, but it was unclear who the victims were. Israeli warplanes also blew up a building belonging to al-Aqsa Television, a Hamas channel which Israel said was “a strategic terror target” because it broadcast violent propaganda against Israelis. Hamas decried the attack as an effort to suppress coverage of the situation in Gaza.  Children in both Gaza and southern Israel spent a sleepless night as aircraft roared overheard and the sky was filled with the explosions of rockets and interceptor missiles. Schools was cancelled Tuesday for children in Gaza and in Israeli towns near the border.    Smoke blows up after Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in Gaza Credit: Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Israeli families ran towards bomb shelters at the sound of the rocket sirens and families in Gaza huddled in their houses and hoped for the best. “The kids hear the bombing, that’s the worst part,” said one father in Gaza.  The UN and Egypt were working to try to broker a ceasefire but by Tuesday morning the fighting was continuing after a brief lull overnight.   “The escalation in the past 24 hours is extremely dangerous and reckless,” said Nickolay Mladenov, the UN envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace. “No effort must be spared to reverse the spiral of violence.” Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, was due to hold a meeting of his security cabinet to discuss the situation.  Israel estimates that Hamas and its allies have around 20,000 mortars and rockets, meaning that they could continue firing at the current rate for weeks. "Unfortunately, they are not anywhere near the end of their capabilities,” said Lt Col Conricus.  The rapid rate of rocket fire is believed to be an effort to overwhelm Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system, which has been largely successful intercepting rockets in recent years.  “Iron dome so far has been phenomenal but even it is not hermetic and we can’t be under assumption it will intercept everything,” Lt Col Conricus said.  The Israeli military said it has sent additional forces to the Gaza border but had not yet called up the reserves, usually a sign that Israel is expecting a large-scale conflict.   Residents in Gaza said that Israel appeared to be launching warning strikes with drones against large buildings. They then gave people several minutes to clear the area before striking the buildings with larger bombs from F-16 fighter jets.  

The thermal rescue drone that finds woodland wanderers

12.11.2018 12:09

Researchers in Latvia are developing drones that can find people who are lost in the forest.

Tags: Drones, Cher, Lost
From: www.bbc.co.uk

Yuneec Breeze 4K WiFi Quadcopter Drone for $149 + free shipping

12.11.2018 10:16

Walmart offers the Yuneec Breeze 4K WiFi Quadcopter Drone for $149 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest price we've seen. (It's the best deal now by $22.) It features a 13-megapixel camera, 4K video recording, and a rechargeable battery with up to 12 minutes of flight time per charge.

Tags: Drones, Walmart, 4K
From: www.dealnews.com

Drone finds 'rare' shark nursery, 2,500 feet beneath the surface

12.11.2018 0:09

There were shark eggs and more sharks than you can count.

Tags: Drones
From: www.cnet.com

What do tampons and WWI have in common?

10.11.2018 19:06

Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the world.

Tags: Drones
From: www.bbc.co.uk

These noise-canceling over-the-ear wireless headphones are a steal at $36

09.11.2018 10:58

It's the return of the amazing Srhythm NC25, this time with an even lower price! Plus: two drone deals you CANNOT miss.

From: www.cnet.com

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