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DARPA Tern Drone

DARPA's Tern is basicaly a tailsitter drone that reinvents Convair's XFY-1 aircraft's technology from 1951. It seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for specially designed unmanned aerial systems (UASs). In times of war, it's capable of carrying up to 600 pounds of ordinance and designed to conduct combat strikes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one hands-on clip of the $1,899 retro iPhone 7.

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Hover Passport Drone

You may have seen the "Hover Passport Camera Drone" before, but now, it's officially available through Apple Stores nationwide and online. Its autonomous camera automatically follows you, and can take 13-megapixel pictures that are directly sent to your mobile devices or streaming live video. Artificial Intelligence and facial recognition technology keep you in focus, ensuring that you're never out of the frame. Continue reading for a hands-on video test, more pictures and information.

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CX-10 Drone

Cheerson's CX-10 is touted as the "world's smallest drone", and it's being offered for just $15 shipped, today only, originally $29.99. This drone includes a remote transmitter, USB cable, user manual, and a few spare blades in case something ends up damaged or missing. It measures in at about 4-centimeters long, 4-centimeters wide, and 2-centimeters in height, making it small enough to eaisly fit in the palm of your hand. The device is powered by a 100 mAh lithium ion battery, which can be charged up quickly on-the-go. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Largest Racing Drone

There's the Vusion Extreme, and then this custom-built FPV racing drone, which is being touted as the world's largest. Built by the guys at FliteTest, this drone uses a Vector flight controller, and was upgraded from two 12,000mAh batteries to dual 26,000mAh batteries, which proved perfect for the flying beast. Unfortunately, the giant GoPro camera you see is just for show, but underneath it, is the real one. There currently isn't a racing class for this in official competitions due to the weight restrictions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how an automated 3d-printing factory runs.

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Cheerwing CW4 Drone

Cheerwing's CW4 Drone has an integrated 720P camera, making it perfect for beginners, and it's being offered for just $42.48 shipped with a bonus battery, today only, originally $49.98. When in "headless mode", regardless of the direction the drone is facing, when the throttle is pushed to the right, it goes right, and vice versa. Beginners will also be able to perform extreme stunts, flips, and tricks with simple joystick combos. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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TX Juice Drone

The TX Juice Ai Stunt Drone has a built-in artificial intelligence system, and it's being offered for just $18.15, today only, originally $69.99. Patented AI (Artificial Intelligence) system makes the AI Stunt Drone the easiest to fly stunt drone available. Press the Auto Stunt button and see the drone revolve through 360 degree, rise and perform a perfect flip. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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I.F.O. Manned Drone

Italy-based Jet Capsule has unveiled the the I.F.O (Identified Flying Object), a manned drone for two. The flying saucer-shaped chassis features a main central capsule cockpit, surrounded by a carbon fiber disk, and is powered by eight electric engines, capable of propelling the machine to 120mph in the sky. It draws power from several batteries located within the disk, and has an additional battery pack placed right in the center of the body, good for a combined flying time of between 60-70 minutes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Land Rover Project Hero

Let's face it, rescue vehicles are a necessity, but they aren't exactly the most exciting in the auto industry, that is unless...you're talking about the Land Rover Discovery "Project Hero". Designed for the Austrian Red Cross, it comes equipped with a roof-mounted drone, along with self-centering magnetic technology that helps it land safely while the SUV is in motion. The floor of the vehicle also slides out to create work space that can also be used to store rescue gear. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Millennium Falcon Quadcopter Drone

Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quadcopter Drone can perform stunts at the push of a button, and it's being offered for just $76.69 shipped, today only, originally $109.99. The Ultimate Millennium Falcon takes flight with the power of four quad rotors concealed in the ducts of the ship for agile, space-like flight! Its onboard Gyro-stabilization provides stable and smooth flight for the ultimate flying experience. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on preview and more information.

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UFO Drone

Eachine's E010 is a palm-sized UFO quadcopter drone, and it's being offered for just $22.79, today only, originally $49.99. With its nifty built-in positioning system, the drone can auto-locate the remote; just press the one key return button, and it will automatically fly back to the control. Integrated LED lights make it easy to identify the front and back, making it perfect for night flights. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video test and more information.

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