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DJI Headquarters Drone Tower

Photo credit: Foster + Partners

DJI has catapulted to become the world's best known drone maker, and that means a new headquarters is in store. Called the "Drone Towers," these buildings will be located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and feature quadruple-height indoor drone flight testing spaces as well as a stunning sky bridge to showcase new technologies. It was designed by architectural firm Foster + Partners. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Space Creator Drone

Space Creator is claimed to be the world's first augmented reality drone, as it's designed to project images onto surfaces, transforming walls and floors into other worldly experiences. Instead of a camera, you'll find a projector lens that casts images onto surfaces. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more information.

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TIME Magazine Drones

TIME partnered with Intel's Drone Light Show team and Astraeus Aerial Cinema Systems to create its latest magazine cover, using 958 drones hovering above Folsom, California. It's one of the largest drone shows ever put on in the United States, measuring a staggering 100 meters (~328 feet) tall. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes video and more information.

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Tenergy Syma X8SW Drone

The Tenergy Syma X8SW is a limited edition drone that comes equipped with Wi-Fi FPV controls, an HD camera, and more, all for $69.98 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. The FPV viewing feature enables you to view live video feed right from your smartphone, while the hard case modular battery ensures that you'll be able to quickly and easily swap out batteries. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, more pictures and information.

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Drone Puppy Rescue

Milind Raj went out for his normal morning walk last month when something that sounded like an animal whimper was heard off in the distance. So, the 27-year-old found his way to the sound, and discovered a stranded puppy in a drain. Thankfully, he builds robots for a living, and returned to his lab to build an AI-controlled robotic arm attached to a giant drone, for the daring rescue 6-hours later. "The AI helped me monitor the animal's heart rate, If the grip was too tight, the pup would suffocate. When it was on the ground, it vomited plastic including paan masala packets that people had carelessly tossed into the drain," said Mr Raj. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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X5C Drone

Syma's X5C 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter Drone comes equipped with an HD camera, and is being offered for just $29.92 shipped, today only, originally $63.99. The X5C uses spread spectrum technology for long remote distance and anti-interference. You can perform flips, take video, or snap photos, all with the push of a button. Expect 7-minutes of flight time using a fully-charged battery. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Holy Stone HS200 Drone

Holy Stone's HS200 Drone not only comes equipped with an HD camera, but offers a live feed of the action as well, all for $79.99 shipped after clipping the $20 coupon, today only, originally $149.99. Control the drone with a mobile app, which also activates multiple functions such as the Gravity SENSOR Mode, one that allows the user to control flight simply by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly. At the push of a button Headless Mode enables the drone to fly back to the transmitter. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, more pictures and information.

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TDR Sky Bettle Drone

Tenergy's TDR Sky Beetle Drone folds directly into the transmitter, and it's being offered for just $27.95 shipped, today only, originally $44.99. Apps available on iOS/Android let you watch and save real-time FPV First Person View footage right from your mobile device. The advanced altitude holding technology allows the drone to suspend in the air hands-free when you let go of the remote. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more pictures and information.

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Tenergy Syma Drone

Tenergy's Syma X5UW Wifi FPV Camera Drone is perfect for beginners as well as hobbyists, and it's being offered for just $39.99 shipped with a brass premium fidget spinner (click "view promotions details" and add both to cart) using the coupon code: GDJ9BP7B, today only, originally $99.99. This new drone offers fun features like the 720P camera, altitude hold, interactive app, and more. Plus, it also comes with an extra battery, giving you a total of 2 batteries for added flight time. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: GDJ9BP7B during final checkout after both items have been added to your cart. Continue reading for more pictures, a detailed video review and additional information.

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Yuneec Q500 Drone

Yuneec's Q500 4K Typhoon Drone is designed for both amateur and professional videographers alike, and you can pick up a certified refurbished model for $374.99 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. More than just an RC multi-rotor, the Q500 4K Typhoon is designed for APV - aerial photography and video. To this end, it incorporates the CGO3-GB, a 3-axis gimbal-stabilized camera with 4K video recording, 1080p video recording at up to 120 fps, and shoots photos at 12-megapixels. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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