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Michael Potuck

September 9

Dragonfly is a ‘relocatable lander’ drone designed to fly on Saturn’s Titan moon

It turns out that Titan, one of Saturn’s many moons, is a relatively optimal place to fly a drone. This is due to the fact that Titan’s atmosphere is four times denser than the Earth’s. So when NASA chose Titan as the next location to “search for the building blocks of life,” they decided to take advantage of that by using a drone instead of a typical rover.

August 26

DJI OM4: The new gold standard for smartphone gimbals [Video]

The DJI OM4 is the successor to the Osmo Mobile 3, and what I’d consider to be the gold standard for smartphone gimbals. With every generation, DJI refines their gimbals further, making it easier for daily use in all of the important areas: portability, durability, and functionality. The OM4 is no different, as it introduces some innovative features.

January 15

Apple turns to drone and aviation specialist for Washington DC lobbying efforts

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has turned to a top lobbyist to help it engage on drone and aviation law in Washington D.C. This comes as Apple is reportedly exploring how to use satellites to send data directly to iPhones.

May 17, 2019

Alphabet’s Wing expands drone deliveries to Helsinki, Finland starting in June

Alphabet’s Wing drone delivery service is slowly spreading. Following its debut in Australia recently and approval for service in Virginia, Wing has just announced that it’ll be making deliveries in Helsinki, Finland starting next month.

January 8, 2018

At the end of last week, news broke that GoPro would be eliminating 200 to 300 jobs from its Karma drone division. Now, the company is reportedly putting itself up for sale (updated below).

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