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Hobby drone blamed for grounding firefighting fleet in California

The U.S. Forest Service is blaming a hobby drone for grounding a fleet of planes delivering fire retardant to a blaze near Big Bear Lake on June 24th.

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Watch firefighters try to squirt down $2,200 drone

Drones are raising people's dander these days. Earlier this week it was an angry gentleman swatting down a drone with his T-shirt. Then yesterday in New York, firefighters putting out a house fire stopped what they were doing to spray a hovering drone.

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WATCH: 4K drone's-eye view of massive tulip fields

Washington State's Skagit Valley explodes with tulips each spring, and YouTuber Doctor Rennie caught this year's beauty via drone in UHD 4K resolution.

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Calder Wilson attached fireworks to his drone. Result: remarkable

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Photographer Calder Wilson has been experimenting with photographing fireworks attached to his drone.

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Watch a drone's-eye view of sending a candy bar across Hong Kong

If you've wondered about what life will be like when drones deliver stuff to our houses, this video of a candy bar delivery across Hong Kong gives a tantalizing hint.

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The clip uploaded by YouTuber Sky Frog includes helpful graphics indicating major landmarks for those of us who know little about Hong Kong. Below is a very rough map of the route I whipped up.

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Watch a drone buzz a French lemon party

The annual FĂȘte du citron in Menton, France is like America's Rose Parade, but with citrus. BirdeyeCam was on hand to give a drone's eye view of this year's artistry.

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WATCH: NSFW "drone porn" genre, fetishizing surveillance society

The NSFW "drone porn" genre is heating up as the devices are used more and more to film rooftop sunbathers, beachgoers, and people on private property. Drone Boning by "Ghost" & "Cow" is a proof of concept with great production values.

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WATCH: Hypnotic drone footage of Mentawai Islands surfing

This mesmerizing drone footage by Paul "The Bird" Borrud is like a 5-minute vacation. Perfect waves. Perfect locale. Perfect song (Mapusa). Below, some stills.

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WATCH: FPV drone racing feels like flying the forests of Endor

First-person view (FPV) drone enthusiasts are starting to organize into racing leagues. Olivier Yogandjian shared this dizzying footage of a forest FPV drone race that feels like a cross between a speeder bike and a pod racer zipping across Endor, right up to the crash.

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Drone footage of fireworks

Beautiful footage of a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone flying through a fireworks display.

Grouper and Lawrence English's "Slow Walkers" LP

NewImageSlow Walkers is the first release from the hypertalented Portland musician Liz Harris, better known as Grouper, and Australian composer/media artist Lawrence English. It was "born from a mutual fascination with horrific depictions of the human present and future." I can dig that. Slow Walker is a limited edition vinyl of 400 copies from the Peak Oil label. They've sold out, of course, but the record may still be available from your local independent record store. (via OMG Vinyl)

The dronecam revolution will be webcast: Interview with Tim Pool of "The Other 99"

Webcaster Tim Pool of "The Other 99."

In recent weeks, one source of live news coverage for the Occupy Wall Street movement stood out above all others.

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