Calling Everything A Drone And Having A War With Them

Everything is a “drone” now… RC vehicles, quadcopters…. ALL DRONES apparently:

Back in my day the term used to mean something which was able to operate autonomously.  Now it’s just a cool word all the cool teens are attaching to everything.  GET OFF MY LAWN.  No seriously get off it, I pay good money to get it aerated and the fertilizer and water bill + fines are astronomical. It’s made for viewing, not playing with drones and walking on.

Parrot-AR-Drone-QuadricopterThis above video is actually quite useless, but it did make me click through to the Parrot website so mission accomplished I guess.  Looks like Parrot actually has a bunch of cool offerings coming out soon.  WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.  The only mini one that’s not vaporware currently appears to be the Jumping Sumo, and for $160 it actually seems like a good deal.  Cool how there’s a built in camera which streams wirelessly to a handheld device which you use as the controller.  I don’t understand how kids aren’t getting into more trouble with this type of toy technology at their fingertips.  Here’s a video of one of the Jumping sumos in action, talking about its functionality if you care.

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