The OnePlus DR-1 drone is an April Fools’ joke but you can still buy it if you want!

The OnePlus DR-1 drone was supposed to be OnePlus’ game changer device for 2015, but it appears it was all just a timely ruse. The DR-1 drone is an April fool’s joke but on the upside, it can be bought from the company itself.


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The promotional website lacks in customer-friendly details, but the Never Settle logo actually manages to promote the fake drone as a Da Vinci flying machine. It all looks like a good promo though, even better than other OnePlus devices.


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It appears that the drones without a camera will be sold in a small amount and they are actually a previously sold quadcopter painted in red and white with the OnePlus logo on it or maybe a different generic toy.

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The model you can find on Amazon has a $30 price tag. The real #Game Changer announcement is still ongoing and it will be made sometime this month.

Source: OnePlus

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Google working on Project Wing for two years – a new drone to carry your orders to the door

Google has been working on Project Wing for two years now, but we recently found out about it. Why? Because the project itself initially was an initiative in delivering defibrillators to people who experience heart attacks. Now, Google changed its mind and it will eventually deliver you anything from dog food to cosmetics or cars!

30 tests have been conducted recently in Australia, where commercial drone operation laws are much more relaxed than US ones. The design of the drone is in fact a hybrid helicopter delta wing that is called a tail-sitter. It takes off vertically from the ground before maneuvering itself horizontally in order to attain its maximum velocity.

The drone doesn’t land, but uses different orifices in order to relieve itself from the cargo and receive the payment. The drone never reaches the ground again though, as it is made to hover vertically until the delivery (and payment) was made after which it returns to base.

Considering it is a prototype, Project Wing’s drone can only carry very small objects. It seems that the drone is still many years away from completion and consumer viability and its craft design is not yet completed. Project Wing remains a prototype in its conceptual phase as of yet, but we are eager to find out more about it in the near future. 

Source: AndroidPolice

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Google buys Titan Aerospace – more drones coming on the market soon

Tech giant Google keeps getting more and more assets, just like Facebook has been doing, but its investments tend to go to a more practical niche. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google just bought Titan Aerospace, a drone company Facebook was after as well.

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Titan Aerospace, source Droid-life

Titan Aerospace is a drone-making business located in New Mexico and the team will remain there but it will also assist Project Loon and Makani Power, two Google projects. The company builds high-powered high-altitude drones that may one day become the norm.

Amazon is working on perfecting its delivery drones whereas Facebook just bought Ascenta, another drone-engineering company, last month.