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New drone streams live video to YouTube

New drone streams live video to YouTube
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Personal drones are improving at breakneck speeds. It was only a few years ago they started carrying cameras, and now this new drone can stream live HD video straight to YouTube. And that's just one of its features that seem nearly unimaginable.

The newest drones in the flying and spying family are the DJI Phantom 3 Professional and the Phantom 3 Advanced. These amazing drones are not just a streaming service for YouTube, they're equipped with sensors that map their position without using GPS.

"The platform has a downward-facing camera that creates a 3D map of the ground underneath it in real-time, and identifies key vectors in that map and notices if there's any movement of those vectors," DJI spokesman Michael Perry told the BBC. "So it automatically adjusts itself to hold a position."

"In addition, it's got two ultrasonic sensors that provide very accurate information about how far it is off the ground, which allows it to hover a lot more accurately, fly closer to the ground without having the platform bump up and down, and more importantly it lets you take off and land easily and securely with the touch of a button."

Besides adding all the cool bells and whistles that may be impacting your privacy, DJI is also trying to protect it.

Next page: Get more details about this amazing new drone, its surprisingly low cost and what it means for privacy.
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