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GoPro exits the drone industry, CEO is open to selling company

GoPro has been on a steady downward slope for the past few years, at least as far as profits go. The company laid off 100 workers in January 2016 in response to weak sales. This continued in November 2016 with another 200 layoffs, followed by 270 more the following March. The situation doesn't seem to be improving, so GoPro is leaving the drone market entirely, and cutting more jobs in the process.

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[Update: Free $50 gift certificate or $369] Deal alert: The white DJI Spark mini drone is on sale for $399.99 ($100 off)

If you're in the market for a new drone, then this deal is for you. The DJI Spark is on sale for $399.99 on Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy. That means you get a respectable savings of $100 off the original price.

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[Deal Alert] GoPro Karma with HERO5 Black is $899, with HERO6 Black $999 ($200 off)

Drones are a lot of fun, but they can also be pricey. To help alleviate that second part, Amazon is offering the GoPro Karma with either the HERO5 Black for $899 or the HERO6 Black for $999. That's a solid $200 off each bundle.

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Parrot releases Android app for Bebop-Pro Thermal drone

Parrot isn't a company that specializes in drones, but it does make some pretty good ones. The company has just released an app called FreeFlight Thermal, which is the official companion application to the Bebop-Pro Thermal drone, which uses the FLIR One Pro camera that we reviewed earlier this year.

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[Deal Alert] DJI Mavic Pro is just $899.99 ($100 off), $1,094 with Fly More bundle ($205 off) from Amazon [Update]

DJI has been a leading name in drones for some time, with a large lineup with entries at various price points. We've actually reviewed the more budget-oriented DJI Spark and found it to be a great product overall. But if you're looking for something a little more upscale, the Mavic Pro is being discounted in anticipation of Black Friday.

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DJI Spark review: A delightful little drone weighed down by an abysmally unstable Android app

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days with DJI's latest and smallest drone, the Spark. The Spark is a remarkable piece of engineering. Weighing in at just 300 grams it's diminutive and dare I say, rather adorable. Everywhere I took it during our long weekend together people stopped to gawk at it, most with stupid grins on their faces. No one was intimidated by its small form or its bee swarm-like sounds, and everyone was astonished that such a small drone could fly so fast and stable and take such clear, sharp videos.

I have seldom had as much fun, or experienced as much stress, testing a new product.

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Parrot announces the Bebop 2 Power, including two 30min batteries and new FPV goggles

While I may be more interested in the rather stunning-looking Zik wireless headphones, Parrot has also gained a reputation for making very good consumer drones, and the company has just announced an upgrade to its most premium model. The Bebop 2 Power can fly for longer than its predecessor, takes smarter photos, and now comes in a stealthy black paint job.

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DJI 4 GO update brings clever audio recording for cached videos, 'Find My Drone,' and more

DJI, producer of popular drones such as the Mavic and Phantom 4, has just pushed a substantial update to its oft-maligned DJI GO 4 companion app. The app is integral to operating the drones' built-in cameras, which can be used to transmit close-to-real-time HD images and video back to your phone. This update introduces some interesting new features such as Find My Drone, audio recording for cached videos, and more.

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DJI GO 4 offers a new UI and fresh editing capabilities for drone pilots

DJI, purveyor of premium-brand drones to the poor and the gentry, has a new app on the Play Store. It's a companion app for the recent entries in the company's lineup, mostly focused on the built-in still and video cameras. The app has a livestreaming function (but not remote control) and editing built in. But something odd is going on here: why is version four of the GO app getting a separate listing on the Play Store, despite the fact that both of them are free? The older app mentions support for Inspire, Phantom, and Matrice 100 drones, while the new one drops the Matrice in favor of the Mavic Pro.

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GoPro's Passenger app allows you to control a nearby Karma drone and see what it's seeing

The competition in the world of drones is getting fierce these days, and to edge ahead, companies need to come out with innovative features. To compete with the DJI Mavic Pro's stunning abilities, GoPro announced an app called Passenger, which allows one person other than the pilot to see what the drone's onboard GoPro is seeing and control the camera. Now, Passenger is available for download in the Google Play Store.

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