Tracking rogue drones with DJI’s new Aeroscope system

I wasn’t expecting that we’d spot any drones when I joined Nick Martino, an airport operations supervisor, on his daily patrol around Camarillo airport. We climbed into a white Chevy Tahoe, its sides emblazoned with a blue “7,” and Martino used a two-way radio to clear the runway of any aircraft nearby. (The Tahoe was big, but an aircraft would win.) In my lap I held a fourty-pound Pelican case, the latest creation from Chinese drone-maker DJI. Two wand-sized antennae stuck out of the top lid of the case; inside was a touchscreen display, running mapping software.

Martino calls this box “the Gizmos,” but its real name is Aeroscope. It’s DJI’s new solution for detecting rogue drones that are flying nearby. Martino and his team at the…

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Here’s how to protect yourself from rogue redirect ads right now in Chrome

Earlier today, Google formally announced a feature that would keep rogue advertisements from taking over the browser and redirecting you to another page. We’ve been battling these ads ourselves (as documented here, here, here, and so on), as they have often infiltrated even ‘safe’ ad networks like Google AdSense.

The company said the feature would go live in Chrome 64, which is currently in the Canary and Dev channels, and not expected to be completed until January 2018.

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Nissan’s Rogue is its first US car with semi-autonomous driving

You won't have to wait long to try Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist on American streets. The automotive giant has announced that the 2018 Rogue crossover will be the first car in the US to have the feature as an option. Not surprisingly, it…
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2018 Nissan Rogue comes with Apple CarPlay standard, first U.S. car with ProPilot Assist

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Nissan this week announced pricing for its upcoming Rogue crossover, saying all trim levels will come standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto.
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Nissan introduces ProPilot Assist first on 2018 Rogue

Nissan will make its ProPilot Assist technology available on its most popular car in the US. While the 2018 Leaf was announced as the first Nissan to get ProPilot Assist, that model won’t be available in the US until February. Therefore, the 2018 Rogue will be the first to get what is the company’s platform for future self-driving technology.

ProPilot Assist in the Rogue is a Level 1 self-driving system, allowing the vehicle to control speed, distance from other cars, and keeping the car in the intended lane with minimal input from the driver. Cameras detect lane markings at highway speeds and then adaptive cruise control, lane-keep, and blind spot detection systems keep you in that lane until you deliberately change lanes.

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