‘The Daily’ Finally Unleashes Those Drone Choppers!

screen shot 2011 05 02 at 5 17 54 pm The Daily Finally Unleashes Those Drone Choppers!Rupert Murdoch’s pet project, The Daily, has some impressive aerial footage today of the devastation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which was obtained with an unusual tool.

The Observer was the first to report, back in November, that the staff of the iPad app was working with “a journalistic secret weapon,” the Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter, also known as “The Flying Video Game.” Now they’re finally putting the thing to use, with a new feature called “Daily Drone.” 

And just to clarify, “drone” refers to the unmanned chopper itself, not the announcer’s rather dry intonation. 

Previously: NewsCorp.’s iPad ‘Daily’ to Use Drone Choppers for News Gathering?