By Sally French
Intel drones offer light shows that could rival popular but dangerous explosives
On a cold October night in the quiet industrial town of Krailling, Germany, a single blinking drone flew into the air. The distant light was soon joined by 499 more, lighting up in the shape of the number 500.
They then flew to new positions, this time spelling out the word “Intel.”
The light show was a proof of concept for Intel Corp.’s INTC, -0.94% leap into the drones-as-entertainment business. Intel on Friday announced a drone called the “Shooting Star,” a flying contraption about the weight of a volleyball that can light up in 4 billion color combinations for commercial entertainment light shows.