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  • April 1, 2015
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    Unlike most of the posts on DRONELIFE today, this isn’t a joke. Nope, it’s just the Vancouver Vipertooths playing some Quidditch while Jake Voorhees & Simon Duguid of Sky Capture Media film it the way a sport played by magical teenagers on equally magical brooms was always meant to be filmed: with ...
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  • April 1, 2015
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    Parrot, the company behind the extremely popular AR 2.0 and Bebop Drones announced today its latest project, the Flying Saucer Drone. Powered by a 3500 mAh LiPo battery, the Flying Saucer Drone gets about 19 minutes of flight time and has a range of 100 meters. The body of the drone is made ...
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  • April 1, 2015
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    Tech giants flock to new ideas like moths to a flame. When Netflix started pumping real money into original content, so did Hulu and Amazon. Google and Facebook have not kept their drone prototypes a secret and now, the last major player, Apple has joined the race. Meet the creatively named ...
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  • April 1, 2015
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    After corporate giants State Farm and Amazon made headlines last week by acquiring commercial drone use exemption from the FAA, a bumper crop of waivers have blossomed in the agency’s bureaucratic garden over the past week. Over the past week, the FAA granted more than a dozen Section 333 exemptions ...
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  • April 1, 2015
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    (Source: cnet.com)   I’m imagining a world where an aerial drone drops off a box of cat food from Amazon on my front porch. Then, a tiny smart drone zips around the house, amusing my cats. Finally, I lean back on my couch and say, “Clump Claw 2000, go clean the litter ...
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  • April 1, 2015
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    (Source: army.mil) Pizzas made to order on 3D printers soon could be delivered by drones to hungry Soldiers at outposts across the globe. According to researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, the pizzas would be produced on specially designed 3D printers and flown to outposts while still hot. Natick researchers ...
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  • March 31, 2015
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    (Source: kuer.org)   One week last year, Jonathan Ledgard was talking with White House officials about how drones could deliver cargo to remote Africa. The next week, he was in a remote African village, telling elders how drones could change their lives. He heard the same fears from both audiences: Will the drones ...
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  • March 31, 2015
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    After an eight-month waiting game, retail giant Amazon has cleared the first hurdle to launch its much-heralded drone delivery service. Last week, the FAA granted Amazon an experimental airworthiness certificate to the company’s logistics division. The certificate allows Amazon to fly drones for development and crew training. The retailer first ...
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  • March 31, 2015
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    For hundreds of years man has been using dogs to herd livestock. But it could be that Border Collies are about to go the way of the travel agent and get replaced by technology. Observe the herding drone: Filmed by Paul Brennan in Carlow, Ireland this very well could be the future of ...
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  • March 31, 2015
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    On Tuesday, San Francisco-based DroneDeploy announced the closing of a $9 million round of Series A funding lead by Emergence Capital in addition to the release of its drone fleet management service, which had been in beta for quite some time. DroneDeploy’s software-as-a-service allows users to create and manage autonomous flight ...
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  • March 31, 2015
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    (Source: stuff.co.nz)   Trade Me does not believe drones will be widely used to deliver shopping any time soon, but it has helped Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) see if they could save lives. LandSAR put a delivery drone made by Australian company Flirtey through its paces last weekend near Lake Roxburgh on ...
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  • March 31, 2015
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    (Source: flightglobal.com)   A SpyLite mini unmanned air vehicle with a launch weight of 9kg (19.8lb) has achieved a communication range of 65nm (120km), which its manufacturer claims is a new world record for this category of system. BlueBird says that during a demonstration for an undisclosed customer, the SpyLite reached a range ...
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