NEWS

  • October 21, 2014
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    After a summer full of awesome drone-related Kickstarter campaigns, the autumn’s first major UAV project looking for help from the crowd-sourcing community has launched. Designed by AeriCam, the Anura is a quadcopter designed to be taken with you wherever you go. The Anura’s arms and propellers fold up so that the body ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: Washington Post)   If America doesn’t get over its collective drone paranoia, it could lose any chance of becoming a global innovation leader in an industry that some say could become an $80 billion business opportunity by 2025. The most obvious symptom of this drone paranoia is to interpret every new ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: uk.news.yahoo.com)   FedEx is researching the delivery firm’s capabilities of using drones within its service but, even if it adopts the increasingly popular form of technology, it is unlikely to become a widespread element in the international courier industry. Speaking exclusively to IBTimes UK, David Binks, the President of EMEA at FedEx ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: sciencealert.com.au)   In an attempt to find out more about the mysterious habits of killer whales, researchers enlisted the help of a hexacopter. The result is some spectacular footage. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Research Program at the Vancouver Aquarium in Canada, and the US’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: mb.com.ph)   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will conduct training program on drone technology which is seen to help researchers gather accurate data and conduct studies efficiently. Roger Barroga, head of Future Rice Program in PhilRice, said the training program will highlight flight tutorials and application of the drone`s features. The technology ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: The Register)   UK broadcasters have been warned that their use of unmanned drones for filming purposes must adhere to data protection laws. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that drones “can be highly privacy intrusive” because they can capture images of individuals “unnecessarily”. The watchdog said organisations using drones, whether broadcasters seeking ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: Benzinga.com)   Technology drastically changes nearly every aspect of daily life. Likewise, health care changes rapidly, attempting to keep up with the latest technological advances, using new innovations as a valuable competitive edge. Until recently, drones have been used primarily in the entertainment, real estate, agriculture and public safety spaces, Mike Fortin, ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: ABC News)   Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It’s not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred dollars that can be sent soaring over stadiums. And, as ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: fastcoexist.com)   Over 4 billion people around the world still don’t have access to internet, and another 2.6 billion don’t even have a basic cell phone. Part of the challenge is the cost of buying a device when you make less than $2 a day, but it’s also expensive to build ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: yahoo.com)   I can’t really overstate how much I enjoyed the brief video we published last week of a hawk taking out somebody’s drone. Apart from being a viscerally satisfying and effectively concise clip, it struck me as an almost poetic comment on the state of nature vs. machinery. After all, we ...
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