Toy drones are slowly growing up

Toy drones are slowly growing up

Unlock new features for your Bebop 2 via a companion app — for a price. There was a time when Parrot was the name in consumer drones. That’s partly because, way back in 2010 when it launched the AR.Drone , the DJI Phantom was still some years away. Today, the landscape is a little different: DJI now dominates the skies, while its competitors can’t seem to catch a break . […]

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Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 VR review

Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 VR review

There are a few smartphone-controlled drones out there, but the Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 VR is unusual because it comes with a set of goggles to pump the drone’s view to your eyeballs whilst it’s in flight. The goggles also control the drone’s camera on its gimbal while it’s in the air, so you can get a good view of your in-the-air surroundings. Sounds like a rollercoaster ride of fun, doesn’t […]

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Telemedical Drones Deliver Supplies

Telemedical Drones Deliver Supplies

HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations), a telemedical drone project, has announced that it has tested two new disaster drones, delivering telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Mississippi. The technology debuted before an audience including Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and representatives from Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, and the United Nations. HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations) was […]

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Lovesick Cyborg « Blinded by Technology, CEOs Overlook Human Talent Google Dreams of Drone Food Delivery for Six Dollars

Lovesick Cyborg « Blinded by Technology, CEOs Overlook Human Talent Google Dreams of Drone Food Delivery for Six Dollars

A Project Wing drone belonging to the Google X labs performs a food delivery run at Virginia Tech. Credit: Google Google has been dreaming of hot pizzas and freshly-made coffee descending from the sky to your doorstep. The Google X technologies lab has already begun delivering burritos to Virginia Tech students using its Project Wing drones. But the truly bold part of the Google X plan may be the goal […]

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D Is For Drones. Drones Are For Development In Africa

D Is For Drones. Drones Are For Development In Africa

Getty Drones are, without doubt, one of the next big things of Africa’s tech revolution. Slowly but surely, they are being introduced in innovative ways to help with the continent’s development. In an interesting move, the City of Cape Town last week announced a partnership with local tech firm WeFix to use drones to spot sharks at Fish Hoek and Muizenberg beaches. Drones will circle overhead recording images, with a […]

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