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Sony prepares to enter the drone game with Airpeak

Sony prepares to enter the drone game with Airpeak Sony has announced that it is entering the drone market with a new brand called Airpeak, though the specifics of the drone itself are left something of a mystery. It plans to launch the project next spring. The barebones announcement says only that Sony has been […]

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DJI’s pint-sized Mavic Mini gets camera and connection upgrades

DJI’s pint-sized Mavic Mini gets camera and connection upgrades We dug DJI’s Mavic Mini when the drone arrived last year. As Matt noted in his review, “It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range and a good controller. It holds up well in the wind and is […]

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Skygauge’s innovative tilting rotor drones are up for pre-order, with deliveries in 2021

Skygauge’s innovative tilting rotor drones are up for pre-order, with deliveries in 2021 I have had a few occasions to see Skygauge’s drones in-person, primarily on visits to Asia. The Canadian team is involved in HAX’s program and has spent time working out of their Shenzhen offices. In fact, they competed at our last hardware […]

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Drone-deployed sterile mosquitoes could check spread of insect-borne illnesses

Drone-deployed sterile mosquitoes could check spread of insect-borne illnesses Drone deployment of sterile mosquitoes could accelerate efforts to control their populations and reduce insect-borne disease, according to a proof of concept experiment by an multi-institutional research team. The improved technique could save thousands of lives. Mosquitoes are a public health hazard around the world, spreading […]

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DJI’s mini Mavic Air gets an upgrade with improved camera and battery life

DJI’s mini Mavic Air gets an upgrade with improved camera and battery life DJI had to kibosh its usual big unveil this time out, for obvious reasons, but the company won’t let a little thing like a global pandemic get in the way of an announcement. A little over two years after unveiling its lightweight […]

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German drone delivery trial paves the way to replacing trucks for inter-office deliveries

German drone delivery trial paves the way to replacing trucks for inter-office deliveries Drone startup Wingcopter, working with partners Merck and the Frankfurt University of Applied Science, has completed a first flight of a new drone delivery trial designed to show the benefits of using drones instead of trucks or other road faring vehicles for […]

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This autonomous security drone is designed to guard your home

This autonomous security drone is designed to guard your home One of the new products unveiled at CES this year is a new kind of home security system – one that includes drones to patrol your property, along with sensors designed to mimic garden light and a central processor to bring it all together. Sunflower […]

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The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones

The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones The  Federal Aviation Administration this week issued proposed rules for the remote identification of drones in the U.S. The “next exciting step in safe drone integration” (their words) aims to offer a kind of license plate analog to identify the some 1.5 million drones currently registered with […]

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Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes

Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps from ordinary aerial footage in just minutes. […]

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UK drone register takes off

UK drone register takes off A UK drone registration scheme has opened ahead of the deadline for owners to register their devices coming into force at the end of this month. The UK government announced its intention to introduce a drone registration scheme two years ago. The rules apply to drones or model aircraft weighting […]

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