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Drones Are a Next-Generation Computing Platform, Says Intel

Posted on November 8th, 2016.

Intel announced the first Intel drone designed specifically for light shows: the Intel Shooting Star drone. With this drone, the company plans to demonstrate that drone light shows can redefine entertainment and create amazing new experiences in the night sky.

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Technology

We Should Be Investing in Drones. Here Is Why.

Posted on October 28th, 2016.

There is a driving trend and major boom behind the autonomous car industry, with financial potential looking particularly ripe. Even the U.S. government has recently appointed an advisory committee on autonomous cars. The news is also full of reports about cars, buses and even trains becoming driverless. Tesla, Google, Toyota, BMW,...

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This UK Startup Sells Drones For Bitcoins

Posted on September 25th, 2016.

The Daedalus Group, a team of expert drone operators in North East of England, specializes in Aerial Surveying with footage taken via drones. “We have worked in situations that demand secrecy and we are willing to offer our clients the opportunity to pay with a certain level of privacy,” said Charles Holmes, Director of Business...

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Cybersecurity

Police Drone Can Be Hacked With Tech Worth $40

Posted on March 2nd, 2016.

A security researcher has claimed that a police drone can be hacked using parts that cost as little as $40. While drones are being used by cops, border security forces, military and even first responders to an emergency, one researcher has shown that one government-ready drone model can be hacked from over a mile away to be taken control...

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Companies

Video: Drone Firm Raises Millions via Kickstarter, Then Rage Quits

Posted on November 25th, 2015.

Kickstarter projects and their woes are the subject of more than one website. While most focus on Kickstarter projects that fail to launch, there is another aspect of Kickstarter which doesn’t get enough attention and probably should: the projects which get funded and then never deliver a product. In this instance, the product is a...

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Artificial Intelligence

Consumer Drones Outfitted With Geofences Around Restricted Air Space

Posted on November 18th, 2015.

A project called Airmap has made life easier for two of the major consumer drone producers, DJI and 3D Robotics. The purpose of Airmap is to provide real-time, reliable access to no-fly-zone data. In the case of consumer drones, this can mean a lot more than simply military bases and airport areas. A football arena can be off-limits...

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Artificial Intelligence

Whistleblower Releases Documents About Secret US Drone Assassination Program

Posted on October 16th, 2015.

Paradoxically, the United States, which has engaged itself in a conflict in nearly every decade for the past century, does not condone assassinations. Congress has refused time and again to do anything to define or outlaw the practice, but generally American exceptionalism prevents the word “assassination” from being used in terms of the...

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Drone News

Video: Have a Look at the World’s First Radio-Tracking Drone

Posted on August 26th, 2015.

To keep tabs on radio-tagged wildlife, researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Sydney have devised the world’s first radio-tracking drone (video below). The new development marks a significant leap in science-based animal tracking by using drones to fly over the Australian bush canopy to accurately...

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Companies

Drone Technology in 2015: Will it be a Major Topic of Political Discussion?

Posted on January 4th, 2015.

Earlier this year, Amazon unveiled their plan to make deliveries by drone in the near future. Met with concerns from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), who have yet to give a final answer on their guidelines for drone technology Amazon stepped back to focus on other avenues.

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Op-Ed

Why Private-Owned Drones May Destroy The State Monopoly On Force

Posted on December 15th, 2014.

A drone is a tool in an entirely new category. People can’t automatically be assumed to understand even the short term implications of drones. Right now it is primarily state operators that are designing and implementing drones, and even rich and obsessively militarized hyper-powers such as the United States or China are finding...