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Drone inspection software, services from SiteAware offer construction quality control

An unmanned aerial vehicle recently flew around Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in San Francisco. Drone inspections are a growing alternative to other methods of inspection, but they need sophisticated software to make sense of the data gathered. Building owner Boston Properties Inc. turned to SiteAware Systems Ltd. for the drone inspection of Salesforce Tower.…

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DJI’s Tiny New Osmo Pocket Steadicam Looks Good For Project Documenting

A few years ago, the only options for camera stabilizers were awkward rigs that required carefully balanced passive gimbals, or clunky, large weights strapped to the bottom of a camera to add shake-reducing mass. As the drone industry has pushed micro-gimbal technology forward, it’s fascinating to see it become implemented […]

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Gawking from drones: Why geofences are the coming thing in UAVs

Owners of some 20 vehicles who were recently cornered by wildfires on a freeway near Los Angeles probably don’t have much good to say about aerial drones. For up to 20 minutes, five hobbyist drones prevented California firefighters from sending helicopters with water buckets over a stretch of I-5 while the flames raged. The consequence…

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DJI keeps up relentless launch pace with two new drones

Civilian drone provider DJI released two new drones — the Mavic Pro Platinum and the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian — and updates to its Spark drone earlier this month. “DJI continuously looks for ways to improve its products and introduce new features, many of which are the result of the positive feedback and requests we…

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DJI’s New M200 Drone Tracks Approaching Aircraft to Avoid Collisions

Manned aircraft transmit their aerial trajectory using a system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), which helps pilots navigate congested airspaces. DJI’s new drone, announced today, now adds an ADS-B receiver to help it know when it is in the path of oncoming planes or helicopters. The drone, called the Matrice 200, […]

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DJI Phantom 4: Finally an Obstacle-Avoiding, Object-Tracking Quadcopter

DJI’s latest quadcopter will follow you, and avoid collisions while doing so.
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Drones Have Reached a Tipping Point—Here’s What Happens Next

Unexpected convergent consequences…this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. This post (four of seven) is a look at drones. Future posts will look at other tech areas, and be sure to read the first three posts if you haven’t already: When the World Is Wired: The Magic of the Internet of Everything Where Artificial Intelligence Is Now and What’s Just Around the Corner The Near Future of VR and AR: What You Need to Know An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g., 3D printing), but try to… read more

Black Friday: The Best Electronics Deals for Makers

This holiday season, make sure you’re prepared to save big on electronics by checking out these can’t-miss sales.
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FAA Task Force Advises Registration for Drones 250g and Up

The FAA’s drone task force released suggestions for a web-based registration process for pilots of drones more than 250g (around 8.5oz).
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Long-Distance Jammer Is Taking Down Drones

A large nonprofit research and development organization has developed a rifle, dubbed the DroneDefender, that attacks UAVs with radio waves.
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