December 13, 2019

Gadget of the week

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect By Jake Bright, Samantha Stein3From TechCrunch Charis Extra Photo A drone revolution is coming to sub-Saharan Africa. Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as a way to leapfrog decades of neglect of 20th century infrastructure. Over the last two […]

MIT CSAIL’s drone is never quite sure where it is

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By Andrew Tarantola From engadget Somehow, that helps it avoid hitting trees. The current generation of autonomous drone navigation and flightpath planning systems are almost too precise, demanding hundreds of measurements be taken so that the UAV knows exactly where it is in space at any given moment. And if those readings are off by […]

DRONES: The new Caribbean lifestyle

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From Curacao Chronicle Revolutionizing the medical, economic, and logistic sectors. Drones are becoming an inescapable reality in the Caribbean. They have already taken the world by storm and are now infiltrating every area of business and of our collective social experience causing the Caribbean to ask some essential questions going into the future. What role […]

The US Air Force’s deadliest drone just got a whole lot deadlier

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By Jared Keller, Task & Purpose From Business Insider The MQ-9 Reaper drone is already the deadliest UAV in the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal. Designed with a payload capacity of 3,700 pounds and armament of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and GBU-12 Paveway II bombs, it’s no wonder that Air Force officialsannounced in February that the Reaper […]

Gadget of the week

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The game that makes drone warfare personal By Jessica Conditt From engadget ‘Killbox’ drives home the dangerous and dehumanizing nature of UAV strikes. Killbox is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike — […]

Intel drones form US flag for Lady Gaga’s halftime show

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By Steve Dent From engadget Remember when quadcopter drones juggled balls and formed up into aStar Trek logo? That seems downright quaint compared to what we just saw at Lady Gaga’s elaborately produced Super Bowl halftime show. During her first number, 300 Intel drones formed the shape of an American flag, punctuating the singer’s wire-assisted […]

FAA’s new drone safety campaign reminds you not to be stupid

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By Devindra Hardawar From engadget The Federal Aviation Administration was woefully underprepared for the rise of inexpensive drones, but now the agency is finally stepping up its safety game in preparation for a drone-heavy holiday season. The FAA, together with several unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) organizations, is kicking off a new safety campaign for newbie […]

THE DRONES REPORT: Market forecasts, regulatory barriers, top vendors, and leading commercial applications

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From Business Insider The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market. A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a long list of clients in agriculture, land […]

Drones and the Caribbean: View from Europe

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By David Jessop From The Sun Dominica Drones, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) loved by hobbyists, but which have important everyday commercial and other applications, are starting to become an issue in the Caribbean, raising unusual questions for governments and the tourism industry about freedom, safety and security. In the last month it has emerged, […]

Drones and tourism in the Caribbean

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A report by David Jessop for News Americas Now. From Repeating Islands Drones, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) loved by hobbyists but which have important everyday civilian and military applications, are starting to become an issue in the Caribbean, raising unusual questions for governments and the tourism industry. The issue falls in to three distinct […]