Verizon uses different types of drones for network performance

Guest post Karen Smith, Verizon Wireless —    Verizon put new drone technology into action in October with three different use cases of the unmanned aerial systems or UAS to enhance network performance and reliability. Here is a closer look at the network activities and a comparison of the types of drones used. Delivering 4G […]

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New Security Hack Seizes Control of Drones

A security researcher has developed a new anti-drone device that takes control of rogue drones. During the PacSec 2016 conference in Tokyo last week, Trend Micro security research manager Jonathan Andersson demonstrated a hack that remotely highjacks unauthorized or unwanted drones using a transmitter that exploits a common radio protocol. According to Ars Technica, the […]

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FLIR Introduces “Maker” Contest

Developer contests are omnipresent in the drone technology world. Last week, FLIR added to the list with a competition aimed at the “Maker” community. Hosted by Wired Insider, five “makers” will win a trip to the annual CES show in Las Vegas in January where they will have an opportunity to present their prototypes. “Semifinalists […]

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Sky-Futures Expands Drone Data Analysis With New Software

An English company has announced the release of a UAV software package that will equip industrial clients to “harness the power of drone-driven data collection and analysis.” According to a company press release, Sky-Futures, a UAV data firm specializing in oil, gas and utility inspections recently launched Expanse, an end-to-end inspection data management bundle. After […]

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Need gift ideas this Christmas? How about a Gold-Plated Drone?

Dads are pretty hard to buy for at the best of times. Especially when the festive season comes around. But imagine how hard it must be to buy for an incredibly wealthy dad, the kind of dad that can take his pick of the latest technology without denting the credit card. Well, now there’s a […]

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How Autel’s ‘flying pumpkin’ drone holds up against a real pumpkin

Happy Halloween! Because you’re probably one of the 9 million people out there who have already seen this “epic Halloween prank” video (or your friends who know you love drones have sent it to you 9 million times), here’s an ALL-NEW Halloween drone video! Autel is capitalizing on the joke around their ‘orange pumpkin’ drone … Continue reading How Autel’s ‘flying pumpkin’ drone holds up against a real pumpkin

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Ardupilot project releases new firmware Copter-3.4

marcocopterCopter-3.4 has been released for both multicopters and traditional helicopters and is available for download from the Mission Planner, QGroundControl, AP Planner2 and likely other ground stations as well. This is a very major release with dozens of new features that are listed in the Release Notes5 but also the main items are listed below. […]

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