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Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break

Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.<p>In following computer science-slash-machine learning research you come across a lot of unintentional dystopias hiding under cover of solutions to largely theoretical problems. Take, for example, a paper published this month in <i>IEEE</i> …

Drone Used To Save 2 Teens Caught In Dangerous Australian Waves

Two teenage boys, struggling to make their way back to shore, were saved by a drone in Australia on Wednesday, in what officials say is a first-of-its-kind rescue mission by an unmanned aircraft — one captured by the drone's camera and later broadcast by Arab News and other outlets.<p>A beachgoer …

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How Australia's government-by-parrot is flying backward on drones

If Australia wants to be a leading digital economy, the government must plan ahead with a clear head, not just react to the latest tabloid scare …

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Drones take off in agriculture industry

Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is bringing drone technology to agriculture, one of the major industries with excellent …

Drones learn to move through the city like bikes and cars

Many of the applications for drones will see them spend most of their time high up in open airspace, but safely moving through denser urban areas at …

Finalising Regulation: ‘Commercial application of drones to extend to energy, mining’

Going forward, commercial drone usage would increase in emerging sectors like insurance, telecom and delivery with a rise in drones as a service …

Drone-maker DJI to develop more industry applications

Shenzhen-based DJI is looking to develop more industrial applications even as it continues to consolidate its lead in the consumer drone market, a …

This drone learned to fly thanks to driverless cars

University of Zurich researchers built an AI that flies around on a drone telling it how to navigate the streets thanks to data gleaned from self-driving cars and GoPro-toting bicycles. (Anyone else picturing Atreyu flying around on Falkor the luck dragon? Just me?)<p>In a new paper appearing in <i>IEEE</i> …

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How a “Wild Idea” About LiDAR Transformed the Aerial Mapping Industry

“I first approached Velodyne LiDAR in 2012 with the wild idea of putting a LiDAR sensor on a drone,” says Grayson Omans, CEO and co-founder of …

The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing

There is no slacker component to the new generation of talented young pilots who like to fool around with quadcopters.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In a canyon in the Rocky Mountain Front above Fort Collins, Colorado, a young man …

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Insights From Above: Business Innovations With Aerial Imagery

Perhaps never has so much devastation been witnessed by so many in real time. Images from the 2017 hurricane season—particularly Harvey’s damage in Texas and Irma’s sweep through Florida—dominated the news cycle, and some of the most telling shots were taken from above. Aerial images captured by …

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Governments dream of drone-based development

The Federal Aviation Administration is evaluating applications from state and local governments that want to be a part of the nationwide Unmanned …

Drones, energy infrastructure and the future of data collection

Drones are becoming an increasingly common sight in our skies. Today, they're piloted by a range of users, from amateur enthusiasts and the military …

5 Ways Drones Are Changing the World

Hint: It's saving lives.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Those who dream of getting an Amazon package, a prescription drug, or even a beer delivered to their doorsteps via drone might have their wishes fulfilled sooner than expected.<p>The Unmanned Aircraft …

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Self-flying Skydio drone tracks its subject through the trees

Skydio is a drone startup formed by a team of MIT graduates that bills its aircraft as the first fully autonomous flying camera. At this point it is …

OPINION: Virtual schools are successful and have faced unfair scrutiny

I am a high school English teacher for the South Carolina Virtual Charter School. Our school is in its 10th year and is staffed by highly qualified, …

You Can Now Buy A Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 3 launched last September and now Apple is offering refurbished versions of its latest smartwatch. The refurbished device only …

New chip could put ultra-powerful AI brain into smartphones

The possibility of putting a supercomputer in your pocket just became a lot more realistic thanks to a new chip.<p>Many of the major breakthroughs we’ve …

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Here Come the Holograms!

Move over Great Wall and Forbidden City, the holograms are coming.<p>At least a dozen cities throughout China have begun using high-tech augmented …

DroneBase raises $12M in Series B funding, announces enterprise AR tool

If you have purchased a drone in the last year or two, there’s a high likelihood that it only emerges from your gadget closet a few times per year, if that. That probably doesn’t leave you feeling too great about your purchase, but it also leaves an expensive piece of professional equipment lying …

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