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Smaller-scale outfits battle big operators as drone work soars

Andy Trench made $2,000 a day in 2015 taking sky-high photographs along the East Coast with a drone he made himself. Now, that same work fetches …

This 'stablecoin' will help crypto investors survive volatility (and sometimes taxes)

TrueUSD, a cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to that of the dollar, has signed a deal with Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency …

The World's Fifth Largest Economy Is About to Require Solar Panels for All New Homes

California is about to become the first state in the U.S.—and possibly the first government in the world—to require solar power installations on all …

Trump’s Solar Tariffs Cause a Scramble in the Industry

SunPower is the nation’s No. 2 commercial solar-power company, employing thousands of workers directly and indirectly. But it makes most of its solar panels abroad, and with the tariffs recently imposed by President Trump costing it as much as $2 million a week, SunPower is fighting for an …

Solar Power

Foxconn Will Drain 7 Million Gallons of Water Per Day From Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

This week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources gave the go-ahead to Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn to siphon off seven million gallons …

Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones

OSLO — Norway’s fjords have long inspired the country’s artists and drawn streams of tourists. In winter, their ice-laced surfaces shimmer beside snow-capped mountains: a vision of natural beauty, blissfully untouched.<p>But lost in the depths of the fjord in Oslo, stretching out from the capital, is …

The WingtraOne PPK VTOL Drone Can Create Ultra-Precise Maps and 3-D Models

The Swiss drone-manufacturer wants to establish itself as king of large-scale aerial mapping and surveying and its WingtraOne PPK might get it …

A 21-year-old just raised $34 million to build an anonymous crypto-trading platform

Some of the largest crypto hedge funds have poured money into a company that's building a platform for traders who are looking to operate in the shadows.<p>Republic Protocol has raised $33.8 million worth of ether, according to a Wall Street Journal report, to finance the creation of a dark pool for …

An Easy Guide to 'Crypto-Mining' the Market for What's Come to be Called 'Altcoins'

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Had you bought one bitcoin for $100 in the summer of 2013, your investment would be now worth more than $8,000 (as of this writing). In a typical investment, a 5 percent to 10 percent annual return is considered great, but in …

Cryptocurrency

Inside Goldman Tech Conference: Key Takeaways on Bitcoin, Ethereum and ICOs

Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies and tech platforms have their uses, but it doesn't always make sense to rely on them instead of conventional …

Bitcoin Price Retreats From $10K As Mysterious Buyer Emerges | Investopedia

The price of a single bitcoin briefly crossed $10,000 yesterday as details emerged about a mysterious buyer’s bet on the cryptocurrency. (See also: …

Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Cryptocurrency Is Now All in One Place

Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot of articles trying to demystify the world of cryptocurrency (from the coins themselves to blockchain to …

Propy Launches the First Pilot in US for Blockchain Land Registry

On 22nd January 2018, Propy Inc. (Palo Alto, California, USA) announced, that they had launched a pilot project to develop a global real estate …

Bitcoin Cash Supporters Prepare for the Network's Next Six Months - Bitcoin News

News<p><b>It’s been six months since the inception of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, and the decentralized currency’s infrastructure continues to grow.</b> …

How to buy XRP, one of the hottest bitcoin competitors

Frank and Helena | Cultura | Getty<p>If you thought bitcoin was hot, maybe you should learn about XRP. It's another crytocurrency that's been rocketing …

After Humans Fail, Drone Spots Lost Hiker in 20 Minutes

A 92-year-old hunter in Virginia had to spend a frigid night in the woods, but he's safe now thanks to quick work by a drone.<p>Bill McDonnell went out …

Workhorse announces N-Gen electric van with integrated delivery drone

It goes 100 miles on a charge, or 175 with range extender.<p>Workhorse Group has been busy this year. In addition to its W-15 range-extended plug-in pickup, the company has been continuing to develop the HorseFly drone delivery system (which it demonstrated earlier this year) and the SureFly personal …

Drone Photographer Inspires Different Point of View

<b>Syracuse University student and author of The Handbook of Drone Photography, Chase Guttman wants everyone to get a new perspective on life</b>.<p>For a son …

Drone to deliver food, goods to Moose Cree First Nation in northern Ontario | The Star

At Moose Cree First Nation, detergent costs $30 to $40, milk is double the price it would be in Toronto or Ottawa, while fresh produce is about …

Cree

The drone industry is booming. Now it just needs a place to fly.

In the never-ending quest to add yet another candidate for the “Next Big Thing” technology list, drones are looking like a solid choice. For the …

MIT figured out a better way for drones to use RFID technology

With a clever hack<p>A research team at MIT has created a clever new way for drones to use RFID technology in warehouses for stock-keeping purposes. It lets companies use much smaller, safer drones to find stuff in giant buildings than was possible before.<p>When RFID tags started replacing bar codes in …

Insurers increasingly use apps and drones instead of agents

Hobbyists aren't the only ones using the phone and drone cameras to explore the world in new ways, as insurance companies are increasingly opting for "virtual" or "touchless" handling of claims. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> cites the 2017 Future of Claims Study survey by LexisNexis Risk Solutions (PDF) …

Apps

8 Tips for Traveling with Camera Drones

<b>Beyond the reach of the longest selfie stick and more intimate than a hovering helicopter, camera drones are the next tech frontier in …

Drones

Is this the “Best Drone for Architects”?

Architect and author of the <i>Architect + Entrepreneur</i> book series Eric Reinholdt recently released a video detailing the results of his research into …

Drones

Walmart could soon use drones to deliver purchases

Walmart may use drones like in-store messenger pigeons.<p>The retail giant was granted a patent this week for a system in which drones would shuttle products between different departments inside its stores. The idea is to free customers from having to walk across its super-sized emporiums to find what …

Drone inspections to cut oil refinery shutdowns

Go by any oil refinery and you'll see stacks at the top of which small flames burn off the waste gas left over from converting crude oil into more …

Drones

3 Things That Could Bring GoPro Inc. Down

<b>GoPro Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: GPRO) is in the midst of its biggest transition yet as a company. It needs to fend off rivals in its core market, and simultaneously expand into some very tough markets in virtual reality (VR) and drones. And failure in any of these markets, or all three, is very possible. …

Scientists May Have Discovered a Replacement for Pesticides

In the fight to save the world's crops from pests bent on destroying them, a group of scientists at the University of Queensland have developed a …

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

Uber gives cities free travel-time data

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is going to make urban traffic and mobility data gleaned from its millions of drivers and riders using the Uber app freely available to all.<p>The data, which shows anonymized travel times between points in cities, will be available on a public website called Uber Movement.<p>Uber …