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It you haven't seen the hashtag before, you have now. #DronesForGood and #DronesAreGood are easy ways on Twitter to pull up some very cool cases where unmanned aerial vehicles are doing far more than just taking nice imagery (not...
Police units covering three neighbouring UK counties have established the country's first full-time drone unit, according to a report by Sky News. The story says the forces are using the DJI products for everything from search-and-rescue operations to capturing crime scenes...
Raleigh, North Carolina is considering banning the use of drones through pretty nearly all of its public parks. A proposed ordinance would allow drones in just 7 of the city's 90 parks, and even then with restrictions. The story comes from the...
Researchers at the University of Arizona will receive a second grant for some $750,000 US from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR. The work involves continued research into building an "integrated and autonomous" system that will...
Fact #1: The world's largest manufacturer of consumer drones, DJI, takes great measures to ensure its machines are safe. In fact, it uses special-purpose software to protect pilots from flying in (or into) illegal or sensitive areas. Fact #2: A number of...
Ransomware has struck again, NotPetya the latest in what appears to be a string of ever-increasing cyberattacks. Though the most recent attack was initially quite confusing, the picture is now a little clearer. TDC wanted to take a closer look,...
And we're back again with the buzz, rounding up some snippets of new, significant, or just plain interesting tidbits from the wide world of drones. We start today's excitement in Switzerland, where a recently unveiled drone design is causing a...
With estimates that as many as 4.3 million hobbyists will own drones by 2020, it’s no wonder so many news stories feature drones in their headlines. We thought TDC readers might appreciate a weekly digest of stories with hyperlinks to to...
Canada has eased some of the tight restrictions it placed on drone flying in the country, modifying what's called an Interim Order. The new changes mean pilots will now be able to fly drones weighing up to a kilogram in many...
As shipments of the new Spark drone land in homes and retail outlets globally, manufacturer DJI has made some firmware tweaks to further optimize the flying experience. As a result, owners of the new Spark should immediately upgrade their firmware before flying. Oh,...