Tag Archives: Drone

What To Know When Buying A Drone

There’s no question that drone photography is extremely popular these days. Aerial photography used to be an expensive proposition, requiring the use of a helicopter and solid rig. Now that a drone can be remote controlled from the ground, aerial photos and video are commonplace in all kinds of television broadcast and filmed entertainment. Even the general public is getting in on the drone fever. They sure do make home movies a lot more epic. But while it’s relatively easy to go out, get a drone…

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Drones And Planes Coming Dangerously Close To Colliding According To New Statistics

Drones have really been taking off (pun intended) over the last several years. They’re like those little toy helicopters that you may have played with as a kid, except they don’t wobble around and crash into the ground after ten seconds. You can actually fly drones a significant distance and do cool things like attach a camera to it or, in Amazon’s case, potentially have it deliver packages to your front door. On the flipside, however, they are also coming dangerously close to crashing into…

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The Best Way To Keep Your Drone From Drowning

Drones are possibly the buzziest toy you can get your hands on these days, and they definitely aren’t cheap. So if you’re lucky enough to have one, you probably don’t want it falling into a body of water, causing irreparable damage. That is where the WaterStrider comes in. Named for water striders, which are bugs that can skim along water evenly distributing their weight over their long legs, the little buoyant pods could save your drone from a watery fate. The WaterStrider’s set of detachable legs…

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Canadian Farm-Tech Companies See Increase In Investments

For a long time, agriculture and technology were seen as mutually exclusive — agriculture considered as more of a traditional industry, while technology was the way of the future. But now, more and more farmers are finding it necessary to take advantage of new technologies, in order to reduce their labour and maximize their agricultural output. Avrio Capital is a venture capital firm based out of Calgary, Ontario that specializes in food innovation and agriculture. Last week, the firm finished raising $110 million in venture capital, which…

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New Drones Aim To Help With Search and Rescue Efforts

Every year in Switzerland, roughly 1,000 go missing in the forests and mountains. To combat this problem in the most efficient way possible, a research team at the University of Zurich, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and NCCR created rescue drones that can navigate difficult, wild terrain. The goal is that these drones will greatly assist in the search and rescue efforts, dramatically cutting down the search times involved. The group of small quadcopters can be deployed quickly and follow the man-made trails in…

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This YouTuber Built A Mini Millennium Falcon

Two of the most buzzy tech things right now are drones and the new Star Wars movie, so combining them is a surefire way to gain attention. YouTuber, Oliver C, got that memo and built a pretty spot-on Millennium Falcon drone that he unveiled in a YouTube video. This has effectively taken drones to a completely new level and probably has Star Wars fans endlessly searching where they can get their own Millennium Falcon to play with and show off. This is his second shot at building…

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Amateur Photography Takes Flight

Wondering what your property looks like from overhead? How are the crops doing? Did your landscaper actually do what you asked him to? Now you can fly in the sky with a camera – The A.R. Drone 2.0 Power Edition from Parrot –  a remote controlled drone (quadricopter) camera. This French company makes incredible products ranging from innovative technologies for smartphones and tablets as well as high technology solutions in Automotive and UAV businesses. The A.R. Drone is not only a soaring camera in the sky…

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