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DJI releases state of the art commercial drone
DJI engineered this all-in-one solution for precise aerial inspections and data collection missions.
DJI's Mavic Air 2 drone to hit stores in May
The Mavic Air 2 drone is a folding drone that features 8K camera functionality and a ½ inch camera sensor, with improvements to flight time and autonomous capabilities.
Opportunity knocks for robotics in world of COVID-19
ABI Research highlights that while manufacturing opportunities are down, the worlds of disinfecting, surveillance and delivery are opening.
Game review: DCL – The Game (PC)
DCL – The Game attempts to bring the world of competitive drone racing to the masses. It’s the official videogame of the Drone Champions League.
The tech on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19
GlobalData explains how emerging technologies are being deployed to help keep the spread of the virus in check.
Hands-on review: DJI Mavic Mini is a punchy sub-250g drone
Dodging Sydney’s restricted airspace and its bushfire-ravaged surrounds, reviewer Darren Price found a nice secluded spot to test out DJI’s new tiny drone.
New tech makes up 25% of US$1.7 trillion consumer spending
Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach US$1.69 trillion in 2019 with a quarter coming from emerging technologies such as VR/AR.
UPS drone delivery heralds new era in parcel logistics
UPS has sent a warning shot to Amazon with its newly approved drone delivery fleet.
Drones and tech could help save quokka from extinction
“A scat drone has a little probe attached to it for DNA analysis. It can go and look for scat samples around the island, and analyse them in real-time for us."
Explosive drone market represents new business opportunities
“Drone providers must pay close attention to the shifting wants and needs of their customers. As the market matures, more businesses will view drones as devices on the network that must adhere to security, data, and operational protocols.”
DJI launches precision drone for agriculture
DJI says it’s ‘setting a new standard’ for agricultural drone applications, with the launch of the world’s first fully integrated multi-spectral imaging drone.
Air taxis won't be coming any time soon, says report
“The Jetsons are not as far-fetched in this area as you may think. These issues are very likely to be resolved well before 2062."
Drone pilots show serious skills in epic rollercoaster chase
Professional drone pilots have some incredible skills flying drones in complex manoeuvres along a racing track in the sky – but what if your mission was to follow a rollercoaster?
Heavy duty drones could be key to predicting future eruptions
“In the next project we will use these drones to study the volcanoes, and also develop submersible devices to study undersea volcanoes."
Saildrone completes first unmanned trip around Antarctica
196 days of travel and more than 22,000 kilometres in conditions such as freezing temperatures, 15-metre waves, 130 km/h winds, and even collisions with icebergs.
DJI takes drone racing up close and personal
Put on your goggles and grab your drone, because DJI is taking keen drone racers on a first-person view.
The safest altitude for flying drones above marine life
If you’re planning to use a drone for a birds-eye-view of nature at its finest, it’s best to consider how high up you’re flying that drone.
WeRobotics launches global drone data challenge
The winner will receive $235,000 for using drones and data in unique ways to address local challenges and big topics such as humanitarian aid.
Air NZ recruits drones for aircraft maintenance checks
Air New Zealand will now use drones to inspect its aircraft fleet as they undergo heavy maintenance checks in Singapore.
Consumer spending on tech to reach US$1.32 trillion this year
If you ever thought the tech industry for consumers was beginning to wane, the International Data Corporation has some stats for you.
This Iron Man drone wants you to fly like a superhero
Iron Man must be one of the most popular superheroes of 2019 – because this year he has been transformed into a robot, and now he’s styled as his very own drone.
New software for drone footage mapping and analysis
DJI Terra allows drone pilots to quickly generate 2D maps and 3D model reconstructions, plus analyse data and generate insights with analysis tools.
Study analyses drones' potential to be weapons of cyber attacks & terrorism
The biggest challenge, according to the research, is finding out what a drone's purpose is in a non-restricted area.
Farm dogs being put out of business by drone that barks
Man’s best friend might be able to enter retirement early if this new drone innovation from DJI Ferntech has anything to do with it.