Author: Andrew Maxwell

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How Insurance Companies Are Taking Advantage of Drone Technology

In the insurance sector, drones can quickly scan a very large area and give pictorial evidence of damage to a site or property. More importantly, they are able to reach places where humans can’t reach due to disasters. One particular insurer has commissioned the use of drones to carry out such work…

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Teenage Whiz Kid Builds Life-Saving Drone

17-year old student Dhruv Karthik of India has made it into the esteemed list of finalists in the Drones for Good competition with a drone design that could be used to assist firefighters in sweeping tall skyscrapers during emergencies.

GoPro Stock Takes Another Hit

Sales of GoPro drones continue to disappoint shareholders as the company missed another sales target in the last quarter of 2016. After having to recall the Karma drone during the third quarter – after having been on the market for just three weeks…

Military Scout Drones Could Look More Familiar Than You Expect

A great deal of the technology we employ in everyday civilian can trace its development back to military origins. Investment in military research and development has provided us with everything from microwave ovens to GPS. The next years could see this situation somewhat turned on its head…

DJI’s Success Spells Trouble for Startups

New York’s ABI Research – a leader in tech market intelligence – predicts that the value of the market will reach $32 billion over the next ten years, representing an average 32% year-on-year growth. But these figures alone don’t reveal the substantive changes taking place within the market itself.

FLIR Duo Brings Thermal Tech to Hobby Drones

FLIR now makes thermal imaging possible for consumer drone users with the Duo — its latest offering that comes in a familiar GoPro form factor. The new FLIR Duo offers similar thermal imaging capabilities as the more expensive FLIR Vue but in a more compact form.

… And the Lily Drone Came Crashing Down

All is not well with the Lily Drone. The company which planned to build it and took $34 million in advance orders has decided to pull down the shutters and is promising refunds for all customers. To make matters worse, it is now the target of a lawsuit.

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