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…
Author: Andrew Maxwell
Dallas semiconductor manufacturer, Texas Instruments, has revealed designs which should enable manufacturers to improve the battery life of commercial and industrial drones – a major concern for applications such as delivery and remote assistance.
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 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.
Not content with their success in the drone market, DJI appears to be making serious moves into other areas of photography. Recent reports from a number of sources suggest that the Chinese tech leader has already bought itself a hefty chunk of one European camera maker.
Thanks to new regulations brought in this fall by the FAA, facilitating drone flight for customers and companies alike, interest in drones themselves seems set to continue increasing. There is currently a rush to bring a breadth of diverse drone types to market across the world.
As drones become more and more visible in retail and the media, it’s no surprise that more and more people are starting to become interested. As the holidays approach, there will be plenty of households, in which at least one family member has their eye on a drone for a gift.
Xiaomi, once just one of a number of up-and-coming Chinese tech firms, is fast making its name synonymous with innovation. The company’s quest to become the number one hot name in Chinese tech is about to take another big step forward with the launch of its latest 3D printer.
The Drone Racing League has taken another massive step towards market dominance, by signing a lucrative sponsorship deal with American beverage giant, Bud Light. The agreement means that future DRL events will bear the beer’s name, starting with the 2017 Bud Light DRL Tryouts.