Author: Andrew Maxwell

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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…

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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.

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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.

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… 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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DJI Acquires Majority Stake in Iconic Photography Brand Hasselblad

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.

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Do You Need to Insure Your Drone?

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.

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The Lowdown on Xiaomi’s New 3D Printer

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.

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Bud Light to Take DRL into the Big Time

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.

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