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Not exactly Cannes, this film fest is Fargo _ with drones.

FARGO, N.D. " Spencer Kuhlman was playing junior hockey in Canada when a knee injury wiped out his hopes of playing in college. With time on his hands, Kuhlman turned to another passion " aviation " and soon lost himself in the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The fabulous life and career of 33-year-old Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the fifth richest person on earth .

Facebook Few people on earth are as successful as Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO has grown his social network from a Harvard dorm room to nearly 2 billion users over a period of 13 years. With a stated mission to connect the world, Facebook is now working on drones and other methods of bringing internet access to ...

- Business Insider - US

Snap May Have Bought A Drone Maker.

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has hardware ambitions. That is something which is known to all. The company's first hardware product, Spectacles, may not have performed as well as it might have hoped but that doesn't mean Snap is going to give up on these ambitions. If a new report is believed, Snap may have acquired ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Snap acquired a drone company, signals further growth towards hardware.

It appears that late last year, Snap Inc. acquired an LA-based drone company. The firm responsible for the Snapchat app has voiced that it would like to make further moves into the hardware space.

- Neowin.net - US

Snap acquires drone company, may put eyes in the skies.

All the pieces of Snap's grand plan are coming together, the latest of which appears to be putting its camera technology atop drones. SEE ALSO: Snapchat blew its first-ever earnings At least that's the obvious conclusion based on Snap's acquisition of Ctrl Me Robotics for "under $1 million," a deal that was first ...

- Mashable! - US

Not exactly Cannes, this film fest is Fargo _ with drones.

Spencer Kuhlman was playing junior hockey in Canada when a knee injury wiped out his hopes of playing in college. With time on his hands, Kuhlman turned to another passion — aviation — and soon lost himself in the pleasures of drone photography.

- WRAL.com - US

Drones aren't having their mainstream moment yet.

Write about technology for any amount of time, you'll get run through the hype wringer. It's impossible to avoid. After all, it's the excitement of new technologies that drew so many of us to this field in the first place. And when DJI debuts a product like the Spark, the word “game changer” gets tossed around a ...

- TechCrunch - US

Snapchat maker, Snap, acquired a tiny drone company as its pushes further into hardware .

Snap spent less than $1 million to acquire a tiny drone startup in Venice, according to a new report from BuzzFeed. It's not the first time the company has flirted with acquiring a drone startup, but the deal to acquire Ctrl Me Robotics means the company is furthering its push into hardware. As part of the deal, Snap ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Drone Footage of Peru's Incredible Natural and Urban Landscapes in 4K .

From coastal desert to high mountain and tropical rainforest, Peru is a land of surreal and powerful landscapes. Where will your next journey begin?

- Peruthisweek - PE

North Korea vows 'merciless retaliatory response' after Seoul's spy drone violates airspace.

Pyongyang claims South Korea's surveillance drone, Heron, penetrated its border at least four times.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Snapchat Has Bought a Drone Startup With Hollywood Connections.

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has acquired a small Venice, Calif.-based drone startup dubbed Ctrl Me, which counted some Hollywood studios among its clients. Buzzfeed first reported about the acquisition Friday afternoon, and Variety has since learned from a source familiar with the deal that it actually happened late ...

- Variety - US

The U.S. government wants to be able to track and destroy drones

The Trump administration released a draft drone bill as they struggle to keep up with drone technology.        

- USA TODAY - US

Talking Tech: Unboxing Spark

USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham unboxes and checks out the new DJI Spark drone that can be controled with simple hand gestures.        

- USA TODAY - US

Control this tiny drone with the wave of your hand

With just two taps of a button, lights began blinking, propellers started to swirl, and a tiny camera set about studying my face. Release the miniature drone and it is instantly airborne.        

- USA TODAY - US

Talking Tech: It's all about the wave

USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham thinks the new gesture controlled DJI Spark drone is the wave of the future in computing.        

- USA TODAY - US

Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M

Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed: Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M  —  Snap has acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, a small drone manufacturer based in Los Angeles that should give the company added muscle in its push into hardware.  —  Snap's interest in drone manufacturers has been ...

- Techmeme - US

NASA Increases Happy Landings for Drones

Safe2Ditch is aimed at allowing drones to run self-diagnostics to anticipate problems and find the safest land spot if something does go wrong

- EETimes - US

Snap just bought a drone company

With the acquisition of a drone company, Snap Inc may be entering a new hardware market. The new acquisition is Crtl Me Robotics, a small drone retailer based in Venice, California. According to Buzzfeed, Snap paid less than $1 million for the ailing company. Ctrl Me's founder Simon Saito Nielsen will join Snap in ...

- The Next Web - US

Weekly Roundup: DJI's Spark drone, Mark Zuckerberg addresses Harvard

This week, DJI announced a brand new drone, Mark Zuckerberg delivered the Harvard commencement speech and Airbnb's internal data science program was announced. These are the top stories of the week. This post is also a newsletter, so you can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox on Saturday mornings.

- TechCrunch - US

Snapchat maker, Snap, acquired a tiny drone company as its pushes further into hardware

Lucy Nicholson/ReutersSnap spent less than $1 million to acquire a tiny drone startup in Venice, according to a new report from BuzzFeed. It's not the first time the company has flirted with acquiring a drone startup, but the deal to acquire Ctrl Me Robotics means the company is furthering its push into hardware. As ...

- Business Insider - US

Drone regulations are up in the air

In one week: Court overturned the FAA's recreational drone rules, a drone crashed into spectators at Petco Park, and senators introduced the Drone Federalism Act.

- ZDNet - UK

What's that drone flying in over the horizon? It's a scout from Islamic State

The silence was shredded by the rat-tat-tat eruptions of a single gun. More soldiers fired, their volleys coalescing into the grim music of war — a sustained snare drum roll soon interrupted by the bass thumps of the 50-caliber machine gun. All the barrels pointed at a speck tracing a line in the...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Find a deal in Maplin's big bank holiday weekend sale

Maplin's best bank holiday deals From drones to smart homes, make the most of Maplin's bank holiday sale and save up to 40% this weekend 26 May 2017 Deals

- PC PRO - UK

Drone regulations are up in the air

In one week: court overturned the FAA's recreational drone rules, a drone crashed into spectators at Petco Park, and Senators introduced the Drone Federalism Act

- ZDNet - UK

Exclusive: Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings | Reuters

By Abdirahman Hussein and Katharine Houreld | MOGADISHU/NAIROBI MOGADISHU/NAIROBI A former U.S. The post Exclusive: Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

The failure rate of internet of things projects is amazing

As Dubai welcomes RoboCop, drones land in the palm of your hand and cars park themselves, are we getting carried away with 'maybes'? The post The failure rate of internet of things projects is amazing appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

SkyGuardian drone tops 48 hours in air

The new MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone has set a flight endurance record for Predator Bs.

- UPI - US

Somali police get first drones to combat militants

Bombs killed at least 723 people and wounded 1,116 in Somalia last year The post Somali police get first drones to combat militants appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Mobile app released to help drone pilots after increase in near-misses with aircraft

A new app for drone pilots to aid them in avoiding aircraft is unveiled, with concerns an explosion in the number of remotely controlled devices in Australia could lead to a serious crash.

- ABC News - AU

Dude gets his drone to deliver him fried chicken

When I'm craving fried chicken from a certain Kentucky-themed fast food outlet, I sure as hell don't want to run into anyone I know , and sadly delivery doesn't exist where I live. That's why it might be worth admiring the efforts of New Zealander Ollie Mason-Clarke, who's behind the blog King of Cheat Meals. SEE ALSO: ...

- Mashable! - US

Drone swerve for plane landing in Scotland

An airline pilot was forced to take evasive action after a drone came within 20 metres of his plane as he prepared to land in Edinburgh.

- Stuff - NZ

Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU enables DJI Spark Drone

Intel Movidius, a provider in low-power computer vision and embedded artificial intelligence, is providing visual intelligence technology to DJI’s recently announced Spark, the company’s first mini drone.

- DigiTimes - TW

Navigating the legalities of flying a drone

Whether you want to fly a drone for fun or business, you need to know the rules.

- MNN - US

As Trump Meets NATO, Obama Tells Berlin 'We Can't Hide Behind a Wall'

Former U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed foreign aid and defended drone warfare before a crowd of tens of thousands in the German capital, but left unmentioned his successor President Donald Trump.

- Wall Street Journal - US

You Control This Tiny Drone Simply By Moving Your Hand

There are no controllers needed with the DJI Spark

- TIME Magazine - US

Aligarh police to use drones for surveillance of sensitive areas

People from two communities came to blows and pelted stones at each other in Uttar Pradesh`s Aligarh district.

- Zee News - IN

Trump proposal would allow the government to track, hack and destroy drones

The Trump administration wants to allow the federal government to track, hack and destroy drones flying in the U.S.

- Marketwatch - US

Drones are getting smaller and smarter

These compact drones are built for racing, photography, education and some goofy fun.

- CNNMoney - US

DJI is requiring owners to register their drones... or else

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- Mashable! - US

Draft bill gives the government power to control your drone

Drones have been the focus of many security initiatives, like the "sky fence" in the Channel Islands that jams pilot signals to stop drones from bringing contraband into the prison. Remotely piloted aircraft can also be a force for good, like in Afri...

- Engadget - US

THE DRONE DELIVERY REPORT: Opportunities and challenges in automating logistics with drones

BI IntelligenceAmong the manyways that drones can transform business operations, few have received as much attention as delivering packages to consumers' homes. Drones could allow companies to bypass the many challenges involved with the "last mile" of delivery — the last leg of the journey when a package arrives at the ...

- Business Insider - US

Drones over London caused aviation chaos, pilots' reports reveal

Heathrow flights were diverted to avoid errant UAVs A pair of errant drones over East London caused so much airspace disruption that flights to Heathrow had to be diverted for fear of collision, it has emerged.…

- TheRegister - UK

DARPA and Boeing developing experimental, hypersonic space drone

DARPA is teaming up with Boeing to produce an experimental space drone to speed up satellite deployment. The post DARPA and Boeing developing experimental, hypersonic space drone appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

Palm-sized drone, perfect for selfies – haven't we heard this before?

Drones fulfil many non-essential roles in life. But what is the most non-essential aspect of life today? Selfies, obviously. Now drones are here to help. The post Palm-sized drone, perfect for selfies – haven't we heard this before? appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

Irish drone software start-up to get €50,000 as first client of ESA incubator

An Irish start-up developing software for emergency services drones has been named the first client of the Cork-based ESA incubator. The post Irish drone software start-up to get €50,000 as first client of ESA incubator appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

DJI Spark is A New Camera Mini Drone

DJI has announced the launch of a new drone, the DJI Spark which is a new smaller camera drone that is designed for everyone. Prices for the DJI Spark will start at $99 for the drone a battery, a USB charger and three pairs of propellers. When Spark takes off from your hand, it automatically ( Copyright 2007-2016 Geeky ...

- Geeky Gadgets - US

Watch an F-16 blow a drone to smithereens with air-to-air missiles

When it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles, there's clearly a love-hate relationship within the military. The Air Force is scrambling to find and train new pilots to fly the robot warriors, which hunt down high-value targets and fire missiles with relentless precision. But military planners are also concerned about increased ...

- Business Insider - US

Is it a drone? Is it a balloon? No, it's a bird, says N.Korea

NORTH Korea on Thursday accused the South of unleashing more than 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds in an "armed provocation" at the tense Demilitarized Zone, after Seoul's forces fired warning shots at an object flying over the border. Seoul military officials initially suggested the item was a drone from North ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

'Confrontation hysteria': North Korea accused South Korea of opening fire at a flock of birds in an 'armed provocation'

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday accused the South of unleashing more than 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds in an "armed provocation" at the tense Demilitarized Zone, after Seoul's forces fired warning shots at an object flying over the border. Seoul military officials initially suggested the item was a drone from ...

- Business Insider - US

This new drone is the size of a can of Coke

The new drone is the Spark from DJI.        

- USA TODAY - US

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