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Boffins create low-powered drones which don’t need humans
Published in AI


Can hunt humanity for longer

A team of boffins which apparently has never seen Terminator has come up with the smallest completely autonomous nano-drone that can control itself without the need for human guidance.

Google employees quit over drone “evil”
Published in News


Project Mavan was evil too far

Google’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot programme known as Project Maven has angered its staff who have quit rather than work on it.

Drone maker threatens its own users
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:34

Drone maker threatens its own users


Hand over private data or we will brick your toys


The maker of expensive drones, DJI is threatening to brick users gadgets if they don’t hand over their personal data. on its website.

Drones showing up weaknesses in missile defence plans
Published in News


It is too expensive to shoot them down

The US Patriot missile batteries might be getting more accurate, but cheaply made drones are fast becoming the battle field kings

Intel drones on
Published in News
Friday, 14 October 2016 11:08

Intel drones on


Intel Falcon 8+ System is its first commercial drone

Chipzilla has been flat out developing software for the consumer drones and now is set to release a few drones of its own.

Royal Navy puts robots through their paces
Published in News
Friday, 14 October 2016 10:25

Royal Navy puts robots through their paces


Robot wars

The British Royal Navy is staging what it is calling its first "robot wars" exercises testing drone boats off the coasts of Scotland and west Wales.

ARM buys imaging and embedded computer vision outfit
Published in PC Hardware


Apical worth $350 million

British chip maker ARM has acquired Apical which is an imaging and embedded computer Vision Company in a $350 million cash deal.

GoPro delays drone launch
Published in IoT
Friday, 06 May 2016 10:46

GoPro delays drone launch


So much for sorting out its problems quickly

Wearable action camera GoPro was banking on the release of its drone camera, the Karma as a way of pulling itself out of trouble.  But now it has surprised analysts by saying that the drone will be delayed until the Christmas sales.

5G will allow drones to fly
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:24

5G will allow drones to fly


Intel boss drones about the future

5G networking will eventually enable drones to fly all over the earth, according to Intel Boss Brian Krzanich.

Google presses ahead with drones
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 11:55

Google presses ahead with drones


Service ready in two years

Online search outfit Google is pressing ahead with glorious two year plan to create a drone service.