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Christina Cardoza

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GoPro recalls the Karma drone

GoPro has announced it is recalling its recently released drone, Karma. The company spent months trying to perfect the drone, but it seems it may have released the unmanned vehicle too soon. According to GoPro, it is already hearing reports of performance issues.

Nov 9, 2016 10:43:49 AM

Intel puts on a light show with the Shooting Star drone

Intel is unveiling a new drone that allows you to create new entertainment experiences in the night sky. The company announced the Intel Shooting Star drone, a lightweight unmanned system designed for entertainment light shows.

Nov 4, 2016 2:25:53 PM

Topics: Updates

DroneDeploy opens its technology up to developers, launches app marketplace

The drone industry is rapidly growing, and DroneDeploy wants to help developers be a part of that movement. The cloud-based drone software provider launched the DroneDeploy App Market at its inaugural DroneDeploy Conference today.

Nov 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Releases

DJI explains delayed Mavic Pro

If you preordered the Mavic Pro, DJI’s latest compact and foldable drone, you are probably wondering where your drone is. The company was expected to start shipping the Mavic Pro mid-October, but has delayed its shipments due to a lack of production.

Nov 3, 2016 10:40:51 AM

Topics: Releases

Verizon’s variety of drones

Verizon is not only looking to use drones for network performance, it is using a variety of drones to get the job done. The company is using them to deliver 4G LTE service, and to perform cell tower and venue inspections.

Nov 1, 2016 3:39:01 PM

Topics: Releases

Swift Navigation gives drones more precision and control with Piksi Multi

Swift Navigation, a GPS positioning technology provider, wants to give drone operators precise navigation with the release of the new Piksi Multi. Piksi Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver.

Oct 25, 2016 4:18:38 PM

Topics: Releases, Control Systems

Hangar brings the power of drone data to the commercial industry

A new drone data software company wants to build an automated technology ecosystem for drones. Hangar specializes in autonomous drone data capture, and it aims to provide industries with high-quality, consistent and affordable drone data.

Oct 20, 2016 4:02:18 PM

Topics: Releases

Amazon patents voice-controlled miniature drone

Amazon is bringing its Alexa technology to unmanned vehicles. The company was recently awarded a patent for an “unmanned aerial vehicle assistant.”

Oct 19, 2016 4:20:05 PM

Topics: Patents

DroneDeploy helps businesses manage flights with new tool

DroneDeploy is giving businesses the ability to automatically manage time, monitor fleets, and ensure regulatory compliance with a newly announced tool. The company has revealed its flight log solution designed to eliminate manual and tedious tasks.

Oct 19, 2016 10:33:15 AM

Topics: Releases, Control Systems

Intel releases its first branded commercial drone: The Falcon 8+

Intel has already been making a name for itself with the Aero drone and its Yuneec drone investments, but it’s ready to head into the commercial space for itself. The company announced its first branded commercial drone for North American markets at the INTERGEO drone conference in Hamburg, Germany. The Falcon 8+ drone is a ready-to-fly drone for industrial inspection, surveying and mapping.

“Drones are an important computing platform for the future, and Intel is positioning itself at the forefront of this opportunity to provide the compute, sensor, communications and cloud integration for the growing drone ecosystem,” wrote Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Technology Group, in an announcement.

According to Intel, the Falcon 8+ focuses on safety, simplicity, performance and precision. It includes the Intel Cockpit, a water-resistant user interface for ground control, and the Intel Powerpack for smart battery control. It features a V-form octocopter, AscTec autopilot, aerial sensors, and waypoint automation, as well as similar features to its predecessor , the AscTec Falcon 8.

“With the introduction of the Intel Falcon 8+ system, Intel is setting a new standard for commercial-grade drones, incorporating full electronic system redundancy, and automated aerial-sensing solutions with best-in-class onboard sensors,” Walden wrote.

Oct 12, 2016 3:40:00 PM

Topics: Releases