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Portland, Maine

Raptor Maps Raises Funds for Farm-Focused Drone Technology

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

When it comes to drones, venture capital firms love to get involved. Raptor Maps is no different. This startup held pilot projects this year in Aroostook County to test the use of its drone technology in the agriculture industry. Raptor Maps has announced that they’ve raised an undisclosed…

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5 Safety Tips You Need to Know Before Using Your Brand New Drone

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

As one of the most popular items flying off the shelves this holiday season, drones have gone from sci-fi dream to household plaything. People of all ages are taking to the skies with these unmanned flying devices and scaring dogs and neighbors alike. But…

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ESPN to Broadcast the Drone Racing League Series [Infographic]

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Drones have become one of the most integrated technologies in recent memory. Between camera drones used in the entertainment industry to inspection drones used to manage construction projects, these little flying devices have become the latest tech fad. With their persistent usage in almost every…

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Venture Capital for Drone Companies Just Tanked

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 9:15 am

Remember that thing drones do sometimes when they stop responding to their controls and just plummet from the sky? That’s kind of what VC funds for drone companies just did. The third quarter numbers are in. As I previously mentioned, VC funds are down…

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The Drone Portability Craze Is Integral to Its Popularity

By | Oct 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Thirty years ago, drones were nothing more than a bedtime story told to James Bond fanatics. The thought of having a small, unmanned plane that can fit in your pocket was unthinkable to even the most eccentric minds. But as we know, these little flying devices…

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Hover Camera Passport Is the First Truly Self-Flying Camera Drone

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Drones have become incredibly popular in recent years. From construction crews to photography majors, these hi-tech devices have been found every and anywhere you can imagine. But with confusing controllers, laggy smartphone apps, and inexperienced flyers, getting these drones off the ground and into…

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Drones Have Brought the Construction Industry Into the Future

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The assembly line was a breakthrough in manufacturing that forever altered the world. Its efficiency cleared the way for the cost effective mass production of goods and in many ways birthed the modern economy. Sequential advances since then have been equally revolutionary: air travel,…

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Delivery Drones Take a Hit with New FAA Rules

By | Jun 22, 2016 at 8:55 am

Drones have a wide range of possible uses. Whether it be providing emergency care or flying them into walls, there is truly no end to the possibilities when it comes to unmanned flying devices. But with great power comes great responsibility. And because the Federal…

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HAZON Solutions Switches Script on Use of UAVs

By | Apr 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The use of drones is a controversial topic. Whether it’s privacy laws or  military actions, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the focus of arguments across the globe. But while generals and judges discuss the negative implications of this technology, HAZON Solutions has found a…

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San Francisco

FLYBi: One of the Coolest Drones I’ve Ever Seen

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

When I was at the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator Demo Day a few weeks ago there was a lot of talk about the state of current drone technology. Amongst all the noise of absurdly short flight times and difficulties piloting drones was one common chord…

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DC

Lisa Ellman is a Total Pro on FAA Drone Regulations

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

You know what’s incredibly confusing? Drone regulations. It’s not that they’re impossible to understand, it’s just that there are enough nuances and subtleties to sink the Titanic. Sure, there’s a website called Know Before you Fly that details some of the regulations in your…

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Look at the Sky: Which Drone to Buy

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Remote-controlled vehicles have come a long way. What used to be little toy cars for kids has evolved into a booming hobby for adults in the form of flying drones. Now, flight enthusiasts can remotely pilot their very own aerial vehicle in their backyard…

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When Drones Intrude, Who Ya Gonna Call?

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The assessment of detection systems’ efficacy will become that much more important as drone technology itself infiltrates our environment. And, the more time for detection that’s available, the better. Incidents involving rogue drones and their operators seem to occur weekly. Drones have landed on…

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The Future is Drone Racing

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

I think everyone knows that James Naismith invented the sport of basketball. But did you know that the only reason he did it was to entertain a rowdy group of young men during the winter months at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA? True story: he…