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Portland, Maine

Raptor Maps Drones Are Helping Farmers Keep Their Crops Healthy

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In early 2015, Nikhil Vadhaykar and some fellow students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an idea for a company that would use drones to help farmers collect real-time, actionable data about their crops. Vadhavkar, who’s now 28, was pursuing a PhD in…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No Wait… It’s a Hot Dog Delivery Drone!

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This week, the U.S. meat producer with the hottest wheels in America unveiled the Wienerfleet. That’s right, Oscar Mayer, the brand who created the Wienermobile in the 1930s will once again make additions to their auto-meat-ive lineup with a drone, a moped, and even…

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Arlington

This Drone is Helping Golf Courses Stay Green

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

In just a few short years, the advancement in drone technology has made it possible for everyone from a young child to commercial business to use its core capabilities. James Peverill, CEO GreenSight Agronomics, used to build drones for the military and now uses…

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Video: Surfer Feeds a Great White Shark Using a Drone

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

The coasts of Southern California are currently pretty packed with great white sharks — enough that pro surfer Kalani Robb hasn’t been able to dip a toe in the water last Friday. Instead, he used a couple drones and a GoPro to film his attempt…

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DC

Trump Administration Wants Ability to Monitor, Destroy, and Seize Drones in U.S.

By | May 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law from 2015 that required hobbyists to register their drones. Now, less than a week later, the New York Times has obtained a 10-page draft and summary of legislation…

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Drone Hobbyists May No Longer Need to Register With FAA

By | May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

On Friday, May 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law put in place in 2015 that required both hobbyist and commercial drone pilots to register drones with the FAA. The D.C. court posits that the Registration…

Gear & Gadgets

Vusion House Racer Drone Offers Flight Ready FPV and A lot of Speed [Review]

By | May 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the past few years drones have transitioned from a hobbyist activity to that of something many people enjoy. This is due in part to cost, availability, and of course entry level quadcopters making it easier than ever to pull them out of a…

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5 Sectors Benefiting from the Surge of Drone Startups

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Venture capitalists will certainly remember the year 2015 as the “year of drone startups,” but the revolution in the ecosystem still has not reached its peak. As reported by WSJ, venture capitalists will continue to invest in drone-related pitches, especially after the last year’s…

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Despite $34M in Funding, AI-Powered Lily Drone Shuts Down

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In 2015, an autonomous, AI-powered drone made waves when the creators showed off their concept of a quadcopter that will track, follow, and film a particular subject. From a skier going down a mountain to a person playing on the beach, all you would…

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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…

Gear & Gadgets

DJI Phantom 4 Falcon is Everything You Want From a Drone [Review]

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

DJI is perhaps one of the most well known drone makers in the US, and in the past couple of years they’ve been quickly iterating on their flagship line. Initially launched in the first part of this year, the DJI Phantom 4 was the…

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Tech.Co’s Holiday Guide to Drones and Tech Toys

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Besides gaming consoles and home theater systems, drones and tech toys are some of the most in-demand emerging tech on the market today. Drones in particular come in so many different forms and price points that we’ve highlighted some on the professional level and others that…

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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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Video: This Is How Many Drones It Takes to Change a Light Bulb

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Here’s proof, caught on film, that drones can handle changing lightbulbs. Youtuber Marek Baczynski posted the video below last Sunday. The quadcopter drone fails a number of times before unscrewing the old bulb and screwing in a fresh one. The method of failure is always the…

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Drones Leading Construction Industry Into the 21st Century

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

The assembly line was a breakthrough in manufacturing that forever altered the world we live in. 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…

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FAA Loophole Lets You Fly a Tiny Drone Registration-Free

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Care to buck authority and stick it to the man? Get a flock of .54-pound drones. Any drones that weigh under .55 pounds are free to fly, according to the official drone-regulating legislature from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You have the right to bare…