WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world’s first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people.

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There have been many maps made of the London tube, from the useful to the artistic, but they invariably appeal to one sense: vision. Field recording project Cities and Memory appeals instead to the ears with its new London Underground “sound map.” “The map is so iconic, but also, for me, the sounds of the Underground are completely iconic; they’re one of the things that defines London as a city,” creator Stuart Fowkes said in a phone call. From the closing of tube doors to the “Mind the gap” announcements, they resonate both with locals and tourists. The sound map is presented as a regular tube map with sounds linked to 55 stations

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You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape companies wanting to deliver things via drone to you. Domino’s in New Zealand want to be the next to do so, announcing a partnership with drone delivery company Flirtey. Their mission? To transport pizzas through the air.   SEE ALSO: How to build a racing drone While the idea certainly sounds great, the service is yet to receive regulatory approval from New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Domino’s and Flirtey said they expect to be able to begin trial deliveries later this year, once (or if?) they get the “okay” from the authority

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Who’s to blame for drone crashes — the pilot or the technology? A new study shows that, more often than not, it’s the latter. Research suggests that preventing the loss of signal between the drone and pilot could significantly reduce risks. The post Study: Technical glitches are the guilty party in over half of drone crashes appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Forget quadcopters, Parrot’s new Disco is a fixed-wing drone that weaves through the skies like a plane, and an included headset puts you in the virtual cockpit. The post Hands on: Parrot Disco appeared first on Digital Trends.

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