With shark attacks serving as an annual source of terror, the state of New South Wales has launched an initiative which relies on drones to improve safety. Dubbed the “Little Ripper,” the drone would help recognize emergencies. The post This helicopter drone helps Australia monitor shark activity and reduce attacks appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories. The post Weekly Rewind: Drone crosses English Channel, Kanye terrorizes Twitter, and more appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

A Texas filmmaker delighted a crowd of African children when he visited their small village in the Zombo District of northern Uganda and showed them his DJI Phantom 3 Professional droneMore details: http://on.mash.to/24ttuHN Read more.. View original article at Mashable

Australian lifesavers work hard to protect beachgoers from hazards such as dangerous rips and sharks, but they are about to get some extra help from the sky. On Sunday, Westpac, which sponsors the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services, announced it would be supporting a trial of new drones to be used in search and rescue operations. SEE ALSO: Watch a group of adorable kids see a drone for the first time The long-range drone being trialled, nicknamed the Little Ripper, looks much like a mini-helicopter and is battery-powered….

Apple and the FBI are still locking horns, measures are being set up to prevent drones from spying on Star Wars filming, the Oscars are almost here, and the best tech from Mobile World Congress 2016. The post Trends with Benefits: Robot abuse, Star Wars drone wars, best of MWC 2016 appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Part of a report of a September near-miss between an Airbus passenger jet and a “helicopter drone” very close to Heathrow. (credit: UK Airprox Board) File this under the category of “drone pilots trying to ruin it for everybody.” According to a safety incident report published by the United Kingdom’s Airprox air safety board, an Airbus A319 landing at Heathrow International Airport last September narrowly avoided a collision with a drone flying at an altitude of 500 feet as the jet was on its final approach. The pilots…

Headquartered in Beijing, China, Powervision recently announced the new PowerEgg drone, an egg-shaped unmanned aerial vehicle that is easy to fly and highly portable due to its unique design. The post This odd new drone is designed to fold into an egg shape for easy transport appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

In the latest episode of “Scamalot,” we witness a high-stakes email conversation between comedian James Veitch and a self-proclaimed “army intelligent” looking to transport a bunch of diamonds. Sounds legit. These red flags would divert the common Internet user from engaging with the scammer, but Veitch takes one for the team and decides to turn the tables on them. This exchange proves there’s no harm in a little back and forth . View original article at Mashable

No matter what happens at the Oscars Sunday night, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s 20-year friendship will go on. Winslet is nice like that — she’ll hang out with you even if you don’t have an Oscar like she does. Ever since these two shot Titanic in 1996, they’ve been supporting each other and making fans’ hearts melt with public declarations of (platonic) love. From the late ’90s — when hair was spikier — to the present, they’ve had each other’s backs. More than Rose had Jack’s, for…