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….