The African Drone Business Challenge: Startups Making an Impact Across the Continent

The oldest discovered calculator in the world is the 20,000 year old Ishanga bone, found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Africa is sometimes referred to as the cradle of mathematics.  So while the theme of the African Drone Forum has been innovation, “It’s important to remember that Africa has been innovating all along,” […] The post The African Drone Business Challenge: Startups Making an Impact Across the Continent appeared first on DRONELIFE

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The Lake Kivu Challenge: Drone Startups and Major Names Compete to Demonstrate Drone Capabilities

The drone industry is an increasingly tough business.  As the industry begins to mature, it can be more difficult for startups to get a seat at the table to partner with government agencies and large customers – and that’s an environment that limits innovation

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Flaw in the Philips Hue left home networks open to cybercriminals, research finds

According to a report from Check Point, a previously identified bug that allowed to infiltrate Philips Hue smart bulbs using a drone that hovers outside of a building has yet to be fully fixed.

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African Drone Forum: Drones One Piece of a Much Bigger Technology Revolution in Africa

Ground-breaking drone programs abound in Africa, with applications including medical delivery, precision agriculture, flood management, and insect control.  At the African Drone Forum today, it is clear that the goals of participating countries and companies are far greater than individual humanitarian projects, however valuable

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Flying Labs: “The Power of Local” for Drone Technology

In Africa, locally-based drone trainers and professional operators at the Flying Labs are working to emphasize the power of drone technologies for local communities – by training both local students and government officials. The Flying Labs global network of local knowledge hubs is part of WeRobotics

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African Drone Forum Flights Covered by Flock

The African Drone Forum (ADF) is underway in Rwanda, and UK insurtech startup Flock is working with the World Bank, UK Aid, the World Economic Forum, the Government of Rwanda, and other conference partners to cover all drone flights associated with the ADF. That coverage includes the insurance required for the beyond visible line of […] The post African Drone Forum Flights Covered by Flock appeared first on DRONELIFE

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The African Drone Forum: the Opportunities in a Rapidly Developing New Market

The African Drone Forum (ADF) officially kicked off today in Kigali, Rwanda, and drone businesses from around the world were there to demonstrate their technology to heigh level African stakeholders.  (Livestream the ADF events here

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DARPA tests drones that can be dropped from planes and collected in midair

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently tested out a new drone it calls the X-61A Gremlins.

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Russia Shoots Down Drone Amid Unrest After Syria-Turkey Tensions Turn Deadly – Newsweek

Russia Shoots Down Drone Amid Unrest After Syria-Turkey Tensions Turn Deadly  NewsweekTurkey Launches Deadly Airstrikes Against Syrian Forces  The New York TimesSyrian government shelling kills four Turkish soldiers in Idlib  Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey, Syria Trade Deadly Strikes As Russia Watches Uneasily  NPRTurkey suffers first deaths in direct combat with Syria since start of war  CNNView full coverage on Google News

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Air Traffic Disrupted at Madrid Airport Following Drone Sighting Reports

The last time an airport in Europe was disrupted following supposed sightings of drones, London Gatwick was locked down for 36 hours, over 1,000 flights were diverted or cancelled, and more than 140,000 passengers had their travel plans ruined. Today, a similar but fortunately less dramatic scenario has unfolded at the Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport in […] The post Air Traffic Disrupted at Madrid Airport Following Drone Sighting Reports appeared first on DRONELIFE

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