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KFC takes flight in new drone partnership with Wing
Australia’s first on-demand drone delivery service, Wing, has partnered with KFC to deliver its signature chicken and a variety of other hot and fresh menu items.
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Flying food: Domino's drone partnership opens new opportunities in food delivery sector
Fancy getting your pizza delivered by drone? That might soon become a reality with Domino's signing a new deal with drone company SkyDrop.
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Wing's drone delivery service soars to new heights in Australia
"We’ll be exploring new delivery models, including co-locating our on-demand drone delivery service with businesses at their premises.” 
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Police drone data risks ending up on servers Chinese government can access - reports
Police drones are at risk of the data they gather ending up in cloud servers the Chinese government can access, but this can be managed, and the benefits outweigh the risks.
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DJI announces new smart-drone for agricultural spraying
The drone includes modular design, omnidirectional digital radar, and an optimised precision spraying module to bring digital insights and efficiency to farming.
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Plant a tree, save the planet: The Kiwis taking tech to the forest
“We're all in this together and share the same future on this planet. We've designed the app so that anyone anywhere can do their part in protecting our earth."
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DJI releases state of the art commercial drone
DJI engineered this all-in-one solution for precise aerial inspections and data collection missions.
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DJI's Mavic Air 2 drone to hit stores in May
The Mavic Air 2 drone is a folding drone that features 8K camera functionality and a ½ inch camera sensor, with improvements to flight time and autonomous capabilities.
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Opportunity knocks for robotics in world of COVID-19
ABI Research highlights that while manufacturing opportunities are down, the worlds of disinfecting, surveillance and delivery are opening.
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Game review: DCL – The Game (PC)
DCL – The Game attempts to bring the world of competitive drone racing to the masses. It’s the official videogame of the Drone Champions League.
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The tech on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19
GlobalData explains how emerging technologies are being deployed to help keep the spread of the virus in check.
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Hands-on review: DJI Mavic Mini is a punchy sub-250g drone
Dodging Sydney’s restricted airspace and its bushfire-ravaged surrounds, reviewer Darren Price found a nice secluded spot to test out DJI’s new tiny drone.
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New tech makes up 25% of US$1.7 trillion consumer spending
Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach US$1.69 trillion in 2019 with a quarter coming from emerging technologies such as VR/AR.
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UPS drone delivery heralds new era in parcel logistics
UPS has sent a warning shot to Amazon with its newly approved drone delivery fleet.
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Drones and tech could help save quokka from extinction
“A scat drone has a little probe attached to it for DNA analysis. It can go and look for scat samples around the island, and analyse them in real-time for us."
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Explosive drone market represents new business opportunities
“Drone providers must pay close attention to the shifting wants and needs of their customers. As the market matures, more businesses will view drones as devices on the network that must adhere to security, data, and operational protocols.”
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DJI launches precision drone for agriculture
DJI says it’s ‘setting a new standard’ for agricultural drone applications, with the launch of the world’s first fully integrated multi-spectral imaging drone.
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Air taxis won't be coming any time soon, says report
“The Jetsons are not as far-fetched in this area as you may think. These issues are very likely to be resolved well before 2062."
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Drone pilots show serious skills in epic rollercoaster chase
Professional drone pilots have some incredible skills flying drones in complex manoeuvres along a racing track in the sky – but what if your mission was to follow a rollercoaster?
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Heavy duty drones could be key to predicting future eruptions
“In the next project we will use these drones to study the volcanoes, and also develop submersible devices to study undersea volcanoes."
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Saildrone completes first unmanned trip around Antarctica
196 days of travel and more than 22,000 kilometres in conditions such as freezing temperatures, 15-metre waves, 130 km/h winds, and even collisions with icebergs.
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DJI takes drone racing up close and personal
Put on your goggles and grab your drone, because DJI is taking keen drone racers on a first-person view.
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The safest altitude for flying drones above marine life
If you’re planning to use a drone for a birds-eye-view of nature at its finest, it’s best to consider how high up you’re flying that drone.
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WeRobotics launches global drone data challenge
The winner will receive $235,000 for using drones and data in unique ways to address local challenges and big topics such as humanitarian aid.