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DJI's pricy drone remote will only work with 2 drones - so far
The DJI Smart Controller is built especially for new drones – but so far there are only two drones that are compatible.
11 Jan 19
PhD student's wildlife-monitoring drone wins award
“You see a lot in the media about the threats facing yellow-eyed penguins in New Zealand, but those reports are mainly based on penguins from the mainland."
05 Dec 18
Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
Robotic systems will be the larger of the two categories throughout the five-year forecast period with worldwide robotics spending forecast to be $103.4 billion in 2019.
05 Dec 18
Commercial drones will only take off if safety is paramount
New Zealand’s commercial drone services could be ready within the next two years, but only if enough research is done to make certain that the public is safe.
12 Nov 18
The Kiwi company driving commercial drone tech growth
“We have several high profile commercial projects underway and we’re confident we will have some exciting news to impart to the market next year.”
05 Nov 18
It's not a bird, not a plane, but a real flying Spyro
In case you’ve got a trip to the United States on the card soon and want a quirky travel pic, it might pay to look up in the skies…
01 Nov 18
Heat-seeking drones can save the dolphins
One study has demonstrated how modern tech can be used to reduce the costs and environmental impact of conservation efforts.
09 Oct 18
Transform responsibly - CompTIA’s top 10 tech trends
From IoT to AI, these innovations have the greatest potential to make near-term impacts on business, but CompTIA warns to approach them with care.
17 Sep 18
From San Francisco to the Southern Ocean: The tale of a Saildrone shipwreck
The case of a missing saildrone that set off from San Francisco three years ago has finally been solved right here in New Zealand.
29 Aug 18
Insurers struggling to keep pace with drone and e-bike tech
If you own an e-bike or a drone and expect them to be covered by your current home contents insurance policy, it might pay to check the fine print.
31 Jul 18
Australia’s Big W to stock DJI drones
Despite harsh operating conditions imposed by the Australian regulators, drone ownership in Australia is about to get massive boost.
05 Jul 18
Freewell upgrades the DJI Mavic Air drone with new accessories
Action camera specialists Freewell Gear have extended their range to include accessories for the small but perfectly formed DJI Mavic Air drone.
29 Jun 18
Hands-on review: DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo
FutureFive's Darren Price takes a look at DJI’s Mavic Air- a high-spec foldable drone that you can put in your pocket.
03 Jun 18
THAT'S A WRAP: Highlights from Sydney’s 2nd Annual Safety, Security and Counter-Terrorism Forum
The event took a comprehensive look at the state of play for terrorist organisations and individuals - both local and abroad.
08 May 18
Are the drones shown in ‘ready player one’ based on solid science or movie magic?
The movie is set in 2045, and it showcases a lot of technology viewers might find unfamiliar, but not entirely unbelievable.
03 May 18
There is more to Intel’s new drone than meets the eye
Intel Mission Control Software is the next generation of flight planning, project management and data handling for the Intel Falcon 8+ drone.
02 May 18
Robots and drones could battle disease-spreading bugs
Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs according to a United Nations agency.
30 Apr 18
Robots, drones and connected cars: Spark shows off their 5G future
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Spark at their Auckland headquarters to explore their vision of the 5G future.
12 Apr 18
DJI better watch out as a new drone takes the internet by storm
A new form-factor in camera drones will soon be available to consumers worldwide.
03 Apr 18
DJI implements no-fly zones during ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
The temporary no-fly zones will help reduce the likelihood of drone operators inadvertently entering sensitive areas.
16 Mar 18
Intel’s drone swarm shows off at Winter Olympics
The aerial performance painted colourful illustrations in the sky, including the Olympic mascot.
28 Feb 18
NZTech’s top three tech trends impacting the wellbeing of Kiwis
CEO Graeme Muller says these major tech developments will significantly impact lives of New Zealanders for the better.
24 Jan 18
Australia & New Zealand named innovation champions by U.S association
“Our goal with the International Innovation Scorecard is to evaluate countries from a uniquely American perspective."
16 Jan 18
This little drone aims to replace your selfie stick
“With the touch of a button, AEE SELFLY springs to life and flies a mission to capture your selfies from high above..."
11 Jan 18