Love at First Flight! Flying and Crashing My First Drone! (Video)

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For many years I have thought about buying a drone. With so many shows available showing aerial video of beautiful places around the world it, having a drone would enable me to realize that same experience on my own.

On a recent trip to Costco I noticed that they had a great deal on a Drone bundle, with great features. I was sold.

My first flight of the drone was fantastic. Yet about a week after I bought it I also had my first crash, which was not so fantastic.

As they say, what goes up must come down. What on earth happened?

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The State of the Drone Delivery Market! Mainstream or Novelty?

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In 2013 I saw an episode on 60 Minutes showcasing Amazon, Jeff Bezos, and Amazon’s new paradigm of home delivery by drone.

It was fascinating. A drone flew out of the Amazon Distribution Centre directly to a residential home dropped off a package on the ground, and took off while the home owner came out to pick up their package.

Now almost 10 years later we thought it timely to check on the state of the drone delivery market.

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5 Trends in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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Hype cycle article originally created  by Gartner at  https://www.gartner.com.  Permission to publish here provided by Michael Massetti.

Widespread Artificial Intelligence, Biohacking, new platforms and immersive experiences dominate this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle.

Waiting curbside for an Uber or Lyft driver might one day be the old-fashioned way of getting around. Instead, passengers will need to head to the helipad to catch a ride from a flying autonomous vehicle.

Not only will these future taxis take to the sky to potentially reduce traffic, they’ll operate independently of a human pilot.

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Delivery Drones are Taking Off! (Infographic)

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Delivery drones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Simon Pleass at 2flow.ie.

Also known as an “unmanned aerial vehicle” (UAV), a drone is an unpiloted aircraft or spacecraft. Drones can be operated remotely by a person or they can be controlled intelligently by computers, or in most cases, a combination of both.
 
Initially drones were primarily associated with the military and aviation sectors, however, they are now being increasingly used for various activities within the leisure, non-profit and commercial spheres.

In this piece, we will look at how retailers and logistics companies could use drones to deliver parcels to customers. 

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Technologies Reshaping the Digital Supply Chain!

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In our ongoing technologies series, we have concentrated on the Informational and analytical innovation applications which are reshaping digital supply chain technology as we know it. Namely Blockchain technology, IoT, ( The Internet of Things ), supply chain digitization and 3-D printing.

These technologies are the breakthrough software applications which are fueling supporting technologies, some of which we’re going to explore today.

So let’s examine some of the Digital Supply Chain applications that are more hardware based like drones, driver-less vehicles, robotics, smart glasses and augmented reality.

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