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Sydney Butler

Sydney Butler started out as an RC helicopter enthusiast, but was seduced into the world of drones with alarming ease! Tech and social science guy from the Southern tip of Africa.



The Mavic Air 2 doesn’t support DJI Goggles, which is a real shame

The DJI Goggles are some of the nicest commercial FPV goggles on the market. The Racing Edition made a good impression in our review. Designed to work with flagship Mavic Drones, the Goggles are compatible with the original Mavic Air. However, DJI’s new Mavic Air 2 doesn’t have Goggles compatibility at the moment. Which is a little strange when you think about it.

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Researchers show off mind-blowing omnidirectional drone

The average drone can usually only hover in one position, but an experimental omnidirectional drone built by engineers from ETH Zurich have turned that convention on its head, side, and any other direction you’d like.

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AI-tagged drone footage of South African lockdown previews future of technology

In the midst of South Africa’s five-week extended lockdown, footage has emerged of a drone collecting data and enforcing social distancing. It offers a fascinating first-person view of AI-based software in action and yet another example of drones fighting against COVID-19.

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Early research shows 5G drones still need some work

5G mobile networks will eventually blanket urban and suburban areas in a cloud of high-speed, low latency internet access. Scientists and engineers envision this enabling ubiquitous smart sensors and automated devices. But experiments in Austria show that 5G drones might need a rethink if they’re going to work properly.

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