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Drone Use in Today’s Society: From Analytics to Emergency Response

Now that we've entered the era of drones, these unmanned aerial vehicles increasingly are becoming an integral part of everyday life. As drones evolve, industries and governments are finding new ways to make use of this emerging technology. TechNewsWorld spoke with several experts to find out how dr...

Report Predicts 25.7 Million Remote Jobs Available in Non-Tech Industries

Remote work appears to be here to stay. More than 25 million work-from-home jobs could be created in non-technology industries in the coming years, according to a report from Upwork. Professional services are involved in essentially every part of the economy, which means that there is widespread pot...

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Will FAA Rules Be a Drag on Drone Deliveries?

Companies scrambling to compete with the advancing delivery capabilities offered by Amazon and UPS are looking to drone delivery options. Will this be the future of delivery? TechNewsWorld engaged aviation safety expert Mark Baier, CEO of AviationManuals and ARC Safety Management Software Systems, i...

Drones for Hire Take to the Sky

Drones are now commonly used for aerial photography and videography, to cover live events, deliver small items, and to survey dangerous places and situations. While some companies maintain their own drone force, others prefer to outsource their use of drones to service providers that deal with the ...

FAA Clears Amazon for Drone Delivery

Amazon has cleared a key government hurdle in its flight path to deliver packages by airborne drones. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted the online retail giant a Part 135 certificate, which allows Amazon Prime Air to operate as an air carrier. The move lets Amazon make commercial ...

Qualcomm Introduces 5G and AI-Enabled Robotics Platform

Qualcomm has announced its Robotics RB5 platform, with 5G and 4G connectivity, on-device AI and machine learning. The platform's Qualcomm QRB5165 processor, which is customized for robotics applications, offers a heterogeneous computing architecture coupled with the 5th-generation Qualcomm AI Engine...

XRSpace Headset Opens Door to New Virtual World

A new virtual reality headset designed for mobility will serve as an entry point into a new virtual world. The $599 Mova headset from XRSpace, founded by former HTC chief Peter Chou, will support 5G and be the exclusive on-ramp to Manova, a social reality platform that aims to defy the boundaries of...

The Drones Are Coming

Spurred by everything from environmental concerns to the desire to avoid congested roads, companies are developing, testing, and beginning to implement a wide array of drone delivery systems. A number of practicalities need to be worked out before drone delivery becomes an everyday occurrence -- inc...

Philips Hue Vulnerability Shines Light on Possible IoT Security Nightmare

A vulnerability in Philips Hue smart lightbulbs and their controller bridges could allow intruders to infiltrate networks with a remote exploit, Check Point Software Technologies has disclosed. The researchers notified the owner of the Philips Hue brand about the vulnerability, and it issued a patch...

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 4

Perhaps technology operates at its most profound level when we don't notice it -- when it simply becomes woven into the fabric of our daily lives. We asked ECT News Network's roundtable of industry insiders to pause and reflect on their own personal tech preferences, to speculate on what popular gad...

OPINION

CES 2020: Prepare to Be Amazed

Every year I look forward to CES being over. That's not because it isn't interesting -- it is. It's because the place is a nightmare to get around, thanks to some incredibly stupid decisions that turn Las Vegas into a gridlocked mess. Coming right after the holidays, it is oddly timed, ensuring tha...

UPS Chalks Up Another Drone Delivery First

UPS has announced the first two revenue-generating residential deliveries of prescribed medicines to consumers. Its drone delivered the prescription medications from a CVS pharmacy in Cary, North Carolina, to a consumer's home, and to a customer in a retirement community. The drone flew autonomously...

Threat From Above: How to Stop Hostile Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles -- or "drones" as these flying objects more commonly are known -- pose a growing danger, cybersecurity expert Kevin Townsend recently warned. The drone category is broad -- it includes toys for hobbyists, tools for commerce, and devices used for a variety of military purpose...

OPINION

3 Coming Tech Advances That Could Boost Our Safety and Smarts

I was moved by the recent news about a woman being shot in her home by a police officer. Once again, I found it frustrating that people immediately jumped to apply blame before all the facts were in. Three mistakes contributed to the incident. The first was by the neighbor, who should have called th...

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