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    1. August 30, 2016

      Yi Technology sets sights on drone sector after raising $90m

      Yi Technology, China’s answer to GoPro, is expanding into the drone market after raising $90m from investors, throwing...

    2. August 13, 2016

      US drone kills Afghan Islamic State leader

      Peshawar, Pakistan/Washington, Aug 12 — The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in...

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    1. August 12, 2016

      MoD sets up £800m fund to encourage weapons innovation

      Weapons designers who invent new technology such as dragonfly drones and laser weapons could get access to a £800m fund...

    2. August 3, 2016

      Investors bet China can play tech catch-up with US

      A young Chinese company built around voice-recognition technology this week announced it would soon begin marketing its...

    3. July 31, 2016

      Cyber experts warn of hacking capability of drones

      Hackers could employ flying drones to buzz office buildings and intercept corporate communications, cyber security...

    4. July 31, 2016

      The need for speed in UK retail

      Is that a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flying over? Or an Amazon drone delivering a smartphone? Small unmanned air...

    5. July 26, 2016

      Amazon to test drones in UK suburbs and rural areas

      Amazon will begin testing aerial drones in UK suburbs and rural areas through a partnership with the UK government, the...

    6. July 21, 2016

      Facebook hails first test flight of Aquila internet drone

      Facebook has completed the first full-scale test flight of its Aquila drone, designed to beam the internet to remote...

    7. July 18, 2016

      Pavement drone’s meals on wheels

      Roy Amara, the late futurologist (if that can be a thing), once observed: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a...

    8. July 11, 2016

      UAVs, AR and ALM compete for attention in Farnborough

      A battle of acronyms linked to developing technologies will be taking place in skies above Hampshire this week as the...

    9. July 2, 2016

      US releases figures of civilian deaths from drone strikes

      The US has inadvertently killed between 64 and 116 civilians through drone and other air strikes against suspected...

    10. June 30, 2016

      Amazon eyes far horizons for drone launch

      For Amazon’s drone engineers in Seattle, there is a routine with which they have become all too familiar: loading their...

    11. June 21, 2016

      US rules look to strike balance on drones

      The White House has unveiled the US’s first national rules on drones as it seeks to encourage their use as cost-saving...

    12. Tech blog

      June 9, 2016

      #techFT - Justice's broad patent put-down

      The Justice Department has intervened in Apple’s long-running smartphone patent battle with Samsung, the iPhone maker...

    13. Tech blog

      May 25, 2016

      #techFT - Nokia's nadir at Microsoft

      More jobs gone and another big writedown at Microsoft’s mobile phone business, another split for HP, plus an...

    14. May 25, 2016

      Xiaomi to launch cut-price drones

      Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker that gave Apple a run for its money, is taking on the drone world with a $610...

    15. The A-List

      May 24, 2016

      Death of the Taliban chief starts a dangerous power struggle

      The killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the Taliban leader, by American drone missiles in a remote corner of Pakistan has...

    16. May 23, 2016

      Obama confirms death of Taliban leader after US strike

      President Barack Obama on Monday said the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour would send a "clear signal" to...

    17. May 18, 2016

      Queen’s Speech: drones, driverless cars and spaceports

      A futuristic vision of driverless cars, drones and a commercial spaceport introduced a rare flash of high-tech glamour...

    18. May 13, 2016

      Delivery drones take flight in Rwanda

      The world’s first commercial drone delivery services are to start in Rwanda as two companies use preprogrammed,...

    19. Tech blog

      May 9, 2016

      #techFT - Big Yellow Taxi blues

      Uber is hitting regular cab drivers and those that make loans to them, PwC is turning to drones, Oracle and Google are...

    20. May 8, 2016

      PwC to deploy drone army

      PwC, the professional services firm, is joining the ranks of companies turning to drones and other new technologies to...

    21. May 6, 2016

      How to stop a drone flying over your home — and the rules on CCTV

      Drones and privacy I live in a private, gated estate and am concerned that a drone — possibly operated by my neighbour...

    22. April 29, 2016

      Drones, planes and the fear factor

      Predictions are rarely a safe bet. But you can be sure that stories about drone and aircraft near misses will...

    23. April 25, 2016

      Rakuten tees up golf course drone in challenge to Amazon

      Rakuten, the online retailer, is launching a drone service in Japan ahead of Amazon as tech companies compete to...

    24. April 25, 2016

      Military killer robots create a moral dilemma

      Imagine this futuristic scenario: a US-led coalition is closing in on Raqqa determined to eradicate Isis. The...

    25. April 18, 2016

      Drones are the future of fleet management

      Few fleet managers would see attacks by bald eagles on their vehicles as a threat — that is until news emerged that...

    26. April 18, 2016

      Fleet management meets technological milestones and challenges

      To judge from the plethora of glossy adverts showing sleek vehicles speeding along forested hillsides, it would be...

    27. April 17, 2016

      Passenger jet landing at Heathrow feared struck by drone

      A British Airways flight was struck by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow airport on...

    28. April 17, 2016

      US to sail submarine drones in South China Sea

      As it watches China build up its presence in the South China Sea, one reclaimed island at a time, the US military is...

    29. April 14, 2016

      Eye in the Sky — film review: ‘Tension and moral uncertainty’

      Terror is in the air in Eye in the Sky. The question is: who are the terrorists, us or them? In this chamber drama with...

    30. Tech blog

      April 14, 2016

      #techFT - Silicon Valley hot for hires

      Some big job moves in Silicon Valley, drone racing gets a TV deal and Amazon’s new luxury eReader. #techFT is a daily...

    31. April 14, 2016

      Drones are impressive but are not yet a comfortable hobby

      A few years ago, when I first encountered the DJI Phantom drone, I was blown away. Ordinary people could now afford...

    32. April 6, 2016

      How drones lift agriculture in Bulgaria to a higher plane

      Stefan Dimitrov, a farmer in Bulgaria’s central Rose Valley, has some unusual guardians to protect his 1,500 hectares...

    33. April 1, 2016

      Is drone racing the sport of the future?

      On a recent Sunday, in front of a small crowd of spectators in an abandoned indoor shopping mall in South Central Los...

    34. April 1, 2016

      Ornithology: drone research takes flight

      As ecologists begin to embrace drones as an automated method of monitoring wildlife, some traditionalists are wondering...

    35. March 17, 2016

      Royal Navy plans drone war game exercise

      The Royal Navy has unveiled plans for its first “robot war-games” in October, when drones and autonomous seacraft will...

    36. March 2, 2016

      Robot competition with flying drones to deliver packages is not pie in the sky

      Amazon, the online retailer, made headlines last year with its trial of flying drone deliveries, but its efforts look...

    37. March 2, 2016

      Technophobia is so last century: fears of robots, AI and drones are not new

      Much of today’s technology reporting is focused on the potential threats posed by developments. Dangers are seen in...

    38. February 22, 2016

      US drones to strike Isis targets in Libya from base in Italy

      Italy will allow the US to launch drone strikes against Isis targets in Libya from an air base in Sicily, US and...

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