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Boris Johnson says that white vans are TERRIBLE (and he prefers drones instead)

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Just over a week after Islington South MP Emily Thornberry's infamous "white van" tweet the Mayor of London Boris Johnson - an Islington resident himself - has come out and said he thinks that white vans are "terrible". Well, sort of anyway. According to The Guardian, Johnson has been speaking in Singapore to financial technology…

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Is GoPro working on DRONES?

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In what seems like a logical move, GoPro is apparently working on building a consumer drone to sell. The news comes via UberGizmo, and it says that GoPro's supposed drone will cost between $500 and $1000 and, umm, land, some time in 2015. The move would make a lot of sense - GoPro is already…

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WATCH: Drone footage of Chernobyl

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Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo. Check out the above video, shot with a DJI Phantom 2 of the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine. It was abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and is covered in radiation: Those visiting can only visit for a short amount of time before risking exposure.…

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Chair of House of Lords committee investigating drones doesn’t know what Google Maps is…

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So drones are a new thing with important implications in a wide range of fields. Drones have the potential to change the way we think about privacy, security, the postal service, how we fight wars... and a tonne of other things. So it makes sense that Parliament might want to appoint a committee to look…

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Campaigners use a drone to protest Hyde Park charging for access to pitches

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The London Charity Softball League has been running since 2003, and in its latest season has seen teams from 70 charities join in - but now the Royal Parks authorities, which manage Hyde Park want to start charging for access to pitches. In response, campaigners who oppose the move have been kicking up a fuss…

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Google testing Project Wing drone delivery service

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Amazon is not the only company investigating the possibility of using drones to deliver goods to customers – now search giant Google is testing a drone delivery system. Google is conducting tests on Project Wing, a delivery-by-drone service, in Australia. The project is being developed by Google X, the company's Califfornia-based tech research branch which is…

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