How does open source thrive in a cloud world? “Incredible amounts of trust,” says a Grafana VC

Commentary: The shift in the open source industry from infrastructure like Splunk to Elasticsearch comes down to trust, says Gaurav Gupta, a prominent product executive turned investor. Image: marekuliasz, Getty…

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Tethered drone gets licensed for use in law enforcement

Drones may be seeing more use by police forces, but they're still limited by short flight times, and the need for certified operators. Tech company Axon has set out to address the problem, by leveraging the existing Fotokite tethered drone.

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Extended-range agri-drone wouldn’t be limited by batteries

While crop-spraying drones do have advantages over full-size piloted aircraft, they're limited by their battery range. Dutch startup Drone4Agro is developing a solution to that problem, though, in the form of a range-extended electric multicopter.

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Cushy Zenbivy MotoBed eyes the sweet spot for car-side campers

The Zenbivy MotoBed is a sleeping system designed for those making camp right alongside their cars, sacrificing the light weight and portable nature of its counterparts to up the comfort factor instead.

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Prehistoric creature may have hibernated to survive Antarctic winters

A team of paleontologists has discovered that a 250-million-year-old species of animal called Lystrosaurus likely relied on hibernation to survive back when Antarctica was still part of the ancient supercontinent known as Pangaea.

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