Today’s Tech Sightings:
Ehang – the Chinese company that unveiled an electric passenger drone in January – now has clearance to begin testing it in Nevada sometime this year. The permissions were secured through a partnership with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Ehang said its autonomous drone can take off vertically and carry a passenger for 23 minutes at 63 miles per hour.
Tourists using mobile apps to locate big game in South Africa’s national parks are running over animals as they speed to the prized attractions. A statement from South Africa’s National Parks’ managing executive for tourism development and marketing blamed mobile apps for an “increased rate of lawlessness in the parks including speeding, congestion at sightings as well as road kills caused by guests rushing to, and congregating around, these sightings.”
Citing security reasons, the government of Singapore will remove Internet access from as many as 100,000 government work stations within a year. Singapore is one of the world’s most wired countries, but the Infocomm Development Authority said the move will not affect government operations.
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