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GoPro cuts nearly 300 jobs as it quits making drones

GoPro still isn't in the best of health, and that's leading it to make some tough decisions about its future. The action camera maker has confirmed that it's cutting nearly 300 jobs (from 1,254 to "fewer than 1,000"), and is exiting the drone market…
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DelivAir uses drones to deliver to people, not physical addresses

Drone deliveries — the impatient consumer's Holy Grail — have been in the pipeline for some time, and while Amazon is pioneering the cause, (although Rival 7-Eleven has completed nearly 100 aerial deliveries to date), its model is still somewhat en…
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FAA considers remote identification system for drones in the US

The FAA is still trying to figure out the best way to regulate drones to ensure safety. Last week, a committee tasked with tackling the issue met for the first time, including representatives from Amazon, Ford and NYPD. One of the items discussed was…
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From the sky to your door, Amazon’s drones are coming – here’s what you should know

Curious about Amazon’s Prime Air, and how the delivery service came to be? We’ve compiled a history of the effort, which will get you up to speed and help you understand why Amazon is serious about drones.

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Watch how Parrot drones are helping California’s sequoia trees maintain good health

With California having lost more than 100 million trees to drought in recent years, ecologists have turned to drone technology to help gather data on trees’ health. Drone company Parrot, for example, has teamed up with ecologists to carry out the work.

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From cyberwarfare to drones, the future of conflict is electronic

nnovation can take many forms: Today’s computers are faster. Space travel is cheaper. Artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before. The military is … well … While the details on Intel’s latest processors or LG’s new OLED technology remain a simple Google search away, the uniquely secretive processes of the United States military make it […]

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Water drones, fire-spewing speakers, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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AT&T wants to deliver LTE to concertgoers via drones

AT&T has the perfect solution to LTE congestion at concerts: a hovering network of drones overhead. It also intends to experiment with drones in emergency response scenarios.

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Drones, Apple clones, and a robot named Pudding at China’s first-ever CE Week

Big names like Sony, Samsung and even Huawei sat out China’s first CE Week, but the smattering of smaller brands in attendance showed off an amusing array of oddities.

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These giant cyborg beetles can be controlled remotely, and could one day replace drones

By inserting electrodes into beetles’ leg muscles, scientists can now control the insects’ walking speed, gait, and length of steps

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FAA bans drones from the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service are reminding people that the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., is a “No Drone Zone.”

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Pentagon has deployed military drones in the US

If you were skeptical that the US military would only fly its drones in combat zones, your suspicions were well-founded — although the situation isn't as bad as you might think. A recently published Department of Defense report has revealed that the…
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Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work

Amazon vice president Paul Misener doesn't know if the company already has a pricing scheme for its Prime Air service, but he knows everything else there is to know about the delivery drones. He talked about the project at length in an interview with…
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Amazon and Jeremy Clarkson hint at the future of delivery drones

Former Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson isn't just working on a new motoring show for Amazon… he's helping the internet giant pitch its vision for delivery drones, too. Amazon has unveiled a splashy new Prime Air ad where Clarkson shows off a new,…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Submarine drones, bone-conducting headphones

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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NASA and the U.K. are developing a way to monitor all drones in the sky

UK lawmakers wants to track the consumer and commercial use of drones, and is turning to NASA for help in developing a traffic management system.

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You can’t fly drones near the Pope during his US visit

Thinking of using a camera drone to get some above-the-crowd footage of Pope Francis during his trip to the US near the end of September? The Federal Aviation Administration would really, really prefer that you didn't. It's instituting drone flyi…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Spider drones, coffeemakers and camera stabilizers

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Drone control: Verizon’s cell phone towers could be used in NASA plan to monitor drones

Verizon has reportedly signed a deal with NASA to allow the use of its cell phone towers in a proposed air traffic control system for quadcopters and other remotely controlled flying machines.

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