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Google Picks Up Titan Aerospace Before Facebook Can

04/14/2014, We often hear rumors about offers and counteroffers whenever a major company makes a big acquisition. For example, when Snapchat was reportedly being courted, it received multiple bids from Facebook and Google. The same was rumored for WhatsApp, which...

Amazon Working On Eighth Generation Of Delivery Drones

04/13/2014, A few months back Amazon unveiled Prime Air. Its a service that aims to deliver goods purchased through the online marketplace within half an hour, and to do so, it would employ drones. Sure, Amazon Prime Air is an optimistic idea, one that can’t...

DARPA Gives Drones Second Life By Turning Them Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

04/10/2014, Facebook recently laid out its ambitious plans of using drones to spread the internet in far flung areas of the world. This novel idea can also improve internet connectivity in conflict zones where infrastructure is under constant threat of being reduced...

Drone Crashes Into Athlete, Investigation Launched

04/07/2014, Drones, for the most part, can be operated by anyone who knows what they’re doing and you don’t really need a license for it, although it seems that licenses could be considered, not just for commerical use, in the future, especially when a recent...

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone With 3-Axis Stabilization Unveiled

04/07/2014, One of the uses of drones, at least for regular folks, is that it can be used to record video and shoot photos from heights and angles that we normally wouldn’t be able to reach. Sure, you could hire a helicopter to take you around, but it’s not as...

Colorado Town Rejects Drone Hunting Proposal

04/02/2014, A small town in Colorado called Deer Trail has rejected a proposal to issue official licenses to “drone hunters.” Back in 2013 a resident of this town, Philip Steel, proposed that the city grant drone hunting licenses as well as up to a $100...

Alaska To Make Drone Assisted Hunting Illegal

03/24/2014, Drones perform spectacularly as the proverbial eye in the sky, but the Alaska Board of Game doesn’t want drones giving hunters an unfair advantage over their UAV-less counterparts. At its recent meeting, the 7 member Alaska Board of Game unanimously...

Drone Flies Into An Active Volcano, Lives To Tell The Tale

03/18/2014, Drones can be used for a variety of things. They can be used in warfare, and they can be used in everyday life such as delivering beer to delivering parcels bought on Amazon. Then it also seems that it can be used to help document events in life which...

FAA Appeals NTSB’s Ruling On Commercial Drone Use

03/09/2014, Its safe to say that drones are here to stay, already extensively being used by the military, it is expected that commercial drones will play a major role in the not so distant future. The Federal Aviation Administration is to chart out formal rules for...

China To Deploy Drones To Deal With Pollution

03/06/2014, If you have been following the news, or if you have friends who have recently visited China, or if you live in China yourself, you’re probably more than aware of the pollution plaguing China’s cities at the moment. Pollution on any level is bad, but...

Facebook Rumored To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

03/04/2014, Back in 2013, Google revealed one of their projects which was dubbed Project Loon. It wasn’t short for “loony”, but short for balloon which is what Google deployed in far-flung areas where internet access might not be so readily available. Basically...

iPhone App Keeps You Updated On Drone Strikes

02/12/2014, Would it be somewhat morbid if you could download an app that would basically track drone kills conducted over in the Middle East? After all reading about the death and carnage caused by war in the newspapers alone is a little disconcerting, let alone...

MQ-4C Triton Is The Navy’s 757-Sized Drone

02/10/2014, Drones come in all shapes and sizes. There are your average quadricopters, good for a casual flight out back. Then there are military drones such as the Reaper, Predator and the Global Hawk. These drones are used in a wide variety of missions, from...

ReROLL Game Uses Drones To Map Out Its Environment

02/03/2014, One of the reasons people play video games is to escape reality for a brief period of time. For the most part, games are set in a fictional world, whether it be medieval fantasy or sci-fi, but for those looking for something a little familiar and closer...