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FAA Declares the Super Bowl a ‘No Drone Zone’ in Odd PSA

FAA Declares the Super Bowl a ‘No Drone Zone’ in Odd PSA

By Josh Wolford 12 hours ago

The Federal Aviation Administration would like you to please refrain from flying your unmanned aircraft over the Super Bowl. “Many familiar sounds are associated with the Super Bowl: Cheering fans. Referee whistles. The spectacular halftime show. Booming fireworks. But one …

FAA’s New Drone Rules Could Be Bad for Business FAA’s New Drone Rules Could Be Bad for Business

The Federal Aviation Administration is poised to propose new rules for commercial drones by year’s end, and if they look anything like what the Wall Street Journal is reporting – it’s going to be a rough day for businesses and …

Amazon Reportedly Ramping Up Its Drone Efforts Amazon Reportedly Ramping Up Its Drone Efforts

It was just under a year ago that Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious project that would see the online retail giant delivering packages to customers by drones. The announcement was met with a great deal of skepticism (for …

Hawk Is Sick of Man's Encroachment on the Sky

Wanna see a hawk that hates drones as much as the FAA? A hawk flying above Magazine Beach park in Cambridge, Massachusetts saw a quadcopter drone all up in its business and decided to do what a hawk should do …

California Cops Can Fly Drones without a Warrant California Cops Can Fly Drones without a Warrant

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have instituted regulations on drone use by public agencies – including the police. Among other things, the bill would have forced police, in most cases, to obtain a warrant to …

FAA Approves Drone Use for Movie, TV Companies FAA Approves Drone Use for Movie, TV Companies

As expected, the FAA has officially granted six aerial photo and video production companies exemptions to fly drones for the purposes of movie and TV filming. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who announced the decision, said that it was “a …

Drones: Movie, TV Filming Set for FAA Approval Drones: Movie, TV Filming Set for FAA Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration is poised to approve exemptions for seven aerial photo and video production companies, allowing them to lawfully operate their unmanned aircraft systems for the purposes of filming movies and television shows. Both Bloomberg and Reuters quote …

Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones

Late last year, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious effort to bring a delivery-by-drone experience to customers. I don’t suppose it should come as much of a surprise that Google is also working on delivery drones. Perhaps a little …

Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption

Amazon is making strides in the development of Amazon Prime Air, the company’s oft-parodied but completely serious drone delivery service. Their newest delivery drones (currently ninth-gen) can travel over 50 mph and can carry five-pound packages – which covers 86 …

BP Snags First FAA-Approved Drone Flight Over Land BP Snags First FAA-Approved Drone Flight Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the first-ever waiver for an over-land drone flight, and it went to BP and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment. The first drone to perform routine commercial services over land will be AeroVironment’s Puma AE – a …

Filmmakers to FAA: Let Us Make Movies with Drones Filmmakers to FAA: Let Us Make Movies with Drones

The Motion Picture Association of America has facilitated the requests of seven different “aerial photo and video production companies” to be granted exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration so that they can finally lawfully operate their unmanned aircraft systems. In …

Kim Jong-Un Stars in ‘Glorious Leader!’ Video Game

Independent video game developer Moneyhorse has announced a title for PC and mobile called Glorious Leader!, which stars North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un as the main playable character. Players can guide the rotund despot through seven levels in the …

Al-Qaida Bombarded by Air Stikes in Yemen

Several air strikes in south Yemen have been made against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, this weekend, leaving an unknown death toll. An anonymous Yemeni official told CNN the scale of these attacks is “massive and unprecedented” against …

Google Reportedly Buys These Drones Google Reportedly Buys These Drones

So remember how Facebook was going to buy those Titan Aerospace drones? It appears Google has swept in to buy them instead. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has agreed to buy Titan Aerospace to utilize the drones to …

Amazon Is Already Working On 8th Generation Drones Amazon Is Already Working On 8th Generation Drones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has penned a new letter to shareholders (via Business Insider) addressing numerous parts of the business. Among these many parts is a little thing called Amazon Prime Air. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’re more …

Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones

Now Facebook is buying drones apparently. TechCrunch is reporting that the company is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. Yes, that is far less than what the company is paying for WhatsApp. Titan Aerospace makes …

Here's Netflix's Answer To Amazon's Drones Here's Netflix's Answer To Amazon's Drones

It seems a little late for a parody of Amazon’s drone video from December, but Netflix has one out. It was uploaded a week ago by Netflix’s Paul Johnson (for some reason not yet on the company’s official YouTube channel), …