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Amazon Is Already Working On Its 7th And 8th-Generation Drones Amazon Is Already Working On Its 7th And 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 (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp) Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp)

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), …

Same-Day Flowers by Drone? Not on the FAA’s Watch Same-Day Flowers by Drone? Not on the FAA’s Watch

The Federal Aviation Administration has put the kibosh on one Commerce Township-based flower delivery company’s plans to deliver bouquets by flying drone. FlowerDeliveryExpress.com CEO Wesley Berry says that the FAA recently told them to shut down their new drone delivery …

Beer Drones: White House is Petitioned to Overturn FAA’s Decision

Forget about the petition to deport Justin Bieber–a petition has been started on the White House’s We the People website to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow beer drones. Finally, an important petition. In case you haven’t heard, …

Buzzkill: Beer Delivery Drones Grounded by FAA Buzzkill: Beer Delivery Drones Grounded by FAA
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The Federal Aviation Administration has gone full buzzkill mode and stopped a small Wisconsin brewery from delivering beer by drone. Lakemaid Beer recently thought up a truly badass way to deliver their new Frosty Winger Lager to ice fisherman – …

FAA Picks Six Sites For Drone Testing FAA Picks Six Sites For Drone Testing

Back in early December, Amazon unveiled its vision for the future of package delivery. Within the next decade the company hopes to have a full fleet of unmanned drones that can deliver packages in a fraction of the time it …

Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq, U.S. Plans to Send Drones Next Year
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By request, dozens of Hellfire missiles were sent from the United States to Iraq last week. The Iraqi government also requested the delivery of 10 Scan Eagles surveillance drones by March of next year; thus, the U.S. plans to also …

Groupon’s Answer To Amazon’s Drones: Delivery Catapults Groupon’s Answer To Amazon’s Drones: Delivery Catapults
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Groupon has a new internal video it has passed along to us, which discusses the company’s answer to Amazon Prime Air. “While other companies drone on about their risky, experimental new methods of package delivery, only Groupon is looking forward…by …

‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down
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It’s normal for hunters to consider shooting at deer and other forms of wildlife, but shooting at government drones is not something to cross the average mind. However, one community recently thought about this option. On Tuesday, the population of …

Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’? Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’?
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Although Amazon claims that one day unmanned delivery drones will be “as normal as mail trucks,” one high-profile CEO isn’t really buying into it yet. eBay CEO John Donahoe is skeptical, and thinks that delivery drones are a “long-term fantasy.” …

Yemen Attack On Defense Headquarters Is Linked To Al Qaeda
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Thursday, an attack on the Defense Ministry headquarters in Sanaa, Yemen, killed 52 people and was linked to Al Qaeda. A suicide bomber blew an entrance door to the compound open with a car loaded with explosives, and the others …

UPS Is Reportedly Testing Drones Too UPS Is Reportedly Testing Drones Too

You’ve no doubt heard all about Amazon’s drones by now. Just in case you haven’t, the company introduced an ambitious new project called Amazon Prime Air, which delivers goods to people’s homes via drone. As soon as the FAA sets …

Will Amazon’s Drones Be As Normal As Mail Trucks? Will Amazon’s Drones Be As Normal As Mail Trucks?
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Are you ready for a future in which unmanned drones come from the sky to deliver you products you ordered less than a half hour ago? I hope so, because that future is very close. At least Amazon hopes it …

Amazon Prime Air Gets The NMA Treatment Amazon Prime Air Gets The NMA Treatment
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Over the weekend, Amazon surprised just about everybody with its announcement of Amazon Prime Air. For those just joining us, it’s a new project at Amazon R&D that seeks to deliver packages to customers via drones. The hope is that …

Amazon to Use Drones for Delivery Amazon to Use Drones for Delivery
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The question of if drone use is ethical has been a hot topic this year. Although they have initially been deployed to fire missiles across seas, Amazon wishes to use them in a more peaceful manner– to get items to …

Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

The AFP reported on a U.S. drone strike that took place in Pakistan last Thursday. This particular strike was a rare happenstance: it is only the second drone strike targeted outside of Pakistan’s tribal zones. Previous drone strikes had targeted …

Navy SEALs Somalia Assault Raises Strategic Questions
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Yesterday, Navy SEAL Team Six raided an al-Shabaab HQ in Barawe, Somalia. Although none of the SEALs were killed in the assault, a series of conflicting reports about the raid’s target were released, some of which claiming the individual was …

Battling Florida’s Mosquitoes Drones May Be Used

Mosquitoes. Doesn’t the very word “mosquito” make you want to scratch body extremities? Efforts to control and eliminate the universally-disliked insect are reaching an unprecedented level. In the Florida Keys, considerations are being made to use drones as a means …

Border Patrol Could Arm Predator Drones Border Patrol Could Arm Predator Drones
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The U.S. has been using drones to keep an eye on the border with Mexico for several years now. These drones have been doing observation only, letting officials know what is going on in vulnerable spots along the border. The …

People Are Now Controlling Drones With Their Minds

The drones of today are controlled via a remote control. The drones of tomorrow will be controlled via your brain. University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering Professor Bin He recently unveiled his latest project – a drone that can be controlled …