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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘drones’

GoPro Is Going to Make Its Own Drones

There’s likely quite a bit of overlap when it comes to GoPro enthusiasts and drone enthusiasts – and strapping a GoPro to a drone is a great way to get tricky aerial shots. I guess it makes sense that the makers of the former would want to cut out the middleman and just develop their own versions of the latter. …

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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 drone enthusiasts. According to the report, the FAA is planning some rather restrictive new rules for commercial drones under 55 …

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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 a variety or reasons), but Amazon has shown no signs of backing off from the goal. “One day, Prime Air …

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Hawk Is Sick and Tired of Man’s Encroachment on the Sky, Takes Out Drone

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 in such a situation – take it the f–k out. “On Oct 8th, I was flying my quadcopter at Magazine …

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California Drones Bill Vetoed, Police Not Required to Obtain Warrants for Unmanned Surveillance

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 surveil the public with unmanned aircraft systems. “I am returning Assembly Bill 1327 without my signature,” said Gov. Brown in …

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FAA Approves Drone Use for Movie, TV Production 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 significant milestone in broadening commercial UAS use while ensuring we maintain our world-class safety record in all forms of flight. …

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Drones: Movies, TV Set to Receive Filming Approval from FAA

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 sources familiar with the matter who say the FAA will let these seven production companies fly their small drones on …

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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 more surprising is that they’ve been doing so for two years in secret. The secret is out. Google made the …

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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 percent of all products sold on Amazon. They’ve been able to make these advancements through research, development, and testing indoors …

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First FAA-Approved Commercial Drone Flight Over Land Will Survey BP Pipelines in Alaska

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 hand-launched UAS that measures about four-and-a-half feet long with a wingspan of nine feet. BP will use the drones to …

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Filmmakers Ask FAA to Let Them 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 other words, the FAA may allow filmmakers to shoot movies with drones. The film and television industry has been pushing …

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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 old-school shoot-’em-up, in scenarios that describe Kim Jong-un life-facts generated by the propaganda machine of the Democratic People’s Republic of …

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