Google Says Drone Technology Isn’t Ready, Goes For Parachute Deliveries Instead (For April Fools’ Obviously)

Google loads the web with April Fools’ pranks each year, and the company is getting even more attention than usual for one particular prank this year. Read about the ill-fated Gmail Mic Drop feature, which Google pulled relatively early in…

Now Twitter Is (Possibly) Getting Into Drones

Amazon, Google, and Facebook have all been associated with drone-based projects in recent years. Amazon and Google (or is it Alphabet) have delivery drone programs in place, and Facebook is utilizing drones to improve Internet access. Now, Twitter has applied…

Google Wants Its Delivery Drones Up and Running by 2017

Google’s been testing delivery drones for some time, officially unveiling its Project Wing in August of 2014. Like Amazon, WalMart, and more, Google is looking to build a fleet of drones capable of delivering goods – both in the US…

Google, Amazon Join Not-As-Cool-As-It-Sounds Drone Task Force

The Federal Aviation Administration is getting proactive on drones, as the popularity of the unmanned aircraft systems (both personal and commercial) is only going to increase. The FAA and the Department of Transportation have announced a UAS Task Force and…

Kentucky Man Had Right to Shoot Down Drone, Judge Rules

Back in July, a Hillview, Kentucky man shot down a drone that was flying over his property. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment for destroying the $1,800 unmanned aerial vehicle. Now, a judge has cleared…

Walmart Wants to Use Delivery Drones Too

Walmart is getting in the drone delivery game. According to a report from Reuters, the company applied for a drone exemption asking US regulators to give them to go-ahead to test drones for home delivery, among other tasks. From Reuters:…

NFL Drones Approved, But There’s a Catch

NFL Films, the media-production arm of the National Football League, has just been awarded the right to fly drones in NFL stadiums. The NFL is the first major American sport league to receive such permission. So, you can expect a…

Facebook Is About to Start Testing Its Internet Drone

Aquila, Facebook’s internet-beaming drone, is complete and ready for testing. Jay Parikh, VP of Global Engineering and Infrastructure, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just pulled the cover off the device, which is carbon-fiber framed and solar-powered. Aquila has the wingspan of…

Amazon Wants ‘High-Speed’ Zone for Its Prime Air Delivery Drones, 200 Feet Up

Drones are coming. Commercial drones, that is. In so many years, the sky will be filled with small, unmanned aircraft delivering you pizzas. And new iPhones. That’s been Amazon’s vision for years now, as the company tries to get its…