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In a Thursday April 20, 2017 photo, Austin Fire Department Capt. Greg Pope, left, and firefighter Coitt Kessler demonstrate flying a DJI Inspire 1 drone at the Austin Fire Department Training Academy in Austin, Texas. Austin police aren’t pursuing a drone program in any official capacity. However, the Austin police union is researching the technology […]

During the Obama presidency, precision was not just about hitting the right target, and it was more than mere accuracy. It was an ethos, one that enshrined the liberal-American desire to be just in times of war while still ensuring victory. Armed drones and the precision missiles they deployed were said to epitomize this desire. […]

GoPro had a terrible 2016. The company saw its market eaten away by cheaper, no-name knock-off action cameras. And it didn’t help that the major smartphone manufacturers began waterproofing their phones, another key selling point for the go-anywhere shooter. Sales declined, and shares in GoPro plummeted. As the year ended, the company was forced to lay off […]

MONTREAL: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Wednesday asked the public for feedback on a proposal to track drones in real-time around the world to avoid collisions with jetliners. The electronic system would identify all drones in use, their position, trajectory and altitude, as well as who owns them and the location of persons […]

Government use of aerial drones became much easier when the Federal Aviation Administration flipped the switch on new regulations last year. The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/2qj6pMv ) reports since then, a number of Austin-area public safety agencies, including the Williamson County sheriff’s office and San Marcos police, are jumping in. Some of those agencies say their […]

GoPro had a terrible 2016. The company saw its market eaten away by cheaper, no-name knock-off action cameras. And it didn’t help that the major smartphone manufacturers began waterproofing their phones, another key selling point for the go-anywhere shooter. Sales declined, and shares in GoPro plummeted. As the year ended, the company was forced to lay off […]

Researchers at Georgia Tech tested swarms of autonomous drones. Credit: Javier Chagoya/ U.S. Navy April 17, 2017 – April 23, 2017 News A U.S. drone strike in Yemen reportedly killed four suspected members of al-Qaeda. According to Yemeni officials, the strike targeted al-Qaeda fighters in the central Marib province. (Reuters) The U.S. Department of Transportation will […]