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Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program

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Domino’s Delivering Pizza by Drone
By Steve Crowe · 24 August, 2016 • Flirtey and Domino's are developing pizza delivery drones, saying deliveries to customer homes in Auckland, New Zealand could begin later in 2016.
New Battery Could Double Flight Time of Drones
By Steve Crowe · 19 August, 2016 • SolidEnergy Systems has developed a battery that replace the graphite anode with a high-energy lithium-metal foil that holds more ions to provide more energy.
How to Buy the Perfect Drone for Kids
By Julio Ventura · 12 August, 2016 • When flying drones in the right environment and with all the safety procedures checked, drones are great for the entire family. Here are some tips on buying the perfect drone for your kid.
Olympics a No-Fly Zone for DJI Drones
By Steve Crowe · 4 August, 2016 • DJI has updated the software on its drones to apply temporary no-fly zones near Olympic venues in Rio, São Paulo and other locations where the games are taking place.
Google’s Project Wing Delivery Drones Cleared for US Testing
By Steve Crowe · 2 August, 2016 • Project Wing will be allowed to test beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) capabilities, one of the major roadblocks for drone delivery services, and develop an airspace management system to ensure safe integration of drones in airspace under 400 feet.
Amazon’s Drone Delivery Tests Horrifying Some UK Residents
By Steve Crowe · 1 August, 2016 • Supporters of the Roman Road and Fleam Dyke are "horrified" that Amazon plans to test its Prime Air delivery drones above the site.
DJI Drone Arena Opens in Korea
By Steve Crowe · 1 August, 2016 • The DJI Arena will give drone enthusiasts of all skill levels a place to gather and fly. The DJI Arena will be equipped with safety nets, an adjustable LED-lit obstacle course, and a LCD TV for a first-person view from the drones.
Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Tests Coming to UK
By Steve Crowe · 25 July, 2016 • Amazon has partnered with the UK government to explore three key aspects of drone delivery: flights beyond the visual line of sight, flights where one operator monitors multiple drones, and obstacle avoidance technology.
Slurpee Flies Home in First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 22 July, 2016 • Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven for the first FAA-approved home drone delivery. The Flirtey drone autonomously delivered Slurpees, a chicken sandwich, donuts, hot coffee and candy to the home of the family who placed the order.
Flirtey: Drone Delivery to Homes Will Start in Next Year
By Steve Crowe · 17 July, 2016 • Flirtey said its historic drone deliveries to date "have been stepping stones to store-to-home drone delivery." Flirtey is currently in discussions with retailers and food companies about delivery to people's homes, and CEO Matt Sweeny said store-to-home drone deliveries will start sooner than most think.
Star Wars Drones Coming in 2016 from Propel
By Steve Crowe · 15 July, 2016 • Propel is preparing to launch four Star Wars-themed drones this winter that you'll be able fly at speeds up to 40 MPH and engage in "real-world laser battles" with others.
Drone Delivers Ice Cream to UK Beachgoers
By Steve Crowe · 14 July, 2016 • An ice cream shop on a beach in Britain successfully tested a drone delivery system that uses a modified DJI Inspire drone and three GPS sensors to carry up to four ice creams to beachgoers.
Drone Delivery Takes Off in China
By Oliver Mitchell · 2 July, 2016 • JD.com for the first time used its self-developed drones to deliver online purchases made by villagers in Suqian city of East China's Jiangsu province.
Watch: Flirtey Completes Historic Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 23 June, 2016 • Flirtey successfully completed the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S., delivering medical supplies from a vessel to an onshore medical camp in Cape May, New Jersey.
Commercial Drone Rules Announced by FAA
By Steve Crowe · 21 June, 2016 • Under the FAA's new rules for small commercial drones, pilots no longer need special permission from the government to fly.

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