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Watch: 10 Reasons You Need Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2015 • A set of proposed rules from the FAA has grounded ground delivery services, such as Amazon Prime Air, in the United States. Here are 10 reasons why the FAA should reconsider.
FAA Bans Drones from Delivering Your Packages
By Steve Crowe · 16 February, 2015 • New laws proposed by the FAA require drones to remain in the operator's line of sight, which effectively bans drone delivery services like Amazon Prime Air and others.
Here’s How to Create a No-Fly Zone to Keep Drones Away from You
By Steve Crowe · 10 February, 2015 • NoFlyZone.org is a new organization that allows you to register your address online to create a no-fly zone over your property. This is an effort between a number of drone manufacturers.
6 Awesome Drone Apps
By Steve Crowe · 6 February, 2015 • A roundup of some of the best iOS and Android apps that will enhance your drone flights.
Meet PlotBox the Cemetery Drone that Maps Your Grave
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2015 • PlotBox, which has been called the "Google Maps of cemeteries," uses cloud-based software and drones to map cemeteries to make sure they’re not burying anyone in the wrong plot.
Watch: Drone Catches Thieves in the Act
By Steve Crowe · 4 February, 2015 • A polish rail freight operator used a drone to catch an attempted robbery of its coal source. The footage from the drone was passed onto police, which arrested the robbers.
9 Epic Drone Fails You Need to Watch
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • There's been a lot of discussion this week about drone crashes thanks to the White House incident. We revisit some of the most epic drone failures ever.
DJI Blocks Drone Flights in Washington DC After White House Crash
By Steve Crowe · 28 January, 2015 • DJI says it will release in the coming days a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, Phantom 2 Vision+ to ensure compliance with the federally mandated no-fly zone around Washington DC. DJI says this same update will also hit the Inspire 1 in the coming weeks.
Drone Crashes at White House: Secret Service Investigating
By Steve Crowe · 26 January, 2015 • A two-foot quadcopter crashed into a tree on the southeast side of the White House grounds just after 3 a.m. Monday morning. Officials say early indications are that the device didn't pose a threat.
Drones at Super Bowl a ‘Concern’ for Security Officials
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2015 • While security officials say it's a pretty small concern, they are addressing the possibility terrorists could use drones to attack Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 1.
Just Bought a Drone? Make Sure You Know the Laws Before Flying
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2015 • More people are buying drones to fly for fun. But there are some guidelines you'll want to follow before taking off.
Rapere Intercept Drone Will Destroy Your Precious Little Drone
By Steve Crowe · 19 January, 2015 • The Rapere drone, only a concept at this point, is being designed to seek and destroy rotary-style drones in under two minutes by dropping tangle line onto a drone's rotors.
The Best Drones of CES 2015
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2015 • 2015 is the year of the drone. The technology is quickly improving and prices are coming down, making them more affordable. We've scoured the CES 2015 showfloor and compiled our list of the best drones.
Zano Nano Drone Takes Selfies to New Heights
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • The Zano nano drone is a palm-sized quadcopter designed for personal photography and HD video capturing. The WiFi-enabled drone works with both iOS and Android phones and tablets and operates on a "virtual tether" with your device.
NJ Man Arrested After Shooting Down Neighbor’s Drone
By Jeff John Roberts, GigaOM · 2 October, 2014 • After shooting down his neighbor's camera-equipped drone, the man was arrested on unlawful weapons charges. The incident highlights an emerging issue as more drones take to the skies: how to balance the rights of drone owners against people's rights to privacy and self-defense.

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