Last year, Google began testing Internet-delivering balloons over New Zealand in support of the Internet.org initative, a program developed to deliver affordable Internet to parts of the world that don’t yet have it (yes, such places do exist). Not t
After Amazon announced it is developing drones, another internet giant -- Facebook -- is getting ready to take to the air. The social media giant is in negotiations to purchase drone maker Titan Aerospace. Sources told TechCrunch the price tag could
A new report on the December 12 U.S. drone strike that killed 12 guests at a Yemeni wedding calls on President Obama to come clean on the standards it uses to decide who lives and who dies and when drones are an appropriate weapon in the so-called “W
Rolls Royce is moving toward a world where a single tap on a smartphone could set a massive cargo ship in motion half a world away.
On February 10th journalist and anti-drone activist Kareem Khan was kidnapped from his home in Rawalpindi. He was due to testify before the European parliament about the U.S. drone program the following Saturday.
President Obama violated his own rules for the use of drone strikes in a December 2013 strike on a wedding procession in Yemen, a new report from Human Rights Watch says. The US military initially claimed that the procession
Keeping up with the droneses
How do you manage a sky full of humans and robots? A new DARPA initiative aims to find out.
A US military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but
An Orange Pixel flickers on the horizon, sandwiched between the inky azure of the mid-Pacific and the robin’s-egg pale of the Hawaiian sky.
Why was Karim Khan prevented from speaking out against drone warfare?
To continue counterterrorism operations abroad after the imminent exit of American troops from Afghanistan, the United States is reportedly pursuing plans to put US drones inside air bases in Central Asia.
Since 2010, DARPA has been kicking around the concept of giving us an Autobot-esque vehicle of our own. Initially, the project was simply called Transformer (TX for short).
Jeff Bezos says Amazon hopes to send delivery drones into the air in four or five years. But another large organization will likely get there a whole lot sooner.
“It’s a future where you don’t forget anything…In this new future you’re never lost…We will know your position down to the foot and down to the inch over time…
As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
The United Arab Emirates is set to deploy unmanned drones to deliver official government documents such as driving licenses and identity cards within a year, according to a report from Reuters.
“U.S. officials” have told the Associated Press that the Obama adm. is wrestling with a decision over whether to kill a U.S. citizen who is a member of al-Qaida and is reportedly actively planning attacks against U.S. citizens abroad.
An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally under its
Phone data from NSA phone surveillance is regularly used to carry out drone strikes—which have killed innocents along the way. . . the CIA orders a strike based on the activity and location of the mobile phone a person is believed to be using.
A US court has sentenced 12 Americans to jail for an anti-drone protest staged at the Hancock Air National Guard Base at Syracuse, NY, in October 2012. DeWitt Town judge David Gideon found the defendants guilty of disorderly conduct and gave them a $
Named for the Celtic god of thunder, the U.K.'s Taranis drone is one of the most advanced aircraft ever designed. Its creators, BAE Systems have kept it so secret that, even though its maiden voyage took place last August, details are only now being
Jesse Ventura would run screaming from the Renault Kwid concept. Not because it's scary-looking or loaded up with 50-caliber machine guns. Because it has its own drone, and Ventura doesn't like drones.
Yesterday the Washington Post reported that Obama administration officials say drone strikes in Pakistan have been "sharply curtailed" at the request of the Pakistani government while it pursues peace talks with the Taliban.
The following footage made its first appearance on Facebook a couple of days ago.
The Lakemaid micro brewery started delivering beer to ice fishers using drones, at least until the FAA coldly shut their operation down. The FAA is currently reviewing their policies.
Your average drone doesn't exactly come equipped with landing gear. Most drone manufacturers are satisfied with their products skidding to a stop against the pavement, but that sort of thing doesn't sit well with the folks at Vishwa Robotics. They'd
Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.
What do you say to a drone that makes an arrest?
Put a flying thing on a flying thing so you can blast off while you take off.