Commercial Drone

FAA approves the first commercial drone

The Federal Aviation Administration approved the first commercial-grade drone for flight over land today, thus beginning the eventual reality where drones are about as common as helicopters and delivery trucks.

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Apparently it's free marketing week (or, can we please all stop droning on about drones?)

So Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver its goods via “Prime Air” — its “octocopter” robotic aircraft that will deliver packages up to 10 miles from Amazon’s warehouses. And UPS, unwilling to be left completely out of the consumer orgy hype cycle, says it has been testing and evaluating delivery drones as well. TechCrunch thinks drones should be used to rent stuff instead of buying it, and CNN is investigating how they would work.

The right of the people to keep and fly drones

As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by governments increases — even by state and city governments — what does the future hold? Do individuals have a right to fly their own drones, too?

The biggest revelations about Call of Duty: Black Ops II (spoilers)

Activision Blizzard’s Treyarch game studio lifted the veil on Call of Duty: Black Ops II yesterday. We got a special briefing at the company’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. Here’s the list of the most surprising revelations from the rundown about this next game, which is the latest in the series that has dominated sales in recent years.