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Google Project Maven AI contract won’t be renewed in 2019: report

Google won’t continue working with the Department of Defense on its Project Maven once its existing contract runs out, at least according to a new report.

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Smugglers used drones to send $79m worth of iPhones to China

Chinese officials have arrested more than two dozen individuals accused of using drones to smuggle smartphones from Hong Kong into Shenzhen.

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After Math: When it all comes crashing

It's turning out to be a great week for falling objects. China's first space station is set to reenter the Earth's atmosphere, IBM's 50-qubit processor record was felled by Google's latest invention, the FBI and Geek Squad's cozy narc relationship ha...

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DJI Olympics no-fly zones will make sneaking an aerial shot difficult

DJI is making it difficult for drone owners to fly their UAVs during the 2018 Winter Olympics Games. Such drone use is forbidden during the Games, but that’s not likely to stop everyone from trying to sneak a couple aerial shots or videos.

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KFC debuts chicken wings box that transforms into a functional drone

The fast food company KFC is no stranger to gadget-themed gimmicks, its past displays including things like a meal box that can charge a smartphone. The company is back with yet another oddity, this one involving a limited edition chicken wings box. After finishing the meal, buyers can deconstruct the box into individual drone parts, then assemble their own functional … Continue reading

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Watch Intel’s stunning CES 2018 drone light show right now

Intel wanted to do something interesting with a whole bunch of drones, and they landed on Las Vegas. A lovely show of lights in more than 4 billion color combinations flew over the Fountains of Bellagio, making a mockery of the pitiful, legendary water show below. Intel’s first showing came on the 8th of January at 9 and 11 PM, … Continue reading

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Boeing’s cargo drone brain could power autonomous air-taxis

Amazon’s Prime Air drones will have to share the skies, with Boeing revealing its play on the cargo-carrying UAV segment. The Boeing “cargo aerial vehicle” – or CAV – is the handiwork of three months design and construction, the aerospace company claims, potentially capable of carrying up to 500 pounds of packages and more. Of course, it’s not Boeing’s first … Continue reading

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Amazon delivery drones may self-destruct to keep people safe

Are you ready for a future where shipments are delivered via drones? How about a future where those delivery drones can self-destruct if the situation calls for it? A newly surfaced Amazon patent details delivery drones that could self-destruct if they are at risk of falling, the idea apparently being that a destroyed drone will land in several smaller, lighter … Continue reading

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Amazon envisions delivery drones that self-destruct in emergencies

It's been years now since Amazon revealed its plan to begin using drones for delivery, and the company has slowly been improving and refining the idea ever since. Now, Amazon has been granted a patent on tech that would allow its drones to self-destr...

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DJI made Apple a special Mavic Pro drone

It’s been an interesting day over at the Apple Store. Not only did we see the new MekaMon augmented reality robot go up for sale through Apple’s online storefront, but now drone maker DJI has joined the party as well.

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