The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its long-awaited, and somewhat-vague, list of proposed rules for how small drones for commercial use will share the skies in the National Airspace System on Feb. 15. The proposal is open for public comment for 60 days which could prolong the final rule making.
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Around 3 a.m. last monday Monday, a small, recreational unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – or drone – crashed on the grounds of the White House, turning our attention to concerns of safety and privacy on a much larger scale.
In an interview the day after the crash, President Barack Obama used the incident to call for immediate action, reemphasizing the importance and need for drone regulations to ensure “these things aren’t dangerous and that they’re not violating people’s privacy.”
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As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or “drones” – become smaller, cheaper and easier to fly, more and more drones can be seen buzzing through the skies. Drones have also found a hot spot within the commercial marketplace with uses for delivery, surveillance and filming. This increase has pushed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop new drone rules with many in the commercial marketplace keeping their fingers crossed for open skies. Unfortunately, some of the proposed regulations may be more restrictive than some would hope and may take a while to get approved.
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More people will be traveling this Thanksgiving weekend than any other year since 2007, according to AAA. The organization is projecting 46.3 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles this weekend, and 89 percent of those – 41.3 million – will be traveling by car.
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Since the beginning of the year, Tier10 has been experimenting with and implementing the use of aerial footage with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) affixed with a video camera and controlled by a remote. Commonly referred to as “drones,” this technology provides the ability to obtain the type of aerial footage that could previously only be obtained from a helicopter.
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Apple once again made history at the Flint Center for Performing Arts center yesterday with the reveal of the latest iPhones, the long-expected Apple Watch and the Apple Pay system.
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In its latest round of experiments with the platform, Twitter has begun filling people’s timelines with tweets that their friends have favorited. The feature, while similar to a retweet, is much more like Facebook’s news feed and its endless stream of user likes. Since being tested, the reaction to the experiment has been mostly negative.
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