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#Drones

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Ireland looks only gorgeous in this sundrenched drone footage
# Mr Golden Sun
From The Daily Edge
# Mr Golden Sun

Ireland looks only gorgeous in this sundrenched drone footage

Apr 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 4,767 Views 6 Comments

Look at us there!

Don't fly your drone near chimps, or bad things will happen
# Monkey Business
From The Daily Edge
# Monkey Business

Don't fly your drone near chimps, or bad things will happen

Apr 14th 2015, 8:45 PM 2,767 Views 1 Comment

Primates not putting up with your sh*t – this chimp.

A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep
# Shepherd's Delight
From The Daily Edge
# Shepherd's Delight

A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep

Mar 29th 2015, 3:00 PM 3,197 Views 0 Comments

Farmers do that now.

Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones
# Looking Up
# Looking Up

Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones

Mar 26th 2015, 9:31 PM 15,574 Views 24 Comments

The social media giant has laid out three core priorities for the company over the coming years.

Own a drone? Beware, a man is in court for flying one over some famous places
# Flying Without Wings
# Flying Without Wings

Own a drone? Beware, a man is in court for flying one over some famous places

Mar 18th 2015, 2:37 PM 16,548 Views 11 Comments

Nigel Wilson failed to get permission for his flights.

The mystery of the Paris night drones is deepening
# Paranoid Android
# Paranoid Android

The mystery of the Paris night drones is deepening

Feb 25th 2015, 11:13 AM 18,292 Views 30 Comments

Police are struggling to solve the mystery.

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges
# Unmanned
# Unmanned

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 119 Views 38 Comments

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

Jan 17th 2015, 9:36 AM 20,062 Views 153 Comments

A crime fighting tool too far?

Granddad gets drone for Christmas, flies it into his own face
# Where's Granddad
From The Daily Edge
# Where's Granddad

Granddad gets drone for Christmas, flies it into his own face

Dec 31st 2014, 2:27 PM 4,402 Views 3 Comments

Oof!

Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon
# Take To The Skies
# Take To The Skies

Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon

Dec 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,222 Views 13 Comments

Or, you know, in three years.

The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year
# Access For All
# Access For All

The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year

Nov 21st 2014, 10:10 AM 5,427 Views 21 Comments

And it’s expected that nearly half of the world’s population will have online access by 2018.

The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"
# Modern Warfare
# Modern Warfare

The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"

Nov 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,295 Views 28 Comments

Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.

Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics
# Development
# Development

Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics

Nov 10th 2014, 10:39 AM 7,475 Views 10 Comments

Jay Bregman left his role as co-CEO of Hailo to start focusing on robotics and drones

Drone footage shows what it's like to be a bird flying over an airport
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Drone footage shows what it's like to be a bird flying over an airport

Nov 9th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,423 Views 15 Comments

This drone gives us a never-before-seen look at Mexico City Airport.

Google wants to test drones that could bring internet access to remote areas
# Special Delivery
# Special Delivery

Google wants to test drones that could bring internet access to remote areas

Sep 16th 2014, 11:36 AM 4,294 Views 10 Comments

The company is looking for permission to test out drones in New Mexico for 180 days as it tries to bring internet access to the world.

NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones
# Management
# Management

NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:28 AM 38,432 Views 20 Comments

The control system will be entirely automated, and will be first used for agriculture next year.

This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones - saving lives
# Disaster Zones
# Disaster Zones

This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones - saving lives

Sep 1st 2014, 5:34 PM 19,697 Views 10 Comments

Disaster Tech Lab uses drone mounted sensors to search for survivors using WiFi signals.

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service
# Send In The Drones
# Send In The Drones

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

Aug 29th 2014, 9:27 AM 8,134 Views 11 Comments

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

Aug 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,020 Views 47 Comments

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing
# Drones
# Drones

Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing

Jul 11th 2014, 2:34 PM 512 Views 1 Comment

Company says permission to carry out drone tests would be “in the public interest”.

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

Jun 28th 2014, 10:07 AM 6,734 Views 65 Comments

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

Explainer: What are the rules and regulations surrounding drones?
# Taking Flight
# Taking Flight

Explainer: What are the rules and regulations surrounding drones?

Jun 22nd 2014, 4:00 PM 13,854 Views 29 Comments

For one, you should refer to them as unmanned aircrafts from here on in.

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq
# Hard Choices
# Hard Choices

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq

Jun 19th 2014, 7:18 AM 4,412 Views 22 Comments

The President would not need Congressional approval regardless of his decision.

Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants

Jun 16th 2014, 7:47 PM 6,621 Views 74 Comments

US and Australian embassies and the United Nations have started evacuating staff.

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late
# Help
# Help

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late

May 13th 2014, 2:45 PM 11,949 Views 38 Comments

Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen
# Drone Strikes
# Drone Strikes

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

Apr 20th 2014, 3:53 PM 8,445 Views 65 Comments

Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project
# Internet Access
# Internet Access

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project

Apr 15th 2014, 9:03 AM 5,313 Views 12 Comments

Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.

Facebook announces plans to bring the world online using aircraft drones and satellites
# All Access
# All Access

Facebook announces plans to bring the world online using aircraft drones and satellites

Mar 28th 2014, 11:19 AM 9,523 Views 21 Comments

Both solar-powered aircraft drone and low-Earth orbit satellites will be used to beam internet access down to people in remote regions in the world.

Facebook's plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft
# Wi-fly
# Wi-fly

Facebook's plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft

Mar 4th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,539 Views 26 Comments

The social media site is reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a company which specialises in creating unmanned aircraft drones.

Netflix deliver epic takedown of Amazon's drone plans in parody video
# Droning On
From The Daily Edge
# Droning On

Netflix deliver epic takedown of Amazon's drone plans in parody video

Feb 26th 2014, 5:38 PM 3,167 Views 0 Comments

FIIIIIIIIIGHT.

Rolls-Royce plans to change the shipping industry by developing drone cargo ships
# Send In The Drones
# Send In The Drones

Rolls-Royce plans to change the shipping industry by developing drone cargo ships

Feb 26th 2014, 2:26 PM 12,679 Views 53 Comments

The drone ships would be remotely controlled using a virtual-reality recreation of a vessel’s bridge, which captains on dry land could use to control crewless ships.

Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?

Jan 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 47 Views 35 Comments

Machine autonomy has long been a staple of science fiction – but that may be coming to an end with plans to use drones for domestic delivery, writes David Gunkel.

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq
# War
# War

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

Dec 26th 2013, 7:39 PM 9,521 Views 58 Comments

The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.

7 of the best reactions to Amazon's drone delivery plans
# Droning On
From The Daily Edge
# Droning On

7 of the best reactions to Amazon's drone delivery plans

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:24 AM 4,697 Views 0 Comments

The future is here. Almost.

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"
# Drone Wars
# Drone Wars

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:37 PM 10,207 Views 34 Comments

Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes
# Drone Stikes
# Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 5,741 Views 56 Comments

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
# Peru
# Peru

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too

Aug 18th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,820 Views 77 Comments

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?

Jul 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 77 Views 27 Comments

Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.

PSNI on G8 drones: 'They actually look like big model aircraft'
# G8
# G8

PSNI on G8 drones: 'They actually look like big model aircraft'

Jun 16th 2013, 8:30 PM 14,230 Views 28 Comments

The Police Service of Northern Ireland have said that not a single public order arrest has been made so far with the start of the G8 summit in Fermanagh less than 24 hours away.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 9th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,450 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.