Monthly Archives: September 2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)

There is actually a legal debate on whether drone pilots are considered combat troops for the purposes of VA benefits. I think the high PTSD rates are good evidence that they are, but it is a very interesting topic. For … Continue reading

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Drone Footage Over Hong Kong Protests Reveals The Magnitude Of The Movement (VIDEO)

The phrase “The whole world is watching,” originating from the 1968 Chicago DNC anti-war protests which were filmed live on television, have become the battle cry against repressive governments in the 21st century across the globe. Continue reading

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GoPro’s New Entry-Level Hero Could Be The Category King

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Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

Wow got to get this!

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Navy seeks OK to use electromagnetic-radiation equipment in war games

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CloudFlare Adds SSL To All Hosting Customers In Advance Of Google’s Focus On Security

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White House plans to require federal agencies to provide details about drones

The White House is preparing a directive that would require federal agencies to publicly disclose for the first time where they fly drones in the United States and what they do with the torrents of data collected from aerial surveillance. Continue reading

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Drones above the Vineyards

So what are drones good for? Well a lot actually as it turns out. For example, I had the privilege of working with a top California Vineyard before harvest time, to investigate how Multirotor UAV’s could be used in vineyards to improve efficiency and identify crop issues. In the following I’ll highlight the workflow used, the results and some tips learnt the hard way. Continue reading

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces FAA Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production

Six Companies Can Now Fly Small UAS Following FAA-approved Safety Procedures   WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first … Continue reading

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President Obama Speaks at the Open Government Partnership Meeting

The president makes his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly, a speech likely to touch on U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq as well as issues like climate change, the spread of the Ebola virus, and counter-terrorism in general.

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