FAA Sued In Federal Court

FAA Sued In Federal Court

In a move that may give hope to many model aircraft flyers, the validity of the FAA’s new drone registry is under challenge in federal court. The hope for these hobby flyers is that if the challenge is successful, they – including children as young as 13 – won’t have to file their names and home addresses in a public database. Many hobby flyers have held off on registering their […]

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CES 2016 Preview

CES 2016 Preview

CES 2016 preview: VR, HDR TVs, drones and smart homes Get ready for a whole lot of tech talk. The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (the tech event of the year) will be showcasing the latest gadgets and innovations this week in Las Vegas. The show will run from Jan. 6 through Jan. 9. Some popular devices that made their debut in past shows include VHS recorders, HD flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray […]

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Drone Projects in Ohio

Drone Projects in Ohio

Springfield Test Center Gets OK For Drone Projects The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial Systems Center in Springfield has received federal permission for projects ranging from scanning for invasive species near Akron to looking for ways to prevent rock slides in southern Ohio. The news comes at a time when interest in using drones for business and other purposes is expanding rapidly. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to release rules that […]

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Drone Privacy

Drone Privacy

Drone privacy push could stall out The debate over drones and drone privacy is just one facet of a broader policy battle surrounding the future of the unmanned craft. As companies like Amazon and Google forge ahead with plans to develop their own drones, a White House effort to ensure these unmanned vehicles don’t spy on consumers is sputtering along — and seems destined to produce weak privacy protections that […]

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Drone Startup – Botlink

Drone Startup – Botlink

Startup competitions are everywhere. They draw the best ideas and best people with hope of winning at the least interest from investors and enough traction keep grinding. After Celebrate 2015, drone startup Botlink has stayed the course and capitalized on the growing drone market . Al Winmill is the VP of Marketing and Communications for Botlink. He took the time to tell me about recent company developments. Botlink is a […]

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Groton Schools Get Drone Grant

Groton Schools Get Drone Grant

The Groton Education Fund Grant recently awarded teachers Mick LeVick and Chad DeVoe funding for an unmanned flying vehicle or drone. According to the school district, the drone will be used for videography and a variety of educational purposes that will be incorporated into classroom curriculum as early as next semester. “We are trying to integrate the latest technology,” Groton’s Digital Media class teacher Mick LeVick said, “especially as is […]

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