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Uh-Oh, Amazon’s Letting Kids Design Drones

Amazon is working with the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to run a competition for schoolchildren to design their own drones. Which means we may never be safe from the buggers ever again. Read More >>

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Amazon Says its Drones Will be Like Sensitive Horses

Rather than simply saying that its delivery drones will be able to automatically detect and dodge obstacles, Amazon has fallen back on a rather unusual analogy to assure us that its flying machines won’t cause chaos in the skies. Paul Misener, the company’s VP for global public policy, has decided that the best way to explain how they’ll work is by comparing them to horses. Okay… Read More >>

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7 Reasons Why Drone Delivery Service Won’t Work (Yet)

Jeremy Clarkson took time to explain a new prototype for Amazon’s fabled Prime Air drone delivery service this week. The garish, package-crapping aircraft looks futuristic, but it’s probably not going to bring you new shoes anytime soon. It can’t. Read More >>

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To Test its Drone Fleet, Google Uses a Sneaky Legal Loophole

Google has been working with NASA to test delivery drones in private US airspace, according to documents reviewed by the Guardian. While laws mostly prohibit commercial drones from such activity, NASA offers Google a convenient loophole. Read More >>

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All the Dreamy Drone Businesses the US’s Proposed Drone Rules Would Kill

There are plenty of very good, fun, and helpful things that drones can do—things like monitoring crops and delivering beer and saving lives. Unfortunately, over the weekend, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the first draft of its rules for commercial drones, and guess what? The rules would make a lot of those things illegal in the US. Read More >>

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The Gorgeous View From a Delivery Drone Over Hong Kong 

Drone delivery is inherently dangerous: the thought of airborne robots weaving in between skyscrapers and over cars has potential for problems. That's why it took months of preparation for a group of hobbyists to stage Hong Kong's first drone delivery. Read More >>

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Dubai’s Drone Delivery Idea Sounds Slightly Less Crazy Than Amazon’s

Jeff Bezos has new competition in the deliver-by-drone race. Dubai officials want to start using drones to deliver government documents by next year. While Amazon's drone delivery programme probably won't happen, Dubai's equally-crazy plan might have a better shot at getting off the ground. Read More >>