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Amazon's drone dismay ends with FAA exemption

After almost a year of waiting, Amazon has been given the okay from the FAA to begin testing the latest version of its drone delivery program in the U.S.

New drone app aids agriculture, construction, mining and real estate industries

DroneDeploy, a start-up specializing in software for commercial drone operations, has launched a mobile app that helps users in a range of industries automate drones and receive real-time images and analytics.

Amazon gets impatient, takes drone testing to Canada

As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to drag its feet on issuing regulations, Amazon is taking drone testing outside of the U.S.  The Guardian  first reported that the online retail giant has begun testing at a secret site in Canada, just over the border in British Columbia.

While Amazon waits on the FAA, Alibaba tests drone delivery in China

While Amazon hopes for an exemption to start testing their drone delivery service from the Federal Aviation Administration, Chinese e-commerce competitor Alibaba has taken to the skies.

Annoying in-flight cellphone calls unite Dems and GOP on Capitol Hill

Apparently there is at least one issue that unites Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill--annoying cellphone conversations on airplanes.

Mobile device usage in-flight slow to take off

Despite a Federal Aviation Administration ruling allowing the use of personal electronic devices throughout flights, a majority of airline passengers still don't, according to a new study.

FCC mulls lifting ban on cell phone calls during flights

Following quickly (in bureaucratic terms) on the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to lift most of its restrictions on the use of mobile devices on airplanes, the Federal Communications Commission has put the issue of ending the ban on mobile phone use on planes on its December meeting agenda.

FAA may relax rules on use of electronic gadgets in flight

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to relax the rules for the use of some types of personal electronic devices on airplanes.

FCC takes step in right direction to improve in-flight broadband

The Federal Communications Commission took a step in the right direction last week by proposing a plan to improve in-flight broadband connectivity for airline passengers.

Airplanes are vulnerable to hacking, says researcher

A security researcher has outlined a scary scenario in which a simple smartphone or tablet could be used to redirect planes mid-flight. In fact, researcher Hugo Teso of German IT consultancy N.Runs has even created an Android app that he says allows a virtual plane to be redirected from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.