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Breaking the law for a better yield: Drones, agriculture and FAA delays

New rules regarding commercial drone use were proposed in February, though there's no telling if or when those rules will actually be approved, and some folks in agriculture have decided they don't want to wait.

Is that an Amazon drone following you?

Using location information in a person's smartphone, Amazon's drones will be able to deliver packages wherever the recipient is located--at home, on the job, out for a walk, or on a boat--according to a patent application Amazon submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

FAA cracks open the door to commercial drone use

The FAA  has announced  three new partnerships in an effort to achieve the "goal of safe, widespread UAS integration," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Where legals dare: Drone skies clouded by policy

Drones are in limbo in both the public and private sectors due to an abstruse policy environment on the federal and state level, according to a panel of experts.

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.