The dream of consumer drones may be one step closer to reality, as Facebook announces that its unmanned aerial vehicle is ready for in-flight tests. Original article at nytimes.com

A US man has shot down a drone which was hovering over his back garden. View original article at BBC World News

California is really annoyed with whoever manned the drones that impinged upon San Bernardino firefighters’ firefighting efforts, so much so that they’re willing to pay $75,000 for information The post WANTED: firefighter-interrupting drone operators appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Perhaps becoming a trend after a New Jersey man shot down a drone last year, a homeowner in Kentucky decided to blast away at a drone hovering over his property due to a perceived violation of his privacy. The post Kentucky man arrested after shooting down $1,800 drone with shotgun appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

As part of Facebook’s ongoing Internet.org initiative to bring the Internet to locations that have never had connectivity before, the social media giant released footage of its completed Aquila drone on Friday, which aims to beam down Internet to locations that can’t normally receive it. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s post made on Facebook, Aquila is an unmanned solar powered plane with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, with the weight of a car and the ability to be airborne for months. The drone uses newly developed…