Tech companies want to own the airspace for many purposes. They are also looking for regulatory workarounds. Original article at nytimes.com

Up until now, consumer drones have been at best a fun hobby for many and, at worst, a nuisance for the privacy-minded and tech-phobic. But a recent accident in England may change how we look at consumer drones moving forward An 18-month-old child named Oscar Webb in Worcestershire lost one of his eyes when an amateur drone operator, Simon Evans, lost control of his remote-controlled drone See also: The new rules for drones: What you need to know As Evans was landing the drone from about 60 feet…

Amazon finally revealed its drone prototype, which aims to deliver packages in under 30 minutes. See some other unusual ways mail has been delivered in the past.         View original article at USA Today

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson shows us what Amazon could be in the not-so distant future.Two years ago, Amazon revealed its plans for an unmanned drone delivery service called Prime Air. Earlier this year, the company actually embarked on testing at a secret Canadian location. Now, the brand and former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson deliver Prime Air’s first conventional ad that touts Prime Air as something from the not-so distant future.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany

We’ve all had flying toys that don’t actually fly. From little tin planes to hulking Millennium Falcon replicas, it’s fun to imagine if the toy worked like the real thing. Well, one anonymous quadcopter enthusiast didn’t imagine with his new Hasbro First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter. He made it fly.Read more View original article at Gizmodo