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

America woke up from its turkey hangover just in time to see Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson explain a new prototype for Amazon’s fabled Prime Air drone delivery service . The garish, package-pooping aircraft looks futuristic, but it’s probably not going to bring you new shoes anytime soon. It can’t.Read more. View original article at Gizmodo

(credit: Don McCullough) A British toddler recently had his right eye sliced in half by a neighbor’s drone, which resulted in the removal of his eyeball. He will eventually be fitted with a prosthetic. According to BBC Watchdog, Oscar Webb was just 16 months old at the time of the accident. He was out playing in front of his home in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire when a neighbor’s drone hit him in the face. Pilot Simon Evans, a next-door neighbor of the Webb family, flew the drone in front of his house,…

Amazon is finally revealing details about its drone Prime Air service. But you can’t get it just yet. Video provided by Newsy         View original article at USA Today

Amazon’s drones are almost here! Rob Smith (@robsmithonline) has the details on its newest promo for the game changing delivery service.         View original article at USA Today

With a new video ad, Amazon inches closer to making its 30-minute drone delivery system a reality.When Amazon first made its drone delivery aspirations public, people balked at the idea—much like they did when the company announced the Jetsons-inspired Dash button earlier this year. Dubbed Amazon Prime Air, the drone delivery program promised to deliver small packages by drone to customers in under 30 minutes, though CEO Jeff Bezos warned that it would take “four or five years” to fine-tune the technology.Read Full Story View original article at…