Predator drones will no longer haunt the sky above parts of the Middle East and Africa, though another type of drone will take their place. MQ-1 predators and other military drones have launched hellfire missiles in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and other nations. The predator’s been around for more than two decades. SEE ALSO: Video of ‘chubby’ tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think The reaper drones that will take its place are faster, have better sensors and can carry more explosive power, according…

Last summer, when Facebook tested its huge drone, the right wing fizzled out and it smashed into the Arizona desert. So, you know, could have gone better. But it was round one, and the company now believes it’s ready to test the solar-powered Aquila multiple times a month.  “The systems performed way better than planned,” Facebook Vice President of Engineering Jay Parikh said on Monday from a conference in Barcelona, Spain, according to Bloomberg. “But we need to fly a lot more View original article at Mashable

This year’s Academy Awards may have been a little more shocking than most, but it apparently still provided plenty of things for people to loathe. Hater, the dating app that brings people together based on what they both dislike, asked their users to weigh in on this year’s Oscars, and they found plenty of common ground. People were offered the award show-specific topics in the week leading up to the ceremony, and — as with all topics — they swiped on them to indicate love, hate, like and…

A new drone is being pitched to business that want to safely carry out inspections from the sky. View original article at BBC World News

The pilot of a drone that knocked a woman unconscious has been jailed for 30 days in the US. View original article at BBC World News