Amazon has a new idea to ensure delivery safety: a self-destruct drone. On Friday, The Verge reported that Amazon has submitted a patent for a drone that can initiate a crash sequence and break itself into pieces in case of emergencies.  SEE ALSO: This cute, flying robot could be your new bestie The idea behind the design is simple: If anything goes wrong while an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is delivering your latest Amazon splurge, it’s safer to have a bunch of small drone fragments fall out of…

Like the US, many remote and rural parts of the UK lack access to high speed internet. But unlike the states, one of the biggest barriers comes down to topology: they just literally can’t get the wires to reach across the rocky hills and valleys. But thanks to a little ingenuity, a drone, some fishing line, and a tennis ball, that’s no longer a problem for one UK company. Andy Whale, the chief engineer at Openreach, a UK company that builds telecom infrastructure, told me that in many…

Several drone companies are using cutting-edge technology to deliver essential medical supplies to remote areas—and, in the process, gaining experience that could be used for shipments in more densely populated places. View original article at Wall Street Journal

GPS jammers are easily available on the Internet. No, we’re not linking to them. Nevertheless, GPS jammers are frequently used by truck drivers and other people with a company car that don’t want their employer tracking their every movement. Do these devices work? Are they worth the $25 it costs to buy one? That’s what [phasenoise] wanted to find out. These tiny little self-contained boxes spew RF at around 1575 View original article at Hack A Day

The internet shopping giant plans to use drones one day to deliver packages. But with so many drones in the air, what happens if one fails, falls out of the sky, and hits someone? Amazon now thinks it has the answer: fall out of the sky in the right way–by breaking apart. The company has … Continue reading “Amazon’s latest drone breaks apart in the sky–but it’s supposed to” The internet shopping giant plans to use drones one day to deliver packages. But with so many drones in…

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Who would have thought that a gadget purchased by the military would someday become a bestselling holiday gift? OK, so the toy drones you can buy at your local department or electronics stores are slightly different than the ones wielded by the U.S. government, but the capabilities of some toy drones would still probably blow your mind.  SEE ALSO: Save $150 on this foldable, self-flying camera drone With many modern models boasting…