Drones are coming to New York City, and that should worry you. 
So argues the New York Civil Liberties Union, which in a Dec. 7 statement blasts the forthcoming NYPD deployment of the flying surveillance bots as “a serious threat to privacy.” The 14 police drones, which the New York Times reports had been acquired by city police in June, are ostensibly to be used for tasks like keeping an eye on large crowds or hostage situations. However, critics see the deployment as the start of a very slippery, privacy-eroding slope

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Pilot and record flights in 4K UHD with the $100 Yuneec Breeze Drone  Android CentralThe Yuneec 4K UHD Breeze Drone is down to $99.99 at Woot today. This one-day offer saves you around $50 off its price at Walmart, which is as inexpensive

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After 18 months of tests in Australia, a drone delivery service owned by Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. will take flight in Helsinki, Finland.


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Enlarge / Robot, heal thyself. (credit: Gmas3r, via Getty Images) Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Each day this week from Wednesday through Friday, we’re bringing you a pair of stories about facing the future. Today’s focus is on AI in manufacturing and space—stand by to blast off!

Manufacturing is in the early stages of a state of disruption brought on by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing. “Additive manufacturing” has already worked itself into companies such as Porsche and Bugatti, and aircraft builder Airbus is experimenting with UAV THOR, a drone made entirely of 3D-printed parts

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a handful of standout deals, including a nice discount on CanaKit’s Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ starter bundle. It’s currently down to $64 on Amazon, a 20% drop from its usual $80 price.
As we noted in a recent gift guide, the Raspberry Pi has been a favorite tool of DIY hobbyists and tech tinkerers for a few years now. The mini PC can serve as the heart of countless nerdy projects, from custom retro game consoles to self-made drones

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