Martha Stewart has a drone, but she only does boring stuff with it.
The lifestyle queen told Vanity Fair that she doesn’t use her drone for anything cool like tracking down prison yard enemies. She just uses it to take pretty pictures.
“It has a little camera. You connect it to your iPhone, and you can control it with your iPhone, and it flies all over my farm and takes pictures,” she said

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You probably already knew that Google’s crazy Project Tango smartphone was more of a pocket-sized 3D mapping machine than a phone. Now, researchers have combined Tango with a quadrotor to create an autonomous […]

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Indian pizzeria starts sending orders by air

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[House4Hack] and [HABEX] have teamed up to design and build a glider system that can be taken up 30-40km via a weather balloon, dropped, and flown home via FPV.
Of course, this has been done before, but you know what, it’s such a cool experiment, and so few people have done it… who cares! The goal is to hit at least 20km altitude, hope for 30km, and if possible — 40km would break records. For reference, the one we linked made it 33km up.
The plane is a Mini-talon V-tail, which was donated to them by their local hobby shop as a sponsorship. It features an ArduPlane Autopilot module, a 1

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Image: John Biehler/FlickrPiling on to the Federal Aviation Administration’s troubles with drone regulation, Congress doesn’t believe the FAA is capable of sticking to its own timetable for implementing new drone rules.When Congress passed the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, it asked the FAA to expedite the integration of drones into the National Airspace System by 2015. Given the many complications the agency has faced since then, most in the industry think they’ll miss those deadlines—and it appears Congress does too.A new report from the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee suggests lawmakers are “concerned that the FAA may not be well positioned to manage effectively the introduction of UAS in the United States” and that many in Congress believe the FAA will miss its deadline. They specifically note that the task has been complicated by the recent National Transportation Safety Board ruling that commercial drones are at least temporarily legal

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