Widespread Commercial Drone Flights 'Years Away'

Widespread use of commercial drones is likely to take significantly longer than many proponents of the budding industry anticipate, according to U.S. and Canadian aviation regulators.

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VIDEO: How to hone your drone flying skills

How to fly your own drones – legally

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FAA To Begin Testing Commercial Drones In Upstate New York

They’ll be used mostly for agriculture.If you wanted to learn how commercial drones will assimilate into U.S. skies, where would you test them? The Federal Aviation Administration is already experimenting with drone integration at four different sites located in Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas. On Thursday, it named a fifth state in which to begin testing: New York

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Experience an Alternate Reality Without a Headset (or Drugs)

What if virtual reality didn’t require a headset? What if the user, sitting in something like a sense deprivation space minus all the saltwater, could build multiple realities with nothing but their own imagination and the help of some improvisational narrative guides? This is what the troupe of narrators behind ROOM, an interactive storytelling experience, are doing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Over the course of 25 days in August, the troupe will lead 250 blindfolded “players” into a room, where with a combination of sound design and their voices they will construct a vast number of alternate realities. Think of it as 25 minutes of virtual reality without a headset. One of the game’s narrators, writer and director Alan Fielden, said the first version of ROOM was meticulously planned. But, its current iteration, which is more free form, bears little resemblance to its original incarnation

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Kanye West Said a Crazy Thing About Drones But Was Also Right

Kanye West is a worrier. Except these days, he’s not upset about Bonnaroo or water bottles, he’s worried about adult stuff, like the safety of his one-year-old daughter North. More specifically, he’s worried about her getting electrocuted by a paparazzi-piloted drone while she’s swimming. As with most things Kanye, it’s an insightful point flecked with just the lightest patina of crazy.Read more

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