Spy drones are getting shot down in air-to-air combat across the Middle East and South Asia.Get used to it. Clashes between drones and manned warplanes could become much more frequent in coming years. And eventually, the drones might start winning.On June 8, a US Air Force F-15E manned fighter jet intercepted and shot down an Iranian-made Shahed-129 armed drone that had just attacked US-allied fighters in southern Syria

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Should drone owners be able to fly their drones wherever and however they want to? This is the question increasingly asked by the consumer drone community as drone giant DJI tightens flying restrictions on its customers. The debate is one with property rights at its core. And in the never-ending cat and mouse game of DJI drone pilots trying to escape constraints like geofences in the vicinity of airports—no fly zones implemented by over-the-air updates straight to the drone’s GPS —some pilots are now paying hundreds of dollars to evade DJI’s watch. Enter Coptersafe, a drone modification business that jailbreaks drones. “It is very good that DJI makes a lot of effort about safety,” Coptersafe spokesperson Michael Taratin told Motherboard, “but I think that limitations should be set according to local laws

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After Amazon announced last week that they would be buying Whole Foods Market, some customers wondered what their shopping experience would be like at the upscale grocery store chain after it was acquired by a company known for its online shopping. Luckily for them, Jimmy Kimmel has some ideas about what the future of Whole Foods a la Amazon will look like.
In a segment aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night, Kimmel imagined what visiting an Amazon-owned Whole Foods would be like, with hilarious results.
After receiving a hummus sample, Kimmel was offered the option to get it delivered monthly to his home, shopping suggestions based on what other customers bought, and an in-person review of the product. Staying true to Amazon’s latest business developments, Kimmel eventually received his hummus via drone and was offered the option to join “Whole Foods Prime” which besides costing $600, includes “a free streaming series from the Duplass brothers

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Elon Musk has shared a glimpse at what goes on inside the Falcon Factory, where SpaceX’s powerful rockets are born. A flythrough video shows different stages of work on the massive boosters.

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The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says the boom in drone popularity is ‘a huge game changer’ similar ‘to powered flight or jet engines.’

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