It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s a…surveillance drone? For the first time in history, the New York Police Department will fly a drone over Times Square to monitor the crowd during the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The drone will surveil the event alongside more than 1,200 cameras in order to assist around 7,000 police officers who will be on duty, according to the Associated Press View original article at Mashable

For the first time ever, the New York City Police Department will be getting some robotic support from above during the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square. The NYPD will be deploying […] The post NYPD to Deploy Drone Over Times Square on New Year’s Eve appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

Drone fails aren’t new (especially around the holidays when no one knows how to properly control their newly purchased flying device), but having one crash through your apartment window is still shocking. SEE ALSO: This pocket-sized selfie drone may change the way you take pictures A woman in New York City was jolted to attention on Sunday evening when a GoPro camera drone crashed into her high-rise apartment window, according to local news reports.  The drone smashed through the glass of the 27th-floor window in Manhattan, missing the…

As the Federal Aviation Administration begins to assert its authority to regulate drones, local lawmakers contend the agency’s efforts do not go far enough in protecting privacy and public safety. Original article at nytimes.com