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Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Amateur’s Drone Almost Blocks Plane Fighting Sierra Foothills Fire

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air.

07/28/2014

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Drone Captures Illegal Fireworks Exploding Over SF Mission

The mixture of drones and fireworks have sparked headlines in recent weeks, with some claiming the time has come to regulate the flying crafts and ensure that they don’t interfere with the pyrotechnics.

07/07/2014

Twitter creates Dronie, a drone mounted camera that takes self-portraits

Twitter Reimagines The Selfie With Drone Self-Portraits At Cannes Festival

Twitter took the selfie to new heights with the premier of its drone-mounted camera “Dronie” at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Sunday.

06/16/2014

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Drone Use May Be Approved By FAA For Film, TV Purposes

Drones may be flying through the skies with FAA approval for film and television purposes.

06/04/2014

Grounded American Airlines MD-80 aircraft sit on the tarmac April 10, 2008 at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas. American Airlines again canceled more than 900 flights today as part of the effort to complete inspections and repairs of faulty wiring on its MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

FAA Reveals At San Francisco Conference That Jet Nearly Hit Drone In Florida

Jim Williams of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft systems office acknowledged the incident Thursday at a San Francisco drone conference, citing it as an example of the risks posed by integrating drones into U.S. airspace.

05/09/2014

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Champagne Delivery By Drone At Marin Hotel Canceled

A plan to celebrate hotel rooms in one of Sausalito’s most prime locations with a champagne toast delivered by drone on Tuesday was canceled due to weather conditions.

05/06/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Pesky Drones Buzz Yosemite Landmarks, Officials Say They’re Illegal

The National Park Service issued a statement Friday reminding visitors that federal regulations actually ban the use of unmanned aircraft within the park’s boundaries.

05/02/2014

Amber Schadewald holds the quadcopter drone found outside her San Francisco Fulton St. home. (CBS)

Creeped-Out SF Alamo Square Resident Searching For Owner Of Crash-Landed Mystery Drone

In a Craigslist posting titled “I found your stupid drone,” a noticeably disturbed San Francisco resident is asking the owner of a drone to come forward if “you want it back and/or you don’t want me to see what’s on the SD card.”

04/03/2014

Image from a drone of the San Francisco Mission Bay fire. (Ross Barringer)

Drone Footage Offers New Glimpse Of San Francisco Mission Bay Fire

A Bay Area photographer has provided a compelling view of the huge Mission Bay fire in San Francisco shot from a drone.

03/12/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Los Gatos-Based Netflix Takes Jab At Amazon With Exploding Drone Delivery Ad

Video provider Netflix recently had a little fun at the expense of rival Amazon.com with a mock commercial for drone-powered DVD home delivery service.

02/25/2014

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