Drone

The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. (U.S. Navy)

‘Drone Shark’ Unveiled As Latest U.S. Navy Robot Weapon, No Lasers On Its Head, But Fiction Definitely Becoming Fact

Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies wanted “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” but couldn’t get them, yet the real U.S. Navy now has drone sharks, and while the robots don’t have lasers, the “GhostSwimmer” UUV is a formidable weapon ripped right out of fiction.

12/16/2014

Unmanned aerial vehicle or drone purchased by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. (CBS)

Alameda County Sheriff Shows Off $100K Drone System

The Alameda County Sheriff’s department showed off its new drone among a swath of high-tech equipment Wednesday in Dublin.

12/03/2014

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Elon Musk Confirms Plans To Launch Satellites For ‘Low-Cost’ Internet Access World-Wide

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk confirms plans to launch a fleet of small satellites to deliver low-cost Internet access around the world.

11/11/2014

(L-R) Rep. Mike Honda, Ro Khanna (US House/Khanna Campaign)

Honda Declares Victory Based On ‘Insurmountable Lead’ In South Bay House Race

With absentee ballots still being counted in Alameda and Santa Clara County, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda declared himself the winner Friday in his race against challenger Ro Khanna in California’s 17th Congressional District.

11/07/2014

Photo of a drone hovering outside the window of a resident of a San Jose high-rise. (CBS)

Downtown San Jose Condo Residents Unnerved By Peeping Drones, City May Crack Down

Elsvette Buenaventura just moved into her 10th floor condo in Downtown San Jose. But lately, the million-dollar view is as beautiful as it is unnerving.

11/07/2014

The Anura pocket-sized drone. (AeriCam)

San Francisco Drone Maker Unveils Smartphone-Controlled Drone That Folds Up Into Pocket Size

A San Francisco-based drone maker is set to unveil a device it calls a drone for the masses that can shoot video and fold up into the size and shape of a cellphone.

10/13/2014

This image from video captured by a drone shows the massive scope of pro-democracy protests on the streets of Hong Kong. (Source: Nero Chan via Youtube)

Drone Video Shows Massive Scope Of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

Video shot from a drone showed the massive scope of demonstrations in Hong Kong Monday.

09/29/2014

Police drone. (CBS)

Brown Vetoes Bill Limiting Police Drone Surveillance

Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Sunday that he has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance.

09/29/2014

A photo taken on September 9, 2014 shows a drone flying over vineyards of the Pape Clement castle, belonging to Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez in the soutwestern French town of Pessac. Magrez is the first winemaker to have bought last February a drone equipped with a infrared camera to determine the optimal maturity of the domain's grapes and thus harvest them at different times. AFP PHOTO JEAN PIERRE MULLER. (Photo credit should read JEAN PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government To Allow Drones For TV, Movie Production; Other Industries May Follow Suit

The government plans to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

09/25/2014

An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet. (Photo by Lee A. Osberry Jr./U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)

U.S., Partner Nations Launch Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets In Syria

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

09/22/2014

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