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Millennium Falcon inside the "Star Wars" exhibit in San Jose (credit: R. Del Rosario/CBS Local)

Drones Spot Millennium Falcon & X-Wing Fighter West of London

Tweets reveal the location of a possible “Star Wars Rebel Base” in Great Britain…

09/11/2014

A DJI Innovations DJI Phantom 2 Vision aerial system drone with controller (R) is shown during "CES: Unveiled," the media preview for International CES, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center January 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

More People Buying Drones Means More People Losing Their Drones When They Malfunction

As the proliferation of drones increases, so do the instances of people losing their drones as the gadgets fly away from their owners, according to published reports.

09/09/2014

An image from a YouTube video of a Google [x] drone from the Project Wing. (Google/YouTube)

Google Lab Developing Fleet Of Drones To Bypass Traffic For Speedy Package Delivery

Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

08/28/2014

KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Police Apologizes For Secrecy Surrounding Purchase Of Drone

The San Jose Police Department has issued an apology for the secretive purchase of a drone earlier this year.

08/05/2014

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)

Amazon Asks FAA Permission To Fly Drones For Delivering Packages In Under 30 Minutes

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

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

Drone Hovering

San Francisco Startup To Begin Delivering Drugs Via Drone

A San Francisco start-up is developing a drone delivery service that promises to drug store items hovering outside of addresses in the Mission District in under 15 minutes.

06/05/2014

Drone Hovering

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

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Universities Train Next Generation Of Drone Operators As FAA Considers Their Commercial Regulation

The recent revelation that a U.S. commercial jet nearly collided with a drone is adding urgency to the need for new FAA rules governing commercial drones. Meanwhile, universities are training their next generation of operators for journalistic practice.

05/13/2014

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