Drones

(Titan Aerospace)

Google’s Internet-Beaming Drones Set To Take Flight This Year

Titan, the drone company Google acquired last year, plans to conduct its maiden voyage this year of aircraft that could provide internet to people on the ground.

03/02/2015

Seagull, sea gull

Falcons And Drones Deployed To Monitor Rooftop Nests In Order To Protect Seagulls

A California seaside community plans to deploy drones to record video of rooftop nests that need to be removed to protect seagulls.

01/21/2015

Police arrest a man suspected of stealing a drone and helicopter from a Radio Shack in San Francisco on January 15, 2015. (CBS)

2 San Francisco Tech Execs Help Nab Suspected Drone Thief

Two San Francisco tech executives, a CEO and a COO of different companies, helped nab a suspected drone thief.

01/15/2015

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)

$3,000 Drone Stolen From San Francisco Rec & Parks Dept.; Program Put On Hold

A quadcopter owned by the City of San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department was stolen last Tuesday morning. The drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, was also equipped with a camera.

01/15/2015

Coit Tower

San Francisco Coit Tower Closure For Commercial Filming With Drone Angers Residents

For the second day visitors to Coit Tower and Pioneer Park in San Francisco will be turned away as a private company films a corporate commercial using a drone.

01/13/2015

(Credit: Buena Vista Images)

Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New Drones

The Homeland Security Department’s border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

01/08/2015

(Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Campaign Urges New Drone Owners To Fly Safely This Holiday Season

With drones becoming popular gifts, the sky over the Bay Area may get much more crowded this Christmas. A new campaign has been launched to make sure the new aircraft are flown safely.

12/22/2014

Cloud Seeding Drones

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds

California communities suffering from extreme drought could soon get help from an unlikely place — unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones.

12/21/2014

A drone prototype equiped with a GoPro camera. (Jean Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

San Mateo-Based GoPro Reportedly Developing Its Own Line Of Consumer Drones

The drones are expected to hit the market late next year.

11/27/2014

(Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Records Show Sharp Increase In Near Collisions Between Drones And Aircraft

There have been at least 25 near collisions over the last six months, and more than 175 incidents of drones seen near airports or in restricted airspace.

11/26/2014

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