High-Tech Defense For Homeowners In Wildfire-Prone Areas Uses Drones, 3DPeople who live in areas prone to wildfire are coming to understand the importance of hardening their homes. Now, a startup company is using an eye in the sky to identify fire risk and make the task of creating a defensible space a lot easier.
Dixie Fire Update: Taylorsville Threatened By Stubborn Spot Fire; Firefighting Drones To Be DeployedFire crews battling the massive Dixie Fire burning across five Northern California counties will be using drones to drop fire balls from the sky to help keep flames from reaching the community of Taylorsville.
Drones Deployed During Hayward Police Standoff Find Gunman Sleeping In His Own BedA dramatic standoff between police and an armed suspect who had fired shots from inside his Hayward home ended peacefully with the help of drones and a robot that was able to determine the gunman had fallen asleep in his bed, police said Monday.
Drone Home-Delivery Service Trial Planned For San Mateo, Contra Costa CountiesDive Delivery in San Bruno said it plans to launch a trial service for residents in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties in which a drone could deliver small packages of essential goods like face masks directly to a person's backyard.
Walnut Creek Police Seeks To Acquire Drones For Law Enforcement ScenariosThe Walnut Creek City Council will hear a report Tuesday about the possible acquisition of drones by the city’s police department for use in a number of law enforcement scenarios.
Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries In Small Virginia TownA Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.
U.S. Navy Admits UFOs Captured On Video Exist; Expert Speculates They're From EarthThe U.S. Navy has finally admitted the existence of the unidentified flying objects their pilots captured on video that had the world speculating that they could be extraterrestrial life.
Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Could Send Bay Area Gas Prices HigherDrone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen have set huge fires at two facilities run by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company at a vulnerable choke point for global energy supplies.
Mountain View Residents Concerned About Citywide Drone UseMountain View residents will soon get to weigh in on whether they think the city's fire, police and public works departments should use drones for city business.
Man Faces Federal Charges For Flying Drone Over 49ers, Raiders GamesA Sacramento County man has been charged with violating national defense airspace by flying a drone that dropped anti-media leaflets over 49ers and Raiders games in 2017.
Drone Detection System Launched In San Mateo County To Protect Critical FacilitiesSan Mateo County has launched a drone detection system to protect critical facilities like jails and courts after a successful test earlier at this year at the county’s Youth Services Center.
San Francisco At The Forefront Of Detecting Dangerous DronesA San Francisco company and SFO are at the forefront of new airport security solutions dealing with dangerous drones.
Technology From San Francisco Drone Company Helps In Camp Fire RecoveryA San Francisco drone company is working with Butte County to map the burned areas of the Camp Fire using to assess damage and get wildfire victims back on their feet more quickly.
IBM Wants To Make Coffee-Delivering Drones That Monitor You At WorkIBM has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for their idea of a camera-equipped drone that hovers over you, watching your pupil dilation and facial expressions to judge if you need more coffee.
Intel Drones Light Up Sky Over Santa Clara