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Chair of House of Lords committee investigating drones doesn’t know what Google Maps is…

So drones are a new thing with important implications in a wide range of fields. Drones have the potential to change the way we think about privacy, security, the postal service, how we fight wars... and a tonne of other things. So it makes sense that Parliament might want to appoint a committee to look…

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James O'MalleyChair of House of Lords committee investigating drones doesn’t know what Google Maps is…

Drone captures amazing killer whale footage

Drones are often held up as a nightmarish foreshadowing of a dystopian future in which unmanned death planes can rain hell from the sky - but they can also be used for much nicer things too. Check out this astonishing footage of some killer whales. It was posted last month by Vancouver Aquarium, and shows…

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Campaigners use a drone to protest Hyde Park charging for access to pitches

The London Charity Softball League has been running since 2003, and in its latest season has seen teams from 70 charities join in - but now the Royal Parks authorities, which manage Hyde Park want to start charging for access to pitches. In response, campaigners who oppose the move have been kicking up a fuss…

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James O'MalleyCampaigners use a drone to protest Hyde Park charging for access to pitches

WATCH: Nixie wearable drone is your own personal photographer

Just as wearables were starting to become the norm, and just as drones are on the verge of taking over - a futuristic combination of the two has appeared. Produced for the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, the quad-copter can be worn around the wrist, before being launched with a tap: It'll fly away from…

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Google testing Project Wing drone delivery service

Amazon is not the only company investigating the possibility of using drones to deliver goods to customers – now search giant Google is testing a drone delivery system. Google is conducting tests on Project Wing, a delivery-by-drone service, in Australia. The project is being developed by Google X, the company's Califfornia-based tech research branch which is…

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Could Pigeon Post be the future of drone delivery?

The internet has been abuzz since Amazon announced their ambitious drone plans last week – but one forward thinker from Manchester, Nathan Rae, doesn't think that Amazon are being ambitious enough. So he's come up with a concept for a…

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James O'MalleyCould Pigeon Post be the future of drone delivery?