Inside Chris Anderson's Open-Source Drone Factory

the_newsbeagle writes "The former editor of Wired is betting that the 21st century skies will be filled with drones, and not the military sort. His company, 3D Robotics, is building open-source UAVs for the civilian market, and expects its drones to catch on first in agriculture.

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the CEOs of Sky Futures, Verifly and Airware took the stage with TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois in an attempt to explain how drones can be used other than for taking selfies. But, before that can happen, common sense regulation is needed,

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You might've seen a mistletoe-toting drone (sponsored by TGI Friday's) pop up in your Facebook feed this week. This idea is both dumb and unoriginal. Some maker-types deployed a mistletoe drone in San Francisco last year. That was cute . This is a marketing stunt.Read more...

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Skydio Makes Drones Smart So Pilots Can Be Dumb With $3M From Andreessen

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EHANG, Maker Of Ghost Drone, Raises $10M Series A Led By GGV Capital

Though the market is still in its early stages, drone startups are becoming increasingly popular among venture capital firms. One of the latest companies to benefit is EHANG, maker of Ghost Drone, which users can control by tilting their smartphones.

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Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

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NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

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Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

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