Alexa and Google Home Record What You Say. But What Happens to That Data?

If you got an Amazon Echo or Google Home voice assistant, welcome to a life of luxurious convenience. You’ll be asking for the weather, the news, and your favorite songs without having to poke around on your phone. You’ll be turning off lights and requesting videos from bed. The world is yours. But you know…

San Diego’s Second Chance at Drone Domination

San Diego missed out last year on a shot to become a national drone testing hub. Now, leaders have another chance to be at the forefront of drone research, and they’re taking pains to ensure they don’t repeat the mistakes they believe doomed their first bid. A handful of San Diego and state-level officials attended…

DRONE TESTING OVER SAN DIEGO AND EAST COUNTY SHOT DOWN

December 30, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its choice of six sites to test unmanned drone aircraft. San Diego is not on the list, despite being home to drone manufacturers and having support from Supervisors and Congressional representatives. Today’s news drew cheers from citizens’ groups opposed to drone…

States Await FAA Drone Testing Decision

With only three highly anticipated days to go, the Economic development offices and major research universities across the nation are waiting with the anticipation of a kid on Christmas Eve for the Federal Aviation Administration to decide where it will station research and test sites for drones. The FAA’s decision, which could be worth billions…

Heron Crashes in Coconut Grove in India

A Heron unmanned aircraft system (UAS) of the Indian Naval Air Station (INS) Parundu crashed into a coconut grove at Usilankattuvalasai in Ramanathapuram district, in Tamil Nadu, close to a residential area, while returning to base after completing its routine surveillance operation on Friday. The UAS, which took off from the INS Parundu base at Uchipuli near…