The FAA has proposed new regulations for commercial drones, Sony's smart glasses will be available soon for developers and new rumors surface about the Apple Watch. CNET's Dan Graziano sums up the news in under 3 minutes.
Don't expect a delivery drone to drop off your packages anytime soon. The FAA has proposed new regulations for commercial drones that will cause major hurdles for Amazon's drone-delivery service.
The e-commerce giant says the permit it was just granted is for an aerial vehicle that is already obsolete.
Certificate allows the Internet retail giant to conduct research, development and crew training for its Prime Air delivery drones.
The US government agency's suggested regulations won't let Amazon deliver packages, but they generally make it very easy for businesses to use drones.
The long-awaited rules for unmanned aircraft could open the door for much more regular use of the devices. However, delivery drones don't fit in the new proposed regulations.
The US regulator grants another exemption to its ban on commercial drone use -- this time to oil refineries for monitoring flare stacks.
Amazon says if the US agency won't play, its drone operations will end up overseas. We'll see whether that threat gets off the ground.
The FAA's anticipated ruling is expected to impose a number of tough restrictions for operators such as requiring licenses and limiting flights to daylight hours.
Drones may not seem so unusual nowadays, but they're still generally illegal for US companies to use. The Federal Aviation Administration just opened the door a significant crack, though.