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Amazon delivery drones get a new look

Two years on from its unveiling, Amazon Prime Air now features a sleeker, smarter unmanned aircraft. When it will be cleared for takeoff remains anyone's guess.

By November 29, 2015


Amazon testing 'octocopter' package-delivery drones

Need a delivery fast? Amazon Prime Air might someday get a package to you within 30 minutes, via octocopter. Jeff Bezos says so.

By December 1, 2013


Amazon testing 'octocopter' drone package deliveries

Within the next five years, Amazon hopes to be able to use drones to deliver orders in just 30 minutes.

By December 1, 2013


Walmart wants to test its delivery drones outdoors

The retail giant asks the FAA for permission to test the use of drones that would carry items to its warehouses and customers' homes.

By October 27, 2015


Amazon does octocopters! (pictures)

What's faster than next-day delivery? Try a 30-minute flight from warehouse to your door -- via octocopter. That's Jeff Bezos' vision for the Amazon of the not-so-distant future.

7 Images By December 2, 2013


Stock photography's new frontier: hyperlapses and octocopters

Thought stock photography was boring? New visual tools, like hyperlapses and octocopters, are invigorating photographic content.

By October 1, 2013


​FAA trials show willingness to let drones fly out of sight of operators

The US regulator announces tests of unmanned aircraft flying farther away from pilots than proposed regulations permit.

By May 6, 2015


Pie in the sky: Domino's delivers pizzas via octocopter

A Domino's UK publicity stunt shows what it would look like if pizzas were delivered by RC helicopters.

By June 4, 2013


Amazon blasts FAA on pace of drone regulation process

The e-commerce giant says the permit it was just granted is for an aerial vehicle that is already obsolete.

By March 24, 2015


Amazon gets FAA clearance to test delivery drones

Certificate allows the Internet retail giant to conduct research, development and crew training for its Prime Air delivery drones.

By March 19, 2015