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U.S. Proposes Rules for Routine Commercial Use of Drones

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) — The government proposed long-awaited rules Sunday to usher in an era of commercial drones zipping through U.S. skies, but packages from these unmanned aircraft won’t be landing on doorsteps any time soon. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed requirements that commercial operators must meet, such as passing a knowledge test […]

Raise Your Home’s IQ: Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage At CES

By Anick Jesdanun LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called “smart home,” cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet […]

Wearable Sensors Gather Lots Of Data – Now To Make It Useful

By Brandon Bailey LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — It’s not just about how many steps you’ve taken or how many calories you’ve burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? “We have a lot of people […]

Booking A Trip To The ER On Your Smartphone? It’s A Breeze

By Linda A. Johnson TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — It’s like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings. Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with non-life-threatening conditions to schedule […]

University Of Delaware Robot Helps Find Missing WWII Planes

By Molly Murray NEWARK, Del. (AP) — For 70 years, two airmen lost in a PBM Avenger that went down over the western Pacific archipelago of Palau were listed as missing in action. But thanks to years of historical research by a group of volunteers, a University of Delaware underwater robot and other technology provided […]