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Drones Getting in the Way of Emergency Responders

By Elliot Spagat SAN DIEGO (AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot suddenly identified the object as a four-rotor drone only 10 […]

Facebook Ready to Test Giant Drone for Internet Service

By Brandon Bailey MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. Engineers at the giant social network say […]

Will the Internet Listen to Your Private Conversations?

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon’s Echo, a digital assistant that can be […]

Motion Industries Launches ‘Mi Safety Specialist’ Website

Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, is pleased to introduce one of several new knowledge websites: www.MiSafetySpecialist.com. Designed as an information hub, the Mi Safety Specialist site offers valuable resources to the industrial world about the latest trends in workplace safety and safety product knowledge. Site visitors […]

Honeywell and TPDDL Deploy First-of-its-Kind Smart Grid Project to Improve Energy Reliability

MINNEAPOLIS [PRNewswire] — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) recently announced that they have successfully implemented the first-ever automated demand response (ADR) project for commercial and industrial facilities in India.   TPDDL is using Honeywell technology and services to link more than 160 buildings in its distribution network, and call for temporary […]