FAA rules no drone delivery over cities

Drones Can Make Deliveries Just Not In Cities

Gear up on five IoT news bites for Wednesday.

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Drone Rules The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially released new commercial drone rules—banning automated deliveries anywhere in urban areas. This can't be good news for companies like DHL and Amazon hoping to launch drone delivery services. But keeping drones from delivering to large cities is just part of the new regulations. Additional rules include pilots keeping drones in their sight, passing a test every two years, and flying no more than one drone at a time. Also, drones and their packages, cannot weigh more than 55 pounds, can't fly higher than 400 feet, and must stay under 100 mph. Additional rules can be found online on the FAA's site.

Samsung's $1.2B IoT Bet Samsung is spending $1.2 billion on the development of IoT devices in the U.S. alone over the next four years. The spending is part of Samsung's 'Human-Centered IoT,' vision, eyeing how IoT "can benefit society," says the company.

Apple Camp Want your kids taking classes with Apple this summer? But can't make it out to Cupertino, CA? The tech giant is running three-day camp at Apple stores across the country, Canada, the UK and China teaching kids from ages 8 to 12 on how to code, create interactive books and cut their own movies. Did we mention it's free? Registration opened this week.

PlayStation Vue Goes Live Sony's service, PlayStation Vue, is now on Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Streaming platers and Roku TV starting at $30 a month. Support for Android smartphones and tablets is coming next week.

A Virtual Chill Today's tech-centered world is not exactly without its stresses. All the more reason to search for ways to bring some relaxation, even meditation, into your life. Virtual reality apps are almost made for this endeavor—literally forcing the outer world to tune out as you immerse yourself into another space. Luckily we have what we think are the 7 best VR meditation apps for your mobile-based VR headset. You don't need to spend thousands of dollars to bring some zen to your day.


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