An equivalent headline would have been "Tablets Surpass Netbooks in Popularity". The data is really telling us that there is no one-size-fits-all technology. Laptops, desktops, netbooks, smartphones, and tablets each have strengths and weaknesses and adapt differently to specific use cases.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.