I am a little surprised that the news regarding the Federal District Court decision against Apple yesterday hasn't landed here at EE Times. Maybe tomorrow. There are plenty of opinions out there that Apple may not have colluded (Apple for one, of course) but there are plenty that they did (like the federal government's and the District Court). This all will be plenty interesting; the penalty phase upcoming of course plus any and all appeals.
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.