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Drone Beat: Amazon Drones in India, National Parks Bans and More

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of incorporating them into their businesses, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon

Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

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U.S. Copyright Office: Photos Taken by a Monkey Can’t Be Copyrighted

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The U.S. Copyright Office has settled the recent debate over the so-called monkey selfie, declaring in updated rules that a piece of content produced by an animal can’t be registered.

Neither can content created by ghosts and gods. Seriously.

“The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals or plants,” the federal office, which operates under the Library of Congress, wrote in a…

Google Glass Update Brings Access to All Your Phone Contacts

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Google has updated its Glass software, letting you access all of your phone’s contacts (as opposed to only 10) on Glass

The top 20 contacts are now available by voice, while the rest can be accessed by swiping

Other changes include a new way to choose how you message a contact — tap one, and you can switch between an email, SMS or Hangouts

Android users will be able to use this new functionality as soon as they get the latest Glass…

Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore

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Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip

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Drone Beat: Obama’s Executive Order, a 20-Minute Rescue and More

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

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Last update: July 24, 5:32 p.m. ET

Obama will reportedly issue an executive order on drone privacy

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Feels the Squeeze From Smartphone Cameras

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera was a game changer two years ago. It was the first camera to properly fuse a point-and-shoot camera with Android and cellular connectivity. It was supposed to be the template for the future, bringing the power of the Internet and apps to cameras. Samsung was on to something big.

The Galaxy Camera 2 is the second-generation of that Android fusion, only it’s not quite as bold, or as ambitious this time around. Unlike the rapid update cycle that is typical for…

‘My Saddest Photo Yet’: Astronaut Sees Israel and Gaza Rocket Fire From Space

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The rapid-fire rocket exchange between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday evening was so bright it could be seen from space.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted two images on Wednesday that he took from more than 200 miles above the Earth as the International Space Station was flying over Israel and Gaza

The rocket fire and explosions crisscrossing between the two areas appear to be visible in the photos. (Mashable reached out to NASA for further clarification on where the explosions are…

Drone Beat: Flying in Gaza, at a Congressman’s Wedding and More

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

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Last update: July 19, 12:42 p.m. ET

Judge delivers another blow to the FAA

For the second time in just over…

Twitter Is About to Improve Direct Messages

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Twitter is about to make some obvious but much-needed improvements to its direct-messages feature.

On Friday night, Twitter announced that it plans to update its iPhone and Android apps, so users can view their entire direct-message history on mobile. Twitter also said it’s planning to streamline the process of deleting direct messages on mobile and the web, so there’s less confusion.

We’re also making an update to the Twitter…