Facebook’s solar-powered internet plane takes flight

Aquila drone, which at cruising speed uses same wattage as three hairdyrers, uses lasers to beam internet to remote regions

Facebook has announced the first successful test flight of a high-altitude solar plane to bring internet access to remote parts of the world.

The Aquila drone has the wingspan of an airliner but weighs less than a car. When cruising it consumes just 5,000 watts – the same as three hairdryers or a powerful microwave.

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Sony claims its PSVR ‘cinematic mode’ is akin to watching on a 226 inch screen

PlayStation VR might be behind the Oculus RIft and Vive on features and release date, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve. It’s shipping with a VR cinema mode, which puts viewers in front of the virtual equivalent of a 226 inch screen.

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Man jailed for using drone to fly drugs into prisons

Daniel Kelly, who used a drone to fly contraband into prisons, is the first person in the UK to be jailed for the offence

A man who used a drone to fly contraband into prisons has become the first person in the UK to be jailed for the crime, police said.

Daniel Kelly, 27, was jailed for 14 months at Maidstone crown court in Kent after admitting conspiracy to project an article into prison.

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