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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently finalized its rules on the commercial use drones weighing up to 55 pounds, providing guidance to journalists who use drones in news gathering. The rules mark the FAA’s first attempt at a comprehensive plan to ensure the safe use of small drones by commercial operators without having to seek case-by-case approval.

Airplanes can already take off, cruise and land using onboard computers, but can they fly without the human touch? That's what the world's largest aircraft manufacturer will find out as Boeing begins testing autonomous flying technology in cockpit simulators this summer.