January 26, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

My Share of the Love at CES2017

Disclaimer: The opinions shared in this blog post are my own and there is no implied or expressed endorsement from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). CES2017 began on the evening of Wednesday January 4th and ended on Sunday, January 8, 2017. It’s my third year at the CES trade show and things are just now […]

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November 7, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Things You Might not Know About Drones

Recently I read about a trending toy for kids and adults – a modular drone. I couldn’t help but wonder whether the inventors know anything about the history of drones, which I learned only after reading the following article. Harry wrote it in 1991 and filed it (untitled) on his computer. He may have submitted […]

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February 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, Education Committee and  Public Safety Committee will hold a joint worksession on the impact of children fleeing from violence on the County today at 2 p.m. The worksession will be live-streamed on the […]

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of drone flying

FAA Lifts Extended Ban on Drone and Model Aircraft Outside Washington, D.C.

Beginning today, model aircraft and drone hobbyists can fly their machines in parts of Montgomery County. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is updating conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of today, the operating procedures […]

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July 23, 2015 | Cindy Peña

MyMCMedia Shoots for the Sun and Stars (VIDEO & PHOTO)

In a first for MyMCMedia, videographer Jorge Nunez took a camera to the skies using a new drone to capture aerial views of the demolition work at White Flint in Rockville. The drone performed perfectly, soaring high above the treelines, while the attached GoPro videotaped the bulldozers and demolition below. Jorge (see him at work in video, […]

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February 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. The Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center has a new name and a new logo. 2. State Delegate Aruna Miller is introducing legislation to limit the use of drones. 3. Local civic groups are hosting a Budgetpoolza event one week from today. 4. […]

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February 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

State Delegate Introduces Legislation to Limit Use of Drones

Maryland State Delegate Aruna Miller of Montgomery County (D-15th District) said she is sponsoring legislation to protect residents from the unauthorized use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (also known as drones) surveillance. “While the emergence of this technology is exciting and holds great promise, it also raises significant concerns about its potential use for unauthorized surveillance […]

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September 29, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Council President Craig Rice’s Sept. 29 News Briefing (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice met with the media on Sept. 29 and shared some updates on a variety of issues, including the county’s procurement process, campaign financing, a federal grant for Montgomery College and more. He also fielded questions about the new Holy Cross Hospital, drones, the missing Hoggle kids, an Ebola exposed […]

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September 29, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. A fire at Sardi’s restaurant on Sunday morning in Gaithersburg caused over $100,000 in damage. 2. A doctor who has been exposed to the Ebola virus has been admitted to NIH. 3. Montgomery County’s Animal Services Division is looking for homes for […]

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