Sunday, January 21, 2018

Amazon patents a talking drone that would chat with customers — and ask for...

What’s nice about Amazon’s new drone patent is the prospect of having a little chat with your aerial-delivery vehicle when it’s dropping off your...

Amazon wants to deliver packages from an underwater warehouse

Amazon dreams of delivering your goods faster than ever by storing them in underwater warehouses. In the latest moonshot patent written by Amazon, the...

Amazon reveals plan for huge, city-center drone-delivery towers

A barrage of patent applications from e-commerce giant Amazon showcases a futuristic, hive-like drone-delivery tower fed by 18-wheelers and full of robots, as the...

These venture capitalists will (and won’t) be attending White House summit today

It’s the fourth day of “Tech Week” in the White House, and the Trump administration has another conference set up today for ways to...

Drone crash cuts power to 1,600 PG&E customers in Mountain View and forces library...

A drone crash into a power line caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage in Mountain View, cutting power to City Hall and the library. Source

How’s Apple Park looking before employees move in next month?

If you're all atwitter over Apple's new spaceship-like campus, here's a feast for your eyes: an updated video of Apple Park in all its glory, via drone. Source

Richmond firm backed by VC Tim Draper plans to fly test versions of giant...

Richmond startup Natilus plans to launch giant cargo drones to revolutionize goods transport, and plans to start testing a prototype soon in the Bay Area. Source

Google eyes office drones for virtual ‘telepresence’ meetings

Google has applied to patent office drones carrying audio-visual equipment, for a movable system for virtual conferencing that allows people in remote locations to appear by video feed. Source

Flying camera drone startup Lily Robotics comes crashing down

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón on Thursday announced a civil law enforcement action against Lily for false advertising and unfair business practices. Source

Facebook’s drone accident under investigation by NTSB

The drone, called Aquila, suffered from a "structural failure" right before it landed at 7:43 am mountain standard time near Yuma, Arizona, on June 28, the National Transportation Safety Board said... Source

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