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Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley


German drone delivery trial paves the way to replacing trucks for inter-office deliveries

Drone startup Wingcopter, working with partners Merck and the Frankfurt University of Applied Science, has completed a first flight of a new drone delivery trial designed to show the benefits of using drones instead of trucks or other road faring vehicles for moving small cargo between two physically separate office facilities. This first flight covered around 25 km (roughly 15.5 miles), taking a sample of pigments from one Merck lab in Gernsheim to its headquarters in Darmstadt in Germany. T...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Germany, Tech, Merck, UPS, Drones, Aerospace, Darmstadt, Fedex, Alphabet, Drone Delivery, Gernsheim, Tom Plummer


Drone delivery: Medical supplies will soon be flying around San Diego

UPS and Matternet are teaming up for a trial drone delivery service for health care facilities in San Diego.
Tags: News, Trends, UPS, Drones, San Diego, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Matternet, Delivery Drone


UCSD hospital gets a drone delivery program powered by Matternet and UPS

Drone delivery may not make a lot of sense for food or parcel delivery yet, but for hospitals it could be a lifesaver. A new test program is being inaugurated at UC San Diego’s Jacobs Medical Center, where Matternet drones operated by UPS will fly blood samples and other items to and from other nearby facilities. The new program will be the third under Matternet’s belt; An earlier partnership with UPS has made some 1,900 flights at WakeMed hospital in North Carolina, and flights with SwissPos...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, UPS, Drones, Robotics, North Carolina, Aerospace, Zurich, Drone Delivery, Jacobs, UC San Diego, UCSD, WakeMed, Matternet


Flying meds: UPS uses drones for deliveries to CVS customers for first time

UPS wants to use drones as well as trucks to deliver goods to customers. The shipping giant recently teamed up with CVS Pharmacy for its first trial deliveries of prescription meds to customers in the U.S.
Tags: News, Trends, UPS, Cvs, CVS Pharmacy, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Drone Deliveries, Ups Flight Forward


Uber's New Delivery Drone Has a Battery Life of Just 8 Minutes and Absolutely Reeks of Vaporware

Uber has announced it’s developing a new drone it hopes to use for Uber Eats deliveries one day. But there appears to be one small problem: The drone’s battery life is reportedly just eight minutes, including loading and unloading of packages. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cars, Drones, Deliveries, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Wing, Vaporware, Project Wing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Our Garbage Future, Uber Elevate


Uber's New Delivery Drone Absolutely Reeks of Vaporware [Updated]

Uber has announced it’s developing a new drone it hopes to use for Uber Eats deliveries one day. Eric Allison, the head of Uber Elevate, talked about the new drone in Detroit yesterday at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. And while the mock-up design looks pretty cool, with rotating wings and six rotors, the details…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cars, Drones, Deliveries, Detroit, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Wing, Vaporware, Project Wing, Eric Allison, Dara Khosrowshahi, Our Garbage Future, Uber Elevate


Uber Eats is close to delivering your dinner using a drone

Uber shared a few more details about its plans to bring drone delivery to Uber Eats, unveiling a new version of its potential delivery drone.
Tags: Uber, News, Trends, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Delivery Drone


CVS and UPS join forces for drone deliveries to customers’ homes

More and more major companies are keen to get into the drone delivery game. Take CVS and UPS. The two firms have just teamed up to develop a drone service delivering prescription drugs and other retail items direct to customers.
Tags: News, Trends, UPS, Drones, Cvs, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Emerging Tech


Wing launches the first commercial drone delivery service in the United States

Wing officially went into operation this week. The drone delivery service will be delivering over-the-counter medication to people who live and work in the town of Christiansburg, Virginia.
Tags: News, Trends, United States, Prime Air, Drone Delivery, Wing


Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the US

Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, and their first customers are Michael and Kelly Collver, who will get a “cough and cold pack,” which includes Tylenol, cough drops, facial tissues, Emergen-C and bottled water (do people who have colds need bottled water?). The Collvers are re...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Technology, Virginia, US, UPS, Walgreens, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone, United States, Faa, Aerospace, Fedex, Michael, Alphabet


Meatballs and pastries offered by Wing’s first European drone delivery service

Alphabet's Wing is getting ready to begin testing its drone delivery technology in Helsinki, Finland. At the start, customers will be able to order a variety of food and drinks, with delivery promised within about 10 minutes. The post Meatballs and pastries offered by Wing’s first European drone delivery service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Drones, Drone Delivery, Wing, Emerging Tech, Project Wing


Google’s Wing – Not Amazon — Has Landed The First Approval For Drone Delivery

Google’s Wing – Not Amazon — Has Landed The First Approval For Drone Delivery A Google offshoot just got the FAA’s first go-ahead for drone deliveries. The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday authorized Alphabet’s Wing Aviation to start delivering goods via drones later th...
Tags: Google, Uncategorized, Sem, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Drone Delivery, Radio Show, Virginia Tech, Transportation Department, Blacksburg, Blacksburg Virginia, Wing Aviation, Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Commercial Package, Google’s Wing, Not Amazon


Drone delivers life-saving kidney for transplant patient in world first

A medical facility in Maryland has become the first to use a drone to deliver a kidney for transplant into a patient. The specially built drone is capable of maintaining and monitoring a viable human organ during flight. The post Drone delivers life-saving kidney for transplant patient in world first appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Maryland, Medical, Trends, Drone, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Delivery Drone


Drone delivers lifesaving kidney for transplant patient in world first

A medical facility in Maryland has become the first to use a drone to deliver a kidney for transplant into a patient. The specially built drone is capable of maintaining and monitoring a viable human organ during flight. The post Drone delivers lifesaving kidney for transplant patient in world first appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Maryland, Medical, Trends, Drone, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Delivery Drone, Tech For Change


Digital Trends Live: Drone delivery OK’d, Aerosmith’s immersive concert, and more

Join DT Live as we discuss the FAA's approval of delivery drones, 3D-printing advances in prosthetics and bike helmets, geoengineering against climate change, identity management, Aerosmith's immersive THX concert, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Drone delivery OK’d, Aerosmith’s immersive concert, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, News, Climate Change, Trends, 3d Printing, Faa, Drone Delivery, Aerosmith, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


FAA Clears Alphabet's Wing for Home Drone Deliveries in Virginia

Alphabet’s Project Wing has gained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct commercial drone flights in Virginia. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Virginia, Drones, Faa, Alphabet, Federal Aviation Administration, Drone Delivery, Wing, Elaine Chao, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Project Wing, Air Carrier Certification, Wing for Home Drone Deliveries


Alphabet’s Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone

Wing Aviation, the drone-based delivery startup born out of Google’s X labs, has received the first FAA certification in the country for commercial carriage of goods. It might not be long before you’re getting your burritos sent par avion. The company has been performing tests for years, making thousands of flights and supervised deliveries to show that its drones are safe and effective. Many of those flights were in Australia, where in suburban Canberra the company recently began its first c...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Australia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Finland, Canberra, Robotics, Faa, Alphabet, Drone Delivery, Wing, Project Wing


Google’s Wing drones are now delivering mochas and meds in Australia

Google's Wing drone is now part of a full-fledged delivery service in North Canberra, Australia. Customers can order a range of items from local businesses using a smartphone app, with the delivery arriving in "minutes." The post Google’s Wing drones are now delivering mochas and meds in Australia appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Australia, Trends, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Wing, Emerging Tech, Project Wing, North Canberra Australia


Alphabet's Wing Lands 'World-First' Approval for Drone Deliveries of Food and Medicine in Australia

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has approved Project Wing’s plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a “world-first,” according to a new report by the Guardian. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has been testing…Read more...
Tags: Google, Food, Videos, Science, Medicine, Australia, Skynet, Canberra, Plans, Suburbs, Alphabet, Drone Delivery, Project Wing, Civil Aviation Safety Authority CASA, Guzman Y Gomez, Chemist Warehouse


Amazon’s crazy delivery-drone blimp, as imagined by a video artist

If Amazon ever gets to build the extraordinary delivery-drone blimp that it featured in a patent filing a few years ago, then this video by a Japan-based digital artist shows how it might look. The post Amazon’s crazy delivery-drone blimp, as imagined by a video artist appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Japan, News, Trends, Smart Home, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Emerging Tech, Amazon Patent, Amazon Blimp


Delivery drones: NASA to test advanced traffic control system for cities

Delivery drone services are edging closer as NASA prepares to demonstrate its advanced drone traffic management system, which it claims offers safe and effective control of autonomous aircraft in urban areas. The post Delivery drones: NASA to test advanced traffic control system for cities appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Drones, Prime Air, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Traffic Control Management


Drone delivery testers reveal their main gripe about such a service

Anyone who has been close to a quadcopter won't be surprised to discover what it is that people seem to be most concerned about when it comes to the idea of drone delivery services. The post Drone delivery testers reveal their main gripe about such a service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Drone Delivery, Wing, Emerging Tech, Project Wing


Full-fledged drone delivery service set to land in remote Canadian community

Some drone delivery operations seem rather crude in their execution, but Drone Delivery Canada is building a comprehensive platform that's aiming to take drone delivery to the next level. The post Full-fledged drone delivery service set to land in remote Canadian community appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Canada, Drones, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, First Nation, Delivery Drone


Alphabet’s ‘Wing’ delivery drones are on their way to Europe

Google-parent Alphabet is taking its "Wing" drone delivery project to Helsinki in Finland. The move follows 18 months of trials in Australia, and gives the team the chance to test its technology in a harsh winter climate. The post Alphabet’s ‘Wing’ delivery drones are on their way to Europe appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Europe, News, Australia, Trends, Finland, Alphabet, Helsinki, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Wing, Emerging Tech, Project Wing


Car parts maker ZF is using drones to deliver components to its factories

ZF recently became the first entity in Germany to receive approval to use drones to deliver spare parts, and the company now uses them to deliver parts from its central warehouses to its workshops. The post Car parts maker ZF is using drones to deliver components to its factories appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Germany, Cars, Trends, Drones, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, ZF, Drone Deliveries, ZF Group


Flying food: Uber has set a target date to use drones for meal delivery

Uber is better known for transporting people around town, but it also has a growing meal-delivery business called UberEats. It currently uses drivers and cyclists to deliver the food, but also has plans to use drones. The post Flying food: Uber has set a target date to use drones for meal delivery appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Trends, Drones, Smart Home, Drone Delivery, Ubereats, Emerging Tech, Meal Delivery


This golf course’s delivery drone flies the 19th hole to you

A new drone delivery service is about to begin testing at a golf course in North Dakota. Developed by drone company Flytrex, golfers can use an app to place their order, take their shot, and then wait for their snacks to fly in. The post This golf course’s delivery drone flies the 19th hole to you appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, North Dakota, Golf, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Flytrex


Drone-delivered meals come to Shanghai, but they’re dropped off by … a human?

When city roads are busy with traffic, meal delivery services can suffer, with food arriving at customers' doors late ... and cold. A service in China has taken to using drones while at the same time keeping its drivers employed. The post Drone-delivered meals come to Shanghai, but they’re dropped off by … a human? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Trends, Drones, Shanghai, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Meal Delivery


Workhorse Group’s drones are now delivering packages in Ohio

Workhorse Group is launching a drone delivery pilot program in Loveland, Ohio. Residents will be able to use a dedicated app to have their packages delivered by drones launched from nearby delivery vans. The post Workhorse Group’s drones are now delivering packages in Ohio appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Drones, Ohio, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Workhorse Group, Workhorse, Loveland Ohio