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Quinten Plummer
SpaceX Finds Silver Lining in Failed Sea Landing
01/20/16 12:36 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 607 Words

The Falcon 9 rocket was supposed to deliver its payload, its primary objective, and then land on a drone ship out in the Pacific Ocean.

The rocket stuck the landing, touching down within 4 feet of the ship's center, but it touched...

John P. Mello Jr.
The Future of Deliveries Will Be Driverless
01/05/16 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1033 Words

"Drones are fine for high-priority, high-value products, but your typical gallon of milk kind of thing, it's not as economical to do with a drone as it is with surface technology," Kay added.

Dumb Luck
In the future, 80...

David Jones
Feinstein Revives Terrorist Activity Reporting Bill
12/10/15 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 759 Words

In another case, British citizen Junaid Hussein, a recruiter and hacker for ISIS, contacted several individuals in the U.S. and UK through multiple Twitter accounts, inciting several attempted attacks prior to his death in a U.S. drone strike earlier this year.


Rob Enderle
Common Bonds: Jobs, Torvalds and Bad Behavior
10/12/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1516 Words

I'll close with my product of the week: an amazing new camera for 4K videos from DJI (the drone people) called "Osmo" (which came to market right after I bought a new camera to do the same thing).

Steve Jobs' Image...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Fresh Fires, Tablet Touches, and Underwater Drones
09/19/15 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 909 Words

In our deciduous forest this week are an updated Fire TV, a low-end Amazon Fire tablet, a case that adds touch functions to the rear of iPhones and iPads, and an underwater drone.

As ever, please do not consider these reviews,...

Richard Adhikari
Now Google Knows Its ABCs
08/11/15 12:29 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 629 Words

Alphabet will oversee a collection of companies that are "pretty far afield" of that core, including Google's Life Sciences and Calico health projects, its experimental X Lab, its Wings drone delivery venture, Google Ventures and Google Capital.

Alphabet will be the...

Richard Adhikari
Robots Meet DARPA Challenge Despite Pratfalls
06/08/15 3:08 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 661 Words

The best potential for robotics may be to combine it with drone or aerial vehicle technology, as well as machine-learning algorithms.

"It takes a great deal just to train a robot to do specific actions, especially when some of the operating...

Rob Enderle
3 SciFi Technologies That Are About to Get Amazingly Real
05/11/15 9:18 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1361 Words

If you think about it, to a drone, we are just a really big package. Thanks Amazon!

Personal OnStar
With GPS and cellular service networks knowing where we are, and with increasing levels of sensors monitoring everything from our...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Dashing Buttons, a Plug-In PC and a Smart Teakettle
04/07/15 1:43 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 771 Words

One-hour delivery for people in the areas where that's available is great -- or, eventually, drone delivery -- and skipping a lot of steps certainly makes the ordering process more simple.

Also, I'm not entirely certain I'd want Amazon to know how...

Peter Suciu
Glass Is Still a Twinkle in Google's Eye
03/23/15 3:59 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 754 Words

"It is akin the drone issue," he told TechNewsWorld. "The bad part is hyped, but there are legitimate uses for the technology."

Google is intrusive, but smartphones are already intrusive.

"At least with the phone, you have to pull it...

Richard Adhikari
Tech-Savvy Cubans Build Their Own Private Internet
01/28/15 1:22 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 683 Words

This "would be an ideal place to try Google's or Facebook's emerging drone or satellite solutions," suggested Enderle, "coupled with very low-cost...

Rob Enderle
The Secret Stories of CES
01/12/15 7:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1444 Words

Intel even showed an autonomous drone that could navigate automatically through forests (granted, if it was smarter it would likely fly over them) and through mazes. Most everyone else was showcasing cars.

Nvidia did the best job of showing the massive numbers...

Katherine Noyes
SpaceX Seeks to Defy Odds With Ocean-Platform Rocket Landing
01/02/15 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 609 Words

The autonomous spaceport drone ship on which the rocket must land measures just 300 by 100 feet, with wings that extend its width to 170 feet. It also won't be entirely stationary.

SpaceX already has demonstrated two successful soft water landings,...

Richard Adhikari
DARPA's Concept Car Makes the Batmobile Look So Passť
10/13/14 11:28 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 624 Words

It's possible that the vehicles will look for potential threats and move to avoid them, Enderle speculated. "I think they'll assume hostile intent and then, if they see an attack, respond accordingly." The vehicles could have an armed drone flying overhead.


Erika Morphy
One Way Around the Mobile Net Neutrality Conundrum
10/09/14 5:33 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 721 Words

Google X also is birthing Project Wing, Google's drone delivery endeavor.

Perhaps more intriguingly the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Project Loon also has tested LTE high-speed wireless data technology, which could sent Internet signals directly to a mobile phone instead...

Richard Adhikari
Report: NSA Stalked Prominent Muslim Americans
07/10/14 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 662 Words

They include Anwar Al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, Americans accused of terrorist activity who were killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

It's possible surveillance on them, which in Ghafoor's case began at least in 2004, was sparked by anti-Muslim sentiment.

Kris Holt
Rumor: Amazon's About to Spring a 3D Smartphone
06/16/14 1:31 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1212 Words

It has a history of experimenting with new products and services, from creating its own hardware to planning future deliveries by drone.

Innovation is at the heart of Amazon, and early indications are that its first smartphone will include a 3D...

Kris Holt
Google to Spread the Web With $1B Worth of Satellites
06/02/14 2:37 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 995 Words

After reports surfaced of Facebook's interest in buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, Google swooped in to make the acquisition.

"I think their respective plans might be cooperative in the early planning stages and then diverge if and when the project actually...

Kris Holt
Facebook Internet Project: The Skies Have It
03/31/14 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 882 Words

Earlier this month, Facebook was rumored to be in talks to buy drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace to bolster the project.

New Delivery Platforms
The Connectivity Lab's approach to solving the complex problem is in providing different solutions to...

Kris Holt
Amazon Hits Up Prime Members for Another 20 Bucks
03/13/14 12:14 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 719 Words

The company is testing deliveries by drone, for instance, providing Sunday deliveries, and expanding its slate of original content on Prime Instant Video.

Customer Unease
Some customers may not be too happy with the increase and decide to quit...

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