Alphabet’s ‘Wing’ Finally Launches America’s First Drone Delivery Service, Beating Amazon

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 117673056 story Alphabet’s ‘Wing’ Finally Launches America’s First Drone Delivery Service, Beating Amazon (newsweek.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday October 20, 2019 @03:34AM from the package-updates dept. An anonymous reader quotes Newsweek: Wing, an offshoot of Google parent company Alphabet, officially launched its drone delivery service Friday, delivering a FedEx package –…

‘Shop Contest: Your Neo Cab Is Here

I really want to play Neo Cab. The game looks great and I love the concept of being the last human driver in a future city filled with auto cars and drones. But you know, cities are big and anyone can hail a cab. Not just residents of cyberpunk super city, but even other video…

The Art Of Ghost Recon Breakpoint

The new Ghost Recon is out, and while it’s maybe not a high watermark for the series, it’s still got some cool guns and drones and Jon Bernthals that we’ll take a look at tonight in this feature on the art that went into the making of the game.Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is An Infuriating MessI…

How do you weigh a whale without bothering it? Drones

Whales are the largest animals on the planet and important predators in the marine ecosystem. As a marine biologist I have been lucky enough to see them up close. It’s an amazing experience to watch a whale mother, 14 meters long and weighing nearly 40 tonnes, gently push her “tiny” five-meters baby, already weighing nearly…

Car Bombers in Somalia Hit U.S. and European Military Bases

Africa|Car Bombers in Somalia Hit U.S. and European Military BasesImageThe scene of an attack on an Italian military convoy in Mogadishu on Monday.CreditCreditFeisal Omar/ReutersA car bomber and a group of gunmen on Monday struck an air base in Somalia that American forces use in the fight against the militant group known as the Shabab, which…

Nick Cave Searches for Solace on ‘Ghosteen’

Album ReviewFour years after his son’s fatal accident, the Australian musician has made an eerie, meditative album. ImageNick Cave’s 17th album with the Bad Seeds largely replaces drums and guitars with the sustained tones of synthesizers and string sections.CreditCreditMatthew ThorneSome music sets out to conjure eternities. Extended drones, chantlike repeating phrases, tolling chords, spacious reverberation:…

It only looks like these Fashion Week models are being dressed by drones

Issey Miyake’s presentation at Paris Fashion Week featured dancers, skateboarders, and models wearing skin tone undergarments.  Once the models walked into position, they were dressed by a mechanism descending from the air.  Contrary to a viral tweet, the delivery mechanism was ropes and pulleys, not drones: W Magazine discussed designing for virality earlier this month:…

The Morning After: Nike’s accessible AJI

Drones will drop the orders in yards and driveways.Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homesDuring a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from FedEx, Walgreens and local retailer Sugar Magnolia, which include over-the-counter medication, snacks and gifts. Alphabet says it’s the first commercial drone delivery service to homes in the…