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1. Amazon's new drone: Share helicopter, sub plane
Amazon offered drones packages, as Jeff Bezos unveiled plans for "Amazon Prime Air" in late 2013. Meanwhile, rival Alphabet's project wing He has been delivering in Finland and Australia for many years.
Now Amazon looks like a real game changer with its latest drones, described as an "engineered hexagonal hybrid design". The size of a go-kart:
The new drone:
- Amazon's latest drone departs vertically, then tilts to fly horizontally like a plane – see how it does it (Youtube).
- It has a garment that protects its blades, and vertically like a traditional drop, but then tilts to fly over the ground like an airplane.
- It flies up to 15 miles or 24 kilometers, and can deliver up to 5 pounds in 30 minutes.
- That weighting scheme includes between 75-90% of what Amazon supplies to people.
- Oh, and it's not yet a name. Ideas: Jeff Buzzos, The Beezo, Prime Noise, Amazopter, hmm … I don't know if Adam on the podcast will have better ideas? Adam?
- Amazon has spoken a great game of safety, as a core part of its offer.
- Each drone packs sensors including vision, thermal and ultrasonic to keep a dreamer from various types – wires, pets, people and other aircraft – plus AI.
- There is also an automatic drone management system between drones and aircraft, sophisticated controls, and FAA-approved parts.
- Jeff Wilke, head of Amazon's global consumer business, said: "The technology industry is angry with drones, but not all drones are evenly created," highlights from the presentation here (Youtube).
- Not soon.
- Look, the easy part is the drunk. Like building autonomous vehicles, it's easy to have a nice car with a lot of sensors. The tricky part creates a system that works all without human input, 100% of the time – or at least 99.999% of the time.
- Amazon says the drones will start deliveries in the coming months, which will mean a certain amount of time in the future, so don't just hold your breath.
- The FAA has granted limited approval, although not for deliveries, a statement saying it authorizes a one-year approval to test the devices in a limited way.
- More via Bloomberg.
Another thing from Amazon: it has an AI powered & # 39;Shazam for clothes& # 39; Fashion Search (The Verge).
2. Big leak: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 appears, goodbye headphone jack, Bixby key? (Android Authority).
3. Google's SOS Alerts Now see hurricanes, floodplains, more (AA).
4. Global smartphone shipments can slide for the third year in a row – Can 5G improve things again? (AA).
5. YouTube still has a mess on its hands, first to do nothing about harassment video, and then to skip the decision. Or as Gizmodo put it: "YouTube explains the harassment policy by flailing like a big, stupid noodle.
6. In better news, YouTube later posted an unsigned blog and it will "remove content that denies that well-documented violent events, such as the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place" (youtube.googleblog.com).
7. Facebook's cryptocurrency network is forming, and you can get in for $ 10m. Also, Facebook creates an independent foundation to manage it (CNET).
9. New mobile game Farm Punks is Alto's Odyssey meets wacky farming sim (Android Authority).
10. Fox Sports will stream every women's World Cup match in 4K (Engadget).
11. How The Reddit Bureau of Inquiry solves mysteries while witch hunting is avoided (Wired).
12. Here's why save that helicopter with the turning 74-year-old hiker (which is good !!) went so misleadingly wrong (Gizmodo).
13. "What is an injury you sustained and lied about how it actually happened, because this was to be granted? "(R / Askreddit)
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