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The drone-equipped vans would only be used on rural routes, said Mark Wallace, senior vice president for global engineering and sustainability, UPS . UPS used a new electric delivery truck with a drone launchpad atop it. Inside the nest is a Workhorse HorseFly autonomous drone with the ability to fly for 30 minutes and carry 10 pounds worth of packages.
  • Self-flying taxi to transport passengers in Dubai

    Self-flying taxi to transport passengers in Dubai

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    The tiny egg-shaped drones fit one person and can fly for 30 minutes at-a-time. Dubai officials have revealed plans to launch autonomous drone passenger craft as early as this July. Riders will be able to select a destination on a touch screen in front of the seat, and sit back as the drone flies there on its own. As for performance, though the top speed is around 100 miles per hour, Dubai is likely to restrict the EHang 184 to around 62 miles per hour.
  • Humans Must Merge With Robots Or Become Irrelevant, Says Elon Musk

    Humans Must Merge With Robots Or Become Irrelevant, Says Elon Musk

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    Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for his futuristic visions and we witnessed his crystal-ball predictions for the future at the Word Government Summit in Dubai on Monday (February 13). According to him, the impact is going to happen much faster than people realize. He noted that the disruption will occur over the next twenty years, and leave 12 to 15 percent of workers throughout the world unemployed.
  • Google Maps Lets Users Create And Share Lists Of Places To Go

    Google Maps Lets Users Create And Share Lists Of Places To Go

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    Once you've created a list of various destinations, you'll be able to access it through the hamburger menu under the Your Places section. From there, any place you've saved to a list will show up as an icon on your map, which should make it easier to check if you're near any cool spots you've been meaning to check out.
  • Augmented Reality could be as big as the smartphone

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    In an interview with the Daily Telegraph Cook said the process of explaining what fake news is and how it can be identified should start in schools to ensure young people don't think it's the norm. "All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news", Cook said. He urged both technological and intellectual solutions.
  • Google's Valentine's Day Doodle has one pangolin journeying to its soulmate

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    Protecting the wildlife may not be among the top things that come to mind when thinking about Valentine's Day, but Google thinks it should. Themed around the day of love, the latest Google Doodle takes over the U.S. After all the levels of the game are completed, the two pangolins meet for the first time and hopefully live happily ever after. Google's playable Pangolin Love doodle includes a link to the WWF's page , where users can virtually adopt a pangolin to donate and protect ...
  • Baftas 2017: Ken Loach slams government for 'disgraceful' treatment of refugees

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    During his opening monologue, Fry made a reference to Donald Trump, who recently described actress Meryl Streep as "overrated". "I think people need to speak their minds now more than ever". Walsh 5) Moonlight - Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Adele Romanski. "Either way, it's an honour". La La Land is leading the nominations in 11 categories, followed by Arrival and Nocturnal Animals , which has nine nods each.
  • Windows 10 makeover: Microsoft teases its new look

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    Microsoft has inadvertently confirmed the existence and shown us a little more of its upcoming Project Neon design overhaul for Windows 10, which makes it possible to create much more visually appealing applications for the operating system.
  • Super Bowl Amazon ad teases Prime Air drone deliveries

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    Honestly, the video is the clearest explanation so far of what Google Home is about. Google Home review - the future of the home? They need to chill it with the "okay Google"-ing". Voice-activated personal assistants are growing in popularity, with online retailing giant Amazon also fielding a similar device called Echo. Last night during the Super Bowl 2017, Google's heartwarming family-friendly TV commercial set off the Google Home device for many users.
  • Sony finally brings external hard drive support to the PS4

    Sony finally brings external hard drive support to the PS4

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    While many PS4 owners have likely already upgraded their console's internal storage to have more room for games, Sony wants you to have even more room. The new features include the ability to post updates to your PSN activity feed , similar to how you might share social updates on Twitter and Facebook, and you can even share in-game screenshots on the fly as status updates.
  • Another Company Missing Revenue Guidance, Amazon Also Sinks

    Another Company Missing Revenue Guidance, Amazon Also Sinks

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    Waverton Investment Management Ltd increased its stake in shares of Amazon .com by 28.4% in the third quarter. Net income was 2.4 billion dollars or 4.90 dollars per diluted share, compared with net income of 596 million dollars or 1.25 dollars per diluted share, in 2015.