Amazon Drones Take Flight

Amazon’s Flying Delivery System Successfully Delivers On First Run

As if Amazon needed to brag about anything, CEO Jeff Bezos released a statement on Wednesday that the company’s air trial service had finally delivered its first package to a partner company. The drone practice flight took place in London’s Cambridge region and lasted 13 minutes, successfully delivering a package to the company. These high-tech drones, part of the Prime Air program, are controlled by GPS guidance and fly at under 400 feet, with the ability to carry up to five pounds. Even though getting clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration about the drone’s safety is the next step in the process, safe to say Amazon is paving the way for the future of package delivery. (Source: Mashable)

New iOS 10.2 Comes With New Emojis

Rejoice iPhone users! iOS 10.2 has been released today and along with it, 104 new emojis. Just when you thought emojis couldn’t get any more complex, this new batch includes new faces, food, animals, sports, professions and more. Basically, everything under the sun should be on your emoji keyboard now….:) (Source: Mashable)

Live Streaming Now Available on Twitter

A little over a year after acquiring Periscope, Twitter is finally making live video streaming an official part of the app. On Wednesday, an update in the app allowed for live broadcast streaming without having to open the Periscope app. Alongside photos and videos, “Live” will now show up when you want to post a tweet. The company says the new feature will encourage users to stream more on-the-go video to broadcast happenings easier. (Source: Mashable)

 

 

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