Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, first publicly announced that they had plans to make deliver customer orders by drone. This was in an interview by CBS’s 60 Minutes in December of 2013. There were a lot of jokes and few took it very seriously. The statement was written off as showmanship. But on July 11 2014, Amazon filed for permission to test its drone delivery system.
The practice has been banned by the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) for safety reasons. Amazon is filing for an exemption based on what it calls “enormous consumer benefits”. The drone delivery service is called Prime Air.
David Pogue produces videos and writes articles about personal tech issues. His work appears in the NY Times, PBS “Nova,” Yahoo Tech, Scientific American and more. His new article “Digitize Those Memory-Filled Cassettes before They Disintegrate subtitled Bite the bullet and have them digitized—I wish I’d done it sooner. appears in the September 1, 2016 […]Read More
They are calling the RED Hydrogen One the first “holographic media machine that fits in your pocket.” This phone can creates images that jump out of the camera like a big-screen 3D movie, but without the glasses. This phone/camera will be available this summer from Verizon and AT&T. The price is predicted to be about […]Read More
The New York Times and Google gave away over a million virtual reality headsets. They also presented a virtual reality documentary.Read More
This video shows you how to make car shots without spending a fortune. These shots work in so many types of films.Read More