Emerging Tech

Drone delivery: Medical supplies will soon be flying around San Diego

Medical facilities are becoming increasingly interested in drone delivery as a way to quickly move important samples and supplies between nearby hospitals and laboratories. UPS and drone company Matternet is one such partnership that’s exploring the space, with the pair already conducting test deliveries of blood for transfusions and other medical samples between facilities in […]

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Microsoft Teams will soon add push-to-talk walkie talkie feature to smartphones

The Microsoft Teams communication and collaboration platform will soon add a push-to-talk feature that will allow smartphones and tablets to function as walkie talkies. Microsoft revealed the upcoming Walkie Talkie feature in a blog post that details new ways that its products and services will empower firstline workers, or employees with service- or task-oriented roles. […]

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Apple’s satellite project won’t rival SpaceX’s Starlink anytime soon

Somewhat akin to Apple’s work on a self-driving car, the company’s satellite communications project has been an open secret for some time — former Dropcam, Google, and Apple executive Greg Duffy referenced the topic on his public LinkedIn profile months ago. But even after Bloomberg reported the discovery today, the key question about Apple’s interest in satellites […]

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Google’s Wing delivery drones will soon ship packages for FedEx and Walgreens

Wing Google-owned drone delivery company Wing will launch a pilot version of its service in Virginia next month, delivering packages for FedEx Express and Walgreens. Wing published a post on Medium on Thursday announcing the program in Christiansburg, Virginia, starting in October. The company will deliver health care products and other packages and will be […]