After several years of escalating tension between workers and management at Google, Google workers have publicly launched a  unionization effort—a critical step in an industry where labor has become increasingly organized. Crucially, the union will be open to all of the more than 120,000 employees who work for Google and its parent company, Alphabet.  On Monday, workers announced the establishment of the Alphabet Workers Union with the support of one of the country's largest labor unions, the Communications Workers of America (CWA).  “This is historic—the first union at…

Enlarge / A DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter drone. (credit: Andri Koolme) The Android version of DJI Go 4—an app that lets users control drones—has until recently been covertly collecting sensitive user data and can download and execute code of the developers’ choice, researchers said in two reports that question the security and trustworthiness of a program with more than 1 million Google Play downloads. The app is used to control and collect near real-time video and flight data from drones made by China-based DJI, the world’s biggest maker…

Many U.S. states are lifting some or most of their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, allowing folks to retain at least some semblance of pre-pandemic life. But not everyone is ready or able to venture outside again. And for those people, Google has a lofty solution View original article at Mashable

Google’s Wing unveils plans for a first-of-its-kind trial with FedEx and Walgreens (via Wing) Alphabet’s Wing drone delivery service is taking off in the US. The Google subsidiary is launching a pilot program this fall in Christiansburg, Va. Starting next month, residents of the New River Valley region in Southwest Virginia can collect parcels from FedEx Express, Walgreens, and local retailer Sugar Magnolia via unmanned aerial vehicles. The trial, according to a company blog post, will “demonstrate the benefits of drone delivery by improving access to healthcare products,…

Alphabet’s Wing is getting ready to begin testing its drone delivery technology in Helsinki, Finland. At the start, customers will be able to order a variety of food and drinks, with delivery promised within about 10 minutes. The post Meatballs and pastries offered by Wing’s first European drone delivery service appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Tech conference season is in full swing. Facebook had its F8 keynote earlier this week, and now Google is following it up with its annual I/O developer conference on Tuesday. For those not in attendance at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., you can watch the keynote live on the Google Developers YouTube channel. It’s set to air Tuesday at 10 a View original article at Mashable

Two weeks after Project Wing earned approval to make drone deliveries in Canberra, Australia, the Google offshoot got the greenlight to launch a similar service in the US. On Tuesday, Wing became the […] The post FAA Greenlights Google Wing Drone Deliveries in US appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

After getting approved for commercial air delivery in Australia earlier this month, Alphabet’s Wing drone delivery service has now received the green light from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to allow it to start air dropping packages to customers in the U.S. The FAA’s certification of Wing, which was signed on Friday and Monday, essentially classifies the drone company as a small-sized air carrier, according to Bloomberg View original article at Mashable

Looking for a story from last year? Or five years ago? Google just made searching by date much simpler.  Here’s how it works: Type whatever you’re looking for into Google’s search field on either desktop or mobile, followed by the time frame for results you want to see. For example, if you wanted to read all of Mashable’s articles about Google changes this year, you’d search for “mashable google after:2019-01-01.” SEE ALSO: Google’s drone delivery service just got approved for public use in Australia One nice touch is…

Google’s Project Wing drone delivery service will take to the skies over Australia’s capital “in the coming weeks.” After 18 months of trials, Project Wing—an offshoot of Google parent company Alphabet—earned approval to […] The post Google Wing Delivers Food, Meds to Australians Via Drone appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek