Wing  is celebrating 100,000 deliveries supporting communities and local businesses. Where regulations allow, drone delivery is taking off – and, as research from Virginia Tech shows, residential customers love it View original article at Drone Life

Walmart drone delivery has moved forward, as Walmart announces a significant strategic investment in drone service provider DroneUp.  The decision indicates a major move in the race between retailers to dominate last mile delivery View original article at Drone Life

One of the issues with drone delivery services is the noise created by the autonomous aircraft. Wing is hoping to fix that with the launch of a quieter machine. View original article at Digital Trends

The pandemic has made it much more difficult for Girl Scouts to sell their famous cookies in person — so Google brought in some drones to help View original article at Digital Trends

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