Google's parent company Alphabet is being forced to scale back its drone delivery program, Project Wing.
This Bill Gates-backed startup says it just knocked down one of the last things stopping drones from taking over the world
Echodyne, a radar array startup with investors including Bill Gates, his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and Seattle's own Madrona Ventures, just made what the company considers a landmark announcement for the future of self-driving vehicles.
The Verge 2021
In celebration of our 5th anniversary, this month we’re publishing a series of interviews with innovative leaders about what the next five years hold. To read more about this series, read our editor Nilay Patel’s introduction here.
Back in April, Facebook CEO and all-around wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg went on stage at the F8 conference and shared the company's ten-year roadmap for how it thinks about new technologies — from apps like Instagram and Messenger, all the way up to futuristic tech like virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Here it is:
Fireworks are dangerous, loud and can only be used once—that’s what makes them fun. Intel has just made its intentions clear that it wants to completely ruin that fun with its small quadcopters that it calls Shooting Stars. Unfortunately, that’s probably a good idea.
Intel sees a future where fireworks are replaced by flying drones.
So on Friday, the world's largest chipmaker released a new drone called the Shooting Star, an unmanned aerial vehicle specifically designed for light shows.