Patent for Amazon Prime Air drone reveals user tracking for delivery

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The upcoming Amazon Prime Air service will deliver goods from the online retailer to locations specified by customers. A patent filed last September, though, reveals that the service could actually deliver to customers wherever they are. It would be done by utilizing GPS technology found in practically every smartphone on the market today. Even when a customer changes his or her location, the Prime Air drone will adapt and reroute itself. The filing also reveals that Prime Air drones will communicate with each other to trade information relating to traffic and weather.

Amazon is still working on bringing Prime Air to the public despite pushback from the government.

Source: USPTO
Via: TechnoBuffalo

Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge now available online

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The first virtual reality headset for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is now available online. Owners of those two Samsung devices can head over to Samsung or Best Buy’s sites to purchase the Gear VR Innovator Edition headset. Both are selling the virtual reality headset for $199. If choosing Best Buy’s in-store pickup, the wait is about 3-5 days. The electronics retailer will start selling the Gear VR Innovator Edition in its stores on May 15.

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German automakers on route to buy Nokia Here

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A new report has surfaced indicated German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler have partnered with Chinese search giant Baidu in an effort to buy the Nokia Here business unit from Nokia. The mapping unit appears to be valued at more than €2 billion ($2.2 billion USD) according to the reports, but more importantly will help the automakers stave off Google’s entry into the self-driving car market. At least, that is what the automakers are hoping. Read more