Thursday, August 13, 2015

MC2 Post 2043 Google is testing drones in US airspace by piggybacking on Nasa exemption






From:    http://www.suasnews.com





Google has been quietly testing its drone delivery program in US airspace and is planning further tests in rural California after striking a deal with Nasa, the Guardian has learned.


Documents seen by the Guardian also reveal technical details of Google’s drone, which is capable of speeds of up to 100 mph and weighs less than 25kg (55lb). The papers also reveal Google’s safety plans should a drone lose contact with its operator.









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Samsung Unveils 2 New Jumbo Phones




From:  http://dfw.cbslocal.com




The new phones from Samsung have screens measuring 5.7 inches diagonally, the same as last year’s Note 4, yet both are lighter and thinner. They are comparable to Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the larger of the two new iPhones. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones, which are closer in size to the regular iPhone 6, came out in April.

 
Samsung Electronics Co. also said its Samsung Pay mobile payment service will debut in its home country of South Korea this month. Testing in the U.S. will begin then, with a formal launch in September.

 

Although there’s competition from Apple Pay and Google’s upcoming Android Pay, Samsung is hoping its payments system will catch on with the inclusion of a technology that mimics the old-school, magnetic signals from credit-card swipes. That allows it to work with a wider range of merchants.




 




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The Roomba has a New Friend   OUTSIDE!
 

iRobot's robotic lawn mower gets U.S. regulatory approval, brings grass cutting to new heights

A robotic lawn mower seems like a thing of the future, but for the American 

consumers,  the future is closer.


iRobot Corp Inc is a robotics company based in Bedford, Massachusetts. It's most popular product yet is the Roomba, which is a robot vacuum cleaner. Automated lawn mowers have become a trend in Europe, but iRobot's new design brings this technology to a new level. The Federal Communications Commission was even prompted the company to make sure that the transmission between the machine and its antennas wouldn't interfere with other important devices with similar frequencies.



Link:   http://www.moneytimes.com/articles/3526/20150813/irobots-robotic-lawn-mower-gets-u-s-regulatory-approval-brings.htm





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