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Amazon’s plan to turn packages into gliders

Amazon has come up with some wild and crazy patents, but a patent issued today has to rank among the wildest: It calls for turning the packages ejected by its delivery drones into radio-controlled gliders. The patent application was filed back in 2015, … Continue reading

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Amazon unveils plans for $1.5B air cargo hub

Amazon says it will build a new air cargo hub at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport to accommodate its growing fleet of Prime Air delivery jets, creating more than 2,000 jobs in the process. Total investment in the hub is … Continue reading

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Amazon patents drone with foldable wings

Amazon has sought patents for hitchhiking drones, mini-drones that can sit on shoulders, drones that assemble themselves like Lego toys – and now drones that flip their wings to go from vertical to horizontal flight. The hybrid foldable-wing design is covered in … Continue reading

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Treasure Truck wins patent amid big ambitions

If you’re thinking about building a knockoff of Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the funky delivery vehicle for flash deals ranging from cameras to candy, consider yourself warned: The design is now patented. The patent was issued today, covering the ornamental design for … Continue reading

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Amazon patents self-driving lane control system

There’s been a lot of speculation about Amazon’s interest in self-driving delivery trucks, and a newly issued patent suggests that the Seattle-based retailer is putting a lot of thought into how such a system would work. The patent, issued today, … Continue reading

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Amazon wins share of Golden Globes spotlight

Amazon’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, is becoming a regular at Hollywood award ceremonies like tonight’s Golden Globes, and now he’s becoming an inspiration for the jokes as well. Bezos is attending the free-wheeling festivities by virtue of the 11 nominations … Continue reading

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Amazon exec worries about state laws on drones

By Alan Boyle and Monica Nickelsburg A patchwork of state laws governing drone operations would pose a “real problem” for aerial delivery systems like the one that Amazon is developing, one of the executives in charge of the company’s drone … Continue reading

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