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Amazon’s drone hive looks like sci-fi movie

If filmmakers ever decide to do a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” with drones instead of birds, they could use Amazon’s concept for a drone-dominated fulfillment center in their set design. The artwork, included in a patent application published … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos touts Amazon’s solar campaign

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t the only tech billionaire who’s high on solar power: Today,  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted about the latest step in his company’s campaign to install rooftop solar systems on at least 50 of its fulfillment … Continue reading

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Amazon proposes ‘virtual safety shroud’

What happens if a child or a dog wanders into range while a drone is dipping down to make a delivery? Amazon has an answer: a “virtual safety shroud” that the drone creates, potentially based on readings picked up by its … Continue reading

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A robo-janitor for messy warehouse robots

How does Amazon plan to keep automated warehouses free of debris? With automated cleanup robots, of course. At least that’s a scenario laid out in a patent granted to the Seattle-based online retailer today. There’s no guarantee the cleanup robots … Continue reading

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Amazon works on drone traffic control system

Amazon has added France to the list of countries where the Seattle-based retailer is working on its drone delivery system, with the opening of a research and development center that will create traffic management software for drones. The opening of the … Continue reading

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Bezos’ $941M stock sale fuels Blue Origin

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is sure to benefit from his record-high $941 million selloff of Amazon shares. The sale, executed this week and reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, represents just a thin slice … Continue reading

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Amazon patent points to Alexa phone plan

We’ve known for weeks that Amazon has been working on ways to give Alexa-powered, voice-controlled devices the ability to make and receive phone calls, but a newly published patent details how it could be done. The patent also shows that … Continue reading

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