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UPS released a 360-degree video on February 21 showing a drone delivery test in Lithia, Florida, carried out the day before. Previous tests involved other manufacturers' drones and niche uses, such as delivering medical supplies in remote areas of Rwanda.
  • Mitsubishi names new SUV 'Eclipse Cross' ahead of Geneva debut

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    Details on when the Mitsubishi Cross Eclipse will be coming to the United Kingdom have not yet been revealed. Prices and equipment levels for the Eclipse Cross will be announced closer to the car's on-sale date later in the year, but expect it to sit between the ASX and Outlander in terms of pricing.
  • This new Google Maps update takes trouble out of making social plans

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    You can then store that location in one of a few preset lists, such as "Favorites" and "Want to go", or you can add it to a new list of your choosing. The new feature should be especially helpful for giving friends and family recommendations for places to visit in a certain city. The feature made its debut a year ago for those in the Google Local Guides program, and is now rolling out to everyone using Google Maps on Android and iOS.
  • Watch Google Home's Super Bowl commercial here

    Watch Google Home's Super Bowl commercial here

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    About 16 seconds into the ad , an actress opens the door to her home and exclaims, "Okay Google, turn on the hall lights". If you're looking to change up your Google Home's look with a new base, you should know that there are now two different material types - fabric and metal - with six different colors in total.
  • Google selling Terra Bella satellite imaging business to Planet

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    In 2014, Google bought the satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million and then changed its name in 2016 to Terra Bella . Planet will use the Terra Bella capabilities to help grow its potential customer base: The company has a brisk commercial business, it says, through its existing medium resolution capabilities, but the higher-res imaging it'll get now will allow it to appeal to more consumer endpoints and broach new markets, including for clients like Google itself.
  • South Africa rugby legend Van der Westhuizen dies aged 45

    South Africa rugby legend Van der Westhuizen dies aged 45

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    As the news filtered through on Monday afternoon that the rugby captain was no more, South Africans quickly took to social media, offering messages of comfort and support to Van der Westhuizen's friends and family. He had complained about having breathing problems. This week it was reported the SA Department of Health had joined forces with Van der Westhuizen in launching a motor neurone disease clinic at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
  • Apple to make iPhones in Bengaluru, but no official confirmation yet

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    Priya Balasubramaniam, VP iPhone operations, Mr. Ali Khanafer (Head, Government Affairs), Mr.Dheeraj Chugh (Director, iphone operations) and Mr. Priyesh Povanna (Country Counsel) met with Ministers and officials of Government of Karnataka and had positive discussions about the initiatives in manufacturing and possible collaborations with state Government in other areas", said Kharge via the press note.
  • Watch Justin Bieber Talk Dance Moves In T-Mobile's Super Bowl Ad

    Watch Justin Bieber Talk Dance Moves In T-Mobile's Super Bowl Ad

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    The 22-year-old singer sports a suit, bow tie and spectacle's in the phone company's Super Bowl ad, which was unveiled on Thursday. From the running man to the "pull "n" grab", the Biebs sure can move. Justin begins narrating the tradition of celebrations post-touchdown. Gronk throws the ball down and says "touchdown!" We got the shimmy, we got the shake and the shimmy-shimmy shake and then there was T.O.
  • Amazon Q4 profit surges, but sales fall short

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    Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $897.55 Million, according to consensus forecast of 4 analysts. Investors don't doubt the company quite so often anymore; this past quarter was Amazon's seventh consecutive quarterly profit.
  • PS4 Update to Come With External Storage

    PS4 Update to Come With External Storage

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    So in summary, the PS4 update 4.50 includes one absolutely unbelievable, long overdue feature - PS4 external hard drive support - and four that you could probably live without. There were a wide range of PS3 games that supported stereoscopic 3D, including first-party exclusives like Killzone 3 and Uncharted 3, that many people never got to see in action because they didn't own a 3D TV.
  • Instagram Stories is making Snapchat's story disappear

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    And with every feature that Facebook or its Instagram subsidiary copies from Snapchat, the pressure on Snap Inc .to reach its planned initial public offering only increases. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Instagram isn't commenting on how monetization of its Stories feature may evolve. The decision to roll out the feature is an attempt by the giant social media firm to dampen Snapchat's growth, but also to encourage people to share more media with their smartphone cameras.