Emerging Tech

Alphabet’s Wing drones now have FAA approval to deliver packages in the U.S.

Alphabet Wing, the drone delivery startup owned by Google’s parent company, announced that it has become the first company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This lets Wing begin commercial deliveries from local businesses to homes in the U.S. — including the crucial ability to fly over civilians […]

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Google’s Stadia is the future of gaming, and that’s bad news for our planet

Daven Mathies/Digital Trends You’d have trouble finding Google’s data center in The Dalles, Oregon if someone didn’t point it out to you. The complex isn’t small – it takes up about 800,000 square feet, just slightly less than 14 football fields — but the unassuming silver-and-beige building doesn’t scream “high tech” unless you already know […]

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Geoengineering is risky and unproven, but soon it might be necessary

This article is part of Troubleshooting Earth: a multi-part series that explores the bold, innovative, and potentially world-changing efforts to wield technology as a weapon against climate change. Imagine the azure blue skies of summer fading to a hazy white as light-scattering aerosols are injected into Earth’s upper atmosphere. Imagine a planet covered with giant […]

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Meet the gene-edited bacteria that could make cannabis plants obsolete

Jay Keasling, Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. National Science Foundation “Hey, man.” “Yeah, what?” “You know how you’ve got craft beer, right?” “Yeah, I guess.” “Well, imagine if — imagine if it was possible to brew cannabis like you brew beer.” “That would be awesome. Someone should totally come up […]

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Digital Trends Live: Facebook data security, Ubisoft helps Notre Dame, and more

On the latest episode of  Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top trending tech news, including the most recent Facebook and Instagram data security issues, Amazon’s free ad-supported music service,  Ubisoft’s pledge to help rebuild Notre Dame, and more. Other topics include the theft of 100  Car2Go vehicles, Netflix taking a look at a “Random” […]