Postal Drones Are Coming, And Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Postal Drones Are Coming, And Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

The Swiss want to replace postal workers with drones, a new Yahoo program reportedly enters the mobile search arena, and Sony will let you take photos without lifting a finger. BitStream is the all the news tidbits and rumours you missed in the last 24 hours.

Postal workers may soon go the way of the milkman… in Switzerland, at least. The country’s mail service, Swiss Post, is going to test the first-ever delivery-by-drone program in coming months. It’s a collaboration with Matternet, a company working to develop such services. Its first drone can schlep up to 1kg worth of goods, which can be transported over the span of 20km on one charge. [TechCrunch]

Apps and Devices

Acer just announced a boatload of new gadgets for back-to-school 2015 — 40, to be exact. [Gizmodo]

Samsung has announced that its new Gear VR headset for Galaxy S6 is up for pre-order starting today. [Engadget]

Sony’s got a hands-free shutter app for its cameras that lets you take pictures with a simple wave of a hand. [Sony]

YouTube stars Ryan Higa and The Young Turks launched apps to keep their superfans up-to-speed on mobile platform Victorious. [Deadline]

Have thousands of bucks to spare? App JetMe now offers a “Name Your Price” service to make private jet travel more affordable. [TechCrunch]


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly wants the company to roll out a Siri-esque mobile search product called Index. [Business Insider]

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