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UPS wants to go full-scale with drone deliveries
UPS announced that it has applied for FAA certification to operate revenue-generating drone flights —without restrictions on flying over populated areas or flying at night. It could become the first commercial entity to provide such a service, and approval could come as soon as this year. Pull over, brown van.
Samsung says the Galaxy Fold is finally fixed
After pulling the Galaxy Fold from the market due to a faulty display, Samsung now says it has fixed its foldable smartphone and that the product is ready for relaunch. The company announced that an improved Fold will be available to consumers this fall for a cool $1,980.
A new study by the Pew Research Center finds that videos including children younger than 13 get three times as many views as others. Now we know kids love YouTube, but what's interesting is these videos weren't necessarily designed for kids—in fact most of them weren't—they simply featured kids. It seems the love between kids and YouTube is mutual .
WIRED Recommends: Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Speakers
Yep, Sonos and Ikea have teamed up to make a lamp-speaker combo and a bookshelf speaker , and they're both about as great as they sound. Our reviewer gave them a 7/10.
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It offers unusual insight into how social media news consumption varies by platform according to age, political affiliation, gender, education level, and race.Only a third of people who use Instagram told Pew they get news from the site, but two-thirds of that group are nonwhite—the highest proportion of nonwhite news consumers of any social media site.