Donuts delivered via drone is the future we all imagined

This Wednesday, a Denver-based bakery, in collaboration with Texas-based company Drone Dispatch, delivered fresh donuts to the Denver city officials via drone. Recipients include policemen, fire departments, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock this Wednesday. Hancock was excited, saying, “This is how we’re going to become a more efficient 21st century nation, society quite frankly.” The drones could only be flown short distances, due to Federal Aviation Administration regulations mandating that operators be within sight of the drone. As such, the operators were all within a block of the police, mayor, etc when they delivered the donuts. But why bother walking…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/06/01/donuts-delivered-via-drone-future-imagined/
 

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Elon Musk threatens to break up with Trump over Paris climate deal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk today threatened to leave Donald Trump’s advisory council if the administration withdraws from the Paris Agreement. Don’t know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2017 Will have no choice but to depart councils in that case — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2017 The deal, a cornerstone agreement reached by the Obama administration, was negotiated and agreed upon by 195 (ratified by 147) countries in 2015. It went into effect in November…This story continues at The Next Web

by Bryan Clark
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https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/06/01/elon-musk-threatens-break-trump-paris-climate-deal/
 

How the internet is handling Trump’s covfefe

We again have President Donald Trump to thank/blame for our latest, greatest meme. Thanks to him, the internet spent a day losing its collective mind over covfefe. In case you’ve been in a coma, this all started because Trump tweeted something in the wee morning hours that appeared to be a typo: Despite the constant negative press covfefe Everyone waited for him to delete the tweet and finish his thought. And waited. And checked their watches. It’s been five minutes. What if this is it. That is his final tweet & the rest of history stops. — emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum)…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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https://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2017/06/01/internet-handling-trumps-covfefe/
 

Oculus makes the Gear VR a bit less lonely by adding Google Cast support

VR is fun and all, but it’s also a largely solitary experience. Samsung and Oculus’ new update to the Gear VR hopes to fix that. Taking a page out of Google’s book, you can now stream what you’re doing on the Gear VR to Google Cast enabled devices. Obviously, your friends won’t get the whole immersive 3D experience, but it’s better than just flailing around with no context. It’s also a lot quicker than passing around the headset so everyone can try out what you’re doing. VR platforms have been adding more social features recently, but those generally still require…This story continues at The Next Web
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https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/05/31/oculus-makes-gear-vr-bit-less-lonely-adding-google-cast-support/
 

Google data shows Wisconsin residents can’t spell Wisconsin

Google recently released a map showing “America’s Most Misspelled Words” based on searches containing “how to spell” and then a keyword (presumably misspelled). America’s most misspelled words – it’s #spellingbee week and we mapped top “how to spell” searches by state#dataviz pic.twitter.com/oHkRHj8Eku — GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) May 30, 2017 The data, for the most part, isn’t all that surprising. South Dakota can’t spell “college” (so many jokes to be made here), Pennsylvania can’t spell “sauerkraut” (but neither can anyone else) and North Carolina — right in the thick of the bible belt — can’t spell “angel.” And then there’s Wisconsin. Wisconsin residents,…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Bryan Clark
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https://thenextweb.com/shareables/2017/05/31/google-data-shows-wisconsin-residents-cant-spell-wisconsin/
 

Report suggests millennials like esports as much as ‘real’ sports

A new report on esports suggests that millenials age 21-35 like gaming sports just as much as ‘real sports.’ The annual Internet Trends report from Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker was released today, and it has a few fascinating takeaways on the effect of gaming — including that esports is now popular enough with the younger generations to rival more traditional, physical sports. Esports views are skyrocketing — although with a particular age demographic. According to the data, men and women between the ages of 21-35 are the primary viewers of esports. They make up 53-percent of the total viewership. In…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2017/05/31/report-suggests-millennials-like-esports-much-real-sports/
 

Where to buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 right now

If you’ve been holding out on buying a Samsung Galaxy S8 because you can’t deal with carrier bloatware and don’t like to be tied to one network, fret no more: The unlocked version of the phone is now on sale. The smaller S8 will cost you $725, while the S8+ is a cool $825. They’re available from both Samsung.com and Best Buy – physical locations included. Samsung’s also offering a trade-in program for up $200 to $350 off, but you’ll have to use AT&T for that offer. As a reminder, both versions of the phone have pretty much identical specs other…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Napier Lopez
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https://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2017/05/31/buy-unlocked-samsung-galaxy-s8-right-now/