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Drones for good. Switzerland begins postal delivery by drone

ALPS. Swiss postal service says tests will run until the end of July although the widespread use of drones is not likely to kick in for another five years. Switzerland’s postal service said  it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.

Environment. This Tower Purifies a Million Cubic Feet of Air an Hour

THERE’S A MASSIVE vacuum cleaner in the middle of a Rotterdam park and it’s sucking all the smog out of the air. A decent portion of it, anyway. And it isn’t a vacuum, exactly. It looks nothing like a Dyson or a Hoover. It’s probably more accurate to describe it as the world’s largest air purifier.

NewTech. Google’s new Advanced Technology and Projects group efforts aim to make wearables that are kind of like touch screens.

WEARING. Google is trying its hand at manufacturing high-tech fabrics and wearable electronics that you can actually wear with new Advanced Technology and Projects Group efforts called Project Jacquard and Project Soli.

Media. End of the road for journalists? Tencent's Robot reporter 'Dreamwriter' churns out perfect 1,000-word news story - in 60 seconds

READABLE. Chinese social and gaming giant Tencent published its first business report written by a robot this week, ramping up fears among local journalists that their days may be numbered.

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