Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, according to Chief Executive Jeff Bezos.
The drones, called Octocopters, could deliver packages weighing up to 2.3kg to customers within 30 minutes of them placing the order, he said.
However, he added that it could take up to five years for the service to start.
The US Federal Aviation Administration is yet to approve the use of unmanned drones for civilian purposes.
Andrew Nemiroski, “4CAST ON THE 8’s”
Riff Raff x Digital Humanities
This month, Ben Westhoff published an LA Weekly cover story on RiFF RaFF, or his real name, Horst Christian Simco, that nailed down the rapper’s elusive past. Details surrounding Riff’s childhood and early career have been unknown until now—last June, Complex called him “arguably the most eccentric, unpredictable rapper making music today.” In interviews, he claims he gets mistaken for Bill Cosby and Denziel Washington and that his father was a professional street basketball player (actually a police officer.) He told the FADER, on whether his persona is an act, that he “can do anything. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an act. It’s just one of my many entities and one of my many formulas and ingredients that makes up me.” Westhoff’s research unveiled his suburban childhood as a shy bookworm, and stands in contrast to who the man has become: A meta-parody of Southern rap that, by volume of presence and unseen lyrical absurdity, has made him famous, both online and increasingly off.
My first solo gallery is happening on December 28, 2013 at a location which will be announced as soon I decide where to show. The gallery will feature work from my Atlanta series which I have been shooting for the last year. Free Beer, good tunes, lots of rad people and a series of photographs that I have put my soul into. This portrait was made today while I was being interviewed about the work. I hope to see all of my friends, family and associates at the show. Photo: Briel Ritter