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Google tests drone delivery, iPhone 6 may have NFC
Look, up in the sky!
It's an Amazon!
It's a Facebook!
No, It's a Google drone!
I'm Bridget Carey and this is your C-net update.
Google is known for some futuristic projects and you can now add flying delivery drones to the list.
Google is working on a delivery system called project wing.
These are self flying drones which can be preprogrammed to set routes.
Google has been testing the drones in Australia and it's using the fleet to deliver small things to locals, like candy bars, radios, and water.
And Google says this could be a way to deliver supplies after an emergency for disaster relief.
The drone itself weighs almost 19 pounds.
Of course, Google's not the only one working on delivery drones.
Back in December, Amazon revealed its drone delivery plans with the program Amazon Prime Air.
Facebook also recently invested in a drone company.
Now that we know Apple will reveal the iPhone 6 in less than 2 weeks, the reports and rumors are flying in at full speed.
A new report from WIRED says the next iPhone could have NFC.
It's also known as near field communication.
And other outlets have been talking about the same thing.
There's even an image going around of the iPhone's board with an NFC chip on it, published by known Apple news leaker, Sony Dixon.
NFC can let you pay wirelessly by tapping your phone to a scanner at a register.
Similarly to what you've seen on Android phones and Google wallet.
And that can be also used for sending data from one device to another.
Like sinking a phone to a blue tooth speaker with just a tap.
Oh, and that rumor about Apple showing off a new wearable device.
Yeah, don't expect to be able to wear it any time soon or even this year.
If Apple shows off an iPhone watch, it may not ship until 2015.
That's according to a report from Recode.
It wouldn't be the first time Apple showed off something months before it shipped.
The first iPhone came out six months after it was announced, and the first iPad took three months, but we don't even know if this mysterious rumored wearable is going to be an iWatch exactly, or some other type of wrist gadget.
We'll just have to wait until September 9th.
And not everything these days is about Apple.
There's also news in the world of gaming.
Dell's Alienware brand has revived a classic gaming desktop, the Area 51 and it has a wild new pyramid design.
It's built around a new Intel gaming processor called the Haswell E. It's Intel's first eight-core desktop processor, and Nintendo revealed pricing details for Amiibo.
That's the Skylanders-style toys for the WiiU and 3DS.
They cost $13 each, and there will be a dozen characters launched in time for the holidays.
The first game to work with the toys will be, Super Smash Brothers.
That's your tech news update.
You can always find more at Cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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