Amazon to open logistics facility in New York

Amazon, the online retail giant with a growing range of business units, one of which is Amazon Robotics, is opening a new logistics facility in New York.

The Staten Island warehouse will create 2,250 new jobs for humans but it’s not clear how many robots Amazon will integrate into the facility.

So far, Amazon is said to have manufactured 100,000 logistics robots, which are small autonomous vehicles used to move boxes and shelf units around.  Continue reading Amazon to open logistics facility in New York

AMD and Associated Press launch virtual reality channel

AMD and the Associated Press have launched a new channel which puts viewers in the middle of events and environments through the wonders of virtual reality technology.

Some might say this is a worrying development, something that might encourage journalists and camera operators to put themselves in increasingly dangerous situations to give viewers exclusive and authentic coverage of events.

It might also escalate demand for ever more shocking pictures of war and other tragic events and developments around the world.  Continue reading AMD and Associated Press launch virtual reality channel