Facebook Furthers Plans to Fill the Sky With Internet Drones

By Darren Orf on at

Facebook's concept drones look amazing, your SSD is about to get much better, and Apple Watch apps start rolling out. Your BitStream news round-up awaits.

Facebook has plans for everything. Plans to build The Matrix. Plans to strap VR to your face. And plans to shoot internet lasers from the sky with drones. Let's talk about that last one for a second.

The image above is the latest render from the F8 conference of what Facebook's crazy drone tech will look like. Codenamed Aquila, this craft has the wingspan comparable to a Boeing 767 but still weighs less than a car. But the really bonkers idea is these things will fly for three months via solar power at 60,000-90,000 feet. [TechCrunch]

Apps and Devices

Intel says new 3D NAND flash tech will triple the storage of solid-state drives. This. Now. Please. [PCWorld]

Apple is releasing the first batch of Apple Watch apps. [9to5Mac]

LG's Watch Urbane, an LTE, Web-OS smartwatch that looks suspiciously similar to the LG G Watch R, launched in South Korea for £400-ish. [Android Central]


HTC might have blown it with their latest flagship, but 2016's flagship might (finally) include wireless charging. [CTimes]

WhatsApp may soon tap into Google Drive to backup your conversations and data so you can move among devices with ease. [DroidApp.nl]

Google's Ingress AR game is so popular, it may become a television show. [The Information]

Also, this bike is weird, man.

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