Walmart Will Airdrop Eggs and Ice Cream by Drone for Some Texans

From CNET: If you live in the right neighborhood of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas, you'll be able to get products and food from Walmart delivered by drone to your house within a half hour later this year.

Wing, the drone delivery company from Google parent company Alphabet, will begin deliveries in coming weeks from a Walmart Supercenter Frisco, Texas, and from a second nearby store later this year, the companies said Thursday.

Drone delivery has plenty of challenges: engineering, regulations, noise, cost, safety and public acceptance. But drone delivery is spreading to millions of people around the world as startups and tech giants work out the kinks. That means instant gratification for some products and less of a need for you or delivery vans to be on the streets.

"Wing's drones can carry packages weighing just under three pounds, and we'll start with a wide range of products, including grocery items, household supplies and over-the-counter medicine," Walmart spokesperson Lindsey Coulter said. For now at least, there isn't any delivery fee.

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