Liz Gannes

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Next Up for Google X, Airborne Wind Turbines: Google Acquires Makani Power

Google has acquired Makani Power, which makes wind turbines that fly like kites, for its Google X unit, Bloomberg Businessweek reported and Makani confirmed. Google had previously invested directly in the company, which said it “completed the first ever autonomous all-modes flight with our Wing 7 prototype last week.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus