It sounds like a late April Fool's joke, but no. Amazon has really just announced a new service called Amazon Prime Air, where sometime in the next few years select customers can get stuff delivered straight to their doorstep via drone.

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You can't use it yet - Amazon is awaiting approval from the FAA - but they're expecting the green light for unmanned delivery sometime in 2015. Then when final testing and R&D is done after that (the footage you see here is from a test flight), they hope to be able to deliver stuff to people's homes "in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles".

Wow.

Amazon Prime Air[Amazon]