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A drone could someday drop off a package that gently lands in someone’s yard thanks to a shipping label with a built in parachute. (Amazon Illustration via USPTO)

This week on the Week in Geek: Amazon has had some wacky ideas over the years, but this might take the cake. The company patented a shipping label that turns into a parachute, designed to safely deliver packages from drones to your doorstep.

Plus, bored by today’s NBA games? Steve Ballmer has a solution: real-time, AI-fueled graphics that are layered over the game. If you’re interested in technology and sports, be sure to check out our GeekWire Sports Tech Summit on June 21-22 in Seattle.

Also: ReachNow has a ferry problem, and big hotel chains are launching a new challenge to Expedia and other online travel sites.

On the Random Channel this week: our favorite shows of the moment, including the Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, House of Cards on Netflix, and the Bachelorette Fantasy League.

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