Kevin Roose, writing at NY Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer: So far, people seem to think that Amazon’s incipient drone-delivery program, which was announced to great fanfare on 60 Minutes last night, is either a short-term publicity stunt designed...Show More Summary
Jeff Bezos had some crazy talk for Charlie Rose at the end of a 60 Minutes segment: Amazon is working to deliver some items in 30 minutes or less via unmanned, aerial drones. It’s not April Fool’s Day; Amazon tweeted a link to a picture...Show More Summary
One of the best games of this year, Fire Emblem: Awakening, is currently $15 at Best Buy. For comparison, Amazon, Gamestop, and WalMart are all selling it for $40 still. The catch is that, while you can order it online, you will have to do in-store pick up. Show More Summary
Robots are just the beginning. Here's a lesson in logistics from the everything store. A fascinating (albeit one-source) segment on 60 Minutes that aired Sunday took viewers behind the scenes at an Amazon.com shipping facility, which was just as futuristic as it sounds. Show More Summary
It seems fitting that on Black Friday, this would be my purchase. I've never seen this guy at retail, but Amazon had him at a lower price than most stores: $17.99. That seems a lot, certainly, f...
You may have seen the news today that Amazon are working on a drone delivery system (over at TechDigest, we're not so sure about it ourselves). Whilst Amazon reckon they'll have their system ready for 2015, there's a new drone...
The streaming music service Rdio has tapped Anthony Bay -- a former digital media executive at Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. -- as its new chief executive.
Apparently Amazon is planning on switching over to drone delivery for delivery of items within 30 minutes...cause paying people sucks.
Strongly trending stock Amazon.com (AMZN) is currently pulling back in retracement mode after six straight days of upside gains. Let’s take a look at the current pullback, note key target levels, and plan for contingencies if the strong trend resumes before downside trading targets are achieved. In the context of pro-trending stocks, especially those “strong and getting [...]
Who would pay $40,000 for an HD television? That's what some Amazon users are wondering about Samsung's 85-inch, "4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV," which the website is offering at the discounted price of $39,997.99.
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Drinking Buddies Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) are friends and co-workers at a beer brewery, and both are in relationships. Show More Summary
When Jeff Bezos went on 60 Minutes and mentioned that Amazon was experimenting with delivery drones, we knew it was only a matter of time before other companies revealed similar plans. And, one day later, sources at UPS have told The Verge that the...
On Monday morning, Britain woke up to the news that Amazon is trialling unmanned drones to deliver packages 30 minutes after they are ordered. Surely one of the most exciting innovations in the delivery world since the second-class stamp. Right? Apparently not. Before yesterday’s soggy post had made it through our letterboxes, excitement had turned [...]
Not to be outdone by Amazon, UPS is researching potential drone use in its business as well, reports The Verge. Believe it or not, it seems that the company stands a sizeable chance at beating Amazon to the delivery-by-drone punch. An...Show More Summary
Jeff Bezos wants Amazon's "Prime Air"—in which drones would make deliveries to your door —to zip packages to buyers in as few as five years. But at Reuters, David Axe isn't so sure the drones will ever get off the ground. First, the project would have to soar over...
Stephen Colbert had a message for Amazon founder and "billionaire Busytown worm" Jeff Bezos last night: Forget about delivery drones, and listen up to this crazy new idea instead. After looking at Bezos' video unveiling the drones on...Show More Summary
It looks like all WiFi versions of the Kindle Fire HDX (7 inch) are $50 off today as part of the Cyber Monday sale at Amazon. If I hadn't just picked up an iPad Mini Retina, I think I would be buying one of these. I originally had one, but returned it due to the […]
Amazon had some good offerings on Black Friday a few days ago, but they’re gearing up for round two of game sales for Cyber Monday. Starting at 3AM EST December 2nd, they’re cracking off new sales of recent games including some next-gen titles, which were left off most Black Friday sales lists. Here’s what they’re [...]
Already mentioned: danger to humans. Also: telephone lines, trees, birds. Over at MAKE, Eric Weinhoffer adds a few more: battery limitations, weather, theft. CNN says: "The sensor technology to avoid collisions isn't there yet." Mother Jones points out: Some states have banned done cameras (which Amazon would need to make this work). Show More Summary
Imagine you’re sitting at home, bored and hungry, and you suddenly get the urge to watch Wet Hot American Summer and eat some Tater Tots. A smile grows on your face in anticipation, but then you remember that not only do you not own this classic comedy on DVD but you’re also fresh out of Tots. Show More Summary