Amazon unveiled Prime Air on 60 minutes last night. This is something their team has been working on in their next generation R&D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight. See page at http://amzn.to/PrimeAir
Delivery companies and other e-commerce retailers should be very afraid. The USPS might also want to pay attention to this. Last I checked, drones didn’t have a union or pensions.
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Only about $1300. Putting this on the Christmas list!
Would not want to be caught on the tracks with this thing coming.
I gotta get this colander chopping board.
Rinse&Chop™ Plus is the latest version of this hugely popular, folding chopping board. The functional chopping board incorporates an improved, curved colander feature and a non-slip base. When folded and locked, its unique, innovative design creates a small colander at one end enabling food to be rinsed and drained. When opened and laid flat the design becomes a knife-friendly, non-slip chopping board. $15 on Amazon.
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Yep, it’s called the Airo Gun. Buy it here.
Ukraine is doing it right. This gigantic slide in Ukraine was transformed from a retired airplane. I wish this existed in my neighborhood. (via)
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Photo: Tampa Bay Times
Clearwater’s High Rise Window Cleaners made several trips from the top of the building to the ground, washing windows and waving at patients.
Faith in humanity restored. Full story and video here.
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1. Stare at the red dot on the girl’s nose for 30 seconds.
2. Turn your eyes to a plain surface (your ceiling or blank wall).
3. Blink repeatedly and quickly.