1. Tech

    Gary Busey Stars In This Amazon Fire TV Ad And It Actually Makes Sense

    Usually when I see Gary Busey on camera, I react similarly to how I might if my late grandpa had ever wandered into a commercial set -- so a lot of "Oh no, he must be so confused, let's get him back in his chair at home!" But this Amazon Fire TV spot leans into Busey's penchant for acting a bit nutty, and the end result is just delightful.

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  2. Tech

    It’s a bird! It’s a Video Game! No, It’s the Amazon Fire TV Set-Top Box, Watch out, Apple

    Amazon got into the set-top box game today with a competitor for Roku and and Apple TV in the form of Amazon Fire. They're at a disadvantage with being comparatively late in the game, but Amazon is aiming to build on the shortcomings of those other offerings with its new box, and they're shipping today.

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  3. Tech

    It’s Finally Happening: Amazon’s Raising Their Yearly Prime Price to $99

    For the first time since Amazon introduced their free-shipping Prime membership to customers nine years ago, it's raising its prices on us -- from $79 a year to $99. Probably to pay for all those drones they're working on, we expect.

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  4. Weird

    Vagina Toaster Gives New Meaning To Breakfast In Bed

    Normally when you see a vaguely vaginal pattern on burnt toast it says more about whatever issues you're repressing than how your toast was made. But Burnt Impressions, a novelty toaster company (people have too much time on their hands) from Vermont, has forever changed the Rorschach Test that can be breakfast with their Vagina Toaster.

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  5. Tech

    Amazon and Other Online Retailers Ruin Christmas with Late Packages, but There May Be an Upside

    Amazon and other online retailers failed to meet promised Christmas deliveries, which no doubt meant a disappointing holiday for some, but there's a bright side here. You can now buy late presents for people and blame Amazon! And really, isn't a scapegoat the greatest Christmas gift of all?

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  6. Weird

    TV Host Receives Hamburger Earmuffs From Amazon Instead Of T-Shirt, Entire Internet Is Better For It

    When life gives you hamburger earmuffs instead of the t-shirt you ordered off of Amazon, clearly you are supposed to wear them everywhere, right? That's what Syfy's Josh Gates did this weekend when he ordered a shirt from his own show, Destination Truth, and got a pair of hamburger earmuffs instead. No, really.

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  7. Science

    New Tapir Species Discovered in the Amazon, Largest New Species Named This Century

    Tapirs are some of the oldest mammals in existence. They appeared about fifty million years ago, and they haven't changed much since then, so it must have been pretty surprising when scientists discovered a previously unknown tapir species in the Amazon. Surprising to the scientists, anyway—locals had know of it for years.

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  8. Tech

    UPS Wants in on the Drone Delivery Action, Could Beat Amazon to the Punch

    The Internet (and Geekosystem editors) had mixed reactions to Amazon's big drone delivery announcement Sunday night, but it looks like the trend is already catching on. UPS has been testing their own drone fleet, but could be using them for something else.

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  9. Tech

    Screw Drones! Have Your Packages Delievered By Owls [Video]

    We have got to hand it to Waterstones in the UK -- their parody of Amazon Prime Air is amazingly fast on the draw, given that Bezos only announced the plan last night. It's also pretty on-point. Why should we wait for the post to read books when a respectable-looking British man is telling us that owls can fly them to us instead?

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  10. Tech

    Amazon Unveils Plan to Make Drone Deliveries a Reality, We Are Now Scared of Amazon

    You know the open, majestic skies of the American countryside? You know what those need more of? Drones. That's what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks, anyway. Last night he revealed a plan for Amazon Prime Air, a delivery system that uses drones to bring stuff to you so you never have to get up or leave the house or move ever again. Hooray!

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  11. Tech

    Amazon Launches Outlet for Online Art Shopping, Guess What They Called It!

    Want to build an art collection but hate stuff like galleries, artists themselves, and leaving the house? No problem. Amazon just partnered with dozens of art vendors and galleries to let users shop for more than 40,000 pieces of fine art. What did they call it? "Amazon Art." That's soooooo postmodern.

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  12. Tech

    Google Reportedly Wants to Start Streaming Traditional TV Programming

    Because Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu don't offer us enough ways to procrastinate, Google may soon join their ranks. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has begun approaching various media companies in an attempt to license their content to stream traditional television shows online.

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  13. Tech

    Apple Drops Trademark Claim on App Store, Stores That Sell Apps Everywhere Now Safe

    You say App Store, I say Appstore. Apple has decided to call the whole thing off, and has dropped its lawsuit against Amazon for infringing on its trademark for its digital software retail distribution service -- see how much easier it is to just say app store? Apple's lawyers have decided that they don't need a court to tell them that combining "app" and "store" does not make a unique and distinguishable brand, and that it's a lost cause to keep people from referring to a store that sells apps as an app store.

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  14. Gaming

    The Little System That Could: OUYA Now Available in Stores

    If you weren't one of the 63,416 people who contributed to the OUYA console's mega-successful $8.6 million dollar Kickstarter campaign then you've had to wait for the little system that could to finally hit store shelves. Today is that day, frugal gamers! The OUYA is now available at Target, GameStop, and Best Buy if you absolutely must rush out to buy it now. If you can't find it in stores, or if you don't mind waiting for it to ship you can also order it on Amazon.

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  15. Entertainment

    Amazon and Journey Demonstrate the Dos and Don’ts of Mourning James Gandolfini’s Passing

    As a big fan of Things That Are Empirically Excellent, is am, it will surprise no one, an avid admirer and huge fan of HBO's The Sopranos, and so, like many of you, I was publicly bummed out when James Gandolfini, the man who was the backbone of one of the most excellent and important television shows ever passed away suddenly yesterday at just 51. As Facebook feeds across the world lit up with expressions of shock and sorrow at the news, we were treated to handy lessons in how to mourn a public figure -- and how not to -- from two unexpected sources: the classic rockers of Journey and Internet-retailer Amazon. Here's a Protip: Do offer your sympathies to the figure's family. Don't try to hawk product. (Potential spoilers ahead if you haven't finished The Sopranos and are really sensitive about your definition of spoiler. Also, if you haven't finished The Sopranos, what the hell are you doing?)

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