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The Top 10 VHS Tapes People Still Buy

Believe it or not, people still buy VHS tapes. The ageing format has been in decline for years, but between the collectors and the luddites, there’s a big enough market for Amazon to maintain a massive library of tapes for sale. You’d never guess what tops the “New and Popular” list.


This Mad Genius Built His Own Game Streaming Server For Almost Nothing

In less than a month OnLive, the world’s first cloud-based PC game streaming service, will be gone forever . Most of us took this news with a shrug. Madman Larry Gadea took it as a challenge — he built his own PC gaming cloud service. You can too.


Amazon Can (Finally) Test Its Delivery Drones In The United States

Amazon’s much anticipated same-day drone delivery service Prime Air reached another milestone this week: The Federal Aviation Administration has just given Amazon clearance to begin flight-testing the drones in the United States. Again. For real this time.


Amazon Is Starting To Sue Sellers Of Fake Five-Star Reviews

Amazon is looking to end the practice of shady sellers paying money to receive positive four or five star reviews beneath their product listings, with the commerce giant aiming to smash some prolific review-sellers out of business using its immense legal cannons.


Amazon's Plan For The Future Of Shopping Is More Than Just Buttons

Last week, Amazon announced that it was introducing a physical One-Click button, in its ongoing effort to remove any friction or thought from the mindless ordering process. But one detail from the announcement escaped most people’s notice: the fact that Amazon wants to integrate its auto-buying technology into everything with a logic board.


Guys I'm Not Sure This US Senator Knows How The Internet Works

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.) wants to remove The Anarchist Cookbook from the internet — you know, that notorious DIY bomb-making manual that has been around since the 1970s, is still available in print, the one you can buy on Amazon and find literally thousands of places online and offline for a pittance.


Amazon Dash Button: The Ultimate Convenience Or The End Of Civilisation?

Amazon’s latest experimental product is the Dash button, a programmable key that makes reordering essentials like laundry detergent as easy as pushing Start on the microwave. Is this the best thing that ever happened to busy America? Or a sign that we’ve become the docile servants of our Amazon Prime accounts?


Amazon's New Dash Buttons: Just Push To Buy

Just when you thought capitalism had reached its peak, Amazon is announcing the Dash Button. The idea is simple: You push a branded button, and Amazon ships that brand’s products to your home.


Amazon Forces Workers To Sign Sinister Non-Compete Agreements 

If you take a temporary factory job at Amazon, you have to sign away your ability to work almost anywhere else, for 18 months after your gig is finished.


Amazon Is Hosting A Robot Contest To Find Its New Employees

Some companies view their employees as an asset; Amazon views them as a problem to be disrupted along the path to perfection (and cheap two-day shipping on paperbacks). The latest ambition is to replace Amazon’s legion of shelf-picking drones with actual robotic drones.