Amazon Wants To 3D-Print Your Purchase In The Back Of Its Delivery Van

Amazon is a keen experimenter, especially when it comes to delivery. But now a new patent suggests that it’s thinking of 3D-printing its products as they make their way to you.

NASA Satellite Visualises The Movement Of Dust From The Sahara Desert

Here’s an awesome 3D visualisation from NASA that shows how the Sahara Desert helps fertilise the Amazon rainforest even though they’re on two different continents that are separated by an entire ocean. The Saharan dust is carried over by wind and the phosphorous in the dust is essential to the Amazon.

What's Your Dumbest Internet Purchasing Fail?

Online shopping is great and all, but an unfortunate side-effect of buying stuff sight unseen on the ‘net is that sometimes you end up with stuff you didn’t really mean to buy. I’m not saying that’s the reason I have three power strips for European plugs under my bed, but… yeah. I should probably read the description more carefully next time.

The Online Store Where Preppers Buy Their Bulls**t Cure-Alls

Infowars, radio host Alex Jones’ online mecca for conspiracy theorists, preppers and otherwise non-sheeple alike, is full of bulls**t. But the most spectacular of this particular brand of insanity lies in the online store. Where you can buy a chance to save yourself from the New World Order — and in bulk, no less.

Someone Beat Amazon To The Drone Delivery Party

Drone delivery might be a pipe dream, but it’s Amazon’s pipe dream. Well, not any more: Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba has a drone delivery pilot programme, starting today.

Amazon's Gold Box Forum Is A Beautiful Pocket Of Internet Insanity

It’s an inviolable rule of the internet that if you provide people with a place to type words in public, chaos will follow close behind. Nowhere is this more true than the Amazon Gold Box forum, one of the internet’s more delightful clearing houses of crazy.

How To Make Sure Amazon's Recommendations Actually Work

Amazon has a lot of information about you, which it uses to suggest other stuff you might like (to buy). If you notice that your recommendations are frequently unhelpful, then there are some tweaks you can make inside your user account to try and improve them. Here are the screens and the settings you need to head for.

Amazon Might Soon Look Like This

Amazon’s been testing a new design for its homepage, and it appears that this rather dark-and-stormy front page has today been appearing for far more users across the US.

Here's How Microsoft Imagined The Smart Home Of The Future In 1999

Early rumours may have hinted that Apple had a fully integrated smart home up its sleeve. But after a few WWDCs, we know that’s not the case. And it’s unclear what developers are going to do with Apple’s HomeKit, a piecemeal tease that implies you’ll soon be able to control your smart toaster with your iPhone. But in the meantime, we have this Microsoft concept video from circa 1999, showing the amazing interconnected smart home of tomorrow.

Amazon Pulls Werewolf Novel Sequel For Surprisingly Non-Werewolf Reasons

Amazon is no stranger to independent publishing drama. But when it pulled books in the past, it at least purported to have some sort of legitimate reason. In the case of High Moor 2: Moonstruck (the story of one werewolf gang’s quest to keep its existence hidden and the extreme lengths to which it goes to protect its deadly secret) that reason appears to be… hyphens.