Pay James Patterson $300 Thousand and He’ll Destroy His Latest Book

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Having successfully transitioned from author to brand, the famed James Patterson is now trying a new business model: not writing at all. He's offering a unique opportunity for a single individual to pay $294,038 for the privilege of destroying the next Patterson-branded book. The package includes a first-class flight to an undisclosed location, two nights’ stay in a ...

Grainy Photo of the iPad Pro Confirms That Bigfoot Kidnapped Elvis

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I'm expecting to see many images this week of gadgets which don't exist outside of Photoshop, but the most interesting one didn't come from the show floor. Earlier today Nowwhereelse.fr posted what they claim is an image of the corner of the next iPad. Many Apple bloggers, analysts, and pundits believe that Apple is one day going to release ...

Amazon Declares War on the Hyphen, Could the Semicolon be Next?

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Amazon strives to always be responsive to customer requests, but they also like to reduce costs by making their staff stick to scripts whenever possible, and sometimes this can result in absurd situations. Graeme Reynolds recounted one such situation yesterday. At the request of a customer, Amazon has declared hyphenated words verboten in the Kindle Store: Moonstruck has ...

Parody Video(s): Amazon Echo is an (Un)Helpful Little Cylinder

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Amazon's in-home digital concierge is still making its way to consumers, and no one knows yet exactly how it's going to work. But that hasn't stopped a couple Youtubers from posting parody videos. The Amazon Echo is a 9-inch-tall, cylinder-shaped Bluetooth speaker that can be situated anywhere in the home, and functions always-on digital assistant. Much like with Siri and Google ...

Video: Four Fantastic Features We Don’t Have In The English Language

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The English language has a history of borrowing words, letters, and even tenses from other languages, or as James Nicoll put it "pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for new vocabulary". This has given the English language a set of pronunciation rules that would best be described as crazy, frustrating ...

Parody Video: Amazon Prime Air Expands to Include Neighborhood Watch, other Services

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Amazon's drone delivery program may still be in its teething stages but the retailer has high hopes for the many services the drones could provide in the future. In this new promo video, Amazon VP Michael Stusser details the many ways that the Amazon Prime Air program will be used to benefit the public. Once these drones achieve pinpoint accuracy ...