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Amazon asks FAA to let it ramp up drone development

The company says its drones can now fly up to 50 miles per hour, and it wants to test them outside the federal government's current restrictions.<p>Amazon is asking the federal government if it can start testing drones in its own backyard to speed up its development of Prime Air shipping, according to …

The TSA Has an Instagram, And It's All Weird Weapons and Dogs

It's the man version of cats and abs.<p><b>The TSA gets a bad rap.</b><p>Sure the oafish and perverted blue-shirted army charged with our nation's air security is the butt of many a joke. But, while they may be terrible at, well, everything else, turns out they're amazing at Instagram.<p>Maybe it's the material …

TSA

6 Simple Tips for Cooking with Your Kids

Part of our Fatherhood collection<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>Young kids</b> can measure flour for pancake batter, make cookie dough. Our four-year-old son loves to crack eggs.<p><b>It's better</b> to cook earlier in the day. They're toast after five o'clock, so undertaking a big project in the evening …

Recipes

Review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

<i>Do you like food? Do you like movies? Do you like movies about food? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might enjoy Eater at the Movies, a new column by Joshua David Stein which examines eating and drinking on screen.</i><p>One can tell from the title that <b>Supermensch: The Legend of Shep</b> …

Tom Colicchio

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

Tumblr declares war on the internet's identity crisis

Tumblr founder David Karp thinks a lot about the web as it was 15 years ago. A web filled with blinking words, Shockwave Flash, and GeoCities pages packed to the brim with clip art. It was a weird, unstructured, seemingly limitless domain where, armed with a few HTML tips from a friend or message …

Social Media

Tumblr rolls out in-app themes, finally becomes a mobile company

Today, Yahoo-owned Tumblr is rolling out the ability to customize your blog’s design across any device — including its native iOS and Android apps.<p>When Tumblr first arrived on mobile devices, all of its uniquely-designed blogs were stripped of their themes in favor of a single, app-wide design. …

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer says Tumblr is still behind on mobile

Reiterating long-standing comments from Tumblr founder David Karp, Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer furthered Tumblr’s mobile narrative today with an interesting comment: she believes the service is still behind on mobile.<p>In Mayer’s words, “last year was the year we really invested in mobile. …

5 Tumblrs We’re Enjoying This Week: Original Photography Special #2

We are back with another special dedicated to those publishing their own work on Tumblr. It’s always a real treat coming across those doing their …

How to Get Likes And Reblogs On Tumblr. Or Five Empty Panels.

<i>Lars Brown writes,</i><p>It started in January. “I have to finish this comic, but this desktop background of green hills and a blue sky is so distracting! …

Conan O'Brien