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Amazon says the FAA is so slow, the delivery drone it approved is already obsolete

The e-commerce giant wants US regulators to follow Europe's lead<p>Last week the Federal Aviation Administration finally gave Amazon permission to begin test flying its delivery drones outdoors. But in testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Amazon argued that the government wasn't moving nearly …

Joanne Harris condemns Clean Reader app for replacing swear words in novels

Chocolat author among critics of app designed to offer alternatives to explicit words in any book printed in electronic format - with or without permission from author<p>A new app that allows readers to swap swear words in their novels with sanitised versions is facing a backlash from furious authors, …

Writing

Where Does the Word 'Meme' Come From?

<b>By Jenna Scarbrough</b><p>Certain fads, catchphrases, dances, and songs bombard our society—nowadays, almost all of these are either born on or popularized …

10 Totally Out-Of-Place Scenes In Classic Literature

From the moment we start school, we’re taught to think of the classics as the greatest writing the world has ever known. From characters to plot to …

Literature

Habits Of The World’s Richest People [Infographic]

What does Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey have in common apart from their astronomical net worths? Well, more than you might think …

10 Bizarre Military Strategies That Actually Worked

As gruesome as war might be, it presents mankind with ample opportunity to showcase its ingenuity and imagination. Theoretically, it should be a …

Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet

Ongoing attack from >90,000 computers is creating a strain on Web hosts, too.<p>Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge …

The Happiest Companies In Tech

If you're on the hunt for a new tech job and want to surround yourself with shiny happy people, consider sending your resume to one of these workplaces.