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” Guess who has a bigger home than Mitt Romney? In fact, guess who has a home that is more than twice the size of Mitt Romney?  If you guessed Jeff Bezos, the man whose new toy is The Washington Post, you would be right.

  Owner Bezos, whose paper traffics in class warfare, has a house in Medina, Washington that is “29,000 square feet spread over two buildings with 200 yards of shoreline.” Even if one divides this in half, an individual building would be 14,500 square feet. And that’s not all.

  Down the coast in Beverly Hills, the Post owner also maintains a 12,000 foot mansion complete with a “pool, a sunken tennis court, a gym, a, greenhouse, and a separate guesthouse.” Variety, the bible of entertainment goings-on, headlined this Bezos purchase this way:  

  So Post owner Bezos has not one but two houses bigger than Romney’s. Now there’s a headline you won’t see inThe Washington Post . “

 

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Amazon Announces Drone Home Delivery

 

 

” Amazon is about to start delivering products by air straight to your doorstep by remote control drones if you live in certain 30min zone .”

     The video is a brief clip from the CBS 60 Minutes episode that aired last night from Youtube . To see the entire segment click on the header and go directly to CBS . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon Debuts Kindle Fire HDX 7- And 8.9-Inch Tablets

 

Amazon debuts Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 89inch tablets, we go handson

 

” The slate, like its predecessor, comes in 7- and 8.9-inch configurations — this time out sporting much higher resolutions, at 323 ppi (1,920 x 1,200) and 339 ppi (2,560 x 1,600), respectively. Compare that to 221 and 254 ppi for their predecessors and 264 ppi on the iPad 3; quite brilliant in conference room lighting. For by-the-pool readers, there’s also a dynamic image contrast feature, which one exec pulled out a flashlight to demo. The feature works by shifting the display’s contrast, rather than brightness, to compensate for external changes in lighting. It’s still not the perfect outdoor reading device some are hoping for, but, well, that’s part of the reason the company’s keeping its Kindle reader line around, after all.

These guys are quick, too. Both versions feature a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and double the RAM of the last version at 2GB. Put it next to 2012’s model and you’ll note a difference, even with something as simple as flipping through icons on the home screen or opening up a record. The difference in gaming is far, far more pronounced. 

Both versions are available now for pre-order. The 7-incher will run you $229 when it starts shipping October 18th. The 8.9-inch version, meanwhile, isn’t set to ship until November 7th. That one will run you $379. Add $100 to either, and you’ll get 4G LTE through either AT&T or, for the first time, Verizon.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmed: Apollo 11 Rocket Engine Recovered from the Sea

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” Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says his team has confirmed that relics they recovered in Gulf of Mexico this March are indeed rocket engines and engine parts from the Apollo 11 moon landing mission.

  “One of the conservators who was scanning the objects with a black light and a special lens filter has made a breakthrough discovery – “2044” – stenciled in black paint on the side of one of the massive thrust chambers. 2044 is the Rocketdyne serial number that correlates to NASA number 6044, which is the serial number for F-1 Engine #5 from Apollo 11.” ”