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4 ways to binge watch your favorite shows without flunking out

A few years ago, I binge-watched Eureka. All five seasons. Mostly in order. (Actually, a friend recommended I start on season 4 before going back to the earlier seasons, which in hindsight I find to be excellent advice.) It’s a truth that more viewers, and more college students, binge watch television, especially when services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime actually release full seasons all at one go.

What is your favorite show to binge watch? (Credit: Geek & Sundry)

What is your favorite show to binge watch? (Credit: Geek & Sundry)

On the one hand, this is great — you don’t have to book the television in the dorm common room on a Sunday night before a big Monday test to catch the latest episode of The Walking Dead, you can stream shows on your computer whenever they fit into your schedule. The down side? If you spend too much time on a binge watch you can still flunk out. Here are some tips on binge-watching without failing your classes. Read more

Drone delivery service: Amazon Prime Air plans to ship packages with unmanned aerial vehicles

This is the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (Credit: Amazon/AP)

This is the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (Credit: Amazon/AP)

On December 1, Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes went behind the scenes at Amazon with Jeff Bezos to show just how all of the packing and shipping – the inside of Amazon’s organization – works. But the big reveal at the end of the segment was this: Amazon is using drone technology to develop “octocopters” for a new delivery service they call Amazon Prime Air. Using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, which will need only GPS coordinates to deliver packages of less than five pounds, Amazon hopes to launch a drone delivery service – if they can get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate civilian drones. Read more