First Click: Amazon drones, Clarkson drones, and a preview of the week ahead

November 30th, 2015

Congratulations, you did it. You survived an event so sinister it’s been branded as “Black Friday.” How’d you do it? Did you hide yourself away in a cinema watching Creed, Pixar’s latest, or the new Hunger Games? Or maybe you phoned it in with Erykah Badu’s new mixtape? Regardless of how you coped, you’ve woken up to “Cyber Monday,” the day you do your holiday shopping online… exactly like every other day. Nevertheless, we’ll be wrapping up all the best deals for you shortly.

It's bound to be a slow week in tech now that most of this year's product announcements are available to purchase. Still, there will be plenty of new releases on the entertainment front.

Rihanna’s 8th studio album Anti is expected to debut any day now. As of 10AM local time, Tidal subscribers can already purchase tickets for the Anti world tour a full three days ahead of general availability.

Friday December 4th will see the premiere of Michael Fassbender in Macbeth, and the Christmas horror story titled Krampus from director Michael Dougherty. That’s also the day that Life premieres starring Dane DeHaan as James Dean, and Robert Pattinson as the photographer assigned to shoot the free-spirited actor. Coldplay’s new album, A Head Full of Dreams is coming on Friday as well.

But hey, that’s all yet to come. First let’s get you caught up on the weekend that was.


  1. Amazon teases Prime Air delivery and 'a whole family' of drones in new ad with Jeremy Clarkson

    Amazon is back with its latest vision for its Prime Air drone delivery system — and this time the company has brought its high-profile celebrity, TV show host and gearhead Jeremy Clarkson, along...

  2. See the invisible wireless signals around you with this augmented reality app

    The human eye is remarkable, but it only lets us see a very small sliver of electromagnetic waves. It's nearly impossible to imagine what our world would look like if we could see beyond the...

  3. New Clarkson-less Top Gear will premiere on May 8th

    We've been hearing a lot about Amazon's new big-budget car show with former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, but what about the future of the BBC show itself?...

  4. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg launch clean energy research fund

    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have launched a new global initiative aimed at spurring private sector investment in clean energy. Zuckerberg announced the launch of the Breakthrough Energy...

  5. Volvo XC90: a Thanksgiving road test for Sweden's hot new SUV

    When you’re looking to make a lasting impression, it’s best to take the time to get it right. While the click-hungry musicians of the moment are constantly dropping new tracks and teasers, my...

  6. Adele's 25 crushes single-week records with 3.38 million copies sold

    We already knew Adele's 25, her first new album in nearly half a decade, was a monster hit. The album bested *NSYNC's No Strings Attached single-week US record just a few days after release, when...

  7. Tony Hawk’s wild horizontal loop, and a brief history of extreme sports stunts

    This month, Tony Hawk became the first person to ever skateboard a "horizontal loop" — essentially a tornado of wood that he built smack in the middle of a half-pipe with the help of Sony's Action...

  8. Watch a Range Rover drive over a bridge made entirely of paper

    Range Rovers, for all their luxury, are still off-roaders at heart. (At least, I think they are — I can't think of any other explanation for a press photo of the recently announced Evoque...

  9. Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime this December

    Sure, you haven’t even started to recover from the joy and terror of Thanksgiving yet, but it’s already time to look ahead to the winter holiday season — and streaming video services want you to...

  10. How to be human: how do I tell my spouse I need a psychiatrist?

    Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user...

Retirement of the day

Dear Basketball: https://t.co/KDecft6BO2 #KB20

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 29, 2015

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