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Amazon Quietly Ups The Free Shipping Minimum Purchase To $35

For as long as we can remember, Amazon.com’s minimum purchase requirement to qualify for its free super saver shipping was $25, a pretty easy threshhold for many shoppers to reach with perhaps a couple of books or a really nice salad spinner. It’ll be a bit tougher now, however, as Amazon has quietly increased the free shipping amount to $35. [More]

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Judge Finds Himself In Contempt Of Court Because He Can’t Work His New Smartphone

Whether we want to admit it or not, plenty of us have a sort of smartphone blindness — the person next you on the train’s phone is insufferably annoying when it rings and he can’t figure out how to make it stop, but when it happens to you, well, that’s different. Not so for one judge in Michigan, who found himself in contempt of court when his cellphone went off during closing arguments of a jury trial. [More]

SunChips Debuts New, Slightly Quieter Biodegradable Bags

SunChips Debuts New, Slightly Quieter Biodegradable Bags

Good news for trash-haters and late-night snackers alike: biodegradable SunChips bags are back in the United States! But it’s not the controversial original version that caused an unbearable racket and allegedly didn’t compost all that well. [More]

Don't Tweet The Identity Of Your Plane's Air Marshal

Don't Tweet The Identity Of Your Plane's Air Marshal

On a flight yesterday, minor celebrity Kim Kardashian figured out that the guy next to her was the air marshal, at which point she excitedly announced it to her followers on Twitter. “Jim the air marshall makes me feel safe!” she tweeted. But it’s okay, she understands how security protocols are supposed to work; after some of her followers complained about what she’d done, she responded, “[I] highly doubt anyone is twittering like me on this flight! shhh.” [More]