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Drone gift delivery, holiday shopping was up, What are kids doing on those phone

6:15- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now thinking about having your Christmas packages dropped off to your house....wait for it.................. via drone. I'm not kidding. The video is contained in this article. Cray. Read more here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2013/12/02/amazon-drones-a-flying-robot-may-deliver-your-christmas-gifts-in-four-or-five-years/

Here's a video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98BIu9dpwHU

 

6:45- Did you get your Black Friday Shop-a-thon on? If so, you weren't alone (duh) and you did your part to boost the economy- 

Holiday Weekend shopping a success.  

Looks like a lot of us worked off our Thanksgiving dinners by doing laps around the mall.  Forty-five million people went shopping last Thursday, an increase of nearly 30% over last year.  But even the best Thanksgiving Day deals couldn’t beat Black Friday, which saw 92 million Americans hitting the stores.  Overall, more than 140 million people were expected to seek out deals during the holiday weekend, up from 139 million in 2012.  Many waited until yesterday to start crossing off their holiday lists.  A projected 131 million took advantage of Cyber Mondaydeals from various online retailers.  But despite the countless sales and promotions, experts say spending during the holiday weekend actually declined around 3% this year, possibly because many sales started as early as last Monday.

7:15 New Poll-- What is it that kids are doing on their cell phones? THIS!

If you guessed texting, you’d be right.  A poll asked U.S. internet users between the ages of 13 and 17 about the mobile activities they engaged in during the last month, and texting came out on top at 87%.  The second most popular activity was playing mobile or online games, which 82% of teens have done in the last 30 days.  Other popular digital activities include…

-Emailing (81%)
-Using social networking sites (81%)
-Instant messaging (71%)
-Posting on Instagram (42%)
-Using Twitter (35%)
-Using Snapchat (32%)
-Using Tumblr (28%)

Here's the link to the study: http://mashable.com/2013/11/25/teenage-online-activity/

 

8:15 I'm not a big fan of that song “The Christmas Shoes”. If you've never heard it, here's the video for it below. As you can see, it's totally designed to have you crying your eyes out like a baby. I'd rather not thanks! I understand that it makes me sound like a heartless Grinch but that's me, I'm not into being made to cry. So when I saw this humorous blog post about how to avoid the song, I had to laugh and post it. Check it out. Judging from the responses on Facebook, others feel the same way and that is AWESOME! I feel so validated. Here's the blog: http://stuffchristianslike.net/2013/12/02/5-best-ways-survive-christmas-shoes/

Here's the dreadful video:



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