Business, Foreign, Offbeat

Laundry Setting: Hot, Cold, Or “Curry”

Panasonic has launched a washing machine with settings aimed at the Indian consumer. The appliance has modes to remove stubborn curry stains and traces of hair oil, among others.

Only about 10 percent of homes in India have a washing machine, with most people still doing their laundry by hand.

h/t: BBC

Business, Tech

Packed, Sealed, And Delivered

Amazon's Prime Air octocopter.
Amazon’s Prime Air octocopter.

Last week, for the first time, Amazon had a drone deliver a package to a shopper in Cambridgeshire, England. The flight took off from a nearby Amazon warehouse and lasted 13 minutes, covering about two miles.

h/t: NYT