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Amazon Is Trying Restaurant Food Delivery in Seattle, Where It Just Became a Booze Courier

Amazon Is Trying Restaurant Food Delivery in Seattle, Where It Just Became a Booze Courier

Is Amazon looking to get into the meal delivery business? The company, which already delivers products, groceries, and now alcohol, is reportedly testing delivery from restaurants in Seattle. From GeekWire: The company has been testing the service by allowing its own employees to order meals from restaurants in conjunction with the new Prime Now delivery service in Seattle, according to …

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Uber Sets Up Another Hub for Self-Driving Car Research

Uber is setting up another hub for self-driving car research. This one’s at the University of Arizona. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Uber, and the college announced the initiative on Tuesday. “Through the statement of intent that we signed today, Uber and the UA have agreed to work together on educational, workforce development, and research efforts in optics, engineering, and education …

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Google Lets People in 45 More Countries Edit Maps Again (Including the US)

Google is going to let you hooligans edit its Maps again, even though you couldn’t resist using the tool to draw pissing Androids. The company has announced the second phase of the Google Map Maker reopening. This will open the map-editing tool to another 45 countries, including the US. This means that map maker is now back online in over …

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Kim Kardashian Is Now the Most-Followed Person on Instagram, and Her Family Pretty Much Rules the Site

Excluding the official Instagram account, which boasts 94.5 million followers, the most-followed person on the social media site is Kim Kardashian. Kardashian just surpassed Beyonce to become the new queen of Instagram. She now has 44.1 million followers, just a bit more than Beyonce’s 44 million. Once again, excluding the official Instagram account, it’s incredible just how much the cream …

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Samsung on Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw: ‘Just Don’t Stick the Stylus In the Wrong Way, Guys’

Samsung on Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw: ‘Just Don’t Stick the Stylus In the Wrong Way, Guys’

It looks like Samsung has something akin to antennae-gate on its hands. Pen-gate? Android Police found a pretty alarming design flaw in the company’s new Galaxy Note 5 – one that can cause permanent or at least hard-to-reverse damage. Apparently, it’s incredibly easily to insert the stylus the wrong way into the device, and this could lead to serious problems. …

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Amazon Will Bring You Beer, Quickly, in Its New Prime Now Market

For the first time in the US, Amazon’s Prime Now rapid delivery service is offering to bring you some beer. The company just launched Prime Now in its hometown of Seattle, also serving the Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland areas. And along with the expansion comes a new delivery option – beer, wine, and a small selection of spirits. Prime Now, …

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Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites of content it deems harmful – which as of late has all related to drugs. Now, over the past couple …

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Stephen Colbert’s First Guests Include Elon Musk, Uber’s Travis Kalanick

Stephen Colbert’s highly-anticipated debut in David Letterman’s old spot is fast approaching, and The Late Show has just revealed the guests Colbert will welcome in his first week. The list includes Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, as well as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. That’s a lot of tech for a first week, and for a network late night program. …

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Twitter Really Wants You to Use It for Messaging

Twitter is taking steps to make itself a destination for messaging. Starting today, you will be able to receive notifications in your browser when you receive a direct message. Clicking on the notification will direct you to the DM interface on Twitter.com The option is available in your settings, and it appears to be opt-out. Direct Message notifications are now …

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Twitter Kills Sites Across the World That Archived Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

One of the biggest operations for preserving politicians’ deleted tweets has been shut down. The Open State Foundation say that Twitter has cut off its API access for its Politwoops and Diplotwoops sites. The sites were simple – they just pulled deleted tweets from politicians’ profiles and made them visible for the world to see. It was about transparency, according …

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