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Yelp Tests Robot Food Deliveries
Yelp

Yelp Tests Robot Food Deliveries

Bots from Marble, a San Francisco startup, are now delivering orders from Yelp's Eat24 app, dodging pedestrians and other obstacles along the way.
Geek Builds His Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts
iPhone

Geek Builds His Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts

You really can build your own iPhone with a little patience and a trip to Shenzhen, China.
Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815 Million in Fees
BlackBerry

Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815 Million in Fees

Qualcomm is also the recipient of a lawsuit from Apple and the subject of multiple government investigations into its business practices.
Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Home
Google Home

Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Home

It appears Google has stopped the fun (or aggravation) but for awhile, Google Home responded to a Burger King TV ad with Whopper facts.
What Anyone Can Learn From Watching David Letterman's Mother
Family

What Anyone Can Learn From Watching David Letterman's Mother

Dorothy Mengering, a beloved 'Late Show' fixture, dies at 95.
Nina Zipkin
Walmart Adding 'Pickup Discount' to Online-Only Products
Walmart

Walmart Adding 'Pickup Discount' to Online-Only Products

If you order online, but opt to pick up your items from a local store, Walmart will lower the price.
Lincoln Debuts Uber-Like Service, But With Your Own Car
Business Moving Forward

Lincoln Debuts Uber-Like Service, But With Your Own Car

The chauffeur program will launch in select cities.
Lydia Belanger
The Classic Tamagotchi Is Coming Back for Its 20th Anniversary
Technology

The Classic Tamagotchi Is Coming Back for Its 20th Anniversary

The virtual pet key chain is reborn in a smaller form, but staying true to the original.
Google AutoDraw Turns Doodles Into Art
Google

Google AutoDraw Turns Doodles Into Art

Not everyone can draw, so Google created an AI that turns our terrible sketches into works of art.
Google: Gender Pay Gap? Nope, Nothing to See Here.
Google

Google: Gender Pay Gap? Nope, Nothing to See Here.

The company pushes back on a Department of Labor report, and says it 'conducts rigorous, annual analyses' to make sure it adheres to equal pay practices.
Most People in Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Home State Want to Legalize Marijuana
Cannabis

Most People in Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Home State Want to Legalize Marijuana

A new poll finds that lopsided majorities in Alabama oppose the get-tough enforcement favored by their former senator.
dispensaries.com
GM's Autonomous Super Cruise Arrives This Fall
General Motors

GM's Autonomous Super Cruise Arrives This Fall

The feature, available first on the Cadillac CT6, will allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel and let the car steer itself on the highway.
The People, Products and Brands We've Lost This Year
Brands

The People, Products and Brands We've Lost This Year

From Don Rickles to Chuck Berry, a sad look back at this year's losses.
Rose Leadem
United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Plane by Airport Employees
United Airlines

United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Plane by Airport Employees

Brute force was used to drag a paying passenger off one of its planes on Sunday night.
Rose Leadem
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