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Amazon just added a new feature that could mean big things for restaurants.

Amazon is pushing further into restaurant orders. The online shopping giant said it will begin accepting takeout orders from within its flagship app in certain locations starting next month. The feature is made possible through an ongoing partnership with a payments startup called Clover, which will let diners pay for food ...

- Mashable! - US

Absolutely no one believes Eric Bledsoe's salon excuse, but it makes for an A+ meme.

When Phoenix Suns' point guard Eric Bledsoe got in trouble over a tweet, he tried to use a trip to the hair salon as an excuse. The team's general manager didn't buy it, but the internet ate it up, Photoshopping Bledsoe's face into a salon chair and having at it with the hair jokes. After the pro baller wrote "I Dont wanna ...

- Mashable! - US

Diver swims five miles to shore to escape shark stalking him.

It's a situation no ocean swimmer wants to find themselves in. John Craig was free diving off the coast of Shark Bay in Western Australia on Friday afternoon, when he suddenly found himself alone , and stalked by a tiger shark. SEE ALSO: In Australia, sometimes you've got to pick a shark out of a pool Craig and a friend of ...

- Mashable! - US

When civilians are police, jury, judge.

Frustrated with Lebanese security, a man under the alias of Sami Beiruti took to social media in 2013 to create an online community of vigilantes looking to serve justice into their own hands using Facebook.

- The Daily Star - LB

Animal shelter inundated with applications after smiling pup goes viral.

Cheech's infectious smile sent the internet into a frenzy for the as-yet-unopened shelter's newest inhabitant.

- - UK

This is no yolk. NewEgg scrambles against rotten shell company claims.

Tech slinger hopes this $3bn fraud lawsuit will be over easy Online electronics souk NewEgg has been accused of taking part in a financial scam that duped banks in South Korea out of billions of dollars.…

- TheRegister - UK

Sick burn, yo: Google's latest Pixel 2 XL suffers old-skool screen singe.

Seven days of testing and it's not looking good Earlier this month, Google unveiled its new Pixel smartphones to great hullabaloo – and now to great consternation.…

- TheRegister - UK

Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension.

Plus: A new stealthier Monero crafter emerges Another Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better.…

- TheRegister - UK

WHOIS embarrassed about security? APNIC, after database leaks.

Asia's internet numbers registry let some weakly-hashed passwords into the wild Asia's internet numbers registry APNIC has apologised to network owners after a slip in its WHOIS database config leaked credentials, including weakly-hashed passwords.…

- TheRegister - UK

Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned from his VR startup after several women accused him of sexual assault.

Facebook Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned as partner of the VR/AR startup Transformation Group. He resigned following multiple allegations from women claiming that he had sexually assaulted them at tech events. Scoble's co-founder Shel Israel will run the company on his own. The sexual harassment dominoes continue ...

- Business Insider - US

AI IN E-COMMERCE: How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire.

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. One of retailers' top priorities is to figure out how to gain an edge over Amazon. To do this, many retailers are attempting to differentiate themselves ...

- Business Insider - US

Unified digital identity platform planned

The government plans to set up a national single-point digital identity platform by mid-2018 in an effort to centralise identity verification, reduce online fraud and improve the efficiency of financial and e-commerce activities.

- BangkokPost - TH

City police flag 'illegal' city checkpoints

City police have issued photos on their website to show which roadside checkpoints in Bangkok are authorised and which are not, as the bureau recently adopted a policy that forbids police from setting up random checkpoints to "enforce road rules".

- BangkokPost - TH

Google's latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start

SAN FRANCISCO - The launch of Alphabet Inc's second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and issue multiple apologies to customers.

- Reuters - US

Julian Assange takes to Twitter to talk #MeToo

Julian Assange, the whistleblower once accused of rape, compared the men accused by sexual assault victims in the #MeToo campaign to black men being lynched after being wrongly accused of raping white women....

- The Raw Story - US

'Who thought this was a good idea?': Internet slams magazine for holding all-male panel on women in business

On Monday, journalist Yashar Ali posted perhaps one of the most comical real advertisements in recent memory. As part of their “Women's Empowerment” series, South Jersey Magazine is hosting a panel on “Women in Business: A man's point of view.” This is real…...

- The Raw Story - US

Palestinian Man Arrested After Facebook Auto-Translates 'Good Morning' as 'Attack Them' 

A Palestinian construction worker was arrested by Israeli police after Facebook incorrectly translated the text of one of his posts. Haaretz reports that the man uploaded a picture from his job at a construction site with the text good morning' in Arabic. When officers used Facebook's automatic translation service to…

- Gizmodo - US

Michigan State Police director's controversial Facebook post won't dent her pension

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue will retire in February with an almost $92K pension, $500K lump sun & ability to get her salary when governor reappoints her.         


Robot detective game 'Subsurface Circular' is out on iPad

We've been excited about Mike Bithell's surprise indie game, Subsurface Circular, since it released months ago. The developer of Thomas Was Alone and Volume stealthily made the science fiction text adventure game for iOS after he asked Twitter follow...

- Engadget - US

Affirm’s app lends you money to buy things online

Paypal co-founder Max Levchin launched Affirm back in 2012 to extend credit for folks to buy things online. Today, his company has extended that feature to a mobile app, functionally creating a virtual credit card for anyone who wants to trust a tech...

- Engadget - US

Up your Halloween game with some nifty accessories to match your costume

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you think you're all set for Halloween because you bought your Harry Potter costume online, then you are sorely mistaken. You may be forgetting one crucial thing: the accessories. SEE ALSO: Couples costumes for you and ...

- Mashable! - US

Google launches PayPal-like online payment system

Google is about to make it way easier for you to shop online. The search giant's new Pay with Google payment system allows you to check out quickly from a wide variety of websites. Think PayPal, but powered by Google. SEE ALSO: Google's 'Pixel Buds' may be the key to breaking the language barrier If you're using an ...

- Mashable! - US

The internet doesn't know what to make of Justin Bieber's new tattoo

Tattoo Artist Bang Bang spent 26 hours over 3 consecutive days to give Justin Bieber his new tattoo. His new ink covers his entire torso and people are reacting big time. Bang Bang explains that the tattoo is of angels dominating evil, a symbol of the struggle between light and dark. Some people say it looks like a big ...

- Mashable! - US

ESPN cancels show because of its association with Barstool Sports

ESPN walked into another PR quagmire on Monday, announcing it was canceling the show Barstool Van Talk after just one week. SEE ALSO: ESPN is now the frontline of the American political-culture war The show, hosted by Dan Katz of Barstool Sports and long-celebrated satire personality PFT Commenter, was an extension of the ...

- Mashable! - US

Donald Trump added new merchandise to his website, and it's the scariest Halloween accessory yet

Halloween is officially cancelled. Let's all thank President Donald Trump's merchandise. Trump's official store is selling pumpkin-themed "Make America Great Again" hatsThe website describes the item as a treat. But it's really just one big trick to all of us. The hat looks ordinary enough at a glance, with a ...

- Mashable! - US

Amazon adds restaurant takeout to its shopping app

Amazon is pushing further into restaurant orders. The online shopping giant said it will begin accepting takeout orders from within its flagship app in certain locations starting next month. The feature is made possible through an ongoing partnership with a payments startup called Clover, which will let diners pay for food ...

- Mashable! - US

The internet is cracking up at George Bush having a middle school moment

George Bush was seen cracking jokes and whispering with Obama during a fundraising event for hurricane reliefLuckily, the middle school moment doesn't seem to have hurt the former presidents' efforts. So far, they have raised an estimated $31 million.

- Mashable! - US

Which trends will be hot for marketers this holiday season?

As Amazon reaches further and further across our online shopping experience, which trends can brand marketers use to effectively compete?

- ZDNet - UK

Touchscreen Google Home existence hinted within code

Taking on Amazon Echo Show: Official Google app code suggests the company has a touchscreen Google Home in the works.

- ZDNet - UK

Alphabet Inc. Is Building A City Out Of Data

Sidewalk Toronto will be the first real-world attempt by Google's parent company to optimize city life


Suspected US pedophile falls

An American suspected of being a pedophile was arrested by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last week before he could meet with minors whom he had befriended online. The post Suspected US pedophile falls appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

U-17 World Cup: Over 1.5 lakh register for Kolkata semi-final tickets

Kolkata, Oct 24 Sky-rocketing craze for tickets saw over 1.50 lakh soccer fans registering online in the first three hours to watch Wednesday's Brazil-England Under-17 FIFA World Cup semi-final tie, that was shifted to Kolkata from Guwahati on Monday. Number of users ahead of you: 105,917." The mad scramble for tickets ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Businessman under ASIC investigation hired by Brisbane banking firm

A failed entrepreneur under investigation for more than $1 million in irregular transactions has been employed by a Brisbane IT company specialising in online banking. Within three hours of the ABC contacting the company, Jonathan William Parker was no longer an employee.

- ABC News - AU

Google's latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start | Reuters

The post Google's latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Facebook tests burying posts from media outlets in a separate News Feed — unless they pay

Getty / Stephen Lam Facebook is currently testing a change that would force news publishers to pay to show posts from their Facebook Pages in the News Feed. In six countries, posts from Facebook Pages are now shown in a separate Explore tab, while the main News Feed only shows posts from friends, ads, and posts that ...

- Business Insider - US

A gluten scientist explains why gluten-free diets are terrible for you

Gluten-free diets are probably doing more harm than good to your body. Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, explains the myth surrounding gluten-free diets. Following is a transcript of the video. Peter Green: I'm Peter Green. I'm the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia ...

- Business Insider - US

ESPN cancels controversial new 'Barstool' show after a single episode

ESPN ESPN President John Skipper took personal responsibility for the controversial new show. Skipper said he thought the show would be able to distance itself from Barstool Sports. The show came under fire when ESPN host Sam Ponder showed how she had been attacked by the website. ESPN has canceled their new late-night ...

- Business Insider - US

Google's Pixel 2 smartphone uses the same waterproofing material that off-road cars use

Google finally made its Pixel 2 smartphones water-resistant, which was one of the bigger missing features in last year's Pixel smartphones. Indeed, the new Pixels have a rating of "IP67," which means it can go down to about three feet of water for up to 3o minutes. I wouldn't recommend using the Pixel 2 for underwater ...

- Business Insider - US

Online petition seeks health minister's removal from Cabinet

A petition has been initiated on a website, urging the Governor of Karnataka to remove Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar. The petition on started three days ago and has garnered more than 4,500 signatures.It states that the minister is "incompetent, highly corrupt and abuses health professionals". It reads: "He, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

James Comey reveals his secret Twitter account

Former FBI Director James Comey revealed his secret Twitter account Monday with a tweeted picture from Iowa.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Google's Project Loon Balloons Restore Connectivity In Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria caused remarkable damage in Puerto Rico. It has been a few weeks since the natural disaster hit and still much of the island is without power, water, and connectivity. The FCC recently permitted Google to deploy its Project Loon LTE balloons in Puerto Rico and it has now done that. The helium balloons have ...

- Ubergizmo - US

HTC U11 Android 8.0 Update Release Expected Next Month

Google released Android 8.0 Oreo a few months back but there aren't a lot of devices out there right now that are running the latest iteration of Android. Google did mention some OEMs that would release the update in the coming months when it announced Oreo's release, however, no information was provided about the actual ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Pay With Google Goes Live To Speed Up Online Checkout

The checkout experience can often be quite frustrating when you're shopping for something online via your smartphone or tablet. Customers normally have to fill in a couple of forms and may even have to jump back and forth in some instances just to get everything in order. Google highlighted a new way to speed up this ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Google Won't Be Sharing Revenue With News Publishers

It was reported yesterday that Google was planning on sharing a portion of its revenues with publishers. The report made it seem like Google was ready to throw a lifeline to struggling publishers. The company has now come out with an official statement and set the record straight. Google has refuted the report, saying that ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Games Surface In Microsoft Store

The Xbox One has offered backward compatibility for Xbox 360 titles for quite some time now. Microsoft surprised everyone at the E3 2017 gaming convention by announcing that the console will soon offer backward compatibility for some original Xbox titles as well. The feature might be ready to launch as some original Xbox ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Some White Pixel 2 Orders Delayed By Google

Google seems to be having a hard time in keeping the Pixel handset in stock. There has been considerable demand for the new Google smartphones and it seems that the company has actually been forced to delay some orders as it struggles to keep up with demand. Google has reportedly delayed some white Pixel 2 orders by a month ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Amazon receives 238 proposals for its second headquarters

The world's largest online retailer said it would invest more than $5-billion and create up to 50,000 jobs for 'Amazon HQ2'

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Why It's Good To Have a Real Audience

The sourcing on this seems somewhat opaque. But Mashable is reporting that Facebook is testing a new system which would remove publishers from your Facebook timeline unless the publishers pay Facebook. This, frankly, doesn't terribly surprise me. It's how monopolies operate.

- TPM News - US

Andy Rubin's hyped-up Essential phone is already slashing its price

After just two months on the market and a whole lot of hype, the Essential phone is getting a $200 price cut. It now costs $500 unlocked through Essential’s website. Essential got a lot of attention for being led by Andy Rubin, who co-created Android and … Continue reading 'Andy Rubin’s hyped-up ...

- Fast Company - US

Snapchat's poor-selling Spectacles are another bitter blow for smart glasses

When the company behind Snapchat introduced a set of video-capturing eyeglasses in the fall of 2016, tech observers lined up to argue that Snap’s Spectacles wouldn’t be Google Glass all over again. By making smart glasses cheaper, cooler, and a little less creepy, the argument went, Snap would have a better ...

- Fast Company - US