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Amazon starts selling its own coffee, baby food - CNET
The company quietly launched Mama Bear baby food and Happy Belly coffee on its website.

HTC leads $10 billion consortium to invest in virtual reality - CNET
The phone maker whose Vive VR headset was released earlier this year helped to form an investment consortium aimed at supporting "true innovation" in VR.

Till death do us part: Man marries his phone in Vegas - CNET
Technically Incorrect: At a Las Vegas wedding chapel, a man professes his love for his phone so deeply that he decides to make the ultimate commitment.

Rihanna 'Sledgehammer' music video the first to debut in IMAX theaters - CNET
The music video for the song on the 'Star Trek: Beyond' soundtrack will debut on Vevo and Tidal after its big IMAX debut.

Toyota recalls almost 500,000 US hybrids for airbag issues - Roadshow
Thankfully, it's not a *Takata* airbag issue, but it's a problem nevertheless.

6 reasons to love the 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' reunion - CNET
Fans cheered the stagehand, roared at Minnesota jokes and pondered whether corn was grass as the cast of the cult show reunited.

The rise of AI and challenge of making conversational bots (The 3:59, Ep. 70) - CNET
We also discuss Amazon's offer of an ad-supported phone and how IBM is using its Watson technology to help with cancer treatment.

Toyota's manga-inspired concept adds new GT86 to old world of Initial D - Roadshow
Frankly, I'm surprised this manga-infused mashup didn't happen sooner.

Get lost in this interactive 3D Calvin and Hobbes comic strip - CNET
Step into the world of Calvin & Hobbes as you've never seen it before: as a 3D comic.

Facebook emphasizes putting friends and family first in News Feed - CNET
The social network is changing its algorithm again to prioritize personal posts over news stories and other content.

Sioeye Iris4G action cam live-streams on T-Mobile right out of the box - CNET
A T-Mobile SIM will come preinstalled in the tiny camera so you can immediately broadcast your adventures to friends, family and followers.

Chrissy Teigen tries to gift a blender on Twitter, chaos ensues - CNET
Model Chrissy Teigen decides to give one of her Twitter followers a blender...and a brand war follows.

Great white shark caught napping on camera for first time - CNET
Sharks get tired, too. A film crew delights in rare footage of a huge shark taking a snooze underwater.

BMW's ReachNow car-sharing program expands, adds more cars - Roadshow
Its latest expansion should now cover about 75 percent of Seattle residents.

Twitter among SF tech companies that may face new payroll tax - CNET
City leaders estimate the tax could generate $120 million annually that would be earmarked to curb homelessness and the housing shortage in SF.

My all-nighter with the first iPhone - CNET
Nine years ago phone history was made when the first iPhone went on sale. I was there to write the first CNET review.

New study shows autonomous-car acceptance is a gradual process - Roadshow
Volvo's Future of Driving Survey points out that old habits die hard and we still want some semblance of control, albeit not all the time.

Facebook wants you to give its new Like button a thumbs-up - CNET
The old logo-emblazoned Like button gives way to the symbolic sign of approval.

​Sing along to 'Ghostbusters' theme with Japanese comedians - CNET
Hate the new "Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)" song from Fallout Boy and Missy Elliot? Get ready to sing "Who ya gonna call?" in Japanese with this catchy music video.

Walmart rolls out free trial of two-day delivery service - CNET
Walmart's ShippingPass service is offering a free 30-day trial, in a hopes of grabbing some of Amazon's customers.

Usage up, price down: Chevrolet slashes cost of 4G LTE data - Roadshow
This is a far cry from the norm for data -- usually the price is jacked up as usage increases.

Second successful rocket booster test for NASA's Mars roadmap (Tomorrow Daily 385) - CNET
Before we know it, we'll be sending a crew of humans into deep space, but before it does, NASA needs a few more successful tests like the one that happened today.

How's my driving? Uber to track drivers who brake too hard or drive too fast - CNET
Uber wants to improve its drivers' performance on the road with new features giving them feedback on their driving.

Open software promises speedy self-driving car development - Roadshow
Hoping to create a standard software architecture for self-driving vehicle development, Elektrobit releases Robinos, giving engineers a software framework to integrate sensor and control systems.

Amazon slashes prices on budget phones by half -- but there's a catch - CNET
Are you interested in a deal? You'll have to agree to see ads on your phone's lockscreen.




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