Amazon Extends 2-Hour Whole Foods Deliveries to Atlanta, SF

After launching two-hour Whole Foods deliveries in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach last month, Amazon on Tuesday announced it is extending the Prime perk to two new cities: Atlanta and San Francisco. Prime customers in neighborhoods of Atlanta and San Francisco can now “shop thousands of items across fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, […]

Comcast Boosts Xfinity Download Speeds in 14 States

If you’re a Comcast Xfinity subscriber living in one of 14 northeastern states, we’ve got some good news for you: Your Internet download speeds are set to increase without any price hike. The states receiving the speed bump stretch from Maine down to Virginia and the District of Columbia, with the change happening at some […]

Disney Parks Arrive on Google Street View

Good news, Disney lovers: The Happiest Place on Earth is now available on Google Street View. Google on Tuesday announced that users can now virtually explore panoramic views of 11 Disney parks in Street View. That includes Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Pandora – The World of Avatar inside Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom Park, […]

Lawmakers propose universal $20 tax on internet porn

A new bill aims to charge Rhode Island residents a one-off $20 fee to access sexually explicit content online and impose stringent rules on Internet providers that do not comply with the law. Two state Democrats, Sen. Frank Ciccone and Sen. Hanna Gallo, introduced a bill on Thursday that would mandate internet providers to block […]

Amazon is in talks to launch checking accounts

Amazon may soon find yet another way into its customer’s wallets. The e-commerce behemoth is reportedly chatting with big banks about creating a “checking-account-like product” for its customers. Details on the effort are scarce but the talks hint that there is no industry that Amazon isn’t willing to disrupt. Fresh off its acquisition of Whole […]

Apple may release a cheaper MacBook Air

The next MacBook Air may come with a feature no Apple laptop has ever had before: an affordable price tag. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is planning on releasing a new, cheaper version of its entry-level laptop, according to a Monday research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Prices for the MacBook Air currently […]

Meet the fast food worker who never needs a day off

The concern that robots will take jobs is thrust back into the spotlight after a California-based burger chain has “hired” Flippy to be its latest grill cook. According to KTLA-5, which was there for a preview event, Flippy is helping out Caliburger make California-style burgers and fries, providing a level of consistency to its cooked […]

An army of real people is teaching AI all about humanity

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It’s powered by an army of real people. From makeup artists in Venezuela to women in conservative parts of India, people around the world are doing the digital equivalent of needlework — drawing boxes around cars in street photos, tagging images, and transcribing snatches […]