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Lyft and Starbucks deal adds coffee tipping, rewards

Lyft and Starbucks deal adds coffee tipping, rewards

While Uber has been busy striking up different partnerships with cities and others, Lyft has apparently been courting Starbucks, as today the two companies jointly announced a new multi-year deal that will have Starbucks customers earning stars, drivers getting gold status, and Starbucks employees having another option for getting to work -- the latter, at least, being possible, as Starbucks says it is exploring some options with Lyft. This is the latest among Starbucks' partnerships; it recently struck up a deal with Spotify.

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Twitch begins migration to HTML5, dropping Flash

Twitch begins migration to HTML5, dropping Flash

Game broadcasting service Twitch has announced via its blog that it's officially migrating to HTML5 for its videos, and in turn phasing out the Adobe Flash format. The company, owned by Amazon, says not everyone will see the changes as once, as they're rollout the changes to accounts gradually. Once those changes start appearing, users will find the web-based video player has HTML5 and JavaScript-powered controls, instead of the Flash-based ones we're used to.

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Hulu said to be developing pricier tier with no ads

Hulu said to be developing pricier tier with no ads

If you're a fan of Hulu's subscription service, but hate the fact that you are still forced to watch advertisements even when paying $7.99 a month for the existing premium tier (formerly known as "Plus"), good news may be on the way. As long as you don't mind paying a little more, that is. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Hulu is looking into offering a more expensive tier that would have no ads whatsoever.

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Facebook’s “Moneypenny” assistant is all about shopping

Facebook’s “Moneypenny” assistant is all about shopping

It seems that Facebook has been rumored to be working on several products to seemingly directly compete with existing services, like the music streaming service that Facebook has denied it is developing. The latest seems to be a digital assistant of sorts but one that is probably unlike anything you've heard of or seen. Unlike Siri or Cortana, who are more concerned about your schedules and flights, Ms. Moneypenny is more focused on where your spend your money. And it's doing so with the help, not of machine learning, but of other people.

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Philips is developing LED ‘light growth recipes’ for indoor farms

Philips is developing LED ‘light growth recipes’ for indoor farms

Growing crops indoors has caught the public's attention in recent years, and organizations across the globe have worked at perfecting the farming method. So far indoor gardens have had many benefits: pest reduction, higher yields, better utilization of space, and more. Lighting is the biggest problem, though -- if you don't get it right your plants won't grow correctly and your yield will suffer as a result. Philips wants to end the problem, and it has launched a new research center as part of its efforts.

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Galaxy A8 is shaping up to be a fine, mid-range Galaxy S6

Galaxy A8 is shaping up to be a fine, mid-range Galaxy S6

Late last month we caught a glimpse of the Galaxy A8 in China's TENAA and it looked almost like a Samsung Galaxy S6 knock-off. It turns out, there might some truth to that but not in a negative sense. A pre-release hands-on of this mid-range smartphone reveals some interesting tidbits about it. In addition to its extremely slim profile, the Galaxy A8 is indeed almost a blow for blow match to the Galaxy S6 but with slightly lower specs and an expected lower price tag to match.

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NASA begins prototyping first airplane to fly over Mars

NASA begins prototyping first airplane to fly over Mars

NASA has revealed a new prototype design for an aircraft that will eventually be the first to fly on Mars in the 2020's. Dubbed the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or "Prandtl-m" for short, features a flying-wing design and is said to be ready for testing later this year via launching from a balloon at an altitude of 100,000 feet to simulate Mars' atmosphere.

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Kenwood begins shipping multimedia receivers with CarPlay, Android Auto support

Kenwood begins shipping multimedia receivers with CarPlay, Android Auto support

Kenwood has announced that its first multimedia car receivers with support for Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are now shipping to retailers. The company says that these two models are considered their new flagships, as aside from the smartphone infotainment integration, they offer a number of premium features. The receivers were first unveiled at CES this year, but now we have the prices to go along with them: the Excelon DDX9902S will sell for $950, and the DDX9702S for $900.

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Parrot’s hopping, swimming Minidrones get official for US

Parrot’s hopping, swimming Minidrones get official for US

Those mini-drones that cropped up on Parrot's French website earlier this month just became a little more official, at least for those located in North America. The company has revealed the pricing and availability for those in the United States, adding more details on to the pricing and availability we'd previously heard for the European market. The Minidrones, as Parrot calls them, include standard quadcopters, as well as a water vessel that can zoom around on water, and a land drone that features two wheels and the ability to jump up stairs and over small obstacles.

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Amazon offering free shipping on small, light weight items

Amazon offering free shipping on small, light weight items

Following last week's updates to shipping services for Prime subscribers, internet giant Amazon has just announced a free shipping option for regular customers. Dubbed "Fulfillment by Amazon Small and Light," small items priced $10 and below, and weighing no more than 8 ounces (230 grams), will ship for free within the U.S. There are a few more criteria orders need to meet, and items won't be arriving in two days or less, but it's an option available for all customers, Prime subscriber or not.

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Amazon Stream is an entirely new shopping experience

Amazon Stream is an entirely new shopping experience

Amazon is always working hard to figure out new ways to get you to spend your money with it online. One of the latest ways Amazon wants to part you from your money is with a new shopping experience called Stream. Stream has an endless supply of products for men, women, and your home in an easy to browse format that crams all sorts of items in one location.

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Pebble Time shipping kicks off with pre-orders starting June 22

Pebble Time shipping kicks off with pre-orders starting June 22

Pebble has been behind some of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever and its latest Kickstarter project is now shipping. The Pebble Time watch is in distribution centers now and Pebble says that shipping labels and tracking numbers will start going out and ramp up quickly. We mentioned a few days back that May 27 was the day for shipping to start and Pebble has made good on that promise.

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