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Airbus tests demonstrator airplane with flapping tips on each wing

Airbus tests demonstrator airplane with flapping tips on each wing

Airbus is working on a unique airplane design that involves flapping wing tips, something found on military jets but not commercial aircraft. The company successfully tested a remote-controlled scale-model plane fitted with the flapping wing tips, the company revealed this week. The demonstrator aircraft was based on the company's A321 plane.

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Lyft’s new electric scooters have longer battery life and pink wheels

Lyft’s new electric scooters have longer battery life and pink wheels

Lyft is deploying a new electric scooter model that is built for sharing. The new scooters have arrived in Denver, bringing with them hot pink wheels and a high-contrast Lyft logo. Riders will enjoy a number of improvements to the design, including a wider base, improved durability, and longer-lasting batteries. This is the first time Lyft scooters have featured pink wheels, making them easier to spot.

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Target takes on Amazon with same-day delivery for online orders

Target takes on Amazon with same-day delivery for online orders

Retailer Target, the red-themed competitor to Walmart, has introduced a new same-day delivery option for many US customers across the nation. The new delivery option is made possible by Shipt and available for online orders placed through the retailer's website. More than 65,000 items are covered by the same-day delivery option, which is available for free on some orders.

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Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

As if renting rooms, apartments, and more unusual vacation accommodation isn't enough, now Airbnb is getting into the adventures business. Airbnb Adventures is the company's latest expansion, shifting beyond being an alternative to regular hotels and taking on the sort of hosted journeys that you'd typically go to a travel agent or specialist for.

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Uber Elevate wants to start delivering Big Macs via drones by summer

Uber Elevate wants to start delivering Big Macs via drones by summer

Uber's growing empire has been besieged numerous times and in numerous but that hasn't stopped the company from dreaming big and trying to be big. While it's self-driving plans are still undergoing scrutiny, a part of its company is setting its eyes on something less controversial and potentially more lucrative, too. Uber sets its sights on the the clouds with its Elevate aerial arm and its plans to deliver food on rooftops in just a few months.

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Ubisoft is launching its own subscription service called Uplay+

Ubisoft is launching its own subscription service called Uplay+

One of the most surprising things to come out of Ubisoft's E3 show is news that the company is gearing up to launch its own subscription gaming service. With Uplay+, as its called, users will have access to more than 100 Ubisoft PC games spanning its various franchises. Essentially, Ubisoft is following the lead of companies like EA and Microsoft here, which already offer subscription services of their own.

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FedEx says it won’t renew US Express contract with Amazon

FedEx says it won’t renew US Express contract with Amazon

FedEx decided it won't renew its FedEx Express US domestic contract with Internet retailer Amazon, the company revealed on Friday. Though the company's existing contracts with Amazon will remain in place, FedEx will no longer provide express service for Amazon, which the company says represented a little over a single percent of its annual revenue last year. In its place, FedEx will focus on other e-commerce companies.

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Vaping firms get nicotine warning as Feds target influencer promos

Vaping firms get nicotine warning as Feds target influencer promos

US watchdogs are cracking down on vape liquid firms using social media influencers to push e-cigarette products, warning several brands over missing health disclaimers. The move comes after the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced they'd be going after companies pushing e-liquid products on kids, part of a crackdown in general on vaping.

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Walmart InHome Delivery will test your trust issues to the max

Walmart InHome Delivery will test your trust issues to the max

Walmart is taking the fight to Amazon in a big way, announcing today that customers will soon be able to place grocery orders for in-home delivery. Walmart, of course, already offers grocery delivery, but as the company points out, this new service called InHome Delivery takes things one step further by allowing associates to deliver groceries right to your kitchen, even going so far as to stock your refrigerator or cupboards as part of the drop off.

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Huawei phones can no longer ship with Facebook’s apps

Huawei phones can no longer ship with Facebook’s apps

It seems the punches just keep on coming for Huawei. After Google cut ties with Huawei and announced that it would soon begin withholding access to some key Android OS and software updates, other companies began following suit. That very same day, companies like Intel and Qualcomm stopped supplying Huawei with hardware, while Microsoft removed Huawei laptops from its retail stores a few days later. Now, it looks like its Facebook's turn to sever ties with the Chinese company.

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WarnerMedia streaming service price leaks amid bidding war report

WarnerMedia streaming service price leaks amid bidding war report

WarnerMedia, the entertainment conglomerate owned by AT&T, was the subject of a couple leaks this week, one alleging a bidding war said to be taking place with Apple for a Bad Robot 'mega-deal,' another claiming a price range for the company's upcoming streaming service. Assuming the leak is accurate, WarnerMedia's service will be a bit pricey, but include bundled premium services.

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Amazon’s new Prime Air delivery drone features hybrid design

Amazon’s new Prime Air delivery drone features hybrid design

Amazon has a new version of its Prime Air delivery drone, and it just unveiled it at the company's re:MARS 2019 conference. The new model is described as featuring a 'hybrid design' with improved stability and efficiency, as well as better safety than the previous version. This model is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings like a helicopter, can fly like an airplane, and may one day bring packages directly to customers.

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