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Minecraft Creeper Crunch Cereal review – Gaming for breakfast

Minecraft Creeper Crunch Cereal review – Gaming for breakfast

How often does something get so big that it gets its own cereal? I guess the answer to that question is probably “a lot,” but I have to admit that I don’t know because I’m not really in the habit of following cereals based on pop culture phenomena. I remember Overwatch getting some kind of cereal. I’m sure there was cereal for Frozen at one point or another. As a child, I even distinctly remember seeing “Stevie’s Stars” cereal on store shelves, featuring and named after none other than famed Detroit Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman. That, of course, was a Michigan thing, and even then it was probably only a south Michigan thing.

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Burger King redesigns suggest COVID-19 jump-started a better future

Burger King redesigns suggest COVID-19 jump-started a better future

Today's transitional reality is tomorrows actual reality, according to Burger King's in-house design department and architects. Today's announcement from the fast food brand was that they're unveiling new restaurant designs for an "Enhanced Guest Experience in COVID World." Their innovations include mobile orders, curbside pick-up, and touchless features aplenty.

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First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

Ever since buying Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon has been in the grocery store business, but today, it's officially opening its first Amazon-branded grocery store. Amazon today announced that it's cutting the ribbon, so to speak, on the first Amazon Fresh grocery store, which is opening in the Woodland Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles. Even if you live in Woodland Hills, however, you might have a difficult time getting in.

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Which pandemic pizza is your state’s favorite?

Which pandemic pizza is your state’s favorite?

A study was done to discover the top pizza provider since March of 2020. A ranking of preferred pizza brands in each state in the United States was conducted with specific emphasis on orders sent during the still-active global pandemic we're living in today. It would appear that most states prefer pizza with little or no human contact - shocker!

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All the recalled onions you can’t eat: Salmonella Summer 2020

All the recalled onions you can’t eat: Salmonella Summer 2020

Earlier this month we reported an onion recall that was part of an investigation into a potential Salmonella outbreak. Here on the 18th of August, 2020, the FDA, CDC, and public health and regulatory officials in the USA and Canada have expanded their investigation and confirmed an additional 229 ill people reported in this outbreak, 9 of whom were from states new to this investigation.

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This phone test can tell you you’re drunk

This phone test can tell you you’re drunk

In a study published this week, researchers showed results in their exploration of smartphone accelerometers used to sense alcohol impairment in users. In "Preliminary Study Using Smartphone Accelerometers to Sense Gait Impairments Due to Alcohol Intoxication," researchers led by Brian Suffoletto, M.D., showed how a sensor in your smartphone could show the difference between the movements of a sober person and the movements of someone who's had a bit too much alcohol for their own good. The keys appeared to be by the mean signal amplitude (with a phone's accelerometer) and the variance of the signal in the x-axis - in other words, the amount of SWAY one has in their walk.

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Pokemon GO BR ice cream Raids revealed

Pokemon GO BR ice cream Raids revealed

This week there's a big Baskin-Robbins situation going on in Pokemon GO. Starting on August 14 (over the weekend), and ending on August 21, there'll be a Raid at SOME locations at the ice cream shop. This does not mean that ALL ice cream shops will have the special Pokemon GO raids, but SOME definitely will.

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Uber grocery delivery begins a slow roll out in a crowded space

Uber grocery delivery begins a slow roll out in a crowded space

The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly increased the demand for delivery services, particularly grocery delivery. Uber sees a chance to capitalize on that increased demand, announcing today that it's introducing grocery delivery in certain regions of North America. Uber is doing grocery delivery in a partnership with Cornershop, and at first, it'll only be available in "select cities" in Latin America and Canada.

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Uber buys Postmates: Here’s why

Uber buys Postmates: Here’s why

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen a large uptick in demand for home delivery. For weeks, restaurants in many regions of the country were limited to take out and delivery orders, and if coronavirus cases keep increasing in the US, they may be limited to those options once more. Services like Uber Eats, Postmates, and Door Dash have been in high demand in recent weeks, and soon, two of those companies will be joining forces.

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Minecraft is so big it’s getting a breakfast cereal

Minecraft is so big it’s getting a breakfast cereal

When it comes to video games, few have become so big that they get their own breakfast cereal. The fairly short list includes franchises like Angry Birds, Super Mario, and Overwatch, but it won't be long before we see Minecraft join them. Kellogg's has announced that it's making a breakfast cereal themed around Minecraft, and that can only mean one thing: Green, Creeper-colored marshmallows.

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PepsiCo DTC home shipping may change food shopping forever

PepsiCo DTC home shipping may change food shopping forever

PepsiCo launched a pair of new online shopping websites for snacks this week, attempting to take hold of the quarantine marketplace that's changed the world in the first few months of 2020. The company's implied COVID-19 and global pandemic are primary reasons why they've seen earning rise 10% in this past month. Now, as it's clear that companies like Amazon and grocery delivery groups like InstaCart are taking advantage of the stay-at-home mentality - and PepsiCo wants a piece of that pie.

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Why your groceries are late: Instacart strike is still on

Why your groceries are late: Instacart strike is still on

Last week we reported on a strike being organized by the Gig Workers Collective with Instacart Shoppers. Over the weekend, Instacart indicated they'd be updating health and safety measures. Instacart did not reply directly to the strike announcement, but the timing of their announcement would seem to be done in order to avoid the strike - at least in part. Unfortunate for the Instacart business, their response was not enough to quell the demands of the Gig Workers Collective and/or Instacart Shoppers, and the strike is still on.

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