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Soylent has a couple new flavors to join its new powder formula

Soylent has a couple new flavors to join its new powder formula

Soylent recently released an updated powder formula that, hopefully, won't make people as sick as the previous one. Silently joining that new powder are a couple of new flavors, finally freeing customers from the (admittedly minor) hassle of having to add their own flavors. Both cacao and 'nectar' flavors have made an appearance on Amazon, though they appear to be sold out at the moment.

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Soylent fixed its sickness-inducing powder, but made an enemy in the process

Soylent fixed its sickness-inducing powder, but made an enemy in the process

Soylent has released the promised updated powder that, hopefully, eliminates whatever it was that made some of its customers sick. The powder is called formula 1.7, and as the company previously stated, it doesn't include algal flour, the alleged source of the illnesses. In the process, though, Soylent earned itself some ill feelings from now-former partner TerraVia, which supplied the algal flour that Soylent cited as the cause of the sickness.

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Pizza Hut added to Amazon Alexa: these are the skills

Pizza Hut added to Amazon Alexa: these are the skills

The folks at Pizza Hut have announced a team-up between themselves and Amazon for Alexa Voice Service. This system will add the ability to order a Pizza Hut pizza - and other bits and pieces - from the comfort of one's own couch. No phone involve, no laptop needed. This may be the laziest possible way to get hot food into your mouth in the history of the world.

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Nestle finally does something right, unveils chocolate breakthrough

Nestle finally does something right, unveils chocolate breakthrough

Many people have very strong — very negative — opinions about Nestle, and arguably for good reason. That's neither here nor there, though. The company has just announced something that it calls a scientific breakthrough: the ability to produce chocolate with 40-percent less sugar but no discernible change in flavor. The breakthrough features a sugar structure 'inspired by nature.'

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Uber Restaurant Guide finds riders places to eat based on trip data

Uber Restaurant Guide finds riders places to eat based on trip data

If you’re a regular Uber user, there’s a good chance you’ve had a driver take you to a restaurant, pub or bar. That trip data — and the data from thousands of other similar rides across Uber’s users — has been used to create the new Uber Restaurant Guide, an offering that is exactly what it sounds like. The guide surfaces a city’s favorite dining spots, places that were selected based on the mass of rider data rather than critics or consumer reviews. The restaurant guide covers cities across the U.S.

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There’s a Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle because why not

There’s a Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle because why not

Like it or not, and some definitely don’t, selfies are here to stay. It has become almost second nature to some people, particularly millennials, who, for better or for worse, want to document and share their personal involvement, or at least presence, in some of life’s most important and fleeting events. Like chugging down some Coca-Cola. But taking a selfie while drinking something isn’t exactly the most comfortable thing to do. Luckily, someone actually thought of a Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle just for that very purpose.

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Domino’s Pizza delivers first pizzas by drone

Domino’s Pizza delivers first pizzas by drone

Pizza fans who like Domino's the best will be thrilled to hear of a new delivery method that the pizza chain is trying out. Domino's has announced that it began delivering fresh, hot pies by air via a drone delivery service this week. The first deliveries are happening in New Zealand as part of a tie up between Domino's and drone maker Flirtey.

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Soylent ditches algal flour in hope of solving sickness issue

Soylent ditches algal flour in hope of solving sickness issue

Soylent’s algae ingredients are one of the most lauded aspects of the drink, but one of them could also be responsible for the sickness affecting some of the company’s customers. Following reports of nausea and other problems caused by Soylent’s most recent bars and powder, Soylent elected to recall the food bars and issue an advisory for the powder, saying those who have an ‘intolerance’ to it should stop using it. The company halted sales and promised to tweak its formula, and now it thinks it has found the cause of the illnesses.

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McDonald’s will soon offer in-app food orders and payments

McDonald’s will soon offer in-app food orders and payments

Over the last few years, a number of fast-food and take-out restaurants in the US have launched smartphone apps that allow customers to not only place their order ahead of time, but specify a location for pick-up and even pay in advance. This includes places like Taco Bell, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ Donuts. Now the biggest fast-food franchise of them all, McDonald's, is finally catching up.

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Millennials are coffee junkies: consumption outpaces production (again)

Millennials are coffee junkies: consumption outpaces production (again)

Millennials are coffee junkies, and their boundless love for the brewed beverage has resulted in consumption outpacing production for a second time. Is the coffee apocalypse upon us? Probably not, though prices are already high and it's likely they'll continue to climb in coming months. This latest coffee season ended on September 30, and saw coffee drinkers around the world consuming more beans than crops produced, that itself partly being due to droughts affecting farmland where coffee is grown.

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Soylent 1.6 powder sales stopped as customers fall sick

Soylent 1.6 powder sales stopped as customers fall sick

Back in July, Soylent announced the launch of its new 1.6 powder, an update over the older 1.5 formula that was supposed to be similar to the newer 2.0 liquid drink. Soon after, it announced the launch of breakfast bars. Then soon after that, some of its customers started getting sick. First reports surfaced about illnesses caused by the food bars, leading to sales being halted. Then reports started about illnesses from the 1.6 powder, and those sales, too, have now been stopped.

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Amazon plans to launch physical convenience stores, sources claim

Amazon plans to launch physical convenience stores, sources claim

Sources have surfaced with a twist on the Amazon grocery store rumors we’ve been hearing — the company reportedly plans to launch physical convenience stores, as well as curbside grocery pickup locations for those who place an order online. This news follows a previous report in which we heard Samsung was considering opening its own grocery stores with a drive-thru of some sort, allowing customers to order online, then have the groceries loaded directly into their vehicle.

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