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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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Domino’s brings pizza ordering Facebook Messenger bot to US

Domino’s brings pizza ordering Facebook Messenger bot to US

Forget placing an order through Domino’s website — the company has made it possible to order a pizza directly within Facebook Messenger via a bot, giving customers in the United States the same feature that has been available in the United Kingdom and Ireland for a short while. In its current form — which will no doubt be refined in due time — users who have an online account and existing orders can use the Messenger bot to reorder their last meal or place an “easy order,” as well as track their meal's status.

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Sorry, bacteria is faster than the five-second food rule

Sorry, bacteria is faster than the five-second food rule

If you've always followed the so-called 'five second rule' for dropped food, you may want to rethink your dietary habits. According to newly published research from Rutgers University, it doesn't really matter how fast you pick up food because it'll already have germs on it by the time you retrieve it.

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Amazon Restaurants delivery service kicks off in select London areas

Amazon Restaurants delivery service kicks off in select London areas

Select London postcodes now have the chance to get high-end food from restaurants delivered directly to their door via Amazon Prime Now. Available restaurants include Baltic Restaurant, Crazy Bear, Archipelago, Benares, Kiru, Comptoir Libanais, Levant, Planet Hollywood, and Stada. A couple places just for lunch are included on the list as well such as Pod and Tossed along with lots more places for lunch and dinner.

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Apple TV gets a Papa Johns ordering app

Apple TV gets a Papa Johns ordering app

The days of having to order pizza by phone are long gone. Web ordering was amazing when it rolled out, and then smartphones made that even better — all the convenience of ordering by phone without having to actually talk to anyone. Now you won’t even have to get off the couch to order a pizza, assuming you have an Apple TV. Papa Johns has announced a new app for the Apple device, making it the first national restaurant chain to launch an Apple TV app.

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Domino’s drone delivery testing will kick off in New Zealand

Domino’s drone delivery testing will kick off in New Zealand

Domino’s introduced a pizza delivery drone in the summer of 2013, and now it is going to start testing actual pizza-by-drone deliveries soon. The testing will take place in New Zealand, and is being done in partnership with drone company Flirtey. The company isn't offering too many details about its plan at this time, though it does say it will kick off the testing later this year and that it'll happen alongside ordinary (read: people-powered) pizza deliveries.

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