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Get same-day delivery on Apple Store products via Postmates

There's not much else that causes as much anxiety as your iPhone running out of battery and having no charger in sight. In order to relieve that anxiety, Apple has partnered with on-demand app Postmates to offer a sensible solution: same-day delivery of products from the nearby Apple Store.

SOFTWARE

Mac OS X 10.11 release date rumours: all the new features expected in Yosemite successor

Here are all the rumours about the new features and the release date of Mac OS X 10.11.

INDUSTRY VERTICALS

Build supersonic shuttles: Hyperloop CEO Dirk Ahlborn slates UK's high-speed rail ambitions

Reveals plans to bring Hyperloop to Europe but not before Asia and the Middle East.

INTERNET

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Google plans to have your home run Android with Project Brillo and Weave

Google has announced a new Android-based OS that could eventually let you tell your oven to turn on and set the temperature for 350 degrees.

MOBILE

Twizoo goes stateside to help San Franciscans decide where to eat and drink

UK startup Twizoo is launching its app in San Francisco after finding success in London.

SOFTWARE

Apple Pay rewards program may be on the way as Google preps Android Pay

Apple Pay is growing steadily, with more stores, banks, credit unions, and card issuers signing on to support the service all the time. We don't know exactly how many people use Apple Pay, but Apple reportedly wants to make its mobile payment service the default option, so using your phone to pay becomes more compelling than pulling out a card.

INTERNET

Amazon massively expands free same-day Prime delivery in the U.S.

Amazon is dramatically expanding its same-day delivery service to cover millions of Americans. Called Prime Free Same-Day, the beefed up offering is now available in 14 of the country's major metropolitan areas. The service covers more than one million items in Amazon's store to let you get that GoPro camera or Kindle before bedtime.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS | MOBILE | SOFTWARE

Shazam's expansion to visual scanning is all about marketing

Everybody's favorite music-identifying app, Shazam, is branching out beyond music with a new QR-style scanning feature. Now, you can use Shazam on Android and iOS to scan movie posters, magazine spreads, postcards, print ads, QR codes, and posters.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS | GAMES

Oculus Rift's $1,500 total cost: Digging into the truth behind the insane number

Just as the fervor over VR finally started hitting a fever pitch, Oculus VR finally began releasing information about the release of the consumer edition of its hotly anticipated Oculus Rift, the VR headset that kickstarted the virtual reality craze. Earlier this month, a launch window was announced: early 2016. Yay! The next hot question: How much will the Rift cost?

BUSINESS ISSUES | GOVERNMENT

Passion Capital bags £45m for its UK tech startup fund

The venture capital house backs early stage companies with an average of £193,000.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.