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Amazon expands Prime Now, offers U.S. alcohol for first time

<i>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)</i> – Amazon.com said on Tuesday it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to U.S. customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now.<p>The online retailer is expanding Prime Now, its one- and two-hour service, to Seattle, where the company is …

​Overcome Jet Lag By Skipping a Couple of Meals

Jet lag can be completely debilitating and it may take you days to recover. Rather than struggling with fatigue, you might find you can reset your …

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How to Find Out If Your Apple Device is Still Covered by a Warranty

Apple's computers come with all kinds of warranty options. From basic tech support to AppleCare, it's easy to lose track of when your warranty …

24 of London's most incredible historic pubs

As the Great British Beer Festival continues in London, we reveal our pick of the best historic pubs in the heart of the capital.<p>There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. London is …

'Game of Thrones' Actor Kristian Nairn Comes Out: 'The Gay Community' is 'MY Community'

Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, came out of the closet publicly in an interview at Winter is Coming.<p>Nairn was asked about his big …

9 Things We Learned About A Guy Who Claims He’s Only Eaten Pizza For The Past 25 Years

We’ve all got our culinary predilections — I will fight you if you touch my cheese curds — but there are favorite foods and then there are extreme …

'Happy' Muscles

Man Suing McDonald’s For $1.5 Million Because He Only Got One Napkin With His Food

<b>UPDATE</b>: McDonald’s tells Consumerist that while it’s aware of the unhappy customer, it hasn’t heard anything about a lawsuit.<p>A spokeswoman tells …

Intel's Processor Roadmap Leaves Uncertainty for Apple's 2014 Mac Updates

With Apple's Mac lineup beginning to show signs of aging, consumers are no doubt starting to wonder when they can expect updated models to hit the market. Apple's product update cycles are in large part driven by availability of new processors, so it pays to take a look at Intel's roadmap to see …

Hurting For Cash, Online Porn Tries New Tricks

I hit the streets of San Francisco to ask strangers their favorite search terms for online pornography. It was not hard to get answers, even on the record.<p>"Teacher porn, student-teacher fantasy," Jason Ravel says at a coffee shop. "That's who I was around most often in grade school. I was a really …

Three People, Three Salaries: How They Spend and Save

Ever wished you could peek at the spending habits of someone with the same salary as you? We asked three brave writers to reveal just that—their …

Gay asylum seekers face 'humiliation'

Home Office officials are under fire for using "shockingly degrading" lines of questioning when interviewing gay and lesbian asylum seekers, despite clear guidance that such an approach is unacceptable.<p>A confidential Home Office document leaked to the <i>Observer</i> reveals how one bisexual asylum seeker …

Royal Caribbean uses 80-inch HDTVs to create 'virtual balcony staterooms'

Every cruise-goer wants the ability to recreate the Jack and Rose experience of "flying" on the bow of the ship from their room, but unless you book a window suite early, getting that experience can pose a Titanic-sized challenge. For latecomers who want the waterside experience, Royal Caribbean is …

Would You Ever Be Able To Forgo Using Toilet Paper?

Every time you wipe in the bathroom, you’re basically flushing money down the toilet, not to mention creating well, waste with your waste. But is …

How Chipotle is going to serve burritos faster, and faster, and faster

Lines snaking out the door at lunchtime have long been a bottleneck to growth at US burrito chain Chipotle. But the company has a plan—a four-step plan, to be exact.<p>The chain managed to speed up service by six transactions per hour at peak times this past quarter (a significant increase compared to …

Burritos

RNC To Boycott MSNBC After Biracial Tweet

<i>Update: MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized for the tweet and said he fired the staffer responsible; the RNC has accepted the apology.</i><p>In the …

Donald Trump

Secret Amsterdam: lesser-known attractions, bars and restaurants

These recommendations, and hundreds more, can be found in the <b>free Telegraph Travel Guides app</b>. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, Rome,New Yorkand <b>Amsterdam</b>, with Edinburgh, Barcelona and Venice among those to be added in the coming weeks.<p><b>See and do</b><p><b>Pianola Museum</b><p>Top of …

The war against butter is over. Butter won

Just ask one of the world’s largest margarine makers.<p>Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever spent more than 20 years trying to beat butter at its own game. But the maker of Flora, Country Crock, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, appears ready to give up the fight.<p>“For the last 20 years or …

Procter & Gamble

Porn Company Digitally Removes Condoms From Video

In 2012, voters in Los Angeles County narrowly approved Measure B [PDF], a law that requires porn performers to wear condoms. Some fans of adult film …

Amazon plans to ship your packages before you even buy them

Drawing on its massive store of customer data, Amazon plans on shipping you items it thinks you'll like before you click the purchase button. The company today gained a new patent for "anticipatory shipping," a system that allows Amazon to send items to shipping hubs in areas where it believes said …

Chrome For Android & iOS Promises To Reduce Your Data Usage By 50%

Thanks to the release of Chrome 32 for Android and iOS, users of Google’s mobile OS will have the option of reducing their browser’s data usage by up …

Medicare Is Grievously Overpaying for Penis Pumps

And yes, there's a public policy lesson in this.<p>Perhaps you had assumed that penis pumps were merely novelty items, sold mostly by email spammers and in a few musty sex shops. If so, you might be interested to learn that they're actually considered a medical fallback option for men whose erectile …

Zoute’s New Transit App Brings Real-Time Departure Info, Detailed Schedules To Android

Zoute is the latest application to join the competitive transit app space, which this past year saw Apple scooping up services like Embark and HopStop to beef up its own Maps product. But Zoute is taking a different approach than most, by launching on Android first, with an app that delivers both …

Scary Bigots Demand a Vote on Your Equality in New Indiana Ad Campaign

Earlier this week we reported that the Indiana House Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing on Monday, the first on a proposed constitutional …

Make Your Own Internet-Controlled Lamp with a Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is great for powering all kinds of home automation projects. If you want to get those power outlets connected the internet so you …

Raspberry Pi

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Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different

GOP leaders finally had enough with conservatives' antics and decided to take back control. It worked, and we got a budget deal.<p>Another round of the long-running GOP civil war broke out this week, and you could be forgiven for greeting it with a yawn. House Speaker John Boehner proposed something; …

Apple Opening New German Retail Store on December 14

An Apple Retail Store is set to open in Düsseldorf, Germany this Saturday, December 14 reports <i>Macerkopf</i> [Google Translate]. The company originally posted job listings for the new location this past March. Düsseldorf is best known as an international business hub, playing host to around 20% of the …

Chromecast gets Plex, Vevo, RealPlayer, Viki and more with massive app update

A few months ago, a developer source told me that Google (s GOOG) planned to release apps for its Chromecast streaming stick in waves. Well, guess …

One Direction's Harry Styles is Gay: A Comment Flame War Reenacted — VIDEO