Uber cuts 15 percent of Postmates’ workforce

  • January 24, 2021
Now that Uber owns Postmates, it’s apparently ready to cut workers it believes are superfluous. Uber has confirmed to the New York Times that it’s laying off about 185 people at Postmates, or about 15 percent of the delivery company’s staff. Most of…

XPrize launches a $15 million contest to develop alternative meats

  • December 8, 2020
Just one week after Singapore became the first country in the world to approve the sale of lab-grown meat, XPrize has announced a new competition to foster the development of technologies that will transform the global food industry. In partnership w…

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus hits record low $70 in one-day Amazon sale

  • November 22, 2020
If you’re going to stay at home (please, stay home) for your hoilday meals, you might as well step things up with an Instant Pot — and one of the best models is currently available at a steep discount. A one-day Amazon Black Friday sale has the Insta…

Smart fabric can recognize the food you put on the table

  • October 25, 2020
Wouldn’t it be helpful if a food tracking or recipe app could determine what you’re eating just by detecting what’s on your table? You might get your wish. Researchers at Microsoft and multiple universities have developed Capacitivo, a smart fabric s…

Freshly is the best option for healthy WFH lunches

  • October 25, 2020
Out of all the ways in which the pandemic has upended our lives, one of the most significant is that it’s led us to abandon our usual office routine in favor of a much more relaxed (and oftentimes liberating) at-home work setup.But the freedom to wor…

DoorDash teams up to open a restaurant in California

  • October 24, 2020
DoorDash is no stranger to offering help to restaurants, but now it’s taking a direct stake in their success. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (via The Verge) that DoorDash is investing in Burma Bites, a spin-off restaurant of Oakland’s Burma Supe…

Amazon Fresh grocery store in Los Angeles opens to the public

  • September 17, 2020
After a short period where you could only visit the store if you had an invite, Amazon’s first Fresh grocery location is now open to the public. Starting today, anyone who wants to visit the Woodland Hills, Los Angeles store can do so from 7AM to 10P…