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Audiobooks Are Gaining Listeners While E-Book Sales Take A Dive

Using your eyes to read books? That’s so 2015, according to a new report that says audiobooks are becoming more and more popular while e-book sales have started to slide. [More]

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UPS Testing Using Drones For Package Deliveries In Remote Locations

Whether it’s robotic carrier pigeons or unmanned aircraft dropping off burritos, drones are big in the delivery world. UPS is the latest company to take to the drone-filled skies and see if the aerial vehicles are the right fit for its delivery system. [More]

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NY Man Continues To Get Parking Tickets Linked To Destroyed License Plates

A New York man who keeps receiving parking tickets is stumped. Not because he claims to be a perfect parker, but because the license plates linked to the tickets were destroyed. [More]

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Facebook Testing Messenger Feature That Prompts You To Pay Your Friends Back

If you’re the kind of person who’s always forgetting who you owe for dinner, cab rides, or coffee, Facebook Messenger is testing a new feature that will gently nag you into paying your pals back. [More]

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Tesla Suing Michigan After State Officials Reject Company’s Bid To Open Dealership

After Michigan denied Tesla Motors’ application for licenses to sell directly to consumers, the company has filed a lawsuit against the state, challenging a law that says automakers can only sell through franchised dealerships. [More]

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American Airlines Diverts Flight After Disruptive Passenger Bangs On Cockpit Door

An American Airlines flight heading to Dallas/Fort Worth from Ontario, CA made an unscheduled stop in Lubbock this morning because of an unruly passenger who reportedly banged on the cockpit’s door. [More]

Disney Pulls ‘Moana’ Polynesian Costume Amid Claims It’s Offensive

Disney Pulls ‘Moana’ Polynesian Costume Amid Claims It’s Offensive

Disney apologized on Wednesday and said it would be pulling a boy’s costume for a Polynesian character in the movie Moana, after backlash from Pacific Islanders who compared it to blackface. [More]

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Former Driver For Uber, Lyft Charged With Sexually Assaulting Several Female Passengers

A man who used to drive for both Uber and Lyft has been accused of sexually assaulting several women who hailed rides on the platforms, and investigators believe there are likely more victims that have yet to come forward.

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Archaeologists Find Evidence Of 3,000-Year-Old Cheesy Cooking Disaster

Have you ever left a pan on the heat a bit too long while cooking, resulting in a hardened, inedible mess that even the strongest scrubbing sponge can’t clean? You’ll be glad to know that Norsemen living 3,000 years ago are just like us: archaeologists say they’ve unearthed evidence of a cooking disaster involving burnt cheese. [More]

Brewery Uses George Washington’s 260-Year-Old Recipe To Create A New Beer

Brewery Uses George Washington’s 260-Year-Old Recipe To Create A New Beer

While much has changed since George Washington was in the White House — wooden dentures and powdered wigs are not so trendy now — some things remain the same. Beer, for example — people still love it, and it still pairs well with a healthy political debate. Here’s where Washington’s 260-year-old beer recipe comes in. [More]

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Evenflo Recalling 30K Booster Seats Because Kids Can Loosen The Harness

Kids have a way of figuring out how to do exactly what they shouldn’t, which is why car seat maker Evenflo is recalling about 30,000 booster seats over concern that some children have figured out how to loosen the harness all by themselves. [More]

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UPDATE: McLaren Says It’s Not Talking About Selling Itself To Apple

Well, that was quick: shortly after a report from the Financial Times hit the news cycle today saying that Apple was in talks to buy McLaren, the automaker says that’s not happening. [More]

Football Fans Have Direct Access To Super Bowl Tickets For The First Time; Prices Start At $5,500

Football Fans Have Direct Access To Super Bowl Tickets For The First Time; Prices Start At $5,500

We’re still months away from finding out which two teams will battle it out for the national championship in January, but dedicated football fans can already purchase tickets to the Super Bowl — straight from the National Football League for the first time. [More]

Netflix Wants Half Its Library To Be Original Content

Netflix Wants Half Its Library To Be Original Content

There are basically two ways Netflix can get streaming content: it can either license TV shows and movies, or it can make its own original stuff. The company would like that balance to be an even split, with one executive saying Netflix is working toward the goal of having half its library be original content over the next few years. [More]

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Panera Nixing Artificial Additives In New “Clean Bacon”

In its continuing quest against artificial additives, Panera Bread says it’s made some recent changes to its bacon. Before you freak out, company executives want you to know it’ll still taste “bacon-y.” Because we all know there’s nothing worse than un-bacon-y bacon.

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Watch Out For Cheap Wild Blueberries After Unexpected Bumper Crop In Maine

Despite an ongoing drought in New England, Maine’s wild blueberry growers have found themselves with a bumper crop of berries on their hands this year. That could translate to cheaper prices for consumers cruising the grocery store for fresh produce. [More]

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McDonald’s Nationwide All-Day Breakfast Menu Including McGriddles Launches Tomorrow

As it was foretold, so it has come to pass: McDonald’s is launching its nationwide all-day breakfast menu tomorrow, bringing McGriddles and both biscuits and McMuffin sandwiches to about 16,000 locations. [More]

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NYC Health Officials Investigating Report Of Fried Rat Head Served At Popeyes

Let’s start with a warning: if you have recently eaten food, are planning to eat food in the near future, or ever want to eat food again, you might want to stop reading. Now that that’s covered, let’s talk about a Popeyes customer who claims she received a fried rat head with her chicken. [More]