Grubhub Reportedly Demanding Alimony in Prenup With Uber

Photo: Getty In Uber’s apparent Hail Mary bid to buy Grubhub as a measure meant to help its beleaguered business, talks have reportedly stalled over Grubhub’s demand for a breakup fee should the deal fall through. Advertisement Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Friday that Grubhub has asked Uber to agree to a…

Eight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator

The eight manufacturers selected to produce VITAL stretch from Connecticut to California and from Minnesota to Texas. JPL did not say when the device might be ready for use.  NASA/JPL-Caltech Next, JPL is evaluating international manufacturers from countries including Brazil, India, Malaysia and Mexico. Those manufactures will also receive free licensing through Caltech. “The VITAL…

Uber Now Offers Flat-Rate Human Shipping For $50

Illustration: Jalopnik (Justin Westbrook), Photo: AMC, Graphic: Uber Uber has a new way of shipping humans for the relatively low hourly rate of just $50 bucks. Advertisement If you’ve got somewhere to be and no way to get there, and you previously didn’t think it was morally justified to pay some poor soul from a…

Amazon’s Echo Look fashion camera will stop working on July 24th

We hope you wren’t leaning on Amazon’s Echo Look for fashion advice — you’ll have to find an alternative soon. Amazon has confirmed to Voicebot.ai (via TechCrunch) that that it’s shutting down Echo Look functionality on July 24th. Simply put, the company no longer feels the Look is necessary given recent changes. Now that Style…

Dino-Killing Asteroid Spawned a Huge Magma Chamber That Lasted Millions of Years

Artist’s depiction of a large asteroid striking Earth.Image: Don Davis/SWRI When the dinosaur-snuffing asteroid hit Earth some 66 million years ago, it produced a subterranean pool of magma roughly nine times larger than the current caldera at Yellowstone National Park, according to new research. Advertisement The Chicxulub impact event of the Late Cretaceous extinguished 75…

Senators ask FTC to investigate Instacart over ‘tip baiting’

Instacart characterized these abuses as rare in a statement to Engadget, saying that tips stay the same or climb higher for “99.5% of orders” and that tip-based earnings have “nearly doubled” since the COVID-19 pandemic started. You can read the full statement below. The company didn’t directly address instances where tip baiting has happened or…

GoPro Labs gives users access to experimental features

“These features may never make it to a camera release, but they’re cool enough and cooked enough to give you a taste,” GoPro wrote. GoPro acquired ReelSteady in March. The software gained notoriety with the drone crowd, which used it to better smooth out their flight videos. Now, the GoPro Labs firmware optimizes the Hero8…

Scientists Captured New Footage of the Deepest-Living Octopus

Look at this guy! (And the eels and the prawn!)Screenshot: ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL Scientists have discovered a potentially new species of the adorable “dumbo” octopus in a very unique place. At more than 4 miles (6,957 meters) under the Indian Ocean, the newly discovered octo was found at the deepest depths of any cephalopod…

Senators Call for Investigation Into Instacart for Enabling the Worst People

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)Photo: Getty There are a million flavors of shithead on this bountiful planet, but far and away one of the most unforgivable are the subset of rat bastards who engage in the practice of “tip-baiting” gig workers. As of today, a handful of lawmakers are demanding Instacart stop allowing the practice, and…

Adidas and Allbirds team up to make environmentally friendly shoes

Adidas has made efforts to create more sustainable products in the past. Last year, it unveiled the Futurecraft Loop, a running shoe that is made from 100 percent recyclable materials, and in 2016, it released an UltraBoost shoe made of plastic waste removed from the ocean. The company’s Yeezy brand is also working on a…