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By Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company's jobs site. Amazon, which declined to comment on Friday, is best known as a place to buy millions of products including books and electronics. The online retailer has dabbled in food delivery before but its move to form a dedicated division called Amazon Restaurants could mean it is preparing to enter the increasingly crowded meal delivery market and compete against well-established players like GrubHub Inc. The exact purpose of the division is unclear but the job description of at least one employee in the unit suggests Amazon is interested in expanding restaurant delivery services beyond Seattle, where recent media reports say the company is already testing its own meal delivery program.

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Kentucky is well known for its bourbon, but what happens when that bourbon spills into a lake… and then the lake catches fire? The Weather Channel has posted a video showing exactly that happening near a Jim Beam warehouse that got struck by lightning. The strike apparently caused thousands of gallons of bourbon to spill into a nearby retention pond, which itself got struck by lightning and resulted in a massive “firenado” breaking out. MUST READ: Email scammer tries to swindle British comedian, gets hilariously trolled “You have to have the exact right conditions for something like this to happen: A body of water with a flammable substance on top and weather conditions that whip the fire into a funnel,” The Weather Channel explains. “Fortunately the pond kept

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Tumblr user Skygawker creates a series of images using "Star Wars" scenes to highlight headlines from the satirical news site The Onion. May the Farce be with you.

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This is the first song on Alessia Cara’s debut EP Four Pink Walls, which was released last week. If you’re familiar with Cara, it’s probably because of her single "Here," the piece of anxious pop-soul that lifted her from a world of acoustic covers on YouTube into a record deal with Def Jam. If you liked this year’s records by Waxahatchee and Hop Along, I’m positive you’ll have a great time with Kicking Every Day, the debut full-length by All Dogs.

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Attention Jedi in training: today is Force Friday. Also, the best of IFA 2015, a new personal safety app explodes in popularity, and new 21.5-inch iMacs are coming.

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What’s the worst thing about our smartphones? You guessed it: Battery life. We travel with chargers, battery packs and/or spares, and we constantly chase plugs and hug walls. The only thing that’s probably worse than no battery life is not having any Internet – but at least that would conserve whatever charge is left in the smartphone, tablet or laptop. Mobile device makers are doing their best trying to come up with smart ways of improving batteries, but nobody has found the miracle formula yet. Not even Apple, whose battery life on new iPhones is more than decent. But the company is studying an absolutely cool way of fixing iPhone and MacBook battery worries once and for all – and this technology might

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Technically Incorrect: A Chicago man is said to have sent nude pictures to the recruiter for a company that's just offered him a job. He says they were intended for someone else.

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BB-8 and Millennium Falcon serving platters, Rebel friends cookie cutters and an R2-D2 bento box let you show off your love for "Star Wars" around the house.

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If you haven’t been watching Mr. Robot over the past several weeks, you’ve missed out on the best show of the summer. Ill admit, when I first saw a trailer for the show in a movie theater months ago, I was utterly uninterested. But after reading consistently positive reviews for the show week after week, I finally caught up this weekend ahead of the finale. It was a smart choice. DON’T MISS: 5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of The show is unique, intriguing, and frighteningly prescient — just days before the Ashley Madison hack rocked the Internet to its core, our hero, Elliot Alderson, hacked another character on the show to discover that he was cheating on his wife using an assumed

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BONN, Germany (AP) — U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement.

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Microsoft is dropping support and updates for a number of Lumia camera-related apps on Windows Phone 8.1 devices in preparation for the consolidated Windows 10 Camera and Photo apps.

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An astronaut aboard the International Space Station captures the craft reflecting an Earthly lightning strike in front of a cosmic backdrop.

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Google may get its Play Store for Android devices opened up for business in China but it will have to work with the Chinese government to make that happen. It's worth it for Google.

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It's reportedly planning to release new China-specific versions of its Google Play app store and Android Wear software, in what would be a markedly softened stance toward the country.

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By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride services Lyft and Uber have poached dozens of key Twitter Inc employees over the past year, including top engineering managers, to help personalize their apps. Twitter's management turmoil and 44 percent stock fall over the last 12 months have helped Lyft and Uber recruit key talent, as the micro-blogging site's employees look to recreate its early success elsewhere, tech recruiters said. At least 25 former Twitter employees have joined Uber since January 2014, according to a search by Reuters of LinkedIn, including top managers such as Raffi Krikorian, an engineering lead at Uber since March.

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With all the leaks we’ve seen about next week’s big Apple event, it seems like the iPhone maker will not have that many surprises for the audience attending the major iPhone 6s extravaganza. After a series of leaks said Apple will finally upgrade the Apple TV set-top box this year, a new report seems to confirm that information while spilling more details about Apple’s upcoming releases. DON’T MISS: I think I’ve figured out how much the new Nexus 5 will cost Sources familiar with the matter have talked to The New York Times and have confirmed that a redesigned Apple TV is going to be unveiled on stage next Wednesday during a massive media event. The new Apple TV will cost $149, the Times

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Toyota, unlike Google, is steering its research toward technologies that will assist human drivers, rather than replace them altogether.

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Google's self-driving car fleet has been hitting the roads of both Mountain View, California and Austin, Texas for the past two months — and it has some very eccentric happenings to report. Alongside newer street infrastructure and horizontal traffic signals, Google's autonomous vehicles have been getting acquainted with the stray renegade granny chasing ducks on her electric wheelchair, according to the company's most recent self-driving status report. Google didn't originally specify whether its run in with one of the Many Mothers of Mad Max Fury Road happened in Mountain View or Austin.

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By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Latvian man pleaded guilty on Friday to engaging in a scheme to transmit a computer virus that infected more than a million computers worldwide and caused tens of millions of dollars in losses. Deniss Calovskis, 30, pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to conspiring to commit computer intrusion, admitting that he had been hired to write some of the computer code that made the so-called Gozi virus so effective. The plea followed Calovskis' extradition in February from Latvia, where he was arrested in November 2012 and held for 10 months in jail.

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Next week’s big iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus unveiling is easily the most hotly anticipated tech event of the year among Apple fans. Tens of millions of people around the world are waiting with bated breath to see what Apple has in store for its next-generation iPhone lineup. Of course, we already know just about everything there is to know thanks to a series of reports from multiple reliable Apple insiders, so there likely isn’t much mystery left for enthusiastic tech fans who follow the latest news. On the plus side, Apple’s next iPhones will feature better cameras, faster processors and twice as much RAM as last year’s models. There’s also some bad news, though: The iPhone 6s and

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