KFC home delivery is set to launch in another country

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Getting KFC delivered sounds like something that’d really appeal to the nefariously hungover.

While it’s been around in other countries for some time, it’s now finally Australia’s turn. Up to 12 of the chain’s outlets in the country will start delivering within two to three weeks, according to Business Insider.

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The fried chicken chain will partner up with local food delivery operator Foodora to sling fried chicken into people’s homes, striking a balance between ensuring its food is fresh and delivering to as many customers as it can. Read more…

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Tesla crash report shows driver kept his hands off the wheel nearly the whole trip

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The man killed in a Tesla Model S crash in May 2016 wasn’t heeding Tesla’s security advice despite being warned by the car numerous times, an in-depth investigation has shown. 

Former Navy SEAL and Tesla enthusiast Joshua Brown was driving on the highway near Williston, Florida, when his Model S hit the side of a tractor trailer without braking. 

A 538-page report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), published online late last week, has concluded that Brown didn’t have his hands on the wheel while the car was in autopilot mode, a requirement from Tesla. 

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Eerily beautiful bioluminescent algae looks super fun to splash through

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Tiger Woods tweets he’s getting ‘professional help’ for pain meds after DUI

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When Tiger Woods was arrested on DUI charges in late May, he blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” 

Now he says via Twitter that he’s getting “professional help” managing those medications. 

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Woods tweeted the short statement Monday night, three weeks after his arrest. 

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— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 19, 2017

The golf legend was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle in the wee hours of May 29 in Jupiter, Florida, where he owns a home. 

Later that afternoon, he released a statement blaming the episode on an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” Woods said he “didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.” Read more…

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Australians have the best foul mouths, and these dash cam reactions prove it

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Call us biased, but we’ll say it now, and we’ll say it again: Australians really know how to swear.

And there’s no other situation that can test the perspicacity of one’s foul mouth than a near miss or dealing with bad behaviour on the road, as evidenced in this reaction compilation put together by the folks at Dash Cam Owners Australia.

It goes without saying, but the video contains plenty of coarse language. Read more…

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Yes, Carrie Fisher would have wanted us to know about the drugs

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There’s a wonderful sight gag in Postcards from the Edge, the movie based on the novel based on Carrie Fisher’s life. The Fisher character, just released from drug rehab, is in the kitchen having an argument with her mother. Personifying her cleaner-than-thou attitude, the mother is making herself a smoothie, filling the blender with the healthiest fruit and veggies you can imagine. 

And just before hitting the go button, blink and you’ll miss it, she adds a generous splash of vodka. 

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That’s it, right there — the kind of societal hypocrisy that Fisher noted and skewered throughout her life, hilariouslySure, I have drug problems, she said. I self-medicate, and I’m not alone.  Read more…

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Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks and other disturbing details from Jared Kushner’s speech

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I don’t care what Jared Kushner’s voice sounds like. It’s what he said that blew me away.

The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government’s recidivistic tech tendencies.

Chief among them is that the U.S. Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks, a stored media technology retired by most businesses back in the early 1980s. At my first job at a tiny weekly newspaper in 1986, we used 8-inch floppies and a Digital Equipment Corp. system to back up the paper’s terminal-based production system.  Read more…

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Psychologists devise clever trick to make us eat more veggies

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Turns out if you call beets “dynamite” and sweet potatoes “zesty,” people actually want to eat their veggies.

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A new study published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine from Stanford University’s Psychology Department found that rich, descriptive and delicious labels for vegetables makes them a lot more appealing.

The study found that “indulgent” descriptors for vegetables like beets, corn, green beans, zucchini, carrots, and sweet potatoes won over diners at a university cafeteria. We get it: “rich buttery roasted sweet corn” sounds too good to pass over. Especially when compared to just plain-old “corn.” Read more…

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Tim Cook’s barf face at Trump’s big tech meeting says it all

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Damn, Tim. You’re not looking so hot. 

Maybe, and I’m not a doctor, but could it be because you were forced to pay homage to The Great Orange One at the inaugural June 19 meeting of Trump’s American Technology Council?

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Or possibly, and I’m just spitballing here, you look like you just swallowed a first-generation iPhone simply because you had to sit quietly and listen to the president boast about his great and many successes? 

While we can’t be sure what kept your frown upside down, some more photos might help us, the American people, get to the bottom of this great mystery.  Read more…

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Why banning the sale of smartphones to kids is a bad idea

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Kids and their smartphones … amirite? 

Parents around the world are acutely aware that once a child gets his or her tiny hands on a cellphone, it’s practically impossible to pry those sticky little fingers free. And, we’re told, this is unhealthy and bad. 

So what if we made it illegal?

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This is the thinking behind the Colorado nonprofit  Parents Against Underage Smartphones, which is pushing a proposed 2018 state ballot measure that would ban the sale of smartphones to children 12 and under. What’s more, reports the Coloradoan, if successfully placed on the ballot and voted into law, the measure would require phone retailers to ask their customers who the primary user of a smartphone will be. If the answer is a kid, the company would be required to decline the sale.  Read more…

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