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Britain's Deliveroo raises $385 million for food fight

LONDON (Reuters) - British food delivery company Deliveroo has raised $385 million in private funding, it said on Sunday, as it prepares for expansion to help it compete with publicly traded rivals such as Delivery Hero and Just Eat. The funding values the business at more than $2 billion and will allow Deliveroo to enter new markets, enlarge its technology team and expand its concept of delivery-only restaurants run out of centralized kitc...
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Smear Peanut Butter on Your Shower Wall to Distract Your Dog in the Bath

Photo: komehachi888 If you want to make an omelet you’ve got to break a few eggs, and if you want a clean dog you might have to dirty up one of the walls of your shower. A Reddit user (who has since deleted their account) shared this instructional, inspirational gif: GIF In it, a big ole dog is patiently accepting the bath ministrations of its human, content to lick away at the peanut butter that’s been thoughtfully smeared on the shower wa...
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Chrome now lets you browse all of the web in virtual reality

While flying through space or shooting up zombies might sound like more fun ways to make use of VR, virtual reality tech can also transform the way that we experience the everyday stuff - like watching movies or browsing the web. As per Google's François Beaufort , the first VR features are now available for you to try in Chrome 61: just load up any webpage in Chrome, slide your mobile into a Daydream View headset, and you're off and runnin...
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Microsoft stumps for Windows 10 1703 to get enterprises on the right release train

Just weeks before it releases the next upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft is trumpeting last spring's version, claiming that the latter is "the most performant and reliable" ever. The drum beating for Windows 10 Creators Update, aka 1703 in Microsoft's yymm format, comes less than four weeks before the slated Oct. 17 launch of its successor, titled "Fall Creators Update" and numbered 1709. On reliability, Microsoft asserted that 1703 is much ...
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Live From The Berlin Marathon: You Can't Outrun Bad Weather

Marathon wisdom told you it was too rainy, too slippery, and too warm for fast times at this morning’s Berlin Marathon , but Eliud Kipchoge refused to be overcome, either by the conditions or by his competitors. He won a race against perhaps the strongest field assembled in the past decade, even after a surprise attack by a debutant marathoner, Guye Adola, threatened to spoil his day. Kipchoge eventually missed the world record by 35 second...
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Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’

Deliveroo , the London headquartered restaurant food delivery startup, has raised $385 million in new funding, giving it a valuation of “over $2 billion,” according to the company. The Series F round is led by U.S. fund managers T. Rowe Price, and Fidelity — who have previously backed the likes of Facebook, AirBnB and Tesla — with existing investors DST Global, General Catalyst, Index Ventures, and Accel Partners also following on. Total fu...
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A Voltage Booster Using Two DC Motors:

Mount LED bulbs on the plastic stand and connected wires to the bigger 24 volt motor .You can use a 2.5 volts super capacitor as a battery to charge and discharge. Connect the terminals of a super capacitor to the 3 volt DC motor. Now if the capacitor is discharged, it won't operate the motor therefore the light bulbs won't not start glowing. In this case, you will have to first charge the capacitor to its rated voltage 2.5 volts after whic...
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Pumpkin-Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

My mother always made these tasty muffins whenever our family got together at her house. Now they’re a family favorite at my house, and my in-laws love them, too! —Carolyn Riley, Carlisle, Pennsylvania Original link
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'Star Trek: Discovery' spaceship flies over New York - CNET

The USS Discovery, in the form of a light effect, flies over New York. Mike Sorrentino/CNET " Star Trek: Discovery " blasts off this weekend, and in celebration, so has a real-life USS Discovery. To mark the show's Sunday premiere, CBS launched a re-creation of the show's new spacecraft into the skies over New York Saturday night. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.) The ship was actually an illusion put together via LED lights attac...
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The Ravens-Jaguars London game just got much more interesting. Here’s how to stream it for free:

The Baltimore Ravens kick off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday at 9:30 am eastern time. Normally a Ravens-Jaguars game wouldn’t be worth writing about, but the NFL and Verizon are hoping things will be different this time: Verizon is paying the NFL $21 million to stream the game worldwide . That means it will be very, very easy to watch the game, for free, as long as you have a decent internet connection: Viewers around ...
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