Amazon has discontinued its Dash Buttons, which allowed time-pressed customers to order laundry detergent, cat food or macaroni cheese with a single press.As CNET reports, Amazon has decided to stop selling the devices, which retailed for $4.99/£4.99 (about AU$7) each, and gave a discount of that much off your first order.Amazon Prime Day 2019: the hits, the hype, and what it meansFeeling fed up? How to cancel your Amazon Prime membershipFind the best prices on home tech with TechRadar DealsDash Buttons launched in 2015. The self-adhesive controls were intended to be stuck in a convenient place so you can re-order an item the moment you realize you're running low. When you hit one, your account would be charged and the item would be dispatched post-haste. Buttoned upDash Buttons were certainly convenient, but not everyone was a fan. Earlier this year, German courts ruled that the devices violated the country's consumer protection laws.The buttons don't show the product's … [Read more...] about Amazon Dash Buttons are officially discontinued
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Just days after Hill's Pet Nutrition voluntarily recalled select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D, more than a dozen dog owners have come forward on the company's Facebook page saying their dogs have either become sick or died after being fed the food. The company issued a voluntary recall involving both Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Science Diet canned foods on Jan. 31, warning of a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D which could lead to health issues, including vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Texas Man Died After Vape Pen Explosion Severed Artery in Neck: ME When vitamin D is consumed at very high levels it can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Since the recall was announced, dozens of people have responded to Hill's original post on Facebook saying either their dogs have become sick or have died, many asking for … [Read more...] about Pet Owners Say Their Dogs Are Sick, Dying After Eating Recalled Hill’s Pet Nutrition Dog Food
Cruise Automation, the self-driving unit of General Motors, is teaming up with DoorDash to test a food delivery service in San Francisco using autonomous vehicles. The pilot will commence in “early 2019,” the companies said, but it will only be available in the section of the city where Cruise has been testing its vehicles. The news comes just two days after GM president Dan Ammann formally assumed his new role as CEO of Cruise, replacing founder Kyle Vogt. (Vogt is now president and chief technology officer of Cruise.) It’s a sign that GM is exploring different revenue streams around self-driving cars as it nears its promised launch of a ride-sharing service in 2019. Under the pilot, Cruise’s self-driving Chevy Bolt vehicles will be used to make grocery and restaurant deliveries for DoorDash customers in San Francisco. A spokesperson for Cruise would not say how many vehicles will be involved in the pilot, nor would he define the service area involved. … [Read more...] about GM’s Cruise partners with DoorDash to test autonomous food delivery
Dec 27, 8:18 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 12/27/18 AT 2:52 PM Columbia River Natural Pet Foods has expanded its recent pet food recall to also include 261 packages of Cow Pie products and 82 packages of Chicken & Vegetables fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats. The recalled pet food has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.The recalled Cow Pies were produced in July 2018 and November 2018. The recalled pet food was sold in frozen two-pound, purple and white plastic bags with a lot number of #72618 located on an orange sticker on the package.The recalled Chicken & Vegetables fresh frozen meats were also produced in July 2018 and November 2018. It was sold in frozen two-pound, turquoise and white plastic bags with a lot number of #111518 located on an orange sticker on the package.The recalled products were distributed in Alaska, Oregon, and … [Read more...] about Pet Food Recall Update 2018: How You Can Get A Refund?
Several popular brands of dry dog food have up to 70 times the safe levels of vitamin D and could kill dogs who eat them, the Food and Drug Administration warned Monday. “Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death. Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.” The makers of at least 11 different dog food brands are recalling their products. The full list is available on the FDA website. Recalled brands include Nutrisca, Natural Life, Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride, Abound (sold at Kroger), and Nature’s Promise (sold at Giant and Stop & Shop), as well as others. All the brands buy their products from the same manufacturer. “Pet owners should discontinue feeding these recalled products,” the FDA said. “At … [Read more...] about FDA Issues Warning for Dog Food Brands Containing Toxic Levels of Vitamin D