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Now valued at over $2B, grocery delivery startup Instacart eyes nationwide expansion

On-demand grocery delivery startup Instactart has secured more than $220M in VC funding at a $2B valuation and plans to use that cash to expand operations to the rest of the U.S.
Cars

Bugatti is down to its last eight Veyrons

The Bugatti Veyron is set to roll off into the pages of history, with just eight cars left in its production run. Don't worry, though, the carmaker reportedly has a successor in the works.
Music

Did Simple Minds fast forward, or new bands rewind? Big Music sounds fresh either way

They say you can’t recapture the past, but Simple Minds comes damn close on Big Music, a contemporary take on the sound the band brought to the mainstream in the ‘80s.
Cars

Volvo wants to make a bike helmet to keep you from getting hit by Volvos

A collaboration between Volvo, POC, and Ericsson will produce wearable cycling technology that hopes to end collisions between cyclists and cars. The first concept will debut at the 2015 International CES.
Mobile

Apple’s newly patented stylus digitizes whatever you write on any surface

A new Apple patent shows a stylus that can write on any surface and digitize the text on your iPad or iPhone. The stylus tracks your writing with accelerometers and 3D motion sensors.
Movies & TV

Daredevil showrunner compares Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series to The Wire

Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight likened the upcoming Marvel series debuting on Netflix to HBO's The Wire and other popular gritty, urban dramas.
Computing

Budget gamers, get set to spend – Nvidia’s GTX 960 said to launch in late January

GeForce GTX 980 and 970's lesser sibling, the GTX 960, is expected out on January 22 now instead of the previously rumored early January ETA.
Computing

Microsoft may replace Internet Explorer with lightweight ‘Spartan’ in Windows 10

Microsoft is rumored to equip Windows 10 with two web browsers. Internet Explorer 11 will stay on, and get Spartan as a "lightweight" alternative.
Mobile

HTC’s next Desire phone may take great selfies, and launch at CES 2015

HTC may launch a new Desire phone at CES 2015. The Desire A52 is rumored to be a selfie phone with two great cameras and bright color combinations. So far, it looks like it will a launch in Asia.
Cars

Ford’s EcoBoost engines may be getting monstrous upgrades with ‘EcoBeast’ patent

A recent trademark filed by Ford secures the rights to use “EcoBeast” for auto engine usage. The declaration hints of an expansion of the EcoBoost family of engines, with a focus on performance.
Cars

Volkswagen LogBox and Race App data-recording system launches in Germany

The Volkswagen LogBox and Race App system joins a growing list of data-acqusition systems for drivers without racing licenses. It records acceleration, g-forces, and other figures so you can brag about them later.
Gaming

PlayStation holiday sales extended following Christmas PSN outage

Sony extends the PlayStation Network's latest Flash Sale and Holiday Sale after online vandals brought down the online service through the Christmas break.