Costco will finally deliver all those giant bulk items with its new grocery service


No longer will you need a pickup truck to successfully shop at Costco. 

The big-box store just launched CostcoGrocery, which will provide two-day delivery on dry goods. The two-day window makes it kind of like Amazon Prime—except you can probably get a better deal on a year’s supply of toilet paper. Delivery is free for online orders over $75. 

Along with its two-day delivery service, Costco expanded a partnership with Instacart for same-day delivery on all kinds of products carried at the superstore. 

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Google to use Project Loon balloons to restore some cell service to Puerto Rico

Thanks to Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s cellular infrastructure has been badly damaged. The FCC said yesterday that 83% of cell sites on the island are down, forcing carriers in the U.S. territory to employ backup methods in an effort to get their networks running. Late yesterday, Google parent Alphabet received permission from the FCC to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico with emergency cellular coverage.

Back in June 2013, Google launched Project Loon by sending balloons into the skies above New Zealand. The balloons were equipped with technology that would allow them to provide cellular …

Google announces YouTube TV service is now available on select Android tablets

YouTube TV service has been expanding in many US cities in the last couple of months. However, the Google’s service was not available on Android tablets until recently.

Today, the Mountain View company announced YouTube TV comes to bigger Android screens. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t mention which are the Android tablets that now support YouTube TV, but we do know for sure that in order for the mobile app to work it requires Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.

YouTube TV service costs $35 per month but comes with up to 6 accounts per household. It allows subscribers to simultaneously …

Verizon extends deadline, offers service to some rural roamers it had forced to leave its network

Last week, we told you about 8,500 rural Verizon customers that were being forced to leave the nation’s largest carrier. Because these customers live in areas where the Verizon network doesn’t reach, the LTEiRA program entitled them to free roaming over pipelines belong to smaller, rural carriers. But Verizon still had to pay these tiny wireless operators, and the result was that Verizon was taking in from its LTEiRA customers less than what it was paying out in roaming charges. As a result, Verizon was planning on removing these customers starting on October 18th.

As we told you last week, …

Google lights up YouTube TV service in eight new US cities

Google’s YouTube TV service storms up eight more US cities after it was introduced in 14 others last month. Up until now, YouTube TV was made available in 41 cities, so if Google maintains the same pace, it’s likely to be enabled in 50 cities by the end of the year.

According to Google, consumers in eight new markets have now access to YouTube TV assuming they pay the $35 monthly fee. Here is where YouTube TV is available starting today: Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Greenville, Norfolk, Portland, Raleigh, and Sacramento.

New customers can sign up for a one-month free trial, but …

Deal: Get the 32GB iPhone 6 with AT&T prepaid service for $199.99

We’re probably a month away from the reveal of the new iPhones, but that’s enough for a few more deals on some of the older Apple smartphones. If you didn’t know, Best Buy is running a promotion on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but customers can also get some of Apple’s iPads for much better prices.

But if you can’t afford the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, even if they’re discounted, here is another deal on an older iPhone model that might fit your budget. The iPhone 6 is on sale for a limited time at Best Buy where customers can get it for just $199.99.

Since the …

Deal: Grab the iPhone SE 32GB with AT&T prepaid service for just $149.99

The small iPhone SE is very popular among Apple fans, which is why the Redmond-based company was convinced to launch a sequel in the coming months, or so the rumors say.

The 4-inch iPhone has been available in the United States for quite some time across many carriers and retailers. Currently, the smartphone sells for $200-$250, even lower if manage to strike a good deal.

Speaking of deals, Best Buy has a promotional offer for the iPhone SE 32GB, thus enabling customers to purchase it for just $149.99. However, the retailer only offers the AT&T version …

Google Play Music and YouTube Red to be merged into a new streaming service

Google has just confirmed that two of its most popular streaming services will be merged to provide a single, more advanced experience. While this isn’t the first time that we hear about a possible merger between Google Play Music and YouTube Red, it’s the first time that an official confirmed the information.

Googler Lyor Cohen said during a panel session at the New Music Seminar conference in New York that his company has to merge these two services in order to educate customers and increase the number of subscribers.

According to Cohen, Google considers …

Unlimited service helps Verizon top expectations for the second quarter

For its first full quarter offering an Unlimited data plan, Verizon returned to a growth pattern. From April through June, the nation’s largest carrier added 358,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers. This is a giant improvement from the 86,000 net additions added during last year’s quarter. Overall net additions came to 614,000. While that is less than the 615,000 added in the second quarter of 2016, it greatly topped estimates of a 115,000 increase predicted by JP Morgan. The Wall Street consensus was for a small 70,000 gain. Wireless revenue slipped 1.9% to $21.3 billion during the three month …

Qualcomm CEO Mollenkopf now sees a 2019 launch for 5G service in the U.S.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf says that mobile internet speeds will hit incredible new records in 2019 as 5G service becomes real in that year. While the executive said that most in the industry pick 2020 as the the launch year for the next generation of mobile wireless service, “people are pulling us faster.” According to Mollenkopf, that means “You’ll see 5G in 2019 for sure.”

Some of the demand for 5G is being driven by mobile device users seeking an improved video experience. 5G service is expected to deliver data speeds as much as 100 times the current rate. With 5G, video files that …