en-US This indoor drone uses UVC light to help fight coronavirus #8212; Future Blink The Aertos 120-UVC was designed to help disinfect essential businesses by using ultraviolet (UVC) lights.  Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Drones, Future Blink, and Coronavirus Wed, 08 2020 19:53:50 GMT This smart beehive is bringing beekeeping into the future #8212; Future Blink Beewise is an automatic beehive that has several features which maintain the hive’s stability.  Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Outdoors, Beekeeper, and Future Blink Wed, 08 2020 20:02:49 GMT I saved $20 on food delivery fees with Seamless+ — it#039;s worth it if you order at least once a week   If you frequently order food delivery from apps like GrubHub and Seamless, you should consider their $10 monthly delivery subscription, which saves you money on expensive delivery fees.  Through GrubHub+ and Seamless+ (they're both owned by GrubHub and offer identical experiences), you get free delivery on eligible restaurants and also earn $10 cashback for every $100 you spend.  I signed up for Seamless+ since I use Seamless regularly and saved $20 on delivery fees during my free 2-week trial. I plan on continuing my subscription because I order enough food delivery to make it worth the cost.  Read more: How to buy alcohol online and where to shop Author's note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery only. Experts say it's safe to order food from restaurants as long as you take necessary precautions, like washing your hands immediately after removing any packaging.  GrubHub also owns Seamless and the two services are virtually identical. All sign-up links below direct to GrubHub+, but you can find Seamless+ sign-up information in the app or desktop site.  Make no mistake, I generally love going out to eat and appreciate all its benefits — the service, the atmosphere, the slow ritual of a sit-down meal. Some days, however, I simply can't be bothered to put on clothes, leave my apartment, and wait outside a busy restaurant. The beautiful, wonderful invention of food delivery has saved many a lazy night for me and countless others, but like most luxuries in life, food delivery comes with a cost. After delivery fees, tips, and other service fees, it's not uncommon for your final bill to be double take-worthy. It may even be expensive enough to turn you off the delivery order completely. I've sadly abandoned countless orders for this reason.  That's why some food delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless have introduced affordable monthly subscriptions. With GrubHub+ and Seamless+, you pay $9.99 a month and they'll waive delivery fees for many (but not all) restaurants on its platform. They also offer cashback rewards for every $100 you spend on food delivery.  Whether you've never used Grubhub and Seamless or you're a seasoned pro with a long list of restaurants you frequently order from, the savings potential could easily be worth the $10 monthly fee. I signed up for Seamless+ myself to see how it works and how much I would really save on food delivery fees. Below, learn how to sign up and see what it's like to use Grubhub+ and Seamless+.  How to sign up for free food delivery on Grubhub+ and Seamless+ New customers: Sign up here for a free two-week trial.  New customers who already belong to another food delivery subscription: If you're currently subscribed to a competitor like Postmates Unlimited, you can get one whole month of GrubHub+ for free. You just need to provide proof (a screenshot) of your current food delivery subscription. Get additional details here.  Existing GrubHub or Seamless customers: Log in to your account on desktop or in the app and look for banners directing you to sign up for GrubHub+ or Seamless+.  How GrubHub+ and Seamless+ work Once you've signed up, look for the "Refine" button on the app or desktop site. Since I use Seamless, all the following screenshots will contain references to Seamless+. The processes and features are exactly the same on GrubHub.  Make sure to look for a golden yellow badge to filter by eligible restaurants. Free delivery will only apply to restaurants with this badge.  I found that many restaurants in New York and back at home in southern California are part of the program, and I had no trouble finding places to order from for dinner. In fact, there were almost too many choices as I scrolled through the options. Other than making sure my chosen restaurant had Seamless+ benefits, I didn't have to do any extra work while ordering from the app and I was able to take full advantage of the Seamless+ program. I try to cut costs where I can, so I almost never order from restaurants that have delivery fees. Though I'd save $2 to $6 per order (it adds up!), I'd also miss out on some popular and delicious food as a result. I was excited to finally order from the places that I previously wrote off because of expensive delivery fees.  Cashback perks Free delivery isn't the only benefit of signing up for GrubHub+ or Seamless+. For every $100 you spend through the app, you get $10 back to use on your next order. I reached that milestone in no time since I'd always order for both myself and my boyfriend. You'll quickly rack up cashback rewards if you order for more than one person or regularly place large orders.  You can keep track of your cashback progress on the app, and the $10 reward is automatically applied to your next order once you reach the $100 mark.  Are GrubHub+ and Seamless+ worth it?  Yes, absolutely.  On average, I probably order from Seamless four times a month, but because of current stay-at-home orders, I've relied on delivery more often than usual. The GrubHub+ and Seamless+ subscriptions are great to take advantage of when you can't or don't want to go out to eat for an extended period of time.  Here's how the numbers broke down in my two weeks of using Seamless+:  Number of times ordered: 6 Total saved on delivery costs: $19.47 Cashback rewards claimed: $10 After the free two-week trial, GrubHub+ and Seamless+ cost $9.99 a month. The math is easy to crunch: if you spend more than $10 on food delivery fees every month, GrubHub+ and Seamless+ are worth signing up for.  Should you get GrubHub+ or Seamless+?  This depends on your food delivery habits. Thanks to stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, most people cannot dine out at restaurants. You may find yourself using food delivery more often than usual in order to break up the daily monotony of cooking yourself, support a local business, or simply treat yourself. GrubHub+ and Seamless+ help you save money when you order often.  If you look at your previous orders and see that you've spent more than $10 a month on delivery fees, you should sign up for GrubHub+ and Seamless+. The $10 monthly fee also gets you cashback rewards ($10 for every $100 spent), saving you even more money in the long run.  New customers who have never used GrubHub or Seamless can use this opportunity to enjoy the convenience of variety of the services without being held back by expensive fees. Even if you decide it's ultimately not for you, you can cancel your subscription easily at any time.  However, there are some considerations.  Not all restaurants are eligible. If your favorite restaurants aren't part of the program, GrubHub+ and Seamless+ may not be worth signing up for because you'll have to pay extra delivery fees anyways.  Not all restaurants are on GrubHub or Seamless. While you can find hundreds of thousands of restaurants on these platforms, some spots may only be available on another service (Postmates, UberEats, etc.) or use their own delivery systems to fulfill orders. We recommend browsing the restaurant offerings on GrubHub and Seamless first to make sure they have what you want.  If you only use food delivery services once in a while, these subscriptions aren't worth it. GrubHub+ and Seamless+ are best for people who order from restaurants with delivery fees at least once a week.  Personally, I'll be continuing my Seamless+ subscription because I love ordering from local restaurants around me and hate spending extra money on delivery. The Seamless and GrubHub apps are also easy to use and make food delivery very convenient.   Join the conversation about this story » Wed, 08 2020 20:40:00 GMT The Wisconsin ghost election I realize that the weather is improving everywhere and that there are various signs already that deaths from the novel coronavirus could end up being less numerous than many feared, but an election? Most of us can probably imagine dozens of things that we would prefer to see happen before it becomes time to vote again. Yet this is exactly what happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday, where voters donned masks and gloves and stood as far apart as they could manage while waiting in line to vote in a ghost election amid the pandemic and the attendant shelter-in-place order issued by Tony Evers, the state's Democratic governor. This is not what Evers wanted to happen. Over the past few weeks he has attempted to postpone the election and, failing that, insisted that the deadline for sending in absentee ballots be extended. But such powers belong to the Republican-controlled state legislature, who refused to consider any of these proposals. When Evers tried to take unilateral action on Monday, he was thwarted by twin rulings, one from state judges, the other from the Supreme Court of the United States. While it is still far too early to say what the outcome will be, it is already clear that the GOP got everything they wanted in Wisconsin on Tuesday. In a contest in which the most significant race pitted an incumbent conservative judge on the state Supreme Court against a liberal challenger, they expect to benefit from what will almost certainly be severely decreased voter turnout in urban areas such as Milwaukee, where instead of 180 polling places only five were open. (Daniel Kelly, the judge in question, was kind enough to recuse himself from the case that decided whether he would almost certainly continue in office.) The same court this fall is expected to rule on the question of whether as many as 200,000 voters should be purged from the electoral rolls in a state in which Donald Trump won by only 23,000 votes and the most recent governor's race was decided by a margin of only a few thousand. I think it's safe to say that we know how that is likely to go. Many observers throughout the country are horrified by what has happened in Wisconsin. (Joe Biden, who recently told his supporters that it was safe to participate in what is essentially a lame-duck Democratic primary vote in the state, is not one of them.) I find myself wondering how shocked we should really be. What happened there strikes me as the logical continuation of the American two-party system, the nihilistic contest of opposition for its own sake into which everything — health, safety, a basic sense of decency and fair play, the so-called "issues" with which we are all supposed to be concerned — has been subsumed. This, after all, is what our political parties do to win. They attempt to maximize their advantages, by decreasing or increasing the number of participants as they see fit. (If you think Terry McAuliffe restored the vote to 200,000 felons out of the goodness of his heart, I have a blood testing company I would like you to consider investing in.) When they win, they draw political maps intended to keep them in power. They seize upon any pretext or none to change the rules, even when it means breaking with principles they have recently avowed. The only thing even remotely surprising about the Wisconsin election is that we have seen nothing like it in other states so far (something I think we can attribute more to the fact that the Democratic primaries have all but been decided and the lack of down-ballot races as significant as the Wisconsin Supreme Court on most tickets than to genuine concern for public health). What would it take to suspend the partisan nihilism? Whatever the answer might be, it certainly is not what experts consider the greatest public health emergency of our lifetimes. Would it be any different if the crisis were somehow even more serious? It is impossible to say, not least because our political leaders would be the last people to convey to us the significance of what was happening around us. Want more essential commentary and analysis like this delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for The Week's "Today's best articles" newsletter here. Wed, 08 2020 09:40:01 GMT Falcons#039; Arthur Blank Creates $1M Relief Fund for Stadium Workers Amid COVID-19 Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC owner Arthur Blank has created a $1 million emergency relief fund for Mercedes-Benz Stadium employees who have taken a financial hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic... Wed, 08 2020 02:21:48 GMT This weird, headless cat pillow now has a kitten version #8212; Future Blink The successor of Qoobo, the Petit Qoobo is a cute pillow that looks and acts like a kitten and is designed to prevent loneliness. Read more...More about Tech, Cats, Mashable Video, Cute, and Future Blink Tue, 07 2020 18:55:34 GMT This smart planter is designed to make gardening easier #8212; Future Blink Pico wants to bring out your green thumb and is more advanced than your average pot. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Plants, Gardening, and Future Blink Tue, 07 2020 19:02:32 GMT Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank sets up $1M emergency relief fund during coronavirus pandemic Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Mercedes-Benz Stadium established a $1 million emergency relief fund for core event day associates at the stadium on Tuesday. Tue, 07 2020 21:05:55 GMT Does Multi-Employer Pension Reform Belong In A ‘Phase Four’ Coronavirus Bill? Does multi-employer pension relief belong in "phase four"/"CARES 2" legislation? Only if it's bipartisan. Tue, 07 2020 15:14:12 GMT Blink has a new security camera, and it#039;s only $35 - CNET The new indoor cam shares a similar design with other Blink models, but costs way less. Thu, 02 2020 14:23:00 GMT