Overstock.com wants to help you get fresh produce delivered to your door

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It’s a safe bet that no one thinks “fresh produce” when they hear the name “Overstock.com.” Nevertheless, the online retailer cut the ribbon on a digital farmers market this month. Unlike competing services from Amazon or Google, however, Overstock.com’s grocery offering isn’t meant to take care of all of your shopping needs. Instead, the retailer is connecting shoppers with local farmers and CSAs — community-supported agriculture plans that offer a type of subscription for fresh produce.

What that means is that you can’t search Overstock.com for broccoli and have it delivered alongside a box of diapers and a new flat-screen TV. Through the Famers Market section of the site you can find local farmers in your area and see what types of…

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The Verge Playlist: I love hating you

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People tend to think of love and hate as opposites. Truth is, the opposite of love is not hate, but apathy. Caring deeply vs. not caring at all. Love and hate are in fact two sides of the same emotional coin. Positive and negative forces each with the capacity to jolt otherwise rational humans into fits of insanity.

If you’ve ever truly loved someone then you’ve probably hated them with proportional vigor. This playlist is for anyone who dared open their heart to the first rays of dawn like a dewy little daffodil, only to have it caulked shut from scorn’s fetid excretions. It starts foreboding with a sinewy violence that slowly crumbles beneath the weight of deceit and despair; leaving you coiled upon yourself, exhausted — just like any…

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The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

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Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 6.02.09 PM Human interaction is hard. Humans are weird animals, covered in hair and full of blood and stuff and getting to know one or two for the purposes of procreation or whatever is really hard. But not if you have Tinder! It’s a dating app that lets you pick people based on appearance. But what if you really can’t tell if a human is pretty? That’s a stumper but finally, there’s… Read More

Our South Park, Ourselves

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Oculus Rift South Park Last week’s episode of South Park was…very confusing. I’m still not sure if we were all inceptionized the entire time we’ve been watching the going on 18 seasons of the show, or if the ending was part of some weird dream or…really I have no idea what happened there. Spoiler alert – Stan ends up realizing he’s been stuck in virtual reality this whole… Read More

Kevin Rose Plots A Luxury Ecommerce Empire Starting With New App Watchville

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Watchville feature “I did not like watches my entire life,” Digg co-founder Kevin Rose tells me. That’s an odd admission for a man who just launched Watchville, an app that aggregates news from top wristwatch blogs, and offers an atomic clock tool to help you set your timepiece and its moon phases. But Rose explains, “My father passed away and left me with one really nice watch. It was… Read More

Philae lander enters deep sleep after sending last transmissions from comet surface

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The Philae lander has gone into hibernation on the surface of a comet roughly 4 billion miles away from earth. After its bouncy (and unprecedented) landing earlier this week, the lander has run out of power and signals from the unit have ceased.

But just before the last bits of Philae’s power ran out, it sent home a series of transmissions containing key information at the core of the Rosetta mission. “It has been a huge success, the whole team is delighted,” said Stephan Ulamec, a German scientist who’s managed the landing this week. He added in a press release, “Despite the unplanned series of three touchdowns, all of our instruments could be operated and now it’s time to see what we’ve got.”

“It has been a huge success.”

The shaky…

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New music recommendations: Lorde, Röyksopp, The Decemberists, and more

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Every week, a veritable flood of new music is released to the world, and with it the tyranny of choice rears its ugly head. There’s only so many hours in the day, so where do you focus your listening energies? That’s where our Verge New Music Recommendations come in: it’s our entirely subjective, non-comprehensive attempt to throw the favorite new songs and albums we’ve stumbled upon this week your way. Of course, we’re barely skimming the surface here — feel free to throw an auditory discoveries you’ve made this week in the comments, and get busy listening.

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Uber and Spotify reportedly partnering to bring custom playlists to your next ride

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It looks like Uber is taking another step to separate its service from any other car ride. The company will announce a partnership with Spotify on Monday to let passengers stream music of their choosing as they ride in style to their destination, according to two separate reports from The New York Times and TechCrunch. Uber sent out invites to the press on Friday for a conference call to announce a “first of its kind partnership” with a “special partner guest.” The invite includes a music clef, suggesting it relates to the rumored Spotify partnership.

It’s not yet clear what the partnership will mean for passengers, but a leaked screenshot of Uber’s driver app suggests that the music will play through the driver’s smartphone, which…

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