Hands-On With Apple’s New iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

It’s officially iPhone launch day, and MacRumors videographer Matt stopped by the Palo Alto Apple Store this morning to pick up some new products to test out. After running into Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams, who were also hanging around the store, Matt walked away with a Space Gray iPhone 8 and a Gold iPhone 8 Plus.

Matt went hands-on with both products to give MacRumors readers still on the fence about purchasing a chance to see them up close.

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Apple’s Gold iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are using a new shade of the color that’s almost a meld of last year’s Gold and Rose Gold shades. It’s a rosier color with more red in it than past iPhone models, and it looks great paired with the glass body. The Space Gray is a darker shade that’s almost similar to the Matte Black of the iPhone 7, and it too looks great with that shiny glass finish.

Because of the glass body, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are heavier than past iPhones, but at the same time, easier to hold, both due to small thickness increases and the grip of the glass itself.

With the new speaker enhancements, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are loud, and the True Tone display looks different, but it’s not a major change over previous-generation devices.

Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available for purchase starting today online and in Apple retail stores around the world. The iPhone 8 starts at $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799.

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Amazon Could Soon Deliver Chipotle, Shake Shack, Five Guys & More to Your Door

After opening its first grocery pickup locations with AmazonFresh and having purchased Whole Foods earlier this summer, Amazon’s venture into the food industry continues by forming a new partnership with digital company, Olo.

Olo is a mobile and online food ordering platform which focuses on large restaurant brands and chains that allows customers to order and pay for delivery and takeout food online.

Some of their notable clients include Chipotle, Shake Shack, Cold Stone Creamery, Five Guys and Jamba Juice, with over 200 restaurants on their list that have a total of around 40,000 US locations.

With the agreement leaving Olo to handle the menu and ordering of purchases, Amazon Restaurants will be in charge of delivery, while the value for Amazon here is it gives them potential access to the many different chain restaurants in Olo’s client base.

Recently, the company is also looking to buy James Bond film rights.

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The most amazing Rolls-Royce is not for adults

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The Rolls-Royce SRH was handcrafted for the children in the Pediatric unit of St. Richard’s Hospital in West Sussex. It took the Bespoke Manufacturing team about 400 hours to complete this truly one of a kind Rolls-Royce.

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There’s an update hitting the Xbox Insider Alpha Ring, squashing more nasty bugs

Microsoft is issuing an update to the Xbox’s Alpha Ring (and part of the Delta ring) to fix a few bugs.

As we head towards the public launch of the 1710 Xbox One update, Microsoft is working hard to polish the new dashboard and its features on the Xbox Insider Program. This latest build fixes issues with the new USB camera functionality, Games & Apps, and much more.

Twitter Wants The Kanye West Body Shaming To STOP After New Pic Surfaces!

A new picture of Kanye West has been going around the Internet, and it has people talking about his weight.

And sadly, a lot of people are body shaming the star for what they believe to be him gaining extra pounds. It’s not right!!

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Twitter isn’t here for it though, coming to the rapper’s defense!! So, let’s all take cue from these commenters and celebrate Kanye no matter what he looks like…

Donatella Versace Reunites With OG ’90s Supermodels at Milan Fashion Week

In memory of Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, Gianni Versace, Donatella Versace reunited with the original cast of ’90s supermodels for a special 20th anniversary showcase at Milan Fashion Week SS18.

Hand in hand with Donatella, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni and Helena Christensen strutted down the runway for the surprise finale of the fashion house’s Spring 2018 reveal, Each donning a gold Versace chainmail gown

Long Island Ham Radio Operator Helps Relay Messages From Hurricane Victims In Puerto Rico

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — With Puerto Rico’s telecommunications down, frantic friends and relatives are unable to reach loved ones on the island following Hurricane Maria.

Bob Meyers, of Copiague, Long Island, is trying to help.

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An engineering supervisor retired from CBS network news after 40 years and now a local amateur radio volunteer, Meyers is using his hobby to make a real difference.

With the power grid wiped out, victims of Maria cannot receive — but they can send out — messages via volunteer ham radio, relaying the conversation right into Meyers’ Copiague home.

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Bob Meyers communicates with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico using his ham radio. (credit: CBS2)

“The FCC allocates frequency bands to us for use,” Meyers told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. “Our payback for it is that we provide community service, and that’s what we love to do.”

The short-wave radio messages he transcribes and delivers are emotional.

Of one communication, Meyers said: “He said the place looked like an atom bomb had hit it. He said everything is down. They have no running water, so they’ve been drinking and using cisterns.”

Meeting grateful families makes all the difference.

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“They lost everything — everything. They don’t have electricity. No water, no food, no nothing,” said Sania Garcia, of Copiague, adding at least she knows the most important thing — they are alive.

As soon as Puerto Rico begins to get power restored, local families can come to Babylon Town Hall, where Great South Bay ham radio volunteers will help connect them to their loved ones in a two-way conversation.

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