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An ExxonMobil-backed startup that delivers gas to people's cars is growing across the US

A startup called Yoshi delivers gas to people's cars for a monthly fee of $20. Yoshi, which is competing with several companies billing themselves as the "Uber for gas," has been backed by ExxonMobil and General Motors. It currently operates in 16 cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston. Customers can also use Yoshi for oil changes, tire service, and more.

A growing number of startups calling themselves "Uber for gas" are offering an alternative for people who believe that gas stations are too inconvenient.

The companies are also trying to fill an emerging deficiency in gas availability: According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, the number of retail fueling sites nationwide has gone down by 25% from 1994 to 2015. 

Among these startups,


A Silicon Valley startup with Chelsea Clinton on its board is launching the first at-home test for an HIV prevention drug, and you can try it right now

Nurx, a Silicon Valley prescription drug delivery startup that once solely dispensed birth control, is launching a new service that allows patients who want HIV-prevention drug Truvada to do the required testing at home. It's a big move for the company, which recently raised $36 million and added Chelsea Clinton to its board of advisers. It's also a big deal for people seeking HIV-prevention drugs, who currently battle stigma and potentially wait months to get the medication.

In a move that could hint at bigger plans for prescription drug delivery, Silicon Valley startup Nurx on Wednesday launched the first at-home test of its kind for HIV-prevention drug Truvada.

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I would play the Nintendo Switch way more than I do if it had these 3 features (NTDOY)

The Nintendo Switch is an incredible game console. But I wish I could justify playing it more often.

Some of my favorite games over the last year have been on the Switch: I played through the entirety of "The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" twice, and my fiancée and I shared — and loved — every moment of "Super Mario Odyssey."

There are other great games worth checking out, like "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" and the "Bayonetta" games, not to mention hit indie titles like "Stardew Valley," "Hollow Knight," and "Dead Cells."

But more often than not, I'm choosing to play on my PlayStation 4 instead of my Nintendo Switch. And it comes down to a few features the Nintendo Switch simply doesn't have.

1. There's no built-in support for wireless audio

I mostly play video games at night. My fiancée likes to go to sleep early, so that's when I tend to dig into games I want to play.


These are the 20 best-selling sedans in America in 2018

Kelley Blue Book has released data showing the best-selling sedans in America through the first half of 2018. Passengers cars such as sedans have, on a whole, been less popular with consumers. Through the first six months of 2018, compact car sales are down 11.1% over 2017, subcompacts 20.4% lower, midsize sales down 15%, and the full-size sales down 5.6 %. The Toyota Camry remains the best selling sedan in 2018, with the Honda Civic and Nissan Sentra notching positive year-over-year growth numbers.

No trend better exemplifies the American auto industry in 2018 than


We shopped at Whole Foods and Walmart to see which curbside pickup service is better — and the winner is clear

Amazon recently launched a curbside pickup service at two Whole Foods locations.  Walmart has been operating a similar service since piloting a grocery pickup program in 2013. I went to Whole Foods to test Amazon's curbside pickup service against Walmart's — and there was a clear winner.

Amazon is not slowing down in its mission to venture into the grocery industry if its new curbside pickup service is any indication.

The company recently announced that it was launching a curbside pickup feature at two Whole Foods locations in Sacramento, California, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. 


Google's parent company revealed its plan for a high-tech neighborhood in Toronto — and it could be the world's largest tall timber project

Sidewalk Labs — the urban innovation subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet — is thinking about using an unprecedented amount of tall timber technology, in which layers of timber are glued together in panels, to build a high-tech neighborhood on Toronto's waterfront.

Waterfront Toronto, a local group that administers revitalization projects, is working with Sidewalk Labs to design the new neighborhood, called Quayside. The 12-acre development — expected to cost at least $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal — will feature heated roadways and other innovations. 


Uber could rake in more than $10 billion in revenue this year, but its growth is starting to slow down

Uber gave CNBC its second-quarter fianancials.  Uber's Q2 net revenue was $2.7 billion, up 51% from the same quarter last year, and gross bookings were $12 billion, up 41% year-over-year. That represents a slight slowdown in growth from Q1.

 

Uber is cruising toward $10 billion in revenue this year, despite a recent slump in growth, according to the company.

On Wednesday, Uber provided its second quarter financials to CNBC, reporting that the company generated $2.7 billion in net revenue, up 51% from the same quarter last year. Gross bookings were $12 billion, an increase of 41% year-over-year.

Uber's revenue and bookings growth dropped off slightly since Q1.

Here's what Uber told


Cisco beats Wall Street by a hair on earnings (CSCO)

Cisco beat Wall Street's expectations by a hair on Wednesday in its final earnings for fiscal 2018. Its stock traded up around 3% in the minutes following the Q4 2018 earnings release, despite losses across the public tech sector earlier in the day.

“We had a very strong finish to a great year and generated our highest quarterly revenue of $12.8 billion,” said CEO Chuck Robbins in a statement. “Our results demonstrate a combination of strong customer adoption of our latest innovations, the ongoing value customers see in our software and subscription offerings, and excellent execution across our customer segments and geographies.”

Here's what Cisco reported:

Revenue (GAAP) for Q4: Cisco reported $12.84 billion, up 6% from the year before. Analysts expected $12.77 billion.


This tool lets you bequeath your Google account to a trusted person when you die — here's how to set it up

If you've ever worried about what would befall your Gmail, photos, documents, YouTube videos, and other digital data in the event of a terrible accident or your own death, you're not alone. 

It's a little dark to think about, but the good news is that Google has your back.

The service offers a feature that will bequeath your Google account and all of its contents to up to 10 pre-selected trustees, and even let you set your account to self-delete after an extended period of inactivity. 

Here's how to set it up:

To get started, you'll want to make sure you're logged in to your Google account, and find your Account settings.

Click on the tile menu, and "Account" should be the very first module in the drop-down window. 

From your the landing page for your account settings, you'll want to click "Personal info and privacy."

Ethereum plunges to its lowest level in 11 months

Ethereum plunged as much as 17% Monday, sinking to a low of $285.14 per token, it's lowest price since September 2017. Other major cryptocurrencies, like the flagship bitcoin and Ripple's XRP, also saw significant selling and were down about 1% and 5%, respectively. Ethereum is closely intertwined with initial coin offerings (ICOs). Over the past year,those