Lauren Goode

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At SXSW, Uber’s Smartphone App Brings You Barbecue Sandwiches

Uber, which powers a smartphone app for summoning car service, is testing on-demand food delivery at SXSW in Austin this week: In addition to requesting pedicabs, users will have the option within the app to request a barbecue sandwich delivered right to their location. The price for the pedicabs will be negotiable, and the barbecue will cost $10 (chips and water included).

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus