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I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that two mattresses; don't ask) and soap -- lots and lots of soap. I loved Amazon so much that at one point...

August 20th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The internet changed the way people shop, and Macy's is well aware of this. In an effort to compete with successful online retailers like Amazon, Macy's wants to rethink the shopping experience for its customers. According to a Bloomberg report, the retailer has started testing smartphones and tab...

August 18th 2015 at 11:29pm 0 Comments
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It's nearly two years since Target suffered its giant shopping data breach, and the retailer is still paying for its mistakes. In the wake of a $19 million payout to MasterCard, Target has reached a settlement with Visa over compensation for the many, many customers exposed to potential credit and...

August 18th 2015 at 5:13pm 0 Comments
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To date, you've had to book an appointment to try the Apple Watch in a store. That's something of a hassle when you only want to find out if the Leather Loop is comfy, isn't it? Thankfully, you shouldn't have to jump through hoops any longer. According to 9to5Mac, Apple retail stores are droppi...

August 18th 2015 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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If you were dismayed that Canonical's campaign to launch an Ubuntu-running smartphone crashed and burned, then today might be your lucky day. Spanish smartphone maker BQ has already been selling two Ubuntu devices to Europeans but, from today, it's opening that offer out to everyone in the world....

August 10th 2015 at 11:41am 0 Comments
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You'll notice something new if you visit Apple's website right now. Things might look the same at first glance, but a closer look reveals the absence of the "Store" tab. Apple has chosen to get rid of its separate online shop entirely -- "store.apple.com" doesn't exist anymore and redirects to the...

August 6th 2015 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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Bluetooth beacons are already helping London's visually-impaired subway riders navigate the Tubes, now they're going to help shoppers find great deals at their local Target stores. The retailer recently announced that it is implementing a pilot beacon program in 50 of its stores. These beacons wil...

August 6th 2015 at 2:34am 0 Comments
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As helpful as a Square Reader may be for purchases at trendy stores, you'll want to watch out -- in the right circumstances, they can also be used to steal your credit card info. Security researchers have discovered that you can physically disable the encryption the device uses to protect your fin...

August 3rd 2015 at 8:58pm 0 Comments
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Until now, if you wanted an Apple Watch, you had to buy it in one of three places: online, at the Apple Store or at your nearest high-end luxury goods boutique. If none of those places are convenient, then you'll be happy to learn that the wearable will also be available from Best Buy on August 7t...

July 27th 2015 at 5:01am 0 Comments
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If you enjoy the luxury of ordering groceries online but would rather not wait at home for your food deliveries, Amazon might soon come to your rescue. Silicon Valley Business Journal understands that Amazon is working on a drive-up grocery store in Sunnyvale, California (a possible concept rende...

July 25th 2015 at 5:02pm 0 Comments
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If you've been itchin' for a chance to take littleBits' collection of electronic blocks for a spin before handing over funds, you'll soon get a chance. Well, so long as you're planning a trip to NYC. The company is opening its first retail shop on July 31st on West Broadway in SoHo, giving eager D...

July 16th 2015 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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Apple is well-known for being very particular about its packaging... and it apparently cares about other companies' packaging, too. According to 9to5Mac, the tech giant is telling retail staff that it will soon sell third-party accessories in boxes co-designed by Apple... and possibly only in thos...

July 6th 2015 at 6:52pm 0 Comments