Category Archives: Shopping

Is Intel’s MICA Smart Bracelet Worth the $495 Price

What do you get the tech-lover who has everything? Perhaps the new Intel MICA will fit the bill. MICA stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory. MICA is a wearable piece of technology that allows its wearer to access the internet, … Continue reading

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The Best Black Friday Deals Will Be on Thanksgiving Day Black Thursday

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, used to be the big day to go shopping and find great deals. Then came Cyber Monday, which offered those who hate crowds and long lines an equal opportunity to shop the sales. Over … Continue reading

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The Best Target Black Friday Deal 2014

I’m not a big fan of Black Friday simply because, for the vast majority of people, they aren’t really getting deals. Most people are simply paying less for something they wouldn’t have otherwise purchased at full price, and when you … Continue reading

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Best Buy Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day Doorbusters

Mark your calendars – Best Buy has announced it will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day. That’s one hour earlier than last year. While Best Buy stores will be opening earlier, don’t expect to do any wild late night … Continue reading

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Target Black Friday Preview Deals

Retailers wanting to make the most of the holiday shopping season come up with clever ways to draw in the crowds. Target has arguably outdone them all this year. They are offering  a plethora of ways in which shoppers can … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on November 11, 2014

It can get confusing when federal holidays such as Veterans Day roll around as to what is and isn’t open. Many times, federal holidays don’t seem like a holiday at all. A good example is Veterans Day. This is because … Continue reading

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Hackers Took Emails with Credit Card Data in Home Depot Breach

Back in September, it was announced that like a number of other retailers, Home Depot had been hacked. The intruders stole the credit card and debit card information of 56 million customers. What was not announced until now is that … Continue reading

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Impose a Soda Tax

Election day proved a great victory for anti-sugary beverage enthusiasts in Berkeley, California. 75% of the liberal city voted in favor of the soda tax initiative. Despite soda manufactures’ $2.4 million dollar campaign against the initiative, as of January 1, … Continue reading

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What is Gray Thursday?

If you have never heard the term “Gray Thursday” (also being referred to as Black Thursday) you will begin to hear it more and more in the years to come. It looks like last year securely entrenched itself as the … Continue reading

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Apple Pay vs QR Code Apps: Consumers Will Decide the Mobile Payment Winner

The battle has been set and now we see who may be closer to winning the war. The combatants in this growing war are QR code-based apps and NFC-based apps for your mobile wallet options. ApplePay and Google Wallet are … Continue reading

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Amazon Kicks off Black Friday November 1 Making It a Month Long Event

Retailers have decided that Black Friday is now a marketing catch phrase rather than a one-day event in hopes of driving shoppers to spend money. The perfect example is Amazon’s decision to start their “Black Friday” promotions the day after … Continue reading

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Starbucks Decides to Deliver Coffee Right to Your Office Beginning Next Year

Everyone who ever wished Starbucks delivered so they wouldn’t have to make a crazy dash outside to get their caffeine hit, which often includes long waits in line, has had their wish granted. Just like that, Starbucks will be launching … Continue reading

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32000 Lbs of Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Recalled for High Risk of Contamination

Murry’s, a Pennsyvania based company, has issued a recall on Gluten Free breaded chicken after the Colorado Department of Agriculture discovered there was high risk that the chicken was contaminated. The Federal Emergency Response Network lab discovered the toxins during … Continue reading

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Drugstores CVS and Rite Aid Ditch Apple Pay as Payment Option

The Apple Pay system may be the latest in adds to the iPhone 6 and its future counterparts, but merchants aren’t yet biting on the up and coming technology – from Apple anyway. Nothing illustrates this as well as CVS … Continue reading

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The US Postal Service May Be Delivering Your Groceries in the Near Future

Your local postal worker may be delivering more than just mail in the not too distant future. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been given approval to test daily grocery delivery to people’s homes in addition to their typical … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Debuts This Monday, but Will Anyone Notice?

The advent of technology has resulted in an indifference for, even discomfort with, face-to-face social interaction, and an almost desperate need for accessibility, efficiency and haste. The Tech Generation wants it all, now, without having to make eye contact with … Continue reading

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President Obama has Credit Card Declined, First Lady Comes to the Rescue

It isn’t only the average person who has issues with their credit cards from time to time. As President Obama talked about the need for tighter security against credit card data breaches, he mentioned that his credit card ended up … Continue reading

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Unemployed? Amazon Hiring 80,000 Temp Workers for Expected Holiday Rush

Online retail giant Amazon.com is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers to help cover the expected holiday rush. This is 10,000 more seasonal hires than last year. Why the increase? There are several contributing factors. The online shopping hub has “more than … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Unveils New Ranking System for Fruits and Vegetables

Taking into consideration such things such as pesticides, energy and water usage, Whole Foods will now be ranking much of the produce and flowers it sells. The rankings will consist of “Best”, “Better” and “Good” designations, which will indicate how … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on October 13, 2014

Columbus Day is one of those strange federal holidays which doesn’t really seem like a holiday to many. That’s because even though it’s an official federal holiday and non-essential federal employees get the day off, there are many businesses which … Continue reading

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