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Apple Will Start Phasing Out Plastic Bags This Month

Buying an Apple product is almost as symbolic as the illuminated apple located on the back of your device, with the whole experience of walking out the store reminding you of that new gadget feel before…

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Cake AR Lets You Try Make Up Before You Buy

We’ve all seen that wonderful thing you are interested in online. From the holiday sales offering you everything from the perfect night out dress to that new makeup, the worst part of any online purchase is…

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If Elected President Donald Trump Vows to Cause Amazon Problems

Donald Trump seems to thrive on controversy and has rapidly become the favourite candidate for the Republican nomination. Initially, political commentators dismissed Trump and believed it was only a matter of time before he exited the presidential…

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The GOG Christmas Gaming Sale is Here!

Another season, another sale. Every holiday we are greeted by an onslaught of sales with Steam’s beginning on the 23rd, but it is no way the first with GOG already starting their Christmas sale. First up…

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Overclockers UK Black Friday Deals Revealed!

Black Friday deals are already cropping up on a lot of retail websites, most likely to avoid the one-day carnage that we’ve come to expect. Overclockers UK are the latest to join the party, launching what…

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Get Yourself Prepared for Black Friday 2015 with Amazon Prime

It’s that time of year again where retailers will stop at nothing to clinch that early Holiday season sale. In years gone by, Black Friday has been in the forefront of the news over the absolutely…

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Asda Avoiding Black Friday Sales Chaos Due to ‘Shopper Fatigue’

Black Friday is a US tradition which involves heavily discounted items and has slowly become an integral shopping event around the world. Two years ago, UK supermarket Asda decided to launch their own Black Friday event…

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eBay Seller Faces $19K Legal Bill After Suing Buyer Who Left Negative Feedback

Ohio-based company, Med Express, is facing a hefty legal bill amounting to $19,250, after attempting to sue an eBay customer for leaving negative feedback. Amy Nicholls purchased a microscope light via eBay for $175, and was…

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Amazon Promises Huge Sale to Prime Members on July 15th

Amazon has launched its latest incentive to lure customers into the Prime service and now offering the subscription at a reduced cost of £59 for a limited period. Current member benefits include unlimited One-Day Delivery, instant access…

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Mastercard Trials New Scheme to Replace Passwords with Selfies

The convenience of online shopping has applied severe pressure on traditional retail stores and many companies went into administration due to large overheads. In the past, consumers were rightfully concerned about fraud and a lack of…

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Why Use Online Stores When You Can Buy Directly Through Google!

Earlier this month I wrote about a new project Google is going to try testing out in which you will be able to quickly order food through Google and a list of authorised fast food retailers…

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Redecorate Your Home Using Augmented Reality

Israeli startup Cimagine Media, has developed a markerless augmented reality (AR) which, in partnership with Shop Direct, owners of online retailers Littlewoods.com and Very.co.uk, will be implemented to show potential customers how thousands of products –…

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Microsoft Want Kinect Used to Recognise Shoppers, Minority Report-Style

Microsoft has proposed using its Kinect hardware in stores to recognise customers and track their shopping habits. The idea was put forward in a Microsoft blog post on Monday, entitled 2015: The Year of On-demand, Personalized…

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Amazon Centers in Germany Disrupted by Union’s Call For 3-Day Strike

The ver.di union has called for a three-day strike at Amazon Germany distribution centers, which could have a major impact on business operations. It’s unknown how many employees will participate at five distribution centers – located…

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Google Search Updated for Phones and Tablets

Google search on phones and tablets has received some major updates to its shopping feature. Searches for products can now deliver 360 degree images and much more detailed information, along with handy customer reviews. By tapping…

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Barcode Symbology – 1D Barcode Symbology

Barcode technology roots its genesis in symbology. In simple terms, symbology is the equivalent of a language. The language is encoded using single digits or single characters into language message. However, the message is only complete…

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Amazon.com Now Selling Customisable 3D Printed Items

3D printing continues to shake up the world of manufacturing and has begun offering innovative and creative solutions for consumers. The latest to jump on the 3D printing trend is Amazon.com as they begin to offer…

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High-Tech Vending Machines To Support Wi-Fi and Bitcoin Payments

Vending machines have always been as a good friend to some people. Whether at work, in train station platforms or just passing by one in the most unexpected places, they are a sight for sore eyes…

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BitCoin Price Tags That Update In Real Time Depending On Market Value

Bitcoin is being accepted in more and more locations almost every day now, with many major retailers getting on boards with the crypto-currency that has been taking the computer world by storm in recent years. Now…

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New Google Ad Patent Would Offer Free Taxi Service

Google is always looking for new innovations, and new ways to push the boundaries of the common way of advertising. It looks like Google has a new patent out that encompasses both new innovations and a…

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Amazon.co.uk Turns 15! Biggest Selling Products Since Launch Revealed

Wow was that 15 years already! I remember purchasing Limp Bizkits – Significant Other 14 years ago from the then fairly new Amazon site, in fact, it was my first ever online purchase! Now we see…

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GTA V Gamers In UK Paid 30% Less For Pre-Orders Than Rest Of Europe

Grand Theft Auto 5 has just launched, but there was one bit of information that didn’t make the headlines. Did you know that people here in the UK were paying around 30% less for their pre-order…