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ADT refines its ‘recipes’ on smart home automation

13 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

For most of its brief existence, the modern smart home has offered a frustratingly fragmented user experience. A maze of competing, proprietary ecosystems has forced consumers to pick a “side” (be it Staples Connect, Lowes Iris, Quirky Wink, or Belkin WeMo) and sacrifice otherwise attractive products on the altar of compatibility. Some see a potential Continue reading ?

JIFSAN: FDA-University Partnership Helps Enhance the Safety of Imported Food

A significant portion of the food that Americans consume comes from overseas, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have the ability to inspect all imports, so it’s not a bad idea to intervene with preventive measures before the food reaches our ports. “It’s much better and more efficient to control the problem... Continue Reading

Satisfying: Watch 10,000 Buckyball Cube Get Destroyed

Remember the Buckyballs, these tiny magnetic balls that could be arranged into fascinating 3D arrays? They’re now banned, you know, because we’re all kids and we need the Consumer Product The post Satisfying: Watch 10,000 Buckyball Cube Get Destroyed appeared first on OhGizmo!.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled over turn signal problem

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been recalled over a possible fault with the rear blinkers. According to an official notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s recalls website, the defect of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is that “the rear turn lamp outage detection system may not work in some vehicles”. The [...]

LG Debuts Round Android Wear Watch

LG today announced the G Watch R, a round smartwatch based on Google's Android Wear platform. LG already offers a square-shaped device called the G Watch. In designing the G Watch R, LG said it carefully weighed how consumers view watches as accessories and often require them to be stylish as well as functional. Show More Summary

Ask LH: What Are My Consumer Rights With Refurbished Products?

Dear Lifehacker, What are my consumer rights when buying a refurbished product from a business in Australia? How does it affect the warranty? I’m looking at some refurbished TVs from a reputable Australian dealer. The stated warranty...Show More Summary

AT&T: A High-Yield Telecom For Current Income

By Dividend Growth Investor: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) provides telecommunications services to consumers and businesses in the United States and internationally. This dividend champion has paid dividends since 1984 and increased them for 30 years in a row. Show More Summary

Now THAT Is How You Peel and Serve a Pineapple!

9 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

When it comes to peeling pineapples, I didn't think there were too many methods. This video showed me I was wrong. At first, it seems like this guy's pineapple peeling method is actually somewhat time consuming, but then you realize he does it all within a minute, and it hits you how impressive it is. Show More Summary

A nostalgic look at the Macintosh Portable, Apple's first laptop

The Macintosh Portable, Apple's first laptop and the first consumer laptop to travel into space, was released in 1989. Groundbreaking in its day, the laptop was still a bulky travel companion, roughly the size of the phone book at four inches at its...

Gold Jewelry Demand In India Improves

By Frank Holmes: Those who root for gold root for India. Despite a welcome June rally, it's been a rocky second quarter for the world's second-largest consumer of the metal, with demand down 18 percent compared to last year. But consumer appetite seems to be on the upswing following a tepid July. Show More Summary

Josh Gordon is a victim of the NFL's discipline delusion

Games need rules, and leagues need to enforce them. That's not quite what the NFL is doing in upholding its year-long suspension of Josh Gordon. It depends on the draft and the drafter, and on the amount of alcohol consumed and the volume of faith in things working out in favor of the most enjoyable possible outcome. Show More Summary

Russia Sanctions Hit German Consumers, “Economic Expectations Completely Collapse”

It starts out un-alarmingly. The optimism of German consumers weakens somewhat, according to the forward-looking Gfk survey, conducted on a monthly basis for the European Commission. So the overall index fell to 8.6 for September, from 8.9 in August. Show More Summary

Update: RadioShack Seeking Emergency Financing To Stave Off Bankruptcy

By Bargain Bin: Troubled consumer electronics retailer RadioShack (NYSE:RSH) is reportedly talking with a large shareholder, Standard General LP, about a possible rescue financing package. Without some sort of cash infusion, RadioShack would likely face liquidity issues in the near future. Show More Summary

Chipotle CEO Details Why His Company Is Better Than Other “Irrelevant” Fast Food Chains

Most mega fast food chains are being pulled in two directions these days — trying to satisfy those consumers who want quality ingredients and healthier options, while also pushing bottom-dollar value menu items to diners whose primary goal is to eat something fast and cheap. It would seem like one of these would have to win out in the long … [More]

Fed: School lunches a 'national security issue'

It's safe to assume the Department of Agriculture's new rules and standards governing school lunches will be pretty harsh, considering the department's undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services recently proclaimed childhood...Show More Summary

Kourtney Kardashian Asking Booze-Drenched Scott Disick To Enter Rehab After Recent Tumble Off The Wagon

Scott Disick’s road to recovery continues to be a jagged one. As we previously reported, Kourtney Kardashian’s handsome baby daddy was hospitalized earlier this summer after allegedly consuming… READ ON

Consumers Have Confidence But Not Lots of Cash

For consumers, good cheer hasn't translated to stronger spending. As has been the case throughout most of this recovery, the spirit is willing but the wallet is weak.

“It’s OK to sit one out.”

Like many people I know, I’ve been consumed with the news coming out of Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks. It’s hard to look away when a Black child is killed in the streets and all signs point to the police officer responsible for his death getting away with it. Add to that a [...]

Update: Intel's New Initiatives In IoT - Smart Bracelet And World's Smallest Modem

By BB Research: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is expected to announce its new luxury smart bracelet in the next few weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter, reports CNET. In January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel first announced...Show More Summary

Best Buy Vs. RadioShack: Which One Will Fail First?

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images Tuesday was a day of extremes for investors of consumer electronics retailers. Shares of Best Buy (BBY) plunged 7 percent after posting disappointing quarterly results. That contrasted sharply...Show More Summary

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