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The Way Out Is Through: How To Survive A Breakup

52 minutes agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Succumb to the pain. Give in to the emotional torture and let it consume you. Surrender yourself to weeping every moment you get, once you get off from work.

Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Marshall’s Caught Selling Used Lingerie, Rossen Report Discovers

In 2010, NBC journalist Jeff Rossen revealed that specific retailers continued to resell returned underwear as if new to consumers. Today noted that the report discovered that “certain Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom, Wal-Mart, Macy’s,Show More Summary

Meat Alternatives Are Growing in Popularity

What’s on your plate? New research shows that meat is no longer the dietary staple it once was. Since 2007, U.S. meat consumption has been declining with more than a third of consumers turning to meat alternatives for meals (Mintel, 2013). In the December issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), […]

Oil prices have nosedived -- why aren't airfares doing the same?

Oil prices are down almost 50 percent from their peak this year, and jet fuel has plunged 33 percent since last December. Given energy costs consume almost a third of airline operating expenses, shouldn't we expect airfares to decline as well? In short, don't hold your breath. Show More Summary

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

3 hours agoSports : Deadspin

It is time for a Deadspin holiday tradition like no other: our annual trawl of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's database of emergency room visits to discover the strangest, unlikeliest, and most awkwardly shaped objects America inappropriately shoved into its various holes. God bless us, everyone. Read more...

Curt Schilling spent Christmas Eve tweeting unsolicited advice at Johnny Manziel

What did you do on Christmas Eve? Curt Schilling read an article about Johnny Manziel and decided to tweet him career advice. @JManziel2 Didn't ask for it, but I'll throw it out there. If being the best doesn't consume your every waking...Show More Summary

Four short links: 25 December 2015

Smartest Cities Rely on Citizen Cunning and Unglamorous Technology (The Guardian) — vendors like Microsoft, IBM, Siemens, Cisco and Hitachi construct the resident of the smart city as someone without agency; merely a passive consumer of municipal services – at …

Ebuzz: Outlet allows Wi-Fi to give you a smarter home

13 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

When Naperville-based Grid Connect last year debuted a line of Wi-Fi sensors, consumers were able to control the temperature, humidity, security, motion and lights as well as detect water leaks around their house. But with the move toward the smart house of the future, customers also told owner Mike Justice and his son, Adam Justice, Continue reading ?

New frontiers: Drones deliver a raft of surprises in 2014

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

2014 wasn’t the year that drones first entered the consumer lexicon, but it did see the notion of using these unmanned vehicles to our advantage become much more palatable. Package deliveries and carrying out conventional robotic tasks...Show More Summary

BiCi smart bike offers electronically-enhanced cycling

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If a new crowdfunding campaign is successful, yet another "smart bike" will soon be available to consumers. Called the BiCi, it was designed by a team from Shanghai-based AOAO Studio after a four-month period of focusing on "what the...Show More Summary

Local ISP Offers Internet Speeds 10 Times Faster Than Google Fiber

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

While Kansas City and others gloat about their gigabit internet from Google Fiber, a small internet service provider in Minnesota is about to offer stupid fast 10-gigabit connections to consumers. US Internet just announced that the new service will be available to 30,000 households in Minneapolis next summer. It'll be expensive, too, at $400 a month. Read more...

Travel watchdog warns vacationers about resort fees hidden in the small print

A reminder to anyone booking travel to escape to a warmer climate this winter: Read the fine print, or you may be surprised by extra fees. UK watchdog Which? is warning consumers about resort fees that turn seemingly great deals into something not so great. Show More Summary

LG Exec Could Be Banned From CES For Sabotaging a Washing Machine

As far as electronics manufacturers are concerned, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas every year is their own personal Super Bowl, Academy Awards, and Mecca pilgrimage all rolled into one. Apparently, Jo Seong-jin,...Show More Summary

Shocking Bang & Olufsen Profit Warning

Generally, I don’t write about profit warnings but the latest one from B&O caught me by surprise because the luxury market is booming and the consumer electronics market is doing amazingly well yet Bang & Olufsen is not seeing sales explode. Show More Summary

Week's Winners, Losers: Apple's Hot, Keurig's in Hot Water

Tony Gutierrez/AP There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a pair of analysts waxing kindly on the prospects for the world's leading consumer electronics company and the top dog in single-serve coffee brewers issuing an embarrassing product recall. Show More Summary

Low Oil Prices Lead to U.S. Refining Boom

While consumers may rejoice at gasoline prices dropping for 88 days consecutively to $2.394 at the pump, the lowest in five years, one sector of the oil and gas industry is also seeing the benefits of low oil prices.

Embedded analytics will drive smarter decisions, says Pentaho: 2015 Tech Predictions

In 2015, Big Data will meet the “Big Blender” where unstructured data will blend with more traditional, relational data; Big Data will transform traditional industrial businesses, and business users will increasingly consume analytics embedded within applications to drive smarter decisions. … Continue reading ?

Retail moves Florida strawberry crop

Supermarkets remain the biggest consumer of Florida strawberries.

How A New Gold Policy Could Save The Economy Of India

India has always been a mysterious yet magical place for every investor in gold. There is an obvious love-hate relationship where consumers love gold, but as a lot of gold gets imported into India, an account deficit is created which is something the government doesn’t really like. Show More Summary

The 5 Most Gripping Consumer Investment Stories of 2014

Industry Focus takes a look back at 2014, recalling the five top stories in the consumer goods sector.

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