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First Sears Will Die. Then Maybe J.C. Penney. Then...

Traditional retail is dying, that much is certain. What's uncertain is how fast it will take companies in the sector to bite the dust, and when that …

J.C. Penney

Surge pricing comes to the supermarket

Online retailers are increasingly using your personal data to decide how much to charge you. And high-street shops are about to get in on the act<p>In 1861 a shopkeeper in Philadelphia revolutionised the retail industry. John Wanamaker, who opened his department store in a Quaker district of the city, …

eCommerce

Your mall will basically have to be psychic to survive

Repeat after me: Shopping is therapy. Whether you believe it or not, the rush some of us get from buying a new dress or gadget can be cathartic. And in the not-too-distant future, real-world shopping will get so seamless that it could feel like the store is actually psychic. But it's not just about …

J.C. Penney

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked …

Employment

Use Apple Pencil to mark up PDFs in Mail app

Today we’ll learn how to open and edit a PDF right in the iOS Mail app, and then send it on its way, all without opening any extra apps. Given that a lot of PDFs we receive are documents that need to be checked over, or signed, and then returned, this tip is a real time-saver.<p>Instead of waiting …

Apple Pencil

Three Basic Lighting Techniques That Apply to Anything

Lighting is equal parts art and science. The science part often comes in understanding how different surfaces absorb and reflect light and how that …

InterAct

The brains behind Microsoft's stunning IllumiRoom concept are bringing it to life

The researchers behind Microsoft’s mind-blowing IllumiRoom concept and the Box projection art performance are teaming up to try and make projection mapping a reality inside homes. Lightform is a new device that’s aiming to transform living rooms into screens thanks to projectors and intelligent …

Augmented Reality

It's getting too late to short the retail sector

If you are an amateur trader (or even an experienced trader), you might think that this is a good time to short retailers.<p>Take it from an even more experienced trader: By the time you hear about the trade, it's at least half over, and maybe more.<p>That's not to say that there isn't money to be made …

Ulta Beauty

As Bankruptcy Looms, American Retailers Must ‘Adapt or Die’

The time has come for a sweeping, much-needed reset in US apparel retail.<p><i>Hello BoF Professionals, your exclusive weekly briefing is ready.</i><p>“Time is …

Tommy Hilfiger

MacOS Is Not As Secure As Many People Believe

Many people think the Mac operating system, MacOS, is more secure than it actually is. This wouldn’t be an issue if those people were all Windows users but many of them own Macs. Thomas Reed, the Director of Mac Offerings at Malwarebytes Labs, has written a useful and informative blog post that …

Malware

This LEGO-Compatible Tape Will Allow You to Build Structures on Almost Any Surface

As any architect who has played with LEGO can tell you (which, let’s face it, is nearly all of us), one of the most exciting yet struggling steps is …

Lego

The smart jacket from Google and Levi's arrives this fall for $350

It's been nearly two years since Google and Levi's announced their plans to work on connected garments, an idea born out of the tech giant's Advanced Technology and Products group. The first piece of this project is a connected jacket called the Commuter, which uses Google's Jacquard technology to …

Wearable Tech

The crash of brick-and-mortar retail is only going to get worse

Brick-and-mortar retailers, many of them subject to leveraged buyouts during the LBO boom before the Financial Crisis and now burdened with way too much debt, are keeling over one after the other, in a dense wave of debt restructurings and bankruptcies. And creditors are getting skinned.<p>The crash …

Profit

Glass Bricks, Aluminum Foam, and 3D-Printed Steel: Meet the "Supermaterials" of the Future

New exhibition 'SuperMaterial' looks at the innovative new products being created and researched in labs, startups, and institutions across the globe.<p>Basalt fiber concrete, facades made from pollution, 3D-printed steel, aluminum foam, glass bricks—these are the 'supermaterials' not of tomorrow, …

3D Printing

11 Trends Shaping The Future Of Retail

I took this picture in 2016 at Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo, California. This used to be a Sears department store originally opened in 1952. While Sears is still alive and kicking, it’s sad to see so many once celebrated brands slowly deteriorate and/or then suddenly crumble. I call this the new …

Customer Experience

How to Specify: Cabinet Hardware

This article is part of a series designed to help architects use <b>Source</b>, Architizer’s premier marketplace for building products. For more information on the platform, click here.<p>If you’re an architect, contractor or do-it-yourselfer, you probably already know how difficult and time-consuming it can …

10 Reasons Ecommerce Sites Fail

Build it and they will come. Unless they ignore it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ecommerce offers fantastic revenue opportunities, the ability to be open 24/7 and traditionally fewer overheads when compared to bricks and mortar retailing. Yet, despite the fact that …

eCommerce

Is US retail giant Sears heading for bankruptcy?

<b>To say that Sears is a household name in US retail is an understatement.</b><p>The 130-year-old company operates one of America's best-known department store brands, Sears, Roebuck & Company, along with the ubiquitous Kmart chain, and was America's largest retail company until 1989.<p>But the firm has …

Sears Holdings

How a Tiny Company With No Marketing Built the No. 1 Product on Amazon | Inc.com

Last July, Amazon touted the success of its second annual Prime Day promotion in a press release, rattling off how much stuff people bought in different categories:<p><i>90,000 televisions</i><i>2 million toys</i><i>1 million pairs of shoes</i><i>200,000 headphones</i><i>215,000 Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure</i> …

Marketing

5 maps that explain China's strategy

At the same time, aside from relatively minor forays into the South and East China Seas, China has avoided significant involvement in the troubles roiling in the rest of Eurasia.<p>There is a gap between what is generally expected of China and what China actually does. To understand what China's …

China

40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time | Inc.com

As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2017 can lead you to the Promised Land faster than having a …

Time Management

How to Write Off Startup Costs

Step one: Write everything down.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowing which startup costs you can write off is important for any business owner.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mark Kohler explains how to maximize write-offs for your startup and track them …

Business Strategy

Are (ALL) Your Camera's Auto-Mode Settings Good For Your Photography?

Can You Believe We Have 6 Reasons to Ignore Your Camera’s Auto Modes?<p>We have come a long way in a <i>few decades</i>. Yes, we're talking cameras here …

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

<i>John Spencer</i><i>, a great friend and amazing thinker, has a course on “Design Thinking for Teachers”, that is happening now. I know John is very</i> …

Teaching

Scientists Accidentally Discovered an Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change!<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal</i> …

Chemistry

10 web designers’ business cards you'll want to keep

In this interconnected social media age, it’s perhaps surprising that old fashioned paper-based ways to keep in touch and spread your network are …

11 Exciting New Materials Designers Should Watch

Flexible batteries, Velcro metal, colorful conductive inks, and more.<p>Andrew Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion, is like a sommelier. Presiding over the world’s largest library of materials, his job is to listen to the requirements of his clients–a list …

Furniture Design

Making a Cereal Box Style Ring With No Experience and $10

Introduction: Making a Cereal Box Style Ring With No Experience and $10<p>For this demonstration we'll be creating a simple cereal box style ring with a …

New 3D scanning app lets you digitize your home and convert scans to CAD

Nov 11, 2016 | By Tess<p>Occipital, the startup that in 2013 launched the portable 3D scanner iPad add-on <b>Structure Sensor</b>, has now released Canvas, an …

This New Drawing App Shows How Digital Software Will Save Sketching, Not Destroy It

Mental Canvas is not the first software that attempts to save the act of sketching--we have seen 3D "sketching" tools such as SketchUp, as well as …

Frank Gehry