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How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

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Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

One of Sony's first 'new' ideas is a smartwatch that's all e-ink

Sony's first idea to be born out of its new built-in "venture style" plan to create new products and impress, well, you and me, is apparently a combination of its e-ink reader tech and a smartwatch device. According to people familiar with the matter, both the watch face and wristband will be …

Sony Pictures Suffers Cyberattack For a Second Day

There is no evidence of sensitive information being released thus far.<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment suffered a major cyberattack on Monday, keeping its …

Fitness tracker sales will triple by 2018, then smartwatches take over (report)

The Xbox One controller went through 200 prototypes

Microsoft's 35-strong hardware design team built over 200 Xbox One controller prototypes before reaching the final iteration.<p>In an interview with MCV today, design lead Carl Ledbetter talked about the work that went into perfecting the final hardware box and controller, over a three-year period. …

My experience with Coin Beta in the real world

It worked, but then my unit stopped functioning<p>I don't carry around a traditional wallet. Instead, I've got a pile of cards held together with a hair-tie. I've been carrying around this "wallet" for over three years, and it's worked really well for me.<p>I preordered a Coin Beta because I was …

Microsoft And Yahoo Are Throwing Themselves At Apple To Replace Google As The iPhone's Default Search Engine

Now, there's a chance Apple could make a similar move in 2015.<p>Apple's contract with Google, which implements Google's search engine as the default in Apple's Safari browser, is expiring next year, according to The Information's Amir Efrati.<p>Yahoo and Microsoft have already started pitching Eddy Cue, …