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7-Eleven tests app-based deliveries in Dallas

Convenience stores earned their name by stocking food and everyday items in a shop you could easily reach. But what if your local store <i>isn't</i> all that close, or it doesn't carry what you're looking for? If everything goes according to plan, 7-Eleven might have you covered. It's testing a mobile app, …

5 Things Small Business Owners Must Do to Reverse a Business Downturn | Inc.com

If you stay in business long enough, you're going to experience a downturn or retraction. Regardless of how well you plan, there will be something that pulls the rug out from under you, and requires you to re-think your picture-perfect strategy.<p>This is when leadership really kicks in....when you're …

Small Business

What Is an ICO Anyway? A Few Theories

A sensible memo about the legal status of initial coin offerings.<p>Here is a sensible memo from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati about the legal status of initial coin offerings. Like me, they are very skeptical that you can get around U.S. securities laws just by calling something a "utility token": …

Cryptocurrency
Sea Level

Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s for a lower price, and it's a steal

Apple recently announced its shiny new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X on Tuesday, and they bring new features and faster performance than any previous iPhone.<p>However, I'm here to tell you that you that Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for $450 and $550 repectively, and …

Mobile Technology

Lose 10 Pounds in One Week With This Fat-Melting, Thyroid Enhancing Diet

Are fish oil and weight loss really connected? University of Brazil scientists have uncovered evidence that ordinary fish oil supplements — the kind …

This Map Reveals the Ultimate Cross-U.S. Train Trip for Under $250

Travel across the U.S. in style.<p>Want to see the sights of the continental United States, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to do it? You’re in …

Trains

​Orwell: The surveillance game that puts you in Big Brother's shoes

If you see something, say something. Or in the case of Orwell, upload it permanently to a state surveillance machine and marvel at your terrifying power.<p>"Big Brother has arrived -- and it's you."<p>As CNET's resident privacy nark, I didn't need much convincing to play a game all about social …

Surveillance

19 Things Restaurant Servers Should Never Say (and What They Could Say Instead) | Inc.com

Ever since I enjoyed an amazing meal and impeccable service at Le Bernardin--the gold standard of service--I've been a lot more conscious not just of what servers do, but also of what they say.<p>Or, more to the point, what they <i>shouldn't</i> say.<p>That's what happens when you get to experience excellence; …

Customers

Wunderkind Brian Wong’s cheat codes for business success

Don't call Brian Wong and ask to have a coffee. The young entrepreneur, who graduated from the University of British Columbia at the age of 18 and now runs the mobile-rewards company Kiip from San Francisco, gets two or three requests a day from people wanting to test ideas on him. He refuses them …

Don’t be alarmed, but these creepy-crawlies might just be hiding in your fruits and veggies

<b>After an Edmonton woman found a black widow spider in a bundle of grapes purchased from Costco earlier this month, Canadians are being reminded that</b> …

How big is the universe? Attempting to answer one of astronomy’s most complex questions

The universe is a <i>big</i> place, and it’s hard to fathom the immense size given our finite ideas of distance here on Earth. Because of this, determining …

Universe

Vancouver home sales hit four-year low in wake of foreign-buyers tax

Home sales in the Vancouver region hit their lowest August levels in four years as the real estate market grappled with the shock around the B.C. government's new tax on foreign buyers.<p>There were 2,489 detached houses, condos and townhomes that sold in August, down 26 per cent from the same month …

Canadian Real Estate

NASA's Curiosity Rover Just Took The Most Incredible Pictures Yet of The Martian Surface

We can't stop staring.<p>NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring the lower portion of Mount Sharp on Mars, and it’s just sent back a handful of colour …

Mars Rover

RIP SkyMall: 10 Bizarre Gems From Everyone’s Favorite In-Flight Catalog

This morning, much to the dismay of travel enthusiasts everywhere, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy. Not only did the in-flight catalog provide excellent reading material on board, but it introduced its readers to a wealth of unique, borderline-bizarre products we never knew existed. From a biometric …

49 Super Bowl Facts You Should Know Before Super Bowl XLIX

The Super Bowl is upon us again, and for the 49th time, the AFC and NFC (or AFL and NFL in the early days) will meet to determine the championship of …

NFL