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The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

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Sweaty Betty's Yoga Pants Are Even More Expensive Than Lululemon's, And Women Love Them

Sweaty Betty, which was founded in London in 1998, has opened two U.S. stores in the last four months — one in Soho and one in Greenwich, Conn. — and it's planning to launch a third in 2014.<p>The brand offers fashion-forward fitness apparel for a slightly higher price than Lululemon, which has a …

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Amid Some Fistfights, Walmart Sells 1.4M Tablets On Thanksgiving, iPad Mini A Top Seller

Walmart is already crowing about Black Friday and we’re only a couple of hours into the actual day itself. That’s because depressingly, Black Friday has somehow subsumed Thanksgiving Thursday and become the Day That Spans Many Days. Oh well; at least they sold a huge boatload of tablets. Walmart …

Today, online shopping will surpass $1 billion

Black Friday ain’t looking so dark for online retailers.<p>According to data collected by Accounting-Degree.org, this will be ecommerce’s second billion-dollar Black Friday — and Cyber Monday (whoever coined that term: get out of the 90’s) will see more than a billion and a half in sales.<p>Analysts …

Mobile rules Walmart: Accounted for 53% of Thanksgiving traffic, new mobile customers up 3 times

Black Friday is just beginning, but Walmart has already seen some impressive stats from shoppers on Thanksgiving day — especially when it comes to mobile.<p>The retail giant announced this morning that mobile traffic on its site during Thanksgiving made up 53 percent of total traffic (out of a …

Thanksgiving was Instagram's busiest day ever two years in a row

Yesterday's double dose of holidays and slew of family gatherings may have sent your Instagram feed moving quicker than ever: the social network says this Thanksgiving was its busiest day yet. Instagram didn't dive into the specifics, but it's easy to imagine that photos of turkeys, menorahs, …

Target, Walmart credit iPad with strong start to holiday shopping season

As the holiday season kicks into full swing with Black Friday, at least two of the nations largest retailers are offering partial credit to the iPad for blowout sales numbers. Target announced a successful start to the season with record traffic numbers to Target.com and Thanksgiving evening store …

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Rapsody Yachts R32

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Boats<br>• Design<br>• Luxury<br>• Retro<p>The R32 is the latest creation from the Dutch company Rapsody Yachts, it follows in the similar …

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The 2015 Audi A8 and S8 get a warming over

Out with the old, in with the slightly less old.<p>In the German-luxury-barge segment, evolutionary refreshes are the name of the game. For Audi, the A8 and S8 have a formula that seems to work, and there's not a lot of reason to change it. That's why parsing the changes to the A8 and S8 for 2015 …

Black Friday: Bitcoin users get hundreds of discounts

'Bitcoin Black Friday' launches, with more than 400 online retailers offering discounts and rewards to those who pay using the digital currency<p>More than 400 retailers are offering Black Friday discounts to those who pay with Bitcoin, the virtual currency, as “Bitcoin Black Friday” is …

Pizza Hut Offers Fired Manager His Job Back After He Refused To Open On Thanksgiving

In a statement provided to Business Insider, the chain says the situation "could and should have been avoided" while claiming they worked with the Elkhart franchisee to reinstate manager Tony Rohr.<p>Here's their full statement:<p>"As follow up to the situation in Elkhart, IN, we feel strongly that the …

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Sex pixels: what 4K means for porn

Still reeling from the transition to HD, the erotic-video business faces another sea change<p>"Porn killed Betamax." Among the tech cognoscenti, this is often an article of faith, suggesting that A/V format wars are won and lost not on dull technical details such as price (VHS machines had a cheaper …

Waze adds sassy voice directions from comedian Kevin Hart

Waze users can now add a little laughter to their rides thanks to newly added voice commands by comedian<p>Kevin Hart.<p>The<p>Google-owned navigation app is now letting users adjust their settings to select Hart as the voice for their turn-by-turn commands.<p>"Kevin's got your back, keeping an eye out for …

A Chrome OS tablet as the next Nexus 10? I like the sound of that.

Google’s(s goog) Nexus phone got a refresh in October while its Nexus 7 tablet was upgraded with new hardware in July. Oddly, the company’s Nexus 10 …

PS4 vs. Xbox One: The Comparison We Had To Make

Two new gaming consoles. Both very powerful. Both very ambitious. Both about to meet head to head... and do battle for your time, money and …

Amazon lets users give Prime memberships as gifts

Amazon will now let customers buy a one-year subscription to its Prime program as a gift, the company announced Friday, just before the shopping frenzy of Thanksgiving week.<p>The Prime membership costs $79 a year and includes free two-day shipping for more than 15 million items, according to Amazon. …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

Roadie tunes your guitar for you, tells you when your strings are about to break (hands-on)

Unless you've traded your guitar strings for an axe-shaped MIDI controller, tuning your guitar is probably one of those chores you've just learned to deal with. It's hardly the bane of any guitarist's existence, but sometimes it seems like there could just be a faster, more brainless way to get …

Amazon announces week-long Black Friday sale schedule

Amazon announced the schedule for its five-day holiday sale taking place the week of Black Friday.<p>Beginning at 8:10 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 25, Amazon will offer limited-time discounts on titles such as <i>Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition, Remember Me, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Kingdom Hearts</i> …

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Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

The Chicest Toothbrush You Never Knew You Wanted

A company redesigns the toothbrush to look as sleek as your iPhone.<p>Lately, it seems that product designers are hellbent on overhauling the drugstore aisle. Nearly every inch of the fluorescently lit and over-packaged experience that we’re used to is being revamped–from shaving products to …

Google's Nexus Wireless Charger now available in US and Canada

Google's new wireless charging pad for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 is now on sale in the US and Canada for $49.99. While Google originally said that the charger would launch alongside the Nexus 5 itself, it appears to have been delayed for a few weeks before its availability today. Both of …

How To Use Connectivity To Drive Product Innovation

Forget houeswares with useless features. It’s time to design products that truly connect. Altitude’s Daniel Ostrower explains how.<p>In the world of product innovation, the buzzword of the day is “connected.” But there’s one place where products have yet to realize the full potential of connectivity: …

Tim Cook Decides Not To Ruin Most Apple Workers' Thanksgivings

Many Apple Store workers will likely give thanks to Tim Cook on Nov. 28.<p>A person familiar with Apple's plans confirmed to The Huffington Post that only three U.S. Apple stores -- one in New York, one in Hawaii and one in Las Vegas -- will be open on Thanksgiving Day, and all other U.S. stores will …

'Tis The Season To Buy These 13 Retail Stocks

Forget the night before Christmas — try nightmare before Christmas. Retailers have feared a bleak 2013 holiday shopping season since the weak back-to-school spending appetite three months ago; these fears have only been exacerbated by the government shutdown’s dampening effect on consumer sentiment …

Twelve retailers that still remain on the bargain rack

<i>Globe editors have posted this research report with permission of S&P Capital IQ. This should not be construed as an endorsement of the report's recommendations. For more on The Globe's disclaimers please read here. The following is excerpted from the report:</i><p>Someone from the media recently asked if …