How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Stand Up to E-Commerce


Brick-and-mortar retailers have been finding it difficult to offer pricing that’s competitive with e-commerce sites, which have the advantage of massive scope and scale, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. E-commerce will account for nearly 18 percent of the total retail market by 2025, it projects. However, B&M retailers have an advantage: their ability to offer customers a personalized experience. Retailers should adopt end-to-end solutions that use cutting-edge technology to make that personalized service cost-effective.

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Ikea and NASA are partnering on Mars furniture?

Setting up Ikea furniture may be difficult, but it’s not rocket science…or is it? Thanks to a new collaboration between NASA and the Swedish furniture store, the two challenges may not be so disparate after all.

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Weaponized drone swarms will meet their match with this 60-kilowatt laser

Drones, whether alone or in groups, are difficult to spot when approaching, tough to follow on radar, and cannot be easily shot down using conventional weapons. To combat this potential threat, Lockheed Martin is developing a laser-based weapon that’ll blow such drones out of the sky.

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With iPad refresh looming, stock runs low on Apple's older models

Article Image Consumers are finding some iPad models difficult to get their hands on, as resellers have begun showing depleted stock ahead of a late March press event at which Apple is widely expected to debut the iPad Air 2’s successor.

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New iPhones' 3D Touch a complicated effort that took 'multi, multi, multi' years, Apple says

One of the central features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, 3D Touch, was long in development and an extremely difficult technologically to get right, according to an interview with key Apple executives published on Wednesday.

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'Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate' review: Beauty or beast?

One of the most in depth, difficult and time-consuming video game series returns for the Nintendo 3DS, and despite its awkwardness, moments of extreme frustration, and general lack of accessibility, the latest installment looks likely to hook in another group of video game releases of 2015 so far.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/06/monster-hunter-4-ultimate-review-beauty-or-beast/

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Marijuana dating app High There bubbles up onto the App Store

iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud.



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Samsung openly admits 'positive reaction' to iPhone 6 Plus prompted early launch of Galaxy Note 4

The “difficult situation” brought on by record-breaking opening weekend sales of Apple’s new, larger iPhones has prompted arch-rival Samsung to both speed up the release of its Galaxy Note 4 as well as slash the phablet’s list price, a company official publicly said this week.



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Polar Buy Hints Google+ Not Left Out in the Cold


Google on Thursday announced its acquisition of online polling startup Polar. “At first, it was difficult to find the connection … opinions and polls?” mused marketing and social media expert Lon Safko. Upon reflection, “the acquisition was about driving engagement and audience to websites,” he said. “Polar makes it easy to engage with your followers, whether it’s on a website, blog or mobile. People love to give their opinions, participate in conversations and contribute, and Polar’s tool makes it easier to do that.”

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The case of the vanishing mobile GPU (and what budget gamers should do about it)

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It’s become increasingly difficult to buy a laptop with a discrete GPU — we investigate the options and the significant difference between AMD and Intel systems.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/187402-the-case-of-the-vanishing-mobile-gpu-and-what-budget-gamers-should-do-about-it

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