It's Mud Season Again


It’s mud season here in New England — that time of year when everything merges into an amorphous mess. The gray sky merges with a gray landscape made into slop by continual rains and dirty gray melting snow. It’s hard to tell where one thing ends and another begins. Eventually the sun comes out and dries everything, the sky becomes distinct from the horizon, plants bloom from the firming ground, and order is restored. What better time for Amazon and Salesforce to announce another partnership?

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10 top kitchen tech holiday gift ideas

Your holiday season shopping might include gifts for someone who enjoys cooking or being in the kitchen. With that in mind, we tested a number of items that could make it onto your gift list.

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Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales


Microsoft on Monday announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season.
November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales, according to Brian Hall, CVP of Microsoft devices marketing. The sudden surge follows this fall’s unveiling of the Surface Studio and the Surface Dial, which provide new creative tools to users, and the Surface Book with Performance Base, which delivers twice the graphics power as its predecessor, along with 30 percent greater battery life.

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Digital gate: Smart lock acts as your personal doorman

With over 23 million Americans falling victim to package theft last holiday season, ‘holiday porch pirates’ are projected to be at an all- time high and the old-fashioned lock and key might not be keeping up with the job.

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'Game of Thrones' Streaming Problems Add to Cord-Cutting Dilemma

The problems people experienced on April 24 streaming the blockbuster season premiere of “Game of Thrones” using HBO Go or HBO Now might explain why millions of Americans stick with cable even th…

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Apple sells 74.8M iPhones, rakes in $75.9B in revenue in company's biggest quarter ever

Article Image The 2015 holiday shopping season was the biggest quarter in Apple’s history, with profits of $18.4 billion earned thanks to yet another record performance for the iPhone.

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The Gears of E-Commerce


As the U.S. retail industry puts another long holiday shopping season behind it, a few changes appear to be taking place. For one thing, it appears there’s a new recipe for success. Growing a business requires more than setting up a fancy website, placing inventory into a warehouse, and engaging a service to make speedy deliveries. There are severe costs and challenges involved in building a successful e-commerce operation, and today’s customers have little patience for an online experience that falls short.

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Fassbender, Winslet earn Oscar nods for roles in Steve Jobs film

Article Image Awards season continues to be kind to the stars of Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed one nomination apiece on Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for their roles in the film.

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Apple devices account for 49% of all new activations during Christmas

Article Image Apple dominated the holiday gift giving season, according to a recent study that found iPhones and iPads in aggregate comprised 49.1 percent of new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas.

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Killer Deal: $70 off stainless steel Apple Watches plus free $100 B&H Gift Card and no tax outside NY

Article Image All shopping season long we’ve seen deep discounts on Apple Watch Sport models, but nothing comparable on the highbrow stainless steel models until this week, when readers can save $70 off each model, plus receive a free $100 B&H Gift Card and pay no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY.

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Killer Deals: Apple's current 13" MacBook Air for $849 and 11" MacBook Air for $769, plus free Brenthaven carrying cases and no tax in 48 states

Article Image The holiday shopping season is winding down, and soon many of our exclusive offers will expire for the year. Among them are the lowest prices anywhere for Apple’s brand new, early 2015 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs, each of which also comes with a free Brenthaven protective sleeve and no tax outside NY & NJ.

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Lowest 2015 Mac Prices Ever: 15" MacBook Pros from $1,699; 27" iMac 5Ks from $1,549; 13" MacBook Pro w/ AppleCare from $1,299

Article Image The 2015 shopping season is nearing an end and we’ve saved the best for last: the deepest instant discounts on this year’s brand new Macs, including $300-$400 off 15″ MacBook Pros, free AppleCare with 13″ MacBook Pros, and $250 to $319 off iMac 5Ks, with prices starting at just $1,549. Plus free shipping and no tax in 48 states, while stock lasts.

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Rounding up the best Apple MacBook, iMac, iPad, and Apple Watch deals of Black Friday 2015

Article Image With the 2015 shopping season now officially in full swing, finalized Apple Black Friday deals are now live. We’ve curated the creme of the crop in this roundup that highlights $50-$100 off Apple Watch, $25-$150 off current iPads, up to $650 off MacBooks, up to $500 off iMacs, and much, much more.

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B&H & Best Buy offering first discounts ($25-$50) on all Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport models

Article Image Ahead of the holiday shopping season, the Apple Watch has seen its first-ever discount from authorized resellers, as both B&H Photo Video and Best Buy are offering instant savings on the hot wearable.

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3 online businesses you can start right now

The holiday season is an exciting time. It’s a time for travel, family, positive thoughts, great food, love and joy. The downside is the cost of those things, which adds up fast. There is a way to make money, though, to pay for your holiday expenses.

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