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trending amazon shopping news new mall store pop up
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Amazon has plans to open 100 retail stores across the U.S., adding to it's current tally of 16 pop-up stores in malls across the Country.



According to Business Insider, "The miniature retail storefronts are a separate effort from the physical bookstore that Amazon opened in Seattle last year and are primarily designed to showcase and sell the company's hardware devices, particularly its Echo home speakers."



They sell the pop-ups as places where you can "Ask an Expert," test drive the products, and buy them on the spot without having to pay for Amazon shipping. Right now they only sell mostly Amazon-specific products like covers for Kindles, headphones, or the Amazon Echo, but brick-and-mortar stores are potential future options if the model proves to be a revenue-driver.

We recommend Amazon sell what it delivers best: disappointment. To that end, they could stock the following products, straight from their warehouses:

Haribo Sugar-Free Gummy Bears





More reviews here.

Nicolas Cage Pillow Case



Get it here.

This Threatening Baby Onesie



Buy it here.

...and anything from this slightly-NSFW list.



Check out Amazon's low rating and reviews on Consumer Affairs' website here, and shop for goods at places that support human rights and living wages here and here.


trending new iphone 7 technology product headphone dock
Via: Apple
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Mashable reports that there is a way to charge your new iPhone 7 AND use headphones at the same time: by buying a $39 phone dock to charge your phone on and plug your headphones into THAT.

Contrary to popular belief over on Planet Apple, however, we humans do NOT like to be tethered to the wall in order to listen to music on our ALREADY-OWNED high-end headphones when our battery is low, so we'd prefer a better setup, thanks.




So until further notice, Apple, we are still needing you to make a splitter that will allow headphones AND a charging cable, but at least there is this quick fix to help in the meantime:



Thanks, third party suppliers!


Via: Parrot
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Parrot's new Disco drone is now for sale!



The drone has impressive new specs for the market:

-Removable wings that resemble a hawk in flight:



-Ultralight, 725 g (1.6 lb)
-Made from expanded polypropylene
-Extended 45-minute flight time (compared to the 20 to 25 minutes most drones run)



-Speeds up to 50 mph (80 km/h), killing average 37 mph (60 km/h) drone speeds
-First-person view (FPV) capability, where a nose-camera live streams the drone's view back to a set of virtual reality goggles



Grab it here for just under $1,300, just don't fall down a mountain in those goggles.


trending news cool food gadget toast kickstarter
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Toasteroid has a Kickstarter for their toaster that allows you to create pictures or send messages on your toast, from both remotely or nearby!

The possibilities of sending secret messages to your travelling latchkey Father are super exciting, as depicted by the girl from their Kickstarter video:



It works like this:



...and allows you to nag from near or far:




To be fair, it looks really cool:



So at $98,000+ already raised, toasts all around!


trending news wikipedia reimagined as wikiverse visualization
Via: Wikiverse
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What if every fact and sentence on Wikipedia were an "interactive 3D visualization, re-imagined as a cosmic web of knowledge"?

That's the idea behind Wikiverse, which is so cool you have to check it out for yourself right here, right now.


sega-genesis-and-nintendo-mini-nes-go-head-to-head-console-war
Via: Daily Dot
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In order to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th anniversary, Sega's releasing the mini-Mega Drive and portable Genesis.



Nintendo's Mini NES only features 30 available game titles, which some folks immediately took issue with. The list of games for the Mini NES:


  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts'N Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
 

Since both of Sega's consoles feature a big selection of games, it looks like the company might yet have a 1-UP on Nintendo. A big thanks to FunstockRetro for the following list of games that'll be available on the mini-Mega Drive and portable Genesis:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Bonanza Bros.
Chakan: The Forever Man
Columns
Columns III
ComixZone
Crack Down
DecapAttack
Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Jewel Master
Kid Chameleon
Mortal Kombat I
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat III
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
Ristar
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog II
Sonic 3D Blast
Sword of Varmilion
The Ooze
Vectorman
Vectorman II

And these are the Sega Puzzle games:

Adventure in the Park
Cross the road
Jack’s Pea
Jewel Magic
Curling 2010
Plumbing Contest
Wall-Breaking
Bubble Master
Break a Fireline
Mahjong Solitaire
Warehouse Keeper
Chess
Memory
Snake
Air Hockey
Spider
Naval Power
Mr. Balls
Cannon
Fight or Lose
Bottle Taps Race
Bomber
Checker
Hexagonos
Whack-A-Wolf
Mirror Mirror
Panic Lift
Black Sheep
Flash Memory
Brain Switch
Mega Brain Switch
Hidden Agenda
Dominant Amber
Hide and Seek
Jura Formula
Lost World Sudoku
Meatloaf Rotation
Mya Master Mind
Skeleton Scale
T-Rex Memory Match
Yawning Triceratops

Finally, both of Sega's consoles are already available for pre-order through a U.K. online retailer at $65 a pop. Also check out this pic of Sega's mini-Mega Drive!

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