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Smart Herb Garden germinates on Kickstarter

Smart Herb Garden germinates on Kickstarter

I've got what most people refer to as a black thumb. I can't grow anything but weeds. I'm so bad with plants, I once killed a cactus. It's really hard to kill a cactus. If you're like me and don't have a good history with growing things, the thought of having your own fresh herb garden for the kitchen may seem like a bad idea, at least for the plants.

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Australian store charges five dollars per person to “just look”

Australian store charges five dollars per person to “just look”

I can understand retail locations trying to come up with anything they can to help fight the increasing showrooming phenomenon. Showrooming is the name given to the act of seeing customers come into a retail store to look at items and then leave to purchase the goods online at a lower price. This problem is common to all retailers including big stores such as Walmart and Target.

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Walmart expands iPhone checkout feature to 12 more markets

Walmart expands iPhone checkout feature to 12 more markets

I'd wager everyone has shopped at Walmart at one point or another in their lives. I'd also wager that many people have had experiences where the checkout person was incredibly slow and seemed more interested in talking than ringing up your purchase. What you may not be aware of is that Walmart has been testing an iPhone scan and check out feature in some markets around the country.

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Withings Smart Body Analyzer scale now shipping

Withings Smart Body Analyzer scale now shipping

Withings has made some interesting products over the last few years. This is the company that unveiled the Internet connected scale with the ability to share your weight via social networks to help you meet your goals. The company has unveiled its latest product called the Smart Body Analyzer.

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Sky adds 4oD TV catch up service for UK customers

Sky adds 4oD TV catch up service for UK customers

TV fans in the UK who are Sky customers get a new TV catch up service this week. Sky has announced that it has added the Channel 4 4oD catch up service to its offerings creating the UK's most complete catch-up TV service. 4oD is Channel 4's video-on-demand service and it is available as an upgrade at no cost for some Sky customers.

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ThinkGeek offers PAX East 2013 exclusive Portal 2 turret and more

ThinkGeek offers PAX East 2013 exclusive Portal 2 turret and more

I'm a sucker for a lot of the geeky items they have at ThinkGeek. Some of my most favorite are the little collectible items that go along with video games such as Portal 2. Specifically, I've been rather enamored on several occasions by the replica turrets you can purchase from the game. If you're going to be on hand at the PAX East 2013 conference, you will have a chance to buy a couple conference exclusive geeky bits from ThinkGeek.

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Analyst tips Amazon Prime could have 10 million subscribers

Analyst tips Amazon Prime could have 10 million subscribers

Amazon has had its Prime subscription service for quite a while now. Prime gives Amazon customers some very nice extras for a $79 annual fee. One of the best features of Amazon Prime is the included streaming video service. That service has some popular TV shows and movies offering a Netflix-style streaming service that also includes some extras no one else offers.

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