Samsung will open three real stores in the US February 20th

On the same day we meet the Galaxy S10, Samsung is going to “celebrate 10 years of Galaxy” with three new retail locations in the US. While it has previously opened stores around the world, in the US Samsung has preferred to spread its Experience shops as store-within-a-store pop-up shops that mostly exist inside Best […]

Networked freezers at grocery stores are vulnerable to hacking

Security researchers at Safety Detective revealed vulnerabilities in the temperature control systems found in freezers that could allow an attacker to hijack the devices and destroy its contents. The security hole, which stems from weak passwords, affect internet-connected thermostats manufactured by Resource Data Management (RDM). The company’s products are used by grocery stores, hospitals pharmaceutical […]

We compared Trader Joe’s stores in the city and in the suburbs — and the loser was clear

Madeline Diamond Trader Joe’s has hundreds of locations all over the US, including 11 in the five boroughs of New York City. The chain’s largest store on the East Coast just opened on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We visited three Trader Joe’s locations — one in the suburbs of Connecticut and two in […]

The PlayStation Classic got a price cut after less than a month in stores – here’s why $60 could be the right price for one (SNE)

Sony The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original 1996 console — Sony’s response to the wildly successful NES Classic and Super NES Classic released by Nintendo. Sony released the PlayStation Classic on December 3 for $ 99, with 20 built-in games included. Less than a month later, the PlayStation Classic is already […]

Amazon aims to open checkout-free Go stores in office lobbies

The current nature of Amazon’s no-checkout Go stores seems tailor-made for grabbing a quick bite to eat during a break from work, and the company is determined to seize on that opportunity. It just opened a tiny (450 square feet) Go store inside one of its Seattle offices to promote a version of its retail […]

Dead department stores are finding an unexpected new life with U-Haul (M, SHLD, UHAL)

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall U-Haul is looking to buy 13 former Sears and Kmart stores for $ 62 million, court documents show. These former department store locations will be repurposed into U-Haul storage centers and places to house its fleet of rental trucks.  U-Haul has a policy in place whereby it buys and renovates pre-existing buildings […]

These are the 7 best Black Friday gaming deals you’ll find in stores

Black Friday is fast approaching and it’s the season for holiday deals on video games. As the current generation of consoles reaches the end of its life span, now is a great time to invest in an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for cheap and start building a library of great games. This year seems […]

Creditors urge Sears to shut down all its stores, calling its plan for survival ‘wishful thinking’ (SHLD)

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Sears‘ unsecured creditors are urging the company to shut down all of its remaining stores.  In a bankruptcy filing, the creditors slammed Sears’ plan to stay in business as “nothing more than wishful thinking” and “an unjustified and foolhardy gamble with other people’s money.” Sears has proposed cutting its store count to roughly […]

Kohl’s will open stores for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day (KSS)

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Kohl’s will be kicking off its Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving. The department-store chain will open its doors at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 22 and stay open all night. Black Friday doorbusters launch online at 12:01 a.m. CT on Thanksgiving Day.  To kick off the deals, it will also be offering select […]