This technology could set a dangerous precedent for the shopaholics among us.
Japan's Active Lab has unveiled a new kind of fashion tool that allows shoppers to try on garments without ever touching a stitch of clothing.
Apparently, there are men out there who don't like to shop. The problem is serious enough that several stores are tackling the issue on how to make shopping easier to get men what they need without all the usual difficulties. The latest effort comes from a Seattle based store, Hointer that uses QR codes to guide men to the perfect pair of jeans.
Australian online electronics retailer Kogan is fed-up with having to spend its resources trying to make its website render properly in Internet Explorer 7. As punishment to those who shop using IE7, it's imposing a special tax that should hopefully get more people off the outdated browser.
What would you do to ensure you get the best gaming deals on Black Friday? Would you pepper spray an entire Wal-Mart aisle to get those video games for your kids? One seriously messed up woman did — all for some video games.
It's one thing to be able to shop for their groceries on train platforms, but it's another to have tablets built into supermarket shopping carts. SK Telecom's pilot program in Shanghai's Lotus Supermarkets pack tablets that sync to your smartphone and blast out coupons and discounts while you shop. Snazzy.
As if we needed more reasons to tell you how advanced South Korean society is in terms of integrating technology in innovative ways, here comes the virtual grocery store on subway platforms. Yep, they can shop for groceries, while waiting for the train to arrive. How efficient is that?
We've all heard this story: retail is drowning and online sales are booming. Shoppers are voting with their wallets, going online for savings, interactivity and convenience. At the same time, rising rent costs are forcing retail stores to pack up and go digital or risk staying in business and staying relevant. Shopping online just offers more options that retail can't stock. It's only a matter of time before the digital and physical shopping experiences clash in a big way, and Intel's already trying to figure out how that's going to look. Read on for three ways on how Intel and its partners plan to save (or at least stave off the destruction of) retail.
You have probably heard something about Best Buy's new Buy Back Program, seeing as they spent a bajillion dollars advertising for it with Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne during the Super Bowl. But you'll probably want to steer clear of it, according to a study by Digital Trends.
Returning all those duplicate copies of Avatar (you wanted five, right?) and pairs of underwear may be a lot easier in the future — in fact, returns may be a thing of the past. That is, if Amazon's sorta-dubious-but-we-all-are-horrible-enough-to-use-it patented bad gift interceptor gets put in place by the company.