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Amazon smartphone to wow consumer with tilt controls and ‘change the way users interact with a smartphone’

In a past report, BGR leaked an alleged prototype of the Amazon smartphone. In a new report, it is saying that the online retail giant’s first smartphone will wow customers with its tilt controls and “change the way users interact with a smartphone.” It reports, “With its first handset, Amazon will introduce a variety of unique gesture controls. 116 more words

Sign of housing slowdown? Spending down on renos, new furniture

Late winter is a time many a homeowner associates with renovations. The long stretch between the holidays and the warmer spring weather makes for ideal home improvement time. 323 more words

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House Tries To Keep E-Cigs Away From Kids

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida House has unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Rep. Ronald “Doc” Renuart said studies show rapid increases in the use of electronic cigarettes by minors. 106 more words

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In-Store Mobile Use is Affecting Path to Purchase

In yesterday’s post we saw that the top two reasons consumers use mobile devices in store was to save money either through comparison shopping or searching for offers. 346 more words

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City Council To Declare 'Renters' Day' To Highlight Lack Of Affordable Housing

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of Angelenos were expected Wednesday to converge on the steps of City Hall to call attention to what they say is a lack of affordable housing in Los Angeles. 165 more words

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Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety (Take the Fireworks Safety Quiz) is not only important to your personal safety, but also to the entire industry. With all the government control over the goods in our every day lives, law enforcement and governing bodies would love to find any reason to ban a particular product and if they can prove it to be unsafe it will give more ammunition in court and in law making. 149 more words

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How will new U.S. rules change e-cigarette business?

RICHMOND, Va. – Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They’re about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. 971 more words

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