Co-op to let shoppers skip checkouts and pay for groceries on their phone instead

SHOPPERS at the Co-op could soon pay for groceries using their mobile phones. The supermarket chain has launched a trial which would mean the end of checkout tills. Co-op’s customers across Britain could be ditching the tills altogether if the mobile scheme is successful If successful, the scheme is set to be rolled out across the country this summer. Customers at a Manchester store can use an app to scan products. When they have finished what they owe is deducted from their account. Co-op spokesman Matthew Speight said: “It is…

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Skagen Falster 2 WearOS smartwatch adds all the fitness

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The great smartwatch showdown is underway, and one of the most stylish Google WearOS smartwatches is getting a big set of fitness updates. The Skagen Falster 2, arriving Sept. 12 — possibly the same day as Apple’s next Watch unveiling — does look more promising than the good-looking but bare-bones first-generation Falster watch from earlier this year. The Falster 2 has a complete set of fitness functions: GPS, heart rate tracking, an altimeter and Google Pay for NFC payments, in case you’re out somewhere without your phone or wallet. The…

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Funeral providers charging £2,400 MORE for same service just 2.2 miles apart

FAMILIES could be paying thousands of pounds over the odds for their loved ones’ funerals as it’s been revealed that providers charge up to 121 per cent more than a rival firm just 10 minutes down the road.  An investigation by The Sun has uncovered that you could pay £2,421 more for similar funeral services from providers just a 2.2 miles apart. Funeral providers are ripping-off grieving families by as much as £2,421 For example, if you live in Leeds, you’d pay £4,429 for a funeral with W Kaye &…

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Cotton On recalls Michael Jackson clothing in-store and online

The unisex jacket above reportedly sold out before the documentary even aired, with fans eagerly waiting for the brand to restock. Source: CottonOn.com

  No longer mad for MJ. The fallout from controversial documentary Leaving Neverland continues, after Wade Robson and James Safechuck claimed they were sexually abused by pop star Michael Jackson. In light of the four-hour doco, fans have seen Jackson’s music banned from radio and an episode in which he has a cameo on The Simpsons pulled off-air. Now, Aussie retailer Cotton On has removed clothing items from its collection bearing Jackson’s face and name.   Michael Jackson tees (like the one above) are no longer available nationwide. Source: CottonOn.comSource:Supplied…

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Vuzix Blade test-drive: The return of the CES smart glasses

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The Vuzix Blade was promised back at CES 2018: The Alexa-connected smart glasses, which I demoed then, were like an updated Google Glass that promised a larger screen and assistant modes. The Vuzix Blade is now the first product I’ve gotten a chance to test in 2019. So far, what I’ve realized is that smart glasses are really here. Whether or not they’re useful is another story. First of all, these $999 glasses aren’t really designed for you at all. Vuzix says the glasses are aimed at businesses, or those with…

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Apple Watch Edition is gone, but Nike+ has a shiny new band for nighttime runners

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Apple Watch Edition is no more. The tech giant on Wednesday announced Apple Watch Series 4 at its event in Cupertino, California, though it didn’t mention anything about the special edition models. Yes, the expensive ceramic watch is gone. However, Nike+ is still here and it now has a new band that’s designed to help you stand out during nighttime. The Nike Sport Loop band is made with reflective thread that shimmers when light strikes it. For example, you’re running along the pavement after sun down, a car coming behind…

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What is Asos’ share price, what happened to the fashion retailer’s sales and when was it founded?

BRITISH online retailer Asos’ shares have collapsed this morning, making the companies sales plummet to alarming numbers. Here’s what to know about the company’s current situation in the run-up to Christmas… Shares have closed at £26.14, making it fall by  37.5% when the market opened What is Asos’ share price? The company’s shares have dropped by almost 40 per cent in the run up to Christmas. Shares have closed at £26.14, making it fall by  37.5% when the market opened. The significant drop took off a whopping £1.3bn off its…

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Fitbit Charge 3 has arrived: Here’s what’s different vs. Versa

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Sliding into an October already full of watches and wearables, the Fitbit Charge 3 — which hits stores today, starting at $149 (£130, AU$230) — promises to be the company’s best general fitness tracker. And yet: Fitbit already has a watch, the Fitbit Versa, that does a lot of the same things (and a bit more) for just $50 more. Confused? Don’t worry, I’m here to help. I’ve only been wearing the Charge 3 for a couple of days, and a full review is coming. But here’s what I can tell…

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When was RBS bailed out, what stake does the government own and why are they selling their shares?

THE government has said it plans to sell a 7.7 per cent stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, equivalent of 925million shares. The sale is expected to raise £2.6billion. Here’s the details. The government is selling part of its stake in RBS When was RBS bailed out? The bank fell into difficulties during the financial crisis in November 2008 and was bailed out by the government to the tune of £45billion to prevent it from collapsing. The sale, based on the bank’s current value would mean a loss for…

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Bezos promises Amazon HQ2 decision will be announced by year’s end

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With a little more than three months left in the year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he still intends to announce a decision on where its second headquarters will be located before the new year. Bezos reiterated the company’s timetable for announcing the winning city during a talk Thursday evening at the Economic Club of Washington, DC, but he didn’t hint at which city he’s leaning toward. DC, along with neighboring Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland, are widely viewed as the top potential picks. ‘The answer is very simple,’…

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