shopping

Using The Oculus Rift To Find Your Next Car

Going to a car dealership is notoriously fraught with anxiety. In addition to some guy in a plaid jacket trying to upsell you on hubcaps, you never know if they’re going to have the exact car you’re looking for, with the right options, in the right colour. How do you know if it’s what you want if you can’t see it with your own eyes? With this new tool for the Oculus Rift, that might not be a problem anymore.


Shopping For A Ring Online? This Site Lets You 3D Print A Mockup

If you think shopping online for clothing was difficult, imagine spending thousands of dollars on a diamond engagement ring without trying it on first. That’s why Brilliance.com, an online jewellery retailer, has started letting customers print their own 3D mockups to try on at home.


What's The Most Expensive Thing You Can Find On Amazon?

This week, Amazon added (absurdly expensive) commemorative coins to the long list of things you can buy at from its sprawling online bazaar. And while none of us is going to go drop a couple mil on a coin — even with free shipping — it got us to thinking: what’s the most expensive item on Amazon?


Navigate By Barcode And Never Get Lost Again

Libraries have terrible maps; supermarkets and department stores have bad signage; all of them have a built-in system for navigation that we don’t use: barcodes.


Don't Buy Jewellery On Amazon

Because Valentine’s Day is this weekend, Amazon is heavily promoting jewellery bargains. Makes sense! But are these discounts really a deal? Not exactly.


London's Giant Shoebox Is Actually An Adidas Pop-Up Shop

Pop-up shops are a dime a dozen these days but, when a brand decides to get weird, it’s often memorable.


How Well 100 Popular Online Retail Sites Look After Your Password

Ever wondered if the site that you’re typing your credit card details in can really be trusted? Well, a new report reveals how well 100 top retail sites look after your details.


Reddit Is Trying To Actually Make Some Money

90 million unique visitors a month has to be good for something. But so far Reddit hasn’t been able to stay consistently profitable even with all those people (yeah, you) banging down the door.


Rumour: Amazon Will Open A Wholesale Store Called Pantry In 2014

USA Today is reporting that Amazon is planning to launch a wholesale store in 2014, which will take on warehouse store businesses like Costco.


Report: Apple's iBeacon Location-Aware Shopping Available In US Stores Today

The Associated Press is reporting today that Apple will switch on its new iBeacons service — which will provide location-aware services to phones — across its 254 US stores today.