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Hackers Ravaged A US Retailer With A Stolen Password

Earlier this year, Home Depot in the US confirmed that 56 million cards had been compromised, in one of the biggest retail security breaches in history. Now we know that much like the Target hack — which was traced to a heating company — Home Depot was infiltrated by custom malware and passwords stolen from a third party vendor.


How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They’re also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you’re buying online. Here’s how to do that.


Twitter's Latest Test Suggests That Tweet-Based Shopping Is Coming Soon

A group of Twitter users have spotted a “payment and shipping” option within their Android apps. As The Next Web pointed out, this is just one in a series of tests that suggest Jack Dorsey might be able to buy his latest monochromatic designer suit from within the platform he helped build.


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.


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