It's an annual tradition for parents all across the country. The Christmas holidays start to wind down. They get a letter from school about their student's enrolment. They start seeing hints of "back to school" at the store. The kids are dressed in clothes that are almost too small and worn from a summer of play. It's time to start thinking about going back to school.
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So you're in your brand-new apartment or house. Some of the boxes are still waiting to be unpacked, but you're so excited about making this space into a home that you're spending hours at IKEA comparing couch pillows and loading up shopping carts to see how much everything you might want is going to cost.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
If, like me, you research every gadget purchase to the Nth degree, it can be super depressing when said product arrives and it's perfect... except for one, tiny thing. Usually that thing escaped detection because it only rears it head once you actually use your new shiny. In my case, it was a set of SoundMagic E10 earphones to replace my busted EarPods. The problem? They vibrate.
When you find a bit of mould on food, it might seem like it's OK to salvage some of it because the mould doesn't cover the whole thing. That seems like the logical step, right? It turns out that's not true for a lot of foods, like bread, because the mould can hide deep in the surface where you can't see it.
Website VinylHub catalogues record stores around the world, an increasingly useful tool for crate diggers as vinyl sales keep rising. Launched in 2014 by music database Discogs, Vinyl has identified over 6500 record shops, along with details like hours, storefront photos, and featured genres. Users can "follow" stores and mark which ones they have visited or hope to visit.
Self service checkouts are a great invention. Sure, they may have taken a few jobs away but gone are the days where you have to make idle chit-chat with a not so fresh-faced teen while they slipped groceries into a planet-destroying plastic bag. Now, you can do it all yourself! Scan, bag, pay and leave.
Which means the system is rife for exploitation.
Searching eBay requires faith -- faith that the seller listed their item with the same keywords you'd use to describe what you want. Sometimes you have different ideas of what constitutes "turquoise." Sometimes you have a picture of what you want but don't know the name for a certain style. Well, now that picture is all you need.
You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It's a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your buck.
Sifting between the well-priced gems and the scammy junk can be a difficult task when shopping online, so it's no wonder that most of us rely on product reviews to help us narrow down the choices. The most careful of us (read: Me) will even go as far as to see how many reviews something has to help determine how well-established and liked a given item is.
Facebook is on a quest to completely dominate the Internet. With around two billion active users, the social media juggernaut has a strong place when it comes to communications, through Messenger and WhatsApp, as well pretty much everything else in our lives as we share images, through status updates and Instagram, as well other posts we make.
Marketplace is another service they deliver, giving us a place to buy, swap and sell items. And, as Marketplace grows in popularity, Facebook is planning to open the service to retailers.
Amazon's business is booming and a move into Australia is planned, but scams from fraudulent third-party sellers are on the rise. Here's how you can shop safely and avoid buying a big ol' box of nothin'.
I have a bad habit. On Saturday nights, after a few glasses of Chablis and a night of doing nothing, I take a trip through my online wishlist looking for something to buy. It's a costly habit that's filled my home with with cheap books, expensive Gundam model kits, and a few E-Mount lenses I haven't exactly gotten around to using.
Hello, and welcome back to What's Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to talk about how you stock your fridge, with a focus on those foods, beverages and condiments you are never without.
It is now certain that Amazon will be setting up operations in Australia. Yesterday, the shopping giant announced plans to open a 24,000 square metre fulfilment centre in Melbourne. By this time next year, Amazon expects to be fully operational. But there's still much we don't know. Here are six burning questions that Amazon needs to answer.