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9 Mobile Apps to Conquer Your Black Friday Shopping

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You might think that you are already getting a great price on the product of your desires, but the store down the street (or the online store on the Internet) might be even cheaper and they might even throw in a gift card.

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What’s Better: Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ or New Apple iPad?

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The surprising thing is that even though the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" starts at a full $200 cheaper than the starting price for the Apple iPad ($299 vs. $499), the specs on paper are actually very, very comparable.

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IBM Developing Augmented Reality Shopping Assistant

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When you take out your smartphone or tablet and launch the yet unnamed IBM shopping assistant app, it uses the camera to recognize the different products on the shelf. Then, the app will "instantly display recommendations and offers based on their specific preferences."

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Instant Shoe Machine Could Be From The Jetsons

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If you have gone out shopping for shoes at least once in your life, you should know that it is a bit difficult to find a pair that fits perfectly on your feet, right? That problem might soon be solved all thanks to a new system being developed by the European ShopInstantShoe consortium. This system, which will be installed in shoe stores, will allow you to get shoes custom-fitted to your feet, and that too on the spot.

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Bye Bye Barcode: Toshiba’s Supermarket Food Identity Scanner

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Barcodes? Who needs barcodes? A new scanner has been developed by Toshiba Tec that can recognize the various objects that you place in front of it, including a variety of produce.

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Bing Bong: Microsoft Makes Deals Mobile

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Google tried to buy Groupon and that didn't go so well. So Microsoft is taking an entirely different approach with its new Bing Deals platform: it's not really offering any deals at all. Instead, Bing Deals will operate more like a "daily deals" aggregator, not unlike what you might already get through a site like DealRadar. Microsoft has partnered with The Dealmap to launch Bing Deals, assembling offers from Groupon, Living Social, Restaurant.com, and other related sites.

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A Guide to Shopping for Electronics in Taipei

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Since Taiwan is home to so many computer and electronics companies, you would assume that it could be a shopping Mecca for all the gadget geeks of the world. While I wouldn't quite put it on par with the legendary Akihabara region in Tokyo, Taipei is no slouch when it comes to buying some cutting edge technology.

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