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6/26/2019

Grouphug founder and New York resident Krystal Persaud designed the Window Solar Charger as a cost-effective alternative to roof solar panels. Persaud has placed the device, which can charge phones and other gadgets, on Kickstarter.

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6/26/2019

The Polar Ignite fitness watch calculates a sleep score via Polar's Nightly Recharge system and measures autonomic nervous system recovery to determine the ideal intensity level of your next day's workout. The watch retails for $230.

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CNET
6/26/2019

Vivo has unveiled its AR Glass, a prototype lightweight headset with two transparent displays and 6DoF tracking that will connect to Vivo's unnamed 5G smartphone. Vivo said the AR Glass can be used for 5G theater, facial recognition, gaming, object recognition and office work.

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The Verge
6/26/2019

Purolator will spend about $759 million over the next half decade to create a 60-acre Toronto shipping hub and expand delivery service to more of Canada to meet growing e-commerce demand, the company said. The company, owned by Canada's postal service, said it will triple its package handling capacity with the new facility.

6/26/2019

France-based fashion conglomerate SMCP will acquire luxury menswear brand De Fursac for an undisclosed amount. De Fursac booked £37 million in sales last year and is on track to grow internationally with SMCP's backing, SMCP CEO Daniel Lalonde said.

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6/26/2019

Eighty-six percent of Americans plan to celebrate Independence Day this year, spending $6.7 billion on food items, according to NRF's annual survey. That's down slightly from last year's $6.9 billion. Cookouts, barbecues and picnics continue to be the most popular activity (61%), followed by fireworks and community celebrations (40%). See more data.

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6/26/2019

Walmart is partnering with autonomous-truck startup Gartik and is developing a grocery-delivery service as it looks to compete with Amazon on that front.

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Walmart, Amazon
6/26/2019

If further tariffs with China go into effect, Corelle Brands will reluctantly pass most of its costs along to consumers, with the price of one Instant Pot model, for example, jumping by close to $38 to $187.44. The most recent tariff plan from the Trump administration would add another 25% to current levies.

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6/26/2019

Those always seeking the latest kitchen tools may find the Mycusini 3D printer for chocolate a mouth-watering option. Produced by Print2Taste, which sells the Bocusini 3D printer for other foods, the Mycusini is offered via Kickstarter for Christmas delivery in Australia, Europe and New Zealand, ideally followed by availability in the US.

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The Spoon
6/26/2019

Upscale Chicago-based convenience store chain Foxtrot will open its first Dallas store. Foxtrot's in-house couriers deliver to a specified area within an hour for a $5 fee, and delivery generates about half the sales at the retailer's six Chicago stores.

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