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How J.C. Penney could benefit, struggle from Sears’ Amazon partnership

With its partnership to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon, Sears Holding Corp. hopes to rival other hard good retailers like J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP). But both companies stand to fight for more than appliance sales as they go head-to-head over hard goods. Sears

Escaping From a Dire Diagnosis on Match.com

When my best friend since childhood wound up back on the oncology unit for her third relapse, I decided it was time to start online dating. I knew from Nance’s prior hospitalizations that talking about lymphoma and PET scans was not her idea of

Nielsen Weaves Views from Hulu, YouTube TV Into Traditional Ratings

A not-so-simple question has plagued the TV and advertising industries for years: What is the value of TV programming that is no longer being watched on TV? A partial answer has arrived.  Nielsen said Tuesday it is now counting views of certain types of programming

300 million-year-old ‘modern’ beetle from Australia reconstructed

He’s Australian, around half a centimetre long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old – and he’s currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists. The discovery of a beetle from the late Permian period, when even the dinosaurs had not yet appeared on the

Prehistoric fossils suggest modern dogs evolved from a single population of wolves

The dogs of ancient Europe probably looked a lot like the mutts roaming Europe today, new DNA discoveries from dog fossils suggest. In the ongoing debate over how many times dogs were domesticated from wolves, this new study suggests it happened just once. Dogs

Tate Modern celebrates work of black artists from civil rights movement

You hear the exhibition before you see it – the booming voice of Dr Martin Luther King resonating through the Tate Modern galleries. King’s rousing words in Washington in 1963 inspired the black communities of America to protest, march and sing for their rights Now for

Most modern horses came from just two ancient lineages

Horse breeding records are some of the most impressive efforts to chronicle animal lineages in human history, with some stretching back thousands of years. Yet decoding the genetic origins of today’s horses has proved remarkably difficult. Now, a new study finds that nearly all modern

Best smart switch 2017 UK: Control lights, fans, heaters, kettles, cookers, irons, straighteners and more from your phone

Which smart switch is best? What do smart switches do, and are they worth the money? We test five of the contenders: the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Elgato Eve Energy, Energenie Mi| Home Adapter Plus and the Efergy Ego. Also read our

Build a Wi-Fi Webcam from an Old Android Phone

If you have an old Android phone you’ve upgraded from lying around, there are tons of projects to put it to good use, but this one is relatively easy and can bring you a little peace of mind: Turn it into a Wi-Fi web

7 essential tips to get more from your Kindle

With the summer holidays around the corner, a Kindle may well be one of the bits of tech you’re throwing into your suitcase – and if that’s the case we’ve got some useful tips and tricks for you to help you get the most