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Consumer products’ air quality impact ‘underestimated’

US research has found that chemicals in everyday household products are now a key contributor to city air pollution, rivalling some vehicle emissions. The study, led from Colorado University, focussed on so-called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These are contained in petroleum-based products such as

BlackRock warns of risk as inverse volatility products sink

Monday’s stock market rout left two of the most popular ETPs, which investors use to benefit from calm rather than volatile conditions, facing potential liquidation, market participants said. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN sank 84 percent in after-hours trading, while the ProShares

20 Hot Technology Products at CES 2018

Each year, the Las Vegas consumer electronics show, or CES, is the place to be for examples of the latest developments in technology. The show this year is no different. So we have put together a list of some of the most interesting new

‘Raw water’ products just dumb, experts say

The ad features a happy-looking young man dipping into a stream and looking refreshed after a sip of the clear, cool-looking water. “The earth constantly offers the purest substance on the planet as spring water,” the site explains. “This water is magical.” Unfiltered, untreated,

The useless design features in modern products

It was 1872 in Reno, Nevada and Jacob Davis was worried. The Latvian-Jewish tailor had previously made mostly functional items, such as wagon covers and horse blankets for the workers on the Central Pacific Railroad. But this had all changed two years earlier after

SECURITY NEWS THIS WEEK: FEDS GIVE KASPERSKY SECURITY PRODUCTS THE BOOT

APPLE FINALLY ANNOUNCED the iPhone X this week, complete with a facial recognition system that Apple calls FaceID. Preliminary impressions are that FaceID will be difficult to trick, and should be secure for the average user, but researchers are eager to test its robustness. Consumer facial

Amazon doubles seller count, products for upcoming festival season sale

Gopal Pillai, Director and GM, Seller Services Unleashes several seller-initiatives, including rewards and recognition programmes BENGALURU, SEPTEMBER 6:   E-commerce Goliath, Amazon.in is pumping up its arsenal for the upcoming annual festival sale with twice the number of sellers who are offering nearly double the

Online user reviews can make you choose wrong products

BOSTON, AUG 28:   Do you often check user ratings before buying products online? You may be misled into making the wrong choice, a study suggests. When buying products online, people often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to choose. However, scientists suggest

Reckitt bets on ‘smart’ products to renew innovation mojo

SLOUGH, England (Reuters) – Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) is betting on connected consumer products as part of a push to show investors its innovative approach can still drive growth. In an interview at Reckitt’s global headquarters outside London, Chief Executive Rakesh Kapoor dismissed suggestions that

How manufacturers blend products, services on the path to XaaS

A combination of rising connectivity and more sophisticated automation is transforming traditional businesses as they blend products and services in new ways. In product-led industries such as manufacturing, this trend first manifests itself in the growth of services alongside products. But it doesn’t stop