Apple’s approach to retail is truly inspiring

Apple retail store

It’s no secret that Apple has transformed itself into a juggernaut of the retail and tech world, building its customer base with staggering numbers each successive year. The real secrets to Apple’s success are in the minutiae of its operations, and the processes it employs to keep itself at the top of the scoreboards. With practices revolving around interconnected digital worlds, evolving tech, and paying attention to market demands; Apple has given itself a name and unmistakable brand in the eyes of consumers. The real question is how can you apply these genius tactics to your own business? What makes Apple’s operation so profitable? And is your business primed to take up the mantle with its own twist? Read below to find out what Apple is doing, why it works, and how you can implement these strokes of genius in your own business.
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Poynt is smart payment terminal for paying the way you want

Poynt payment terminal

Beginning from October 2015, merchants in the US will be fined if they do not use payment terminals that support EMV. This means there is a possibility to install over 16 million terminals in the country. Osama Bedier, a seasoned mobile payment veteran has understood this demand and as a result has developed a payment terminal dubbed Poynt. With host of experience he has garnered working with PayPal and Google for about 11 years collectively, Bedier has developed this exiting machine which will have impact on payments landscape in the time to come.

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Click Stick – Smart electric deodorant to zap body odor in style

Click Stick smart deodrant applicator

Have you always wanted a deodorant stick that dispenses the same amount of perfume and also reminds you when to get yourself emulsified in exotic smells? You just got lucky as a project on Kickstarter promises to do exactly that and much more. Click Stick is the world’s first smart deodorant applicator which is made from eco-friendly refills and has no overdose of aluminum active ingredient which can be really unhealthy.
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Now that’s a great idea – A bike with ice wheels!

Going by the kind of things this guy makes, most of us may have dubbed him a lunatic just after his jet powered bike. You still know him as Colin Furze? Well here is a reason to change your mind – an ice wheels bike, anyone? No, it is not the bike of the future – if you have studied some science in your 6th grade, you will figure out just why. Well, this is basically bike created for a video to promote thermal shirts from Uniqlo, Japanese clothing company. Read More…

Revolutionizing aviation industry with Butterfly convertible seat

Butterfly convertible seat

There is nothing exciting about convertible seat designs you’d say. True, we have seen a few exciting designs in our time. But with the new award-winning Butterfly seat, which converts from two premium Economy Seats into an extraordinary Business Class suite, there is surely a little more worth exploring. Designed by James SH Lee, of Paperclip Design, the Butterfly seat recently bagged the top prize at the IATA’s Passenger Innovation Awards. Read More…

Want to see this Lego Arkham Knight Batmobile become a reality?

Lego Arkham Knight Batmobile

Lego batmobile

Waiting keenly for the Batman: Arkham Knight action-adventure game developed by Rocksteady Studios? Then you’ll for sure like this Lego Arkham Knight Batmobile by Lego Ideas user [ItsTheJester] using the Lego Digital Designer suite (LDD), a special program for creating 3D images of your proposed Lego model. His model requires a total of 684 Lego bricks, most of which are going to be black and of-course the Batman mini-figure and a few other props to set up the scene.
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While Lenovo strikes Motorola deal, Moto 360 gold edition accidently pops-up on Amazon

Lenovo Motorola Moto 360 gold edition

Lenovo acquires Motorola

Lenovo, the largest PC maker company in the world has acquired Motorola for $2.91bn which is almost $10bn less than what Google paid for it. The deal that was announced almost a year ago is finally complete and Lenovo will pay $660m in cash and $750m in newly issued stock while the rest of the $1.5bn will be paid off in the next three years. Google will keep majority of the patents that Motorola have acquired and around 2000 patents will go to Lenovo, the reason why Google sold it for such a nominal amount.
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Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera for when you want to capture all directions

Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera

GoPro has travelled length and breadth of action photography. There is hardly a camera that captures surroundings like the GoPro, but taking us (photography buffs) to the angles that no GoPro has been able to pull off is the newly released Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera. Taking us beyond the regular front-facing cameras, this cube-shaped black and yellow camera lets you capture HD videos and images in full 360-degrees. Read More…

Spiral 1 – First working prototype of Google Project Ara modular phone revealed

Spiral 1 Google Project Ara prototype

Google Project Ara modular phone

Every single news of the Google Project Ara modular phone has excited me simply because of the limitless possibilities it brings to the forefront. The modular phone is slated to be released in 2015 and now the big news is the arrival of first prototype of this much awaited phone. Called as Spiral 1, the prototype is developed by NK Labs in Boston and Google has posted a video showing the open hardware platform phone. So far the developers have managed to get removable components like LED module, application processor, speakers, USB charging port and LED module into the modular form factor that currently takes up almost 50% of the phone’s body.
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Replica Destiny Thunderlord gun 3D printed, and it looks strikingly real

DIY 3D printed Destiny Thunderlord gun

3D printed Destiny Thunderlord gun

Remember Thunderlord, the exotic machine gun from the addictive FPS game Destiny? Well, Kirby Downey, an avid DIY’er and 3D printing enthusiast has come up with his own replica version of the Destiny Thunderlord machine gun, and it is quite impressive I must say. The gun consists of 45 different parts all of which are 3D printed with three different materials- PLA, Ninjaflex and carbon fiber. To be precise, the main body and bullet belt is made from PLA thermoplastic, stock made from Ninjaflex filament and rails made from carbon fiber material. The gun is a replica and doesn’t fire any rounds, thankfully.
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