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'Black Friday' still biggest shopping day of the year

'Black Friday' still biggest shopping day of the year

Looking at the entire four-day weekend, brick-and-mortar retail sales fell by 10.4%, to $20.4 billion past year. Though Black Friday , the day after Thanksgiving, is the traditional kick-off to holiday shopping, retailers over the years have learned to capitalize from the event and have extended sales and hours in both directions.


Uber Will Now Let You Compliment Drivers

Uber Will Now Let You Compliment Drivers

Instead of tipping the drivers with real cash, the users can now send them a digital note of thanks with the help of Uber Compliments . Compliments are essentially glorified, digital thank-you notes. "From the moment we got into the auto, she greeted us and made us feel so comfortable". A compliment received by a driver is more likely to induce him to repeat that behavior in the future.


Pokemon GO Double XP, Stardust Week Begins November 23rd

Pokemon GO Double XP, Stardust Week Begins November 23rd

People out visiting family and friends on Thanksgiving or taking part in Black Friday sales should be able to take advantage of this offer. There have been several rumors about Pokemon Go lately. So the more you walk, the more you can eat. Although Niantic isn't calling it a Thanksgiving event , it does start the day before the American holiday and lasts through the entire weekend.


Future LG V30 smartphone to come without secondary display

Future LG V30 smartphone to come without secondary display

The upcoming successor, LG V30, is now being tipped to inject some major overhauls to its secondary display that will impart novel functionalities to the top display. After all, the LG V20 just launched last month in the USA and South Korea. Removing it would be another step towards making the device more of a "regular" handset - the V20 has two displays and three cameras, which makes it one of the more distinctive phones available, even if not in looks exactly.


Officer ambushed, shot in south St. Louis

Officer ambushed, shot in south St. Louis

He said: "We consider this suspect to be extremely unsafe and a clear threat to law enforcement officers and the public". Just after midnight, police tracked the suspect, who was inside the woman's vehicle, to the area of Smiley and Leola in south St.



Here's what it's like to ride in a self-driving Tesla

Tesla auto founder Elon Musk may have packed the first colonists off to a new life on Mars by the time his latest product enters the mainstream, but it is a lovely idea, nonetheless. He and Antonio Gracias, who also serves as director at both companies, recused themselves from a board vote on the takeover July 30. Tesla has said the deal would create "the world's only integrated sustainable energy company, from energy generation to storage to transportation".