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End of the line for Fry’s

 In 1985, a few years after moving to Silicon Valley, a new 20,000 square foot store opened in Sunnyvale, called Fry’s Electronics. It was founded by the same family that had run a regional supermarket chain by the same name. It was one of the first super-sized stores in the area to specialize in electronics, […]

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Taking us for a ride?

 Just when you thought there was an app for everything, there’s a new one that lets building tenants operate their elevators remotely from their smartphone or watch. Yes, you read that correctly. Control the elevator from your smartphone. Now what can go wrong with that? Atlanta-based thyssenkrupp Elevator claims their new app reduces elevator traffic […]

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Needle in a Haystack

 Imagine if we were searching for a flight and had to sign in to each of the airlines’ websites, one by one, then enter all our personal details in each site, and only then learn whether a flight was available on a particular day. That’s pretty much the scenario we now face in trying to […]