News tagged with convenience

Convenience of technology comes at a cost

As he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch, primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable thumbs around the handy tools of his time - a club or spear - and instantly his life got easier. Two million years ...

Nov 29, 2013
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Forests under threat from exotic earthworm invasion

It is widely acknowledged that human beings are largely responsible for the widespread alteration of ecosystems on the planet. A recent study by Dara Seidl and Peter Klepeis of Colgate University in New York traces the ways ...

Sep 01, 2011
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ROHM demos compact hydrogen fuel cell

(Phys.org)—Japanese electronic parts supplier ROHM has unveiled a compact hydrogen fuel cell, capable of recharging cell phones, tablet computers, etc., at this year's CEATEC—Japan's largest consumer ...

Oct 03, 2012 report
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Your Web product, in a locker near you

Online retailers Walmart.com and Amazon.com are looking to extend their reach by putting delivery lockers in drugstores and convenience stores, and in chain stores like Staples, to meet customers' demands for faster access ...

Apr 05, 2013
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Proximity to convenience stores fosters child obesity

Childhood obesity is directly related to how close kids live to convenience stores, according to the preliminary findings of a major Canadian study presented at the Entretiens Jacques-Cartier in Lyon, France. The ongoing ...

Dec 17, 2009
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Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

(AP) -- After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless on Friday dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.

Dec 30, 2011
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