February 15

Samsung opening Apple Store-like retail outlets in New York, LA and Houston

Samsung has announced plans to open three US retail stores, in New York, Los Angeles and Houston.

From the company’s description, it sounds like Samsung has modelled them on Apple Stores

Wrongful death lawsuit brought against Apple after fire allegedly caused by iPad

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Apple in New Jersey after a man died in an apartment fire which allegedly began when his iPad burst into flames.

February 13

Kroger continues to resist Apple Pay as it launches new ‘Kroger Pay’ platform based on QR codes

One of the larger Apple Pay holdouts, Kroger, is debuting its new mobile payment option today in Columbus and Colorado, with a nationwide rollout by the end of the year. The grocery chain continues to resist Apple Pay, instead going with a QR code-based Kroger Pay system.

Plugable is out today with a new USB-C NVMe SSD enclosure that offers solid performance, a slim, tool-free aluminum design to swap SSDs, and an affordable price point. Read on for the details including our thoughts after some hands-on time with this new NVMe SSD enclosure.

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February 12

As Apple’s own Wearables category continues to grow, new data from The NPD Group shows how Apple’s success is affecting the rest of the smartwatch industry. According to the data, unit sales for smartwatches were up 61 percent during the 12 month period ending in November of 2018…

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