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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

All Consuming

a podcast by Richard Mullins

The Tampa Tribune writer surveys the world of restaurant and retail, focusing on the many things you can buy with your credit card.

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Podcast: Self-order McDonald’s burgers and Apple watches – coming your way

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Podcast: Rapid (personal) waxing and upscale Ramen coming to Tampa

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Rapid (personal) waxing and upscale Ramen coming to Tampa

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Weight Watchers needs to go on crash diet

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Thanks to the fitness craze and devices such as FitBit, Richard Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss how the latest goal for Weight Watchers International Inc. is to shed some serious weight: At least $100 million in annual costs from the company’s waistline.

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Radio Shack and other concerns

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In a lightning round session, Richard Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss several topics, including the state of Radio Shack.

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Good times for the eclectic shopper

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These are great times for fans of funky, crafty marketplaces in Tampa.

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Samsung warning fuels paranoia over home electronics spying threat

Published:   |   Updated: February 14, 2015 at 10:42 PM

Is it time to start worrying about the toaster spying on you? Maybe. Especially because your TV may already be listening to your every word, and hackers may be one step closer to taking control of your car.

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Who’s watching whom? Samsung warning fuels paranoia over home electronics spying threat

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Is it time to start worrying about the toaster spying on you?

Maybe. Especially because your TV may already be listening to your every word, and hackers may be one step closer to taking control of your car.

I know, it’s way too easy to think this is all just a wee bit paranoid, but maybe the time has come for a healthy dose of paranoia.

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New commercials trying to appeal to tough customers

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We the people have gotten soft, and it’s time for a gut check.

Or so one of my favorite new TV ads for NASCAR tells us, and I believe it’s a blaring, in-your-face, country-music-blasting sign that a shift is afoot in American culture. This is the age of kicking butt, and lately the evidence is popping up all over.

“If the Founding Fathers saw us, huddled in our little cocoons, texting each other smiley faces, they’d hang their powdered wigs in shame,” says Nick Offerman, narrator of NASCAR’s hilarious new ad. “When our idea of danger is eating gluten, there’s trouble afoot ... all the likes in the world aren’t going to save us now.”

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All Consuming: Retailers appealing to tough customers

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From sniper movies to xtreme obstacle course challenges, there’s a huge boom in ways to fight back against the world and give someone/something a good beat down.

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4K HDTVs fill electronics stores ahead of Super Bowl

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The ultra-high-def 4Ks are taking over shelves just in time for the pre-Super Bowl rush of TV shoppers — even though the game and little else are available in the format.

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