$JCP News: Target to open a new store across from Macy’s flagship New York City location

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Related: There is a retail bubble, and it’s bursting JCPenney recently announced it’s closing 138 stores, while Sears Holdings (SHLD) said it’s closing 150 Sears and Kmart locations. Target’s new Herald Square store will be 43,000-square foot and is due to …

via @theloop: ∞ Amtrak snow-mo collision

Amtrak snow-mo collision

Why didn’t the people on the platform see all the snow on the tracks, see the speed of the train, and then use common sense to get the hell out of the way?

via @theloop: ∞ John Oliver’s hilarious Samsung commercial

John Oliver’s hilarious Samsung commercial

This is definitely not safe for work, but damn it’s so funny.

via @9to5mac: What feature tops your wish list for the next-gen Apple TV? [Poll]

What feature tops your wish list for the next-gen Apple TV? [Poll]

Earlier today, we reported on the first evidence of an updated hardware model of the Apple TV. The tvOS-powered device was first announced back in 2015 and lags in a few different areas, so it’s more than due for an update.

Not much has been rumored as for what features the next-generation model may have, but there are a few possibilities, many of which we highlighted earlier this year in our look at the future of the Apple TV and tvOS.

What feature would you most like to see come to the next-gen Apple TV?


One possible, if not likely, new feature is 4K support. The current Apple TV infamously lacks support for 4K and as TV prices start to fall, its absence is becoming increasingly notable. Additionally, by not supporting 4K, the Apple TV lags behind most of its competitors, some of which are more affordable as well. Adding 4K support, however, would mean we’d also presumably (or hopefully) get an update to iTunes as well, adding support for renting and purchasing movies and TV in 4K quality.

Aside from 4K, it’s been rumored time and time again that Apple is working on an Amazon Echo-like product based around Siri. This “Siri Speaker” is said to function as a sort of AI virtual assistant similar to Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home. One thing that that has been suggested is that the Apple TV could very well act as a Siri Speaker, serving as an always-listening assistant. Little is known about Apple’s efforts in this area, though, so we’ll have to wait and see if it is indeed planning such a device.

Additionally, it was reported that Apple is planning to discontinue the AirPort line of products. This revelation has caused some to speculate that the Apple TV could theoretically function as a router, or at least a router extender like AirPort Express.

Users have also continued to call on Apple to make the Apple TV more powerful and turn it into a more capable gaming device. Apple made progress in doing so earlier this year when it moved the app size restriction for tvOS apps from 200MB to 4GB.

Personally, I would love for the Apple TV to turn into an always-listening Siri Speaker, making it compete with the likes of Alexa. However, if Apple does this, it needs to take a hard look at improving Siri, as well.

What feature would you most like to see come to the next-gen Apple TV? Let us know in the poll above and the comments below.

$JCP News: 7 Illinois JCPenney Stores To Close

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Seven Illinois locations are among 138 JCPenney stores closing nationwide. Last month, the Texas-based company announced it was closing brick-and-mortar stores and several distribution centers across the country to better compete in a changing marketplace …

$JCP News: J.C. Penney closing 4 Wisconsin stores

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Approximately 5,000 positions will be impacted nationwide. Most of the closures will happen in June. Meanwhile, JCPenney is in the process of identifying relocation opportunities within the company for esteemed leaders. The company will also provide …

$JCP News: 5 Indiana locations on chopping block as JCPenney announces plans to close 138 stores nationwide

5 Indiana locations on chopping block as JCPenney announces plans to close 138 stores nationwide
JCPenney revealed which stores it will close nationwide after announcing plans to shut down between 130 and 140 stores a few weeks ago. The list of 138 stores includes five Indiana locations. The retailer is trying to cut costs and grow sales at locations …