Month: February 2019

J.C. Penney to close 24 more stores: Sales fall as department stores struggle

In the wake of a disappointing holiday quarter, J.C. Penney is slashing hundreds of jobs. Time J.C. Penney plans to close 15 additional full-line stores and nine home-and-furniture locations as the retailer struggles to get its footing amid significant challenges for department stores. Continue Reading . . . https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/02/28/j-c-penney-store-closings/3013368002/

J.C. Penney to close 24 more stores: Sales fall as department stores struggle

In the wake of a disappointing holiday quarter, J.C. Penney is slashing hundreds of jobs. Time J.C. Penney plans to close 15 additional full-line stores and nine home-and-furniture locations as the retailer struggles to get its footing amid significant challenges for department stores. Continue Reading . . . https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/02/28/j-c-penney-store-closings/3013368002/

‘Semi-solid state’ batteries could lead to cheaper, longer-range EVs

The race to create cheaper, longer-lasting batteries just got more interesting. 24M, a US Department of Energy-funded startup, announced that it has delivered semi-solid state lithium-ion batteries with energy density levels of 250 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg). Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/27/semi-solid-state-batteries-could-lead-to-cheaper-longer-range/

Apple Watch may get built-in sleep tracking by 2020

Since its launch in 2015, Apple has increasingly positioned the Apple Watch as a health and fitness device; something that helps users track their workouts and look after their body. But one popular feature has been missing from Apple’s built-in software: sleep-tracking. Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/26/18241136/apple-watch-sleep-tracking-functionality-2020-report