Week of April 1, 2019 (see last week)
And the Best Smartphone Is...
Consumer Reports has named the Samsung Galaxy S10+ as the top-rated cellphone. It has the longest battery life at nearly 40 hours. It also gets high marks for photographs, durability, and predicted reliability. But do you really want to spend $950 for a phone?
No Joke: Walgreens' Fridge Doors Are Watching You and Pitching Products
Walgreens is conducting a test of electronic refrigerator and freezer doors in six stores. Instead of being able to see inside, the doors are video screens that show the products. And because cameras and motion sensors are also being used, the doors may display ads for products inside based on how the system determines your gender. The system also has some personal tracking capabilities.
Dirty Dozen Tax Schemes and Scams
Every year, the IRS publishes its list of the "dirty dozen" tax scams. These ripoffs are aimed at you, the taxpayer, by scamsters, and also include some of the tricks that citizens try to pull on the IRS. Some of the frivolous arguments that taxpayers use to get out of paying their fair share include claiming that paying taxes is voluntary or that it is unconstitutional.
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Mouse Print* -- Does Poland Spring Water Really Come From a Spring?
Poland Spring is in hot water again over its claim that its bottled water comes from natural springs in Maine. Some consumers in the Northeast just got the green light to proceed with their false advertising case against the company.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
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