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Microsoft to Stop Manufacturing Xbox 360 Consoles

Microsoft to Stop Manufacturing Xbox 360 Consoles

By Simon Hung

It’s the end of an era. The Xbox 360 has received its final Red Ring of Death, as Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, has announced that the company will stop manufacturing Xbox 360 consoles, effectively discontinuing the console worldwide after ten years of service.

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Walmart Ups Shipping Costs for Orders Under $25

Walmart Ups Shipping Costs for Orders Under $25

By Kate Musgrove

Many RFD readers were disappointed last year when Walmart.ca stopped offering free shipping on every order and unfortunately, their shipping and handling prices have gone up again. Originally, Walmart offered free shipping to your home on every order. After the changes last year, you could get free shipping on any order as long as you were shipping to a Canada Post or Walmart Grab & Go location. Now there's only free shipping to Canada Post or Walmart Grab & Go for orders over $25. Any order under $25 will be charged a $5 handling fee if they're shipped to Canada Post or Walmart Grab & Go. If you want your order under $25 to be shipped to your home, you'll be charged the $5 handling fee plus a $5.97 shipping fee. Those extra charges can really add up! For a real-life example, I tried ordering this $9.97 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure a few different ways -- here's how it priced out:

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Testing Out Walmart's New Grocery PickUp Service

Testing Out Walmart's New Grocery PickUp Service

By Thomas Kenzaki

Shopping for groceries is one of the things I hate most in life. It ranks somewhere between shovelling snow and being stuck in rush hour traffic. And now that I have kids, I'm even less interested in spending my free time shopping! When I learned that Walmart had brought its Grocery PickUp service to Toronto, I just had to try it out.

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10 Useful Items for When The Inside of Your Office is Colder Than the Arctic

10 Useful Items for When The Inside of Your Office is Colder Than the Arctic

By Ambia Staley

Temperatures may be rising outside, but the inside of your office may feel colder than skinny dipping in the waters off the coast of Eureka, Nunavut. This unfortunate situation could be occurring for any number of reasons: your boss is a tyrant who loves turning the AC to the coldest temperature possible, you're working in an old drafty building, or maybe you've discovered a wormhole to the heart of the arctic located in the vent above your desk.

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Maxx Scoop Cat Litter Has Been Discontinued; My Life is Over

Maxx Scoop Cat Litter Has Been Discontinued; My Life is Over

By Kate Musgrove

It's a dark time in Canadian Cat History, as a few weeks ago Purina discontinued Maxx Scoop Cat Litter and replaced it with Tidy Cats litter. Pet-owners are furious and many are asking why such a popular, well-regarded product would be discontinued at all. Purina blames "low sales and a lack of demand" for the decision, which strikes many loyal pet-owners as strange -- many said it was the only cat litter that they or anyone they know used.

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April 2016 Video Game Release Dates

April 2016 Video Game Release Dates

By Ambia Staley

April is almost here, and that means another month packed full of brand new video game releases! If you're still missing some March release titles, be sure to check out the full list of March 2016 Video Game Release Dates!

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$25,000 Telus Bill for Roaming: What Do You Think?

$25,000 Telus Bill for Roaming: What Do You Think?

By Kate Musgrove

I read an interesting article in The Star this morning -- here's a quick summary. Michael Koonin of Woodbridge, Ontario sold his corporate iPad to a guy in the US. He sent it off without removing the SIM card so the new user tallied up $25,000 in Roaming Data charges in his first month. The bill went to Koonin's employer, Salbro Bottle. When Salbro Bottle complained, Telus knocked the $25,000 bill down to $10,000, although Paul Saltz of Salbro Bottle thinks that even that is unfair and they should "pay only for one day, since we should have been notified immediately of the issue." (Telus did actually send a series of texts warning the user about the high data usage/roaming fees, but they sent them to the iPad and obviously, the new user ignored them.)

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Affordable Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy Over March Break

Affordable Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy Over March Break

By Ambia Staley

Whether you're looking forward to it, or dreading it, March Break is just around the corner. For parents with younger children, that means an entire week of the kids staying home. If you're looking to make the most of this holiday, we've gathered some great ideas for affordable ways to keep the kids busy this March Break!

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Imperial Oil Sells 487 Canadian Esso Locations for $2.8 Billion

Imperial Oil Sells 487 Canadian Esso Locations for $2.8 Billion

By Kate Musgrove

Imperial Oil, the Calgary-based oil and gas company, is selling its 497 Esso stations to several different gas retailers for a total of 2.8 billion CAD. Among the buyers are 7-Eleven Canada, Couche-Tard, Parkland Fuel Corporation, Harnois Group and Wilson Fuel Co. Imperial has said they want to focus on the refinery and oil sands side of their business.

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