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Best New Idea: Bar Code Scanner App

  • Download the ShopSavvy app to your smartphone, then point your phone’s camera at almost any product’s bar code. In a moment, a list of competing prices at online and local stores will appear. Some retailers, like Best Buy, might even match the lowest price on your screen.

From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).