Consumer Minute: Another recall for Ford and a new camera for Apple

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 2:00 PM

The Ford Escape is being recalled for a the seventh time since it's redesign eighteen months ago.  About 140,000 of the popular SUVs could have oil leaks and thousands more could have fuel leaks, which could cause engine fires.

Apple may be working on a new camera for its mobile devices.  The company was recently awarded a patent for a light field camera.  The camera is said to allow photos to be refocused after they've already been taken.

How do you know if you're getting a good Black Friday deal? The "30 percent rule" is what experts say you need to use.  Most stores expect to sell merchandise at 30 percent off, so if you see a discount that is more than that, you know you are getting a good deal.

It seems a popular toy from fifteen years ago is a hot item again. The Furby is set to be on a lot of wish lists again this year, but this time the new "Furby Boom" is more technologically savvy. It uses a smart-phone app so you can monitor all of its vital signs. 

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