Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 8, in case you haven’t marked your calendar yet), but you’ve still got time to buy Mom something great. Flowers are nice, sure, but they usually don’t last more than a few days. If you want a gift that keeps on giving, head to the technology aisle. […]
I could blab all day about the pros and cons of the new Wi-Fi edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but I know all you really want is the answer to this question: “Is it better than the iPad?” Because, let’s face it, Apple’s tablet is the standard-bearer, the one against which all others must […]
Regular Tech-pert readers know of my fondness for e-readers–and my hatred of e-book prices. (Sorry, publishers, but you can’t give me a good argument for why older and out-of-print titles aren’t priced at a buck or two.) Fortunately, there are ways to get books for your Amazon Kindle (and, in some cases, your Barnes & […]
I’m not sure how to feel right now. Yesterday, Amazon took the wraps off the Kindle with Special Offers, an updated version of the $139 Wi-Fi-only Kindle. What’s so “special” about it? In a word: ads. Priced at $114, the Kindle with Special Offers (KSO for short) displays ads instead of the author illustrations that […]
Earth Day comes only once per year (this year it’s April 22), but let’s be realistic: every day should be Earth Day. After all, this is our only available planet (for now). Don’t you think we should keep it habitable for as long as humanly possible? Technology can help–and so can you. With the right […]
Earlier this week, Amazon rolled out an interesting new service: Cloud Drive. It’s like an online hard drive, a place where you can store music, photos, documents, and other files. That not only gives you a Web-based backup for important stuff, but also lets you access your data on the go (like from a mobile […]
Got a sawbuck to spare? The only tough part is choosing which of these five awesome indie games to blow it on!
What if I told you you could boost your Internet connection speed by up to 30 percent, without the need for any special software, services, or gear? You can, and I’ve got proof. See, a couple weeks ago, a UK-based research firm found that wired connections to broadband routers are about 30 percent faster than […]
A random post from my Business Hacks blog on BNET… http://www.bnet.com/blog/businesstips/the-5-best-business-gadgets-to-buy-at-walmart-2011-edition/10805
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