In the olden days, it was easy to tell the difference between amateur and professional video. Over the years, the video and sound quality of phone cameras have dramatically improved. To help out, the tech industry has devised a whole raft of mobile stabilizing rigs to hold your phone or GoPro (GPRO
It’s a fact of life: You have better cell service outside your house than inside it. Which is a shame, since it’d be awfully nice to have, and pay for, only one phone number (your cellphone’s) instead of two (your landline’s as well).
At this moment, you’re paying about $10 a month to rent your cable modem, the gadget that brings high-speed Internet into your house. $10 a month, forever.
As though the cable companies weren’t already milking you dry with the cost of the TV service, they’re also charging you about $235 a year to rent the cable box (the one that changes channels and connects to your TV). Most people have more than one TV, so they rent more than one cable box. If your
Google’s vans have spent the last 16 years driving the world’s streets, capturing 360-degree pictures of the world’s roads. Well, GeoGuessr, which was written by a Swedish IT consultant named Anton Wallén, is built on top of Street View.
The rep will probably transfer you to the “customer retention group” or a “customer loyalty agent.” This is a special department that exists solely to stop people from canceling. Or, if you already pay for TV and Internet (or TV, Internet, and phone service) from a single company, the deal may be so
Every computer manufacturer has a Web pageI that offers a listing of refurbished machines at huge discounts. You’ll find special pages listing this equipment on the websites of Apple, Dell, HP, and so on. (To find these special pages, use Google to search for something like “refurbished Macs” or “refurbished
Surely you’ve seen them: People who think they can get the house warmed up faster if they set the temp beyond the comfort point.
The Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest trade show in the Western Hemisphere. If you somehow missed the show this past week—you’re so lucky!
Fine art for your walls is usually considered a wealthy person’s game. A handsome original piece of art might cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, plus $300 to get it custom-framed.
In 2010, when a customer wrote Apple (AAPL) to complain about his iPhone 4 dropping calls, Steve Jobs himself emailed back. Here they are: Apple’s wireless, $160 AirPods. Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple joined a growing list of phone makers that are eliminating the headphone jack.
The problem with giving people movie-theater gift cards is that they might not be moviegoers. The problem with giving someone a Starbucks card is that they may not drink coffee. The problem with a Macy’s card is that they may not live near a Macy’s.
Sites like CardCash.com and CardPool.com buy gift cards from people who don’t want them or can’t use them. But there’s a flip side to that transaction: If you spot a card there for a store you use yourself, buy the card for yourself and simply enjoy the savings. Take your pick. Barnes & Noble, CVS, Gap
December 7 was a big day for Amazon (AMZN). It was in England, it wasn’t far from Amazon’s warehouse, it’s daylight/good weather only, and it’s available to only two customers at the moment. Don’t expect to get 30-minute Amazon Prime Air delivery in the US any time soon, though.
Let’s face it. Every year, tech is the No. 1 most desired category of gifts—but the juiciest kinds are expensive. You’re not going to give anyone a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or gaming console unless it’s your kid, parent, or significant other.
Police corruption is so rampant that citizens equip themselves with these always-on cameras so they’ll have proof of their own lawful driving. Or search YouTube for “Russian dashcam accident compilations” to see all the accidents these things have recorded. As soon as you turn on the car, the camera
The IRS doesn’t accept credit-card payments. That’s too bad, really; if you have a credit card that gives you cash back, frequent-flyer points, or some other reward, you could really enjoy April 16.
Progressive, GEICO, State Farm, Allstate, Esurance — all major insurance companies let you pay for your insurance with a credit or debit card.
Amazon employs dynamic pricing, meaning that its prices constantly fluctuate based on all kinds of factors, like time of year, popular demand, competitors’ prices, etc. Obviously, you want to do your buying when the prices of things are lowest, right? Second, camelcamelcamel tracks the price fluctuations