http://consumerist.com/2009/03/05/save-360-by-turning/

Save $360 by turning your iPhone into a Kindle? Less than a month after the debut of its much-anticipated Amazon Kindle2 e-book reader, Amazon opened its formidable e-book library to a much larger potential audience: Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users. [CR]

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Sh*t That Doesn't F*cking Work


This video has swearing, but its newsworthiness demands that we f*cking post it anyway.

Comcast Skips 3 Appointments, Hangs Up On You 6 Times, Makes You Want To Cry

Comcast Skips 3 Appointments, Hangs Up On You 6 Times, Makes You Want To Cry

Reader Stephanie wants to cry because of Comcast:

I HATE dealing with tech support. This time, I bit the bullet because my internet connection wasn’t working.

Dell: Windows Vista Is Third-Party Software

Dell: Windows Vista Is Third-Party Software

03/27/2007 01:18:23PM Agent: “Did you purchase your copy of windows from Dell?”

Dell Upgrades Computer By Installing Vastly Inferior Processor

Dell Upgrades Computer By Installing Vastly Inferior Processor

Over at TGForumz, rdguerrero writes that Dell replaced his computer’s x6800 processor with an extreme edition 955. That sounds about 7.12 times worse.

My dell computer has been giving trouble form the day i got it. finally they replaced the motherboard and processor however instead of replacing my x6800 they gave me a pentium extreme edition 955. the guy from Dell says this is an upgrade i think he id trying to pass off something on me which chip is better.

His hunch is right. One comparison declares, “Even the X6800 Core 2 Extreme which is clocked at just 2.93GHz is able to kill the 955 Extreme Edition processor pretty much all of the time.” Rdguerrero, taking the sage of advice of forum members calling bs, had a nice little chat with Dell.

The service rep has informed me that he has started the Exchange process and i will be informed by e-mail of updates, but should take approximately 19 labor days for the system to arrive.

19 days? Oh, Dell. Is there anything you can’t bumble? — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

Confused Consumers: Why Isn’t My HDTV Picture Clear?

Consumer electronics retailers are doing a crappy job of explaining HDTV, so much so that people sometimes return the sets as defective.

Google Tips Irk Firefox Guy

Google Tips Irk Firefox Guy

According to their own web search, Picasa is not the best service for photo sharing. What do you think? After being so loved for so long, has Google finally managed to mess up with “tips”? Does it bother you that they’re shilling their crap? Or is this ok? —MEGHANN MARCO

Cage Match: DVD Beats VCR!

For the first time, more Americans have a DVD player than have a VCR says Nielsen Media Research. People aren’t throwing out the VCR: They’ve lost only 1/10th of their popularity, while DVD players are 6 times more popular than they were 6 years ago.

Vista, Vista, Vista: Should You Upgrade?

Vista, Vista, Vista: Should You Upgrade?

Lifehacker has a Q&A with Microsoft that’s pretty interesting, as the questions were taken from Lifehacker readers. Of critical importance: Should you upgrade?

All Laptops Break. Period.

All Laptops Break. Period.

This Consumer Reports chart ranks how quickly different laptops need repair.

Mac Enthusiasts Becoming Less Enthusiastic

Mac Enthusiasts Becoming Less Enthusiastic

Photo by Nathan Makan.

Further Musings On The Firing of Sleepy Comcast Tech

Further Musings On The Firing of Sleepy Comcast Tech

Brian’s Comcast Tech, fired. We already reported that, we know. But does anyone besides us feel bad for that poor sleepy tech?

Snag Sweet Tech Deals

Snag Sweet Tech Deals

Scoring consumer tech bargains has gotten harder but are still there for the savy, reports The New York Times.