As we gear up for holiday shopping season, shoppers are faced with some tough tech choices. Should I get the 3D TV, or a regular TV? E-book reader vs. tablet, what’s better? And if I have a cellphone with a decent camera, is it worth it to pack another gizmo in my pocket too? It all depends on what your needs are. Ben Popken from Consumerist.com and Theresa Panetta from Consumer Reports CRTV tossed on the boxing gloves to take the gadgets to the mat in a series of “Tough Tech Choices” videos.
It’s Memorial Day! There is sunshine out my window, and it’s calling me to come bathe in it! But before I go get arrested for public nudity in the park, I’m going to apply some decent sunscreen that blocks both UVB rays and UVA rays. Consumer Reports tested sunscreens recently and says these are the top 4 products in terms of effectiveness. All of them are sprays, and fortunately the top scorer is also the second cheapest in the entire test group.
If you’re thinking of buying a digital reader in the next six months and you’re wondering what device to get, here’s a handy chart that compares six of the most highly publicized models side by side. As you might guess, bigger screens and more flexibility with file formats means higher prices. Also, the iPad is sort of a misfit here as it’s the only device that’s not a dedicated ebook reader.
RealEstate Journal has some advice for home buyers looking to knock down a seller’s price. For one:
Silicon Valley Blogger says that when buying a car, look beyond the sticker price. There’s a lot of costs involved and they’re only hidden if you don’t know what to look for.
Learn how to select your fine feathered friend for Thursday’s dinner.
Looking to buy an HDTV? Overwhelmed by nerd ninjas throwing 1080i ninja stars from behind darkened computer monitors, chuckling as you trip over cords and incomprehensible guidebooks?