With the holidays, as they say, "upon us," you might want to take a bunch of pictures. They're useful for reminding yourself how grandpa looks passed out on the lounger post-turkey, staying in touch with family, and proving that you have friends documenting good times.
If you want an easy point-and-shooter, this might be a good way to go. It's an ultracompact camera with great reviews and a nice discount. Offered elsewhere at $300, it's available at Butterfly Photo for $220.
This digital receiver transmits a signal from your PC to the receiver component, then pipes your playlist or streaming radio through your home (or office) audio system. It was one of the first on the market to use Bluetooth.
You can now have the highly rated computer-based wireless system for around a two-thirds discount. Originally listed by most sellers at $150 or so, Buy.com's offering it now for $40, with free shipping.
Over on sister site CNET Shopper, John Falcone posted a great find for first-time TiVo'ers or for the already TiVo-obsessed who have to go to other people's houses to get their fix.
Yes, this just in: Now through February 2, you can choose:
1-year monthly service: now $12.95/month (originally $16.95) 1-year prepaid service: $129 (originally $179) 2-year prepaid service: $249 (originally $279)
Rick Broida is so cheap...
How cheap is he?!
Rick Broida is so cheap, he uses AOL CDs for Christmas-tree ornaments. He thinks Black Friday should be a declared a federal holiday. And he's stealing his neighbor's Wi-Fi at this very moment. (Kidding!)
Who better to blog about the Web's best deals and steals? Every day I'll be scouring the Interwebs for amazing bargains and bringing them to you right here. Even now, my Cheapskate senses are tingling...
This is the lowest price we've ever seen for this doodad that allows you to play your MP3 files through any radio. If you're a first-time Google Checkout user, you can bring the price down to 99 cents, and who can beat that? Advanced electronics for a buck! Not bad.
We all need a little backup sometimes. Fortunately, Circuit City's running a discount on Western Digital's 1TB My Book Essential edition external hard drive. Currently listed elsewhere at $350 or more, its easy install and flexible USB/Firewire interface make it a good choice for all your backup needs. Check out the CNET.com product overview for details on compatibility, speed, and performance.
What: Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential edition external hard drive How much: $279.99 Shipping: Free Where: Circuit City (via LogicBuy) When: Through unknown date Click here for CNET.com's Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential edition external hard drive product overview.… Read more
For those who are iPhoneless, for moral or fiscal reasons, wouldn't it be cool to use the same headset for talking on the phone and listening to music? And what if it muted the music for the duration of the call? You wouldn't have to switch devices when you're walking along engrossed in the Brandenburg Concerti and your broker calls to say sell, sell, sell! You won't have to undo one set of headphones and reload a second pair just because your mamita calls you in the midst of Fat Joe's 1993 classic, "Shorty'… Read more
This week on the Real Deal podcast, Tom and I tackle wikis. Using lessons from the giant Wikipedia, we look at how to set up a wiki for your own business or interest, and what to expect from its users.
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MySpace and Skype are set to announce on Wednesday that the eBay-owned telephony client will be providing voice chat services for the News Corp.-owned social network's instant messaging client, MySpaceIM. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
Through this deal, MySpace users will be able to link their profiles to Skype accounts, and will be able to place voice chat calls through the MySpaceIM client or the Skype client to both Skype and MySpace members--but if your MySpace profile is set to "private," you will be exempt from calls from people who aren't on … Read more