Upping the ante in the daily deals game, Yelp announced today that it will now let small-business owners offer gift certificates directly from their profile pages.
These gift certificates don't come with any sort of discount; they're just a simple way for users to buy cash presents for their friends, family, or colleagues. Yelp came up with this idea after a testing phase where it found that keeping deals separate from gift certificates is important because most people don't like to give discounted products as a present.
Here's how Yelp explained the new feature in a … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET iPhone 5 Editors' take
- Apple unveils new iPod Touch with 4-inch screen
- New iPod Nano: Remembering the iPod Mini
- Apple's new EarPods were three 3 years in the making???
- Lightning Cable connects old accessories to Apple's newest port
It's not easy being a hockey fan these days. But honestly, has it ever been? With an all-but-official lockout looming over the NHL like a dark cloud, there's not much to be excited about. Sure, the optimistic puck-faithful seem to agree a deal will be reached before Christmas, but what's there to do in the meantime?
As luck would have it, NHL 13 hits the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles just a few days before the NHL's collective bargaining agreement is set to expire. Whether or not the team owners and players association decide to … Read more
People know how to upset people.
These days, perhaps the most natural method is to reach for one's laptop and say bad things about those people to all the world.
It is quite some power, one that was exercised to its fullest by one in Ottawa against another.
The first, Elayna Katz, posted two unhappy reviews of the Mambo Nuevo Latino restaurant. The Mambo's owner, Marisol Simoes, didn't react in an entirely sanguine manner.
As the Daily Mail tells it, Simoes decided to publicly besmirch Katz's sexual proclivities.
Why she went this route many might speculate. … Read more
Too busy deciding whether you'd rather live in a "Star Wars" or "Star Trek" universe to keep up with Crave all week? Dial back your sci-fi daydreams for a moment and catch up on what you missed.
- Finally! Video proof that Assassin's Creed is really just parkour.
- Grand Theft Auto gets a "Back to the Future" wardrobe.
- What's that we spot overhead? Oh, just 50 flying LED drones.
- We like butt-mounted iPhone bike lights and we cannot lie.
- What if the iPhone 5 and the rumored … Read more
Amazon is heating up competition in the tablet sector with three new models of the Kindle Fire that are clearly aimed at wooing those who might buy a tablet from Apple.
The Amazon assault begins with a new $199, 7-inch model with an HD screen that doubles the built-in storage of the previous entry-level Kindle Fire to 16GB. Amazon has also doubled down on that product line with a larger, 8.9-inch model that has a 1,920-by-1,200 resolution, features 16GB of built-in storage, costs $299 and ships November 20. Topping out the line is a new 32GB model … Read more
When you've sold millions of books and won awards for your writing, the pressure is off.
You can saunter from one party to another. You can perform readings to packed auditoriums. You can, just occasionally, wander into bookstores (if you can find one) and simply enjoy yourself while counting the number of times you see your name on the shelves.
Then you come home, pour yourself a substantial snifter, log on to Amazon and write a gushing review of one of your own works. Just as a nightcap, you add a scathing anonymous review of one of your rivals'. … Read more
While most 27-inch monitors you'll find at your local Best Buy sport the perfectly capable resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels, there's a growing contingent of monitor enthusiasts, like myself, who understand the real reason for the existence of 27-inch displays.
If you've never seen a 27-inch monitor running at 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution, then you've yet to be touched by a particularly affecting higher power.
Also referred to as "extreme definition" or "XD," this branch of higher-tier monitors will melt your face and not look back. However, as much as the impressive resolution benefits all aspects of computing, it is in games that it provides a particular advantage.… Read more
Too busy trying to keep thieves out of your brain this week to stay on top of Crave? Continue not thinking about your PINs while you ponder the stories you missed.
- Finally! Your iPad can pretend to be a MacBook.
- It's an "iPhone 5," minus just one key feature.
- Stargazers, have a gaze at this massive Mars mosaic.
- A suborbital space flight? Yeah, we'd call that a decent frequent flyer award.