I'm always on the lookout for great cheap headphones, so when CNET's Matthew Moskovciak suggested I try Sony's MDR-ZX100 I jumped at the chance. We were both knocked out by Sony's MDR-V6 and MDR-7506 headphones, so I bought a pair of MDR-ZX100s on Amazon for $15. I had no expectations it would threaten those two amazing Sonys, but at less than 20 percent of those headphones' current prices I was curious to see how much of the magic trickled down to the MDR-ZX100. The MDR-V6 and MDR-7506 were both designed more than twenty years ago, when … Read more
"If they go to 10 cents, I'll go to 9 cents," Overstock CEO Patrick M. Byrne told CNET on Monday about his plan to continue to undercut Amazon on books.
On Thursday of last week, Overstock sent out a daring press release announcing that it would beat Amazon by 10 percent on its books.
On Friday, Amazon appeared to match those prices.
"Not true," CEO Byrne insisted. Byrne explained that Overstock dropped the prices of 360,000 titles ("three times the size of Barnes & Noble's stock") by 10 percent below Amazon. According to Byrne, Amazon matched those prices on a few thousand. "On the books that people look at, they dropped their prices below ours. But on Friday, we dropped our prices even on those 10 percent again. So we're back to 10 percent below [Amazon]."
Amazon has not replied to requests for comment.
Owning an Xbox One with multiple controllers could prove to be an expensive proposition.
The console, which is slated to launch later this year for $499.99, will come with one controller. Customers who want to buy another controller, however, will need to cough up $59.99. The Xbox One's controller with the Play and Charge Kit will set customers back $74.99.
Microsoft announced the Xbox One console earlier this year and provided more details at E3 this summer. Microsoft has promised that the Xbox One will deliver vastly improved visuals, as well as a host of entertainment … Read more
Penguin, the last major holdout in the antitrust probe involving Apple and publishers over e-book pricing, is now in line with its competitors.
The European Union's European Commission announced on Thursday that it has approved conditions it agreed to with Penguin in April. The book publisher agreed to terminate agency agreements that allow a publisher, not a retailer, to set prices on titles, as well as end the "most favored nation" pricing clauses that offered different prices based on location.
Penguin and the European Commission's agreement comes after other book publishers, including Harper Collins and Hachette, … Read more
Apple, during the three-week trial last month in New York, warned that a verdict against the company could have a negative impact on how deals are negotiated in the U.S. and "send shudders through the business community." Its attorneys argued that companies would have to hold "hermetically sealed" meetings so no other companies know they're taking place, and all deals would have to have very different terms.… Read more
As Dropbox hosted its first developer conference on Tuesday, conjuring up images of a future without hard drives and announcing its plans for cloud domination, some users still aren't happy.
Despite people being more or less satisfied with the actual service, many users complain about Dropbox's pricing. It's just too expensive, they say.
CNET performed a cost comparison with Dropbox and some of its main competitors to find out if the cloud storage and synching service is pricier than what else is out there.
CNET looked at similar plans for Google Drive, Microsoft's SkyDrive, Apple's … Read more
School may only have ended recently, but Apple is already offering deals to student shoppers.
The company on Tuesday announced that students who buy a Mac through the Apple Online Store for Education will receive a $100 App Store Gift Card. Students who buy an iPad or iPhone will receive a $50 gift card.
Apple's education pricing is available to students at accredited colleges and universities, as well as parents buying products for students or a faculty or staff members at any grade level. The company cuts pricing on certain devices. Macs, for example, are discounted up to $200 … Read more