Even after a handful of software updates from both manufacturers, we're still awarding the Nook Tablet a slightly higher rating, thanks largely to its hardware advantages: a better … Read more
To celebrate Mark Zuckerberg maybe possibly loosening his death grip on Facebook, Karyne and I give you a little Econ 101 lesson.
Kidding! No we don't. All I learned in Econ 101 was that there is apparently no such thing as a free lunch (then what was that pizza I just found abandoned in the kitchen and ate, hmm?) and that the more scarce a thing is, the more money it will cost.
But scarcity might explain why unvested stocks of Facebook have been some of the highest valued and most traded on SecondMarket--a market to trade stocks in … Read more
Though new rumors are suggesting that we won't see a Samsung Galaxy S II sucessor at next month's Mobile World Congress, it's pretty much guaranteed that Samsung will introduce something in Barcelona, Spain.
Yes, according to new rumors currently spreading across the Internet, Sammy instead will unveil a 2GHz dual-core Galaxy Tab instead.
Word of the device first surfaced in December when BGR reported on an alleged 11.6-inch tablet with a 2,560x1,600-pixel display resolution.
TGIF, am I right? To help kick off your weekend, I've rounded up five eclectic deals--a little something for everyone, I hope. First up: a ridiculously inexpensive HDTV.
1. An story in today's USA Today suggests that pre-Super Bowl TV deals are "less super" this year, but apparently Walmart didn't get the memo. They've got the Sceptre X460BV-FHD 46-inch LCD HDTV for $409.98, plus sales tax where applicable. You can bag free shipping with the site-to-store option. The user reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
2. Today only, 1SaleADay has the factory-refurbished Jawbone One Bluetooth headset, in black or silver, for $9.99. … Read more
I've said it before and I'll say it again: prices always come down. (OK, hard-drive prices recently went up, but that was after years of drops.) If you're not ready to pull the trigger on an item because you think it's too expensive, just wait a while.
Or, in this case, a week.
A mere six days ago, I wrote up the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 at $199. Today, it's quite a bit less.
Update: Sorry, everyone, looks like the price is back up to $199. I had it on good authority that this deal would … Read more
Um, remember that Samsung 7-inch tablet I wrote about the other day, the one that was refurbished for $259? [Waves hands mysteriously] That neeeever happened.
While supplies last, Lenovo is offering the new IdeaPad A1 7-inch Android tablet for $199 shipped, plus sales tax where applicable. That's after applying coupon code WEEKLYSAVEA1 at checkout.
(You'll see four models listed on the landing page; the black one is the one on sale. The blue one, FYI, is only $10 more.)
To be fair, this tablet lacks the Galaxy Tab's built-in 3G option, so don't feel too badly … Read more
The other day I polled CNET Marketplace readers and asked them to name the "best" size for a tablet: 7-inch, 10-inch, or maybe something else.
This is an update of a deal I posted a couple months ago.
The results so far? Most users prefer the big 'uns. Of course, maybe that's because they haven't tried a 7-inch model yet.
Here's your chance to do that on the cheap.
Until 9 p.m. PT, and while supplies last, Yugster has the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch Android tablet with Sprint 3G for $254.97, plus $… Read more
And slap-happy after the break, so you may want to sit down to watch this show.
On the first Rumor Has It of 2012, we ask: who will make the next Kindle? Will Apple have some sort of snorefest in NYC? Are Acer and Lenovo Wintel-crazed? And are RIM's co-chairmen getting the boot?
But mostly, we pour one out for Kodak, which is suffering lately. Rumors out of Taiwan suggest it's going to make even fewer cameras next year, as it can no longer keep pace with Canon, Sony, and Nikon. Poor little Kodak: it … Read more
It's the end of the year show! And we celebrate that, and Hanukkah, with a very special Rumor Has It today.
Instead of rounding up the week's hottest rumors, we've rounded up the year's hottest rumors. Bam! And we bet you can guess what's on our list.
We cover the ones that did come true, the ones that didn't, and the ones that were so annoying, we wanted to scream. Why won't some of these rumors ever die? At least they keep us in business.
What was your top rumor that did come true, didn't come true, or annoyed you to death? Let us know in the comments.
We don't have a show next week, but tune back in January 3, 2012 (!), for the first Humiliation Day of the year. Augh! … Read more
Need a sexy, practical, affordable last-minute gift? Barnes & Noble has you covered with the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for $74.99. And that includes expedited shipping, so it should arrive no later than December 22.
More good news: the Simple Touch is new, not refurbished--unlike the Nook Color I've been pimping for what seems like months.
There is, however, one small catch: This deal is available only through eBay, so you'll need an account there. Also, the auction page is currently showing "Limited quantity available," meaning this will likely sell out soon.
Actually, it appeared … Read more