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Before we get into today's Cyber Monday madness, we're taking a moment to pay tribute to Leslie Nielsen, who passed away yesterday at age 84 from pneumonia complications. His repertoire includes some of our favorites, like the "Naked Gun" series and of course "Airplane"--RIP to one of the most influential comedians of our time.
Today is Cyber Monday, the magical post-Thanksgiving day when online stores slash their virtual prices to give shoppers a hint of what happened in person on Black Friday.
According to Coremetrics, online sales on Black Friday went up 15.9 percent from last year, thanks to social-networking Web sites spreading the instant word on shopping tips and real-time inventory updates. The company also noticed a rise in "surgical shopping," with people focusing on specific products instead of randomly browsing.
Wilson also surprises us with a 4Loko that he picked up this morning for breakfast. The FDA actually banned all eight flavors as of this week after several kids died from alcohol poisoning, also called the Four Loko "aftereffects." Think we're kidding? Check out what happens to the dude who goes on a 24-hour Four Loko Diet.
Plenty of voice mails to play today, with special thanks to Blake Stevenson for making us this poster featuring MC TerrorByte and the Yu Tang Clan! Blake became the unofficial 404 artist after winning our 404 logo competition, so be sure to add him on Twitter and fan him up on Facebook!Episode 717 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Today is Cyber Monday, which is mostly a marketing scam in IMHO. Regardless, you will find it worthwhile to check out CNET's gift suggestions
Angry Birds' Christmas Edition is coming soon
Meanwhile, Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 is not coming soon
Richard Branson is said to be launching an iPad magazine to compete with Rupert Murdoch's rumored iPad magazine. Branson's version will simply be called Project
A village in India has banned unmarried women from using cell phones
The Blog Kindle blog has an amusing though serious story about how quickly Amazon's $89 Kindle Black Friday deal disappeared.
Billed as a "Lightning Deal," an undetermined number of $89 second-generation Kindles went on sale at 9 a.m. PT and were gone in a nanosecond. In fact, the deal disappeared so quickly some accused Amazon of never having it.
The story quotes an angry message board post from Amazon customer Grebwatcher:Amazon knew it would be flooded with people wanting this product across the country. To have it NOT available from the SECOND it goes on … Read more
Amid all the news of Black Friday deals, holiday sales, and Cyber Monday malware, it was the new kid on the block--the tablet--that grabbed the bulk of gadget headlines this week.
Of course, the first question for consumers is whether to give in to the hype or wait to buy a tablet. CNET's Donald Bell surveyed the current state of tablets, from the iPad to the Galaxy Tab, and ultimately finds that if you really want one, there aren't many compelling reasons to wait--no game changers on the horizon.
That said, you can expect low-priced tablets to flourish … Read more
It's that time of year again when consumers dream of dancing sugar plums and gadgets.
From TVs to smartphones to laptops, device makers, retailers, and service providers are all pushing the hottest gear at low prices. There's no question the holiday shopping season has turned into a bargain hunter's dream when it comes to smartphones.
In this week's Ask Maggie column a reader asks if he should take advantage of these deals or wait until the new year to buy his first smartphone. With AT&T and Verizon Wireless offering some high-end smartphones for a … Read more
It's the Monday after Thanksgiving and you're sitting at your work computer suffering from food coma. Too bloated to get any real work done, you decide to do something that doesn't occupy too much of the brain--online Christmas shopping.
There's more at stake here than the cost of shipping and handling, though. First off, your boss probably doesn't want you to be surfing Amazon when you have spreadsheets to complete. Secondly, you could be opening up the corporate network to malicious hackers during what is known to be a particularly risky period.
Scammers are ready … Read more
Have you ever wonder what makes a pair of headphones truly fitness-friendly? One of the most obvious features to come to mind is water-resistance (read: the capability to withstand your excessive sweating). Of course, it's also important that they fit securely and keep any cables at least somewhat out of the way. Design-wise, this means incorporating a neckband, ear-clips, or a staggered cable. It's this last permutation we're addressing today.
Q: I recently went through the earbud and headphone reviews and had a question. I was looking for something just like the noise-canceling earbuds you guys reviewed. … Read more
The 2009 holiday season thus far is revealing much stronger online sales figures than what was witnessed in 2008, market-research firm ComScore announced late Wednesday.
According to the company, which has monitored spending for the first 30 days of the November-December shopping season, sales are up 3 percent to $12.26 billion, compared to the same period in 2008. Cyber Monday sales hit $887 million in online spending, tallying a 5 percent gain over the same day last year. That amount also matched "the biggest spending day on record, December 9, 2008."
"We've seen an encouraging … Read more
Cyber Monday came and went, but online retailers had a much better day than last year, marketing-optimization firm Coremetrics has found.
According to the company, which received Cyber Monday sales data from many of its 2,000 online-retail partners, including Macys.com, Office Depot, Nordstrom, and Abercrombie & Fitch, to name a few, sales were up 13.7 percent, compared to those during the post-Thanksgiving Monday last year.
Consumers also spent more per Cyber Monday order than they did last year. In a Tuesday report, the company said consumers this year spent an average of $180.03 per order in … Read more