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Tis the season to shop until you drop, and rather than risk getting run over by savage shoppers who wouldn't think twice about trampling a toddler if it meant winning the race to the electronics section at Wally World, more and more people are finding it more convenient to shop online during Black Friday. That will certainly save you from physical harm, but there are other risks you need to be aware of. USA Today's Byron Acohido talked with a number of security professionals who collectively warned about increasingly aggressive efforts by cybercriminals to prey on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers. More than ever, these digital crooks are bombarding email, social media posts, and search... Read more...
Scary things happen on Black Friday, like the angry mosh pit that broke out at Walmart over low priced cell phones. In the words of Sweet Brown, "Ain't nobody got time for that!" We hear you Sweet Brown, which is why we're big fans of Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. According to data by comScore, American deal seekers spent $1.46 billion on Cyber Monday this year, which qualifies as the heaviest U.S. online spending day in the history of mankind. "Despite some news reports suggesting that Cyber Monday might be declining in importance, the day has once again set an online spending record at nearly $1.5 billion," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "However, it is also... Read more...
Cyber Monday is here, and if you managed to survive the craziness that is Black Friday (or skipped it altogether), this is the time to find some killer deals online. To get you started, here's a heads up that, for today only, Amazon is selling its original Kindle Fire device for $129, a savings of $30 over its normal retail price of $159 (add $15 to remove the sponsored "Special Offers" screensaver). That's a great price for what still amounts to a capable tablet (see our review for a refresher), and is less than what Amazon was selling refurbished units for earlier in the year. How does it compare to the Kindle Fire HD? Let's have a look at a side-by-side comparison: Kindle Fire Kindle Fire... Read more...
Starting Cyber Monday (Nov. 30), Sprint will be offering the SANYO Incognito SCP-6760. This basic feature phone offers a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2 megapixel camera. One of the cool things about this phone is its Titanium Black mirrored surface with an OLED external display and glow-through keypad buttons that provide haptic feedback when touched. To satisfy mega-messengers and social networkers, the Incognito also features a flip-open full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch QVGA internal display. Incognito includes popular media and messaging applications such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter from the Sprint One Click carousel. Sprint Navigation, Sprint NFL Mobile Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile,... Read more...
Like many of you who are smart enough to know better, we tend to steer clear of the insanity of the crowd and resist the temptation to go deal shopping on the busiest day of the retail calendar.  Why on earth would you subject yourself to all that needless stress and anxiety anyway, when you can squander your holiday pesos online from the comfort of your armchair?  This is a question a growing number of etailers and retailers are posing as of late, to the extent we now have an official name for the first week day after Black Friday.  This coming Monday, December 1st, has been dubbed "CyberMonday".  And though somebody definitely could have been a bit more creative in... Read more...
Well, "Black Friday" has come and gone. But we who live on the cutting edge don't pay attention to such outdated calendar occasions. We go to work on the Monday after Thanksgiving, boot up the web browser, and buy, buy, buy. Nothing evokes the holiday retail season more than shoppers lined up outside of department stores at 4:59 a.m., the day after Thanksgiving, waiting to snap up the hottest deals. The Internet has its own, albeit less visual, start to the holiday season: Cyber Monday. It marks the day folks return to the office after Thanksgiving, replete with access to superfast workplace Internet broadband connections. JupiterResearch forecasts online shoppers will spend $32... Read more...
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