Twelve Scams of Christmas Shopping

I plan to do most – if not all – of my holiday shopping online. Especially as more merchants offer free shipping it’s just not worth my time and gas to hunt down the items I want. I’m not alone. According to McAfee’s 2012 Holiday Shopping Survey, 70% of Americans plan to shop online using Continue Reading

How to Choose a Smart Phone

I did a phone conference recently with some folks from Qualcomm. These are the people who make the processor that’s powering that smart phone you can’t live without. I’ve done my share of “processor-level meetings” in my day. So I have a little post-traumatic meeting stress related to them. One year at a trade show – Continue Reading

Five Great (Bargain) Finds

Steam Punk Bling Who says handmade and unique has to be expensive? I bought a pair of these earrings and love them. I’ll be going back for more of this artist’s creations. They turn humble hardware – washers, in this case – into a bit of casual bling. Hard to beat that $12 price tag – especially for something Continue Reading