The Consumerist dishes consumer advice and activism with attitude, and fights many a battle with companies that treat consumers like cattle. We talked with Deputy Editor Chris Morran to find out his thoughts on the current state of customer service, and how to take action when companies replace courtesy and respect with incompetence and neglect.
Meet the Google Nexus Q, a spherical media streaming box (or bowling ball, if you prefer) that's a bit like the Apple TV and Roku, but costs three times as much. If it isn't a hit with consumers, our data suggests that it could see some quick cuts to the $299 price tag.
The dealnews Podcast Episode 217 will enlighten and delight-en your day with information and humor about Windows tablet apps, Windows Phone 8 upgrades, Orbitz gouging Mac users, Best Buy showrooming, and more.
Samsung released its Galaxy S III smartphone last week to a crowd of eager consumers and reviewers. Here's what they had to say about the device, and how it stacks up to its competitors, the HTC One X and the iPhone 4S.
The heavens have intrigued mankind for millennia, and today's modern telescopes and optics allow us to easily explore the sky, Moon, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies that make up our universe. Here are some tips and deals to start stargazing.
With the rumored iPhone 5 supposedly undergoing a complete redesign that will include a new dock connector, all your cables and accessories could become useless. Is it worth the alleged better battery life and reception, or simply planned obsolescence?
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Microsoft, and Star Wars? Well neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! Go on, indulge your guilty pleasures!
Hot town, summer in the city! The City of New York, that is. From the bright lights of Midtown Manhattan to the Rockaway Beaches, there's no more vibrant a time to visit the city that never sleeps. And though it can be an expensive place to live, we've found deals on airfare, hotels, and more, that make visiting NYC on a budget easy.
With its updated processor, slim redesign, and searing display, the MacBook Pro Retina is Apple's new go-to machine for power users. But is this pricey new notebook the future of the MacBook Pro, or is it just a small footnote in the Pro's evolution? And are the fancy features worth the money? We analyzed every major review, analyzed all the pros and cons, and summed up the necessary criticisms for your pre-shopping needs.
Even the nicest, most expensive homes are protected by a skin less than a millimeter thick. Ah, the miracle of paint. If you keep your home's exterior paint in good condition, it can actually save you thousands in home repairs (as well as keep neighbors from gathering in your yard with pitchforks and torches, eager to rid the block of an unsightly blight). Repainting your house is not a casual, finish-in-a-day project, though, especially if you're going to do it right. Here are the steps you must take and the tools you should have at hand to give your home a facelift.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Miscrosoft, and Facebook? Well neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! Go on, indulge your guilty pleasures!
Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, knows his gadgets, spending countless hours toying with what's new and what's worth your time. So who better to consult on five must-have gadgets? Here's his take on five items that have made his life easier, and more enjoyable.
The cost of summer activities can add up quickly. Why not turn to lawn games that the whole family can play and, in some cases, not even break a sweat? Here are five games that cost little to play, yet offer hours of fun.
The dealnews Podcast Episode 215 presents a turn-by-turn navigation of the Worldwide Developers Conference. Included: New MacBooks, iOS 6 features, and Mountain Lions. Also: Verizon's data sharing plans, Roku boxes, and more.
Are you a runner? A cyclist? A swimmer? No matter what activity you choose, it's important to stay active for heart health. A home cardio workout is a great way to exercise, and there's a machine for everyone, too.
In the run up to WWDC 2012, the Internet has made so many claims about what Apple is working on. We've gone back into our archives and pulled up all those old rumors for you to re-enjoy, as you've never re-enjoyed them before. Then we slapped on a couple new rumors and called it a day. Actually, we called it our Apple Rumors Archive! Enjoy!
Sometimes we put so much focus on Mother's Day gifts that we run low on ideas (and perhaps funds) for dear old dad come Father's Day. Luckily though, cool freebies abound this Dia de Los Daddies, if you know where to look. We've got a list of free stuff that will make your pappy happy, and you won't have to expend mucho dinero to do it.
As expected, this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was filled with lots of surprises and shake ups. While many were disappointed by the lack of information about the upcoming Wii U debut, Microsoft muscled its way in to steal the show with its new multiplatform SmartGlass app. We took a glance at the top E3 highlights to see what each of the major names in gaming have in store for the coming year.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) starts on June 5. What that means is that all these gaming rumors that we've been hearing, recently, have a chance to become gaming TRUEmors. So come on, take a trip down rumor lane with us, as we review/regurgitate all the gaming rumors we've seen in recent times!
In just a few days, the gaming industry's biggest movers and shakers will unveil the year's most anticipated games and consoles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). However, this year, rather than wait to see what E3 has to tell us about the state of gaming, we polled 1,551 of our own readers to find out what they're playing, how much they're spending, and what they think of the gaming industry today.