Some sellers are pricing this hard drive at over $100. Just yesterday, I bought one from another seller for $80. Now it's reduced to $50. Ain't that always how it goes? Don't miss out on this handy solution for your non-portable data storage needs.
Now here's a Web app that could save you money on something you're bound to be doing on a weekly basis: buying food. GroceryGuide takes all the data from weekly grocery sales circulars and makes them available online in one large database. Similar to some of the aggregation sites that do this with electronics deals, you can either browse by store, or create a list of three items you'd like to search for from up to two different local stores at a time. If you find an item you like, you can then add it to a … Read more
OfficeMax, BuyDig, and other sellers are offering Microsoft's MP3 player at around a 30 percent discount this week. It's the size of a cigarette lighter, it's easy to use, and it's particularly well-priced at the moment. The bottom line on this item, from CNET Reviews' analysis: "While the full-size Zune is a better value, the solid-state flash memory used in the 4GB and 8GB versions make them better suited for physically active (or clumsy) users."
Snoopr is a new site with an old idea. It lets people submit deals they've found on all sorts of things from consumer electronics to food items. These items go into an upcoming feed, where others can "snoop" them up. What really makes the site stand out is its aesthetic, which serves up a clean and simple interface with a few goodies like a percentage marker that lets you know how much you're saving off retail, and a simple rating system that shows what other Snoop members think of the deal. Together the two give you … Read more
Santa himself uses a bit more advanced version, but this should get you over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house with no problem. The Maestro 3100 is a basic portable GPS system, offered today at a 50 percent price reduction--and free shipping--at BuyDig. This unit's sleek simplicity is one of its best assets, since you'll do all your interface on the touch screen, never getting distracted from the road by trying to figure out which of several buttons to push. The 3.5-inch screen, though not the largest on the market, is crisp, bright, … Read more
Menlo Park, Calif.--What does Microsoft look for in its ideal match?
Sparkly eyes and a nice smile don't hurt, but Microsoft is really looking for two other qualities in its acquisition targets: key intellectual property and smart technical leaders who plan to stay with Microsoft.
"At end of day we are buying a company for (its) people and IP," said Mark Wolfram, a managing director in the Microsoft unit that handles acquisitions. Wolfram was part of a breakfast panel Tuesday sponsored by the VC Taskforce.
Asked what is the smallest acquisition he'd consider, Wolfram insisted … Read more
With the holidays, as they say, "upon us," you might want to take a bunch of pictures. They're useful for reminding yourself how grandpa looks passed out on the lounger post-turkey, staying in touch with family, and proving that you have friends documenting good times.
If you want an easy point-and-shooter, this might be a good way to go. It's an ultracompact camera with great reviews and a nice discount. Offered elsewhere at $300, it's available at Butterfly Photo for $220.
This digital receiver transmits a signal from your PC to the receiver component, then pipes your playlist or streaming radio through your home (or office) audio system. It was one of the first on the market to use Bluetooth.
You can now have the highly rated computer-based wireless system for around a two-thirds discount. Originally listed by most sellers at $150 or so, Buy.com's offering it now for $40, with free shipping.
Over on sister site CNET Shopper, John Falcone posted a great find for first-time TiVo'ers or for the already TiVo-obsessed who have to go to other people's houses to get their fix.
Yes, this just in: Now through February 2, you can choose:
1-year monthly service: now $12.95/month (originally $16.95) 1-year prepaid service: $129 (originally $179) 2-year prepaid service: $249 (originally $279)