shopping

Minority Report-style shopping coming to a phone near you

Some of the features of the future world pictured in Minority Report may be coming to our present world sooner than we thought. For example, startup company Shopkick has teamed up with Macy’s and Best Buy to launch an iPhone/Android app that uses those phones location-detection capabilities to offer rewards to potential customers when they […]

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Amazon.com gets patent to put your order packaging on video

Amazon.com has had yet another patent approved, this time for a way to send their customers images and video clips of their orders being packed up for shipping. Yes, you read that right. The idea is that it assists customers as well as Amazon and their associated merchants. We’ll see how this pans out, and […]

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Amazon now has a Green category for electronics

Amazon now has a ‘green’ category off of its electronics page. The products listed within have certifications from both EnergySar and EPEAT. Note that this doesn’t mean that all of the products match up equally – there are different levels of ‘green’. For example, there are only 14 TVs that make the EPEAT silver level. […]

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How To Be Safe When Shopping Online

If you’re a reader of this gadget blog, then there’s a greater than 99% chance that you shop online. A lot! While for the most part, it’s a positive experience for most people – the convenience of home, the speed of checkout and of course, the great prices, there is a darkside – the risk […]

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Gadget Gifts – Ideas, Recommendations, Suggestions

We’ve put together a list of gadget gifts for the gizmo-lover in your life. These aren’t just great for the Christmas holiday season but any time of year. For the most part, we’ve tried to stay away from the usual and obvious electronic gadgets like MP3 players, phones and cameras, but instead bring you a […]

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Amazon’s UK Site offering free Super Saving shipping for Xmas

If you’re one of our UK readers, you’ll be happy to hear that Amazon’s UK site is offering free Super Saving shipping for the Christmas season until Jan 1, 2010.  Naturally, there are caveats, etc., but for the most part, you can get free 3-5 day shipping. Check out the details here.

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Just One Club Card

Another nifty innovation we just had to feature here at GfG is the ‘Just One Club Card’. This is a free website (a donation is asked for, but there is no mandatory payment) that allows you to type in the barcode of all your loyalty cards for your favorite stores and then print all these […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2008: Drugstore.com

Strangely enough, drugstore.com has all kinds of stuff that would make great presents. Electric shavers, HoMedics products, bath & skincare products, even home automation stuff. They have quite a variety of deals, including free shipping going on now too.

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2008: Smarthome’s Gift Ideas

Smarthome has a nicely organized set of gift ideas for you. Before you dismiss Smarthome as just a store for home automation goodies, think again. They have thousands of very useful gadgets for not just your home, but your pets, traveling, the garden, and for your very own personal comfort. One nice thing about Smarthome […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2008: Satellite TV

More TV and DVR ideas here. Both DirecTV and Dish Network have deals this holiday season. Take a look-see, as they both have some nice receivers with DVRs built in, HD as an option, and are offering some great deals for signing up and getting new service.

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