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… Continue reading Minority Report-style shopping coming to a phone near you

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

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.… Continue reading Amazon now has a Green category for electronics

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… Continue reading How To Be Safe When Shopping Online

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… Continue reading Gadget Gifts – Ideas, Recommendations, Suggestions

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… Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas 2008: Smarthome’s Gift Ideas