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Walmart Black Friday Deals

Waiting for Walmart

Well, Walmart released some deals to get everyone excited and a lot of people have. Frankly we were expecting more. For example, they are offering a Magnovox Blu-ray player for what seems like an amazing price of $129. In fact it's not bad for a player that only started shipping recently however as we predicted, it's one of many Profile 1.1 players being unloaded to make room for the Profile 2.0 players.  read more »

 

Best Deals for Everything-Else

The best Black Friday deals for all other consumer electronics & gadgets (in case you're not looking for a GPS, digital camera, or HDTV), including cell phones, DVD players, laptops, and more!  read more »

 

Best Deals for Digital Cameras

Sears and RadioShack stand out with some door-buster deals on camera.
Sears has Samsung 8.2MP I85, Olympus 8.0MP FE-340 and some Casio and
Nikon cameras on sale. RadioShack has Sony 7.2MP DSC-W120, Nikon 10.1MP
S550 and some Casio and Samsung cameras on sale.  read more »

 

Best Deals for HDTV

First head out to Circuit City, they are going all out with heavy discounts on 32” to 65” HDTVs. Best Buy is clearing up Samsung inventory in 40” – 46” LCD category. Head out to Sears for some discounted Sony, Sharp and Samsung HDTVs.  read more »

 

Will Consumers See More or Less Online Advertising this Holiday Season?

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) just released the numbers. Internet advertising revenue reached $5.9 billion in the 3rd quarter of 2008, an 11% increase from the third quarter of 2007. Is it good or bad? First for some perspective. When we started 2008, the Internet advertising revenue numbers looked like this:  read more »

 

New and Improved Product Advisor Released

Today we announced our second version to the Retrevo Product Advisor. You can see the press release here. This is a major update to both the user user experience as well as our product catalog back end processing. We've added user friendly quick lists and filtering options and we've also updated our product catalog and have been adding more products and categories in preparation of this holiday shopping season.   read more »

 

Best Buy Black Friday Deals and Duds

2008 Looking Just So So for Great Deals

Best Buy is our kind of store and it looks like they are going to have some decent Black Friday deals even though it's starting to appear that this year's Black Friday is not going to be as sensational as last year's at Best Buy or anywhere.

If you can live with 720p you can buy the Panasonic Viera 50 inch plasma for $899.99, just bring along a friend to help load it into the car and carry it into the house.  read more »

 

Gadget Gift Guide

Find the perfect high-tech presents for everyone on your list, including laptops, cells phones, GPS, cameras, and more.  read more »

 

HTC Unveils World's First GSM/WiMAX Mobile Phone

(PhysOrg.com) -- HTC has just announced the world's first GSM/WiMAX headset. The device will be available in Russia on the Yota Mobile WiMAX network. The MAX 4G appears similar to the super high-end HTC Touch HD that was recently announced with a large 3.8 inch 800◊480 display and touch screen interface. The MAX 4G will support the Yota Video network and the device is capable of displaying up to nine TV channels simultaneously!  read more »

 

New Rules for New Technology

Blame Alexander Graham Bell. In 1876, he invented the telephone; a completely new world of technology was born bringing with it both blessings and curses. In today’s global economy, technology is the essential link allowing us to communicate quickly and productively. But it can also lead to errors and misunderstandings that damage professional credibility.

The fallout from abusing email and cell phones adds to daily stress. To forestall frustration, here are some suggestions on handling “tech-no-etiquette” annoyances.  read more »