The Tech-pert: HP TouchPad Tablet Review


The iPad alternatives are coming fast and furious these days, and one of the most intriguing by far is the HP TouchPad.

Breaking Down the EA Sports Season Ticket


Every week it seems a new program is kicked off that affects the future cash flow of video game aficionados worldwide. This week was no different as EA Sports announced a new program that will be great news to some and terrible news to others depending on your personal gaming preferences.

What Skin Care Products Would a Klingon Use?


Klingons are a fierce warrior race with horrible skin issues. Have you seen their foreheads? Wrinkles and crinkles. Now, before you get all in a tizzy and state that is what makes them such fierce warriors, face it. They look old. Uh, about Klingon faces…they could use a little sun block lotion, seriously! Klingons are in desperate need for skin care products from the SkinStore.

A Guide to Daily Deal Secondary Market Sites


Photo courtesy of bnilson, via Flickr

Last week, I covered some general tips for taking advantage of daily deal sites like Groupon, BuyWithMe, LivingSocial and–including how to sell a daily deal coupon that you regret buying. Well, it turns out that this secondary market for daily deals sites is exploding. Since daily deal sites projected earnings make them to be a five billion dollar a year industry, and since 20% of daily deals sold go unclaimed, it follows that this remaining 20% is potentially worth a lot of money.

Comparing Real Results to Beauty Advertising Campaigns


Just recently, the British ASA banned two makeup ads for being too “airbrushed.” One featured Julia Roberts for the Lancome Teint Miracle foundation, and the other Christy Turlington for Maybelline’s The Eraser. The ASA chief executive stated that, “Advertisers must be able to provide appropriate material to us to demonstrate what retouching they’ve done in the event we question them, and they mustn’t mislead… L’Oreal [the company behind both brands] didn’t provide us with that evidence…” Roberts refused to have any un-retouched photos of her released (is it really that bad?).

We always wonder if our eyelashes, lips, skin are going to look as gorgeous as those we see in magazines or TV ads. The truth is they probably won’t. Beauty ads can no doubt be deceiving so I scoured through some magazines and tested out some of the products to see how well they match up with their ads:

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