Kindle Fire HD 6 Review: Shocking Secrets of the $99 Tablet

Kindle Fire HD 6 Citron

Written By: Rick Broida10.21.14 Holding Amazon’s baby tablet, the Kindle Fire HD 6, in my hand, I’m instantly struck by this thought: The screen is just half an inch larger than that of my iPhone 6 Plus. Half an inch! In other words, it’s not far off from being able to slip into my pocket. […]

How Does Your Store Bought Chicken Compare to The Competition?

Raw chicken

Written By: Whitney Teubner10.20.14 Chicken is one of the healthiest and cheapest meats to eat. With a slew of recipes and cooking options available all across the internet and in most cook-books, it’s no wonder that eight billion chickens are consumed each year in the United States alone. If you’re a gal or guy-on-the-go like […]

How to Make Your Favorite Halloween Candies at Home

Colourful Studio Shot of Funny Woman.

Written By: Nick von Keller10.20.14 It’s happened to all of us: 3 AM, you’re bored, you’re poor, you’re lazy, you’re hungry, and you say, “Why go out and buy a candy bar like some common lowlife when I can make one?” No? Just me? Oh well. But leave it to my old friend the Internet […]

How to Get the Best Deals at the Flea Market

Just to buy

Written By: Erin Lampart10.17.14 I’m not sure what I love more, putzin’ around a flea market on my day off, or haggling prices with vendors at the flea market. I’ve been a thrift-shoppin’ kinda gal since 8th grade when I got my first record player and could be found wheelin’ and dealin’ at the giant […]

The Best Apple News Today is Not the iPad Air 2 or Mini 3

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

Written By: Rick Broida10.16.14 iPads are too damn expensive. There, I said it. Oh, wait, I’ve been saying that for years. How you can justify paying $399 for an iPad Mini when an Amazon Kindle Fire HD starts at $139? Or $499 for the entry-level iPad Air when Google’s (admittedly unexciting) Nexus 9 goes for $100 […]

The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Money

The Best Worst Halloween Candy Final

Written By: Susan 10.16.14 Halloween is the greatest. It is both scary and full of candy, two unrelated themes that somehow work perfectly together. But Halloween can get expensive quickly. In addition to costume expenses, you also have to shell out for candy, which, according to the National Retail Federation, will cost Americans $2.2 billion […]

The Nexus 9 is here! The Nexus 9 is here! (Meh.)


Written By: Rick Broida10.15.14 Just a day before Apple takes the wraps off what is rumored to be a new iPad, Google trotted out some new hardware of its own: the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus Player streaming box, and, of particular interest to yours truly, a new tablet — the Nexus 9. Why the interest? […]

Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix With These Tasty Options

Pumpkin spiced latte

Written By: Rye Silverman10.15.14 It is hard to believe that it was just a decade ago when Starbucks first launched the much lauded Pumpkin Spice Latte, and with it invented the season we now know of as “Fall.” It’s hard to believe that there was a time in our lives when we didn’t line up […]

Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – California

Route 66

Written By: Matt Blitz10.15.14 “The Mother Road,” “Main Street of America,” “Will Rogers Highway” – whatever you call it, Route 66 is American as it gets it. Spanning over 2400 miles from Los Angeles to Chicago, Route 66 represents many things to many people – a new life, adventure, family, hardship, vacation. For over forty […]

The 17 Best Trick-or-Treat Spots in Los Angeles

17 Best Trick-Or-Treat Spots in Los Angeles

Written By: Susan 10.14.14 Los Angeles is objectively the best city in the world, but it’s also sprawling and full of nightmarish traffic. If you’re going to shell out money for your kids’ costumes (and possibly your own costume), you want to make sure you’re optimizing your trick-or-treat route. So we’ve put together the definitive […]

6 Terrible Kickstarter Campaigns Not Worth Your Money

Crowdfunding concept

Written By: Nick von Keller10.13.14 Crowdfunding has given us some wonderful things – a gun that shoots salt at bugs (aka your friends), a wristwatch you’re not cool enough to pull off, and even a new reason to make fun of Zach Braff. But how do you sort through the tens of thousands of graphic novels, […]

Big Island on a Budget

Kona Hawaii

Written By: Josh Androsky10.10.14 Hawaii is the idyllic vacation destination since the Eisenhower administration. Did I mean for that to rhyme? No way, but the rhythms of the island have infected me with their chill vibes, so I’m rolling with it. By cashing in some Hilton points, my girlfriend and I were able to get ourselves […]

How to Edit Video without Spending a Fortune

CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Written By: Rick Broida10.09.14 What a time to be an amateur videographer. I don’t care if you’re a kid making stop-motion animation movies with your Lego figures or an aspiring Abrams hoping to go viral on YouTube. The tools you need to make sweet vids have never been cheaper, easier, or more abundant. Allow me a […]

Richmond Will Scare the Pants Off of You

Richmond Hollywood Cemetary

Written By: Matt Blitz10.08.14 The weather is getting chilly, the nights are getting darker, and the haunts are getting spookier. It can mean only one thing… Halloween is here! In honor of our favorite holiday (okay, second favorite behind Arbor Day), we paid a visit to quite possibly the most haunted city in America – […]

A Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume for Tech Geeks

Tech Support Man

Written By: Rick Broida10.07.14 You know the old saying: The geeks shall inherit the earth! Or at least win Halloween, provided they dress accordingly. As a card-carrying geek myself, I often struggle with what to wear on October 31 — or, more often, to the parties that precede it. Sure I could go with an obvious […]

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