Yesterday, Google introduced the Chromecast, an HDTV accessory that's kind
of like a cross between an Apple TV and a Roku box. But here's the
kicker: It's only $35.
The gizmo looks a lot like a USB flash drive, but instead of
plugging into your PC, it plugs into one of your TV's available
A couple days ago I shared my top five picks for Father's Day tech
gifts--one of which was, inevitably, a Roku box. What can I
say? It's the ultimate gadget, especially for TV-loving dads.
Though I recommended the new Roku 3, at $100 it might prove a
little pricey for some shoppers. Thankfully, Roku is offering a
Father's Day deal that's easier on the budget.
For a limited time, you can get the Roku 2 XD for
$69.99 shipped, a savings of $10. But that's not all: When you
order via Roku.com, the box includes three nifty freebies that
showcase its streaming capabilities.
First up: 30 days of Amazon Prime. That's the Amazon service
that offers, among other things, unlimited streaming of select TV
shows and movies.
Recently I told you about three sweet-sounding tech gifts for Mother's
Day. Of course, not every mom is into music. Let's take a look
at three other gadgets that are sure to bring a smile to Mom's
One of the pioneers of the digital photo frame, Ceiva continues to
offer some compelling products -- and there's a Mother's Day special that might just seal the
Ceiva offers two frames, each with an 8-inch screen. The Ceiva
Share is on sale for $99.95, the Ceiva Pro 80 for $119.95. I highly
recommend the latter, which comes with a Wi-Fi adapter.
Many consumers shop around like crazy before deciding on a major
purchase like a laptop or tv, but then buy the store's expensive
extended warranty without even questioning it!
Store issued warranties are often not worth the price,
especially with technology changing dramatically from year to year
and gadgets becoming obsolete within a few years.
The good news for us consumers is the warranty business is
getting more competitive, so a store warranty isn't your only
When I'm looking to buy kids' toys, I am looking for three things:
One: I want it to be cheap, because in these hard times, affordability is key. Two: I want it to be safe, because choking hazards and badly made toys just aren't good for your kids to play with.
And three: I want it to creep me the heck out.
What, you don't want your kids' toys to freak you out? You're obviously in the minority there, because these Cartoon Shaped USB Rechargeable Mini Portable Speakers are the creepiest things in the world, but I bet your kids would love them.