What a great idea right? Build a tough camera that little Johnny or Janey can bang around. Make the buttons really big and colorful. Add some camera games and snap, you have a kids camera. Oh, you forgot about the taking picture part. 1.3 mega-pixels. Plenty, right? Small, fuzzy LCD’s. No problem right? Wrong.  While looking […]

Through seven years and a buyout by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in May ’07, the digital photography research site DPReview.com remains the standard when it comes to comprehensive information, examples, and opinion. Yes, there are others like ConsumerReview.com and Cnet, and yes they are helpful, but no substantial camera purchase should be made without reading through […]

Some of the best deals on the net last just 24 hours, so you have to be quick. These “deals-of-the-day” are designed to get you to come back day after day looking for a great price, and they work. Woot.com for example is very popular. But who has the time to go from one site to […]

You know there is an 800 number for Amazon somewhere. Good luck finding it on their site. Ebay, PayPal, even Yahoo all have 800 numbers that are hard to find; well, were hard to find. HardtoFind800Numbers.com is a very simple listing of 800, 888, 866 and other helpful phone numbers for companies and services that […]

Today, videos of front and side impact tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety were made available online. They are being hosted by Consumer Reports. Links that may be helpful when researching auto safety include: www.ConsumerReports.org/crashtest Consumer Reports Crash Test Videos www.SaferCar.gov National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.iihs.org Insurance Institute for Highway Safety automobile […]

Did you know that hyperthermia is the 2nd leading cause of non-traffic deaths among children? Source: KidsandCars.org Here are two products to help prevent babies from being inadvertently left in the car. The first system, Baby Alert, uses technology and is simple to install and maintain. Just replace the harness clip on the baby’s car seat with […]

All of a sudden, that digital camera that has served you so well won’t zoom. Turning it off and on doesn’t work and pushing the zoom button really really hard doesn’t fix it either. What to do!?! Head over to FixYa.com. Type in your camera’s make and model number and see if an expert has posted […]

The folks at Infoworld have a great article on wireless USB. Here are the highlights: Uses UWB (ultrawideband) technology Communicates to 10-meters. Speeds of 110Mbps at 10 meters, up to 480Mbps at two to three meters. (FYI – Bluetooth is 1Mbps to 2Mbps.) Uses the 3.1GHz to 10.6GHz spectrum so interference with other wireless devices is minimal. […]

Radio Shack – Expires 8/4/2007 – SanDisk® New Cruzer Micro 4GB USB Flash Drive. $29.99 down from $99.99. This drive holds 4GB of information, features a high-speed USB 2.0 interface for fast transfers and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1. The USB connector is retractable, so your connection remains safe when not in use. Easy to […]

When your washing machine decides to explode and flood the floor, like mine just did, you probably won’t go online to buy a replacement. Big box items like washers, dryers, refrigerators and televisions are usually purchased from local stores rather than online retailers, and finding the best price and availability is a time consuming and often frustrating ordeal. That’s […]

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