• Hate Amazon? 6 alternatives for buying books, electronics and more

    Posted May 28, 2014 - 11:35 am

    The Amazon bully just got nastier, with Amazon refusing to take orders for upcoming books from publisher Hachette for authors including J.K. Rowling, Tina Fey, and others, because Hachette won't agree to Amazon's lowball pricing demands. Tired of buying from the world's nastiest Web site? There are plenty of other alternatives --- here are six of my favorites.
  • Can Newegg survive the post-PC future?

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 9:23 am

    Upgrading your desktop PC's video card was once a rite of passage for geeks -- and could also be a gateway to building a computer from the motherboard up. More often than not, those geeks bought their components from Newegg. But the tablets and ultrathin laptops that are today's hot sellers don't let you so much as swap in more RAM. What's a component retailer to do in world without user-serviceable components?
  • 'Geek' was an insult, became praise and is now a reason for Best Buy to sue you

    Posted June 22, 2011 - 8:15 am

    Best Buy's reputation is less than shining for many reasons; a new(ish) one is its tendency to threaten or sue anyone using 'Geek' even for things that have nothing to do with IT service.
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    Hard Drives: Best Places to Buy

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    The key factors in buying a hard drive are drive type (internal, external, portable, network-attached, or solid-state) and capacity. Beyond that, most shoppers look at price, not at extra features.
  • Newegg: Get your fake Intel CPUs here

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    This story is just too wild to ignore: It seems Newegg has quite a bit of old egg on its face this week after it shipped customers "counterfeit" Intel CPUs that were more like movie props than actual working electronics.

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