Here in the wake of Thanksgiving, there’s a tremendous marketing push by retailers who implore us to buy more things. Frankly, our entire economy depends upon people buying stuff they don’t need. But Americans have a tendency to romanticize the Before Times™ — an era when consumerism wasn’t so rampant. This longing…
Amazon’s latest experimental product is the Dash button, a programmable key that makes reordering essentials like laundry detergent as easy as pushing Start on the microwave. Is this the best thing that ever happened to busy America? Or a sign that we’ve become the docile servants of our Amazon Prime accounts?
Worried that you aren't good, smart, or attractive enough to find success and happiness and that you'll die pathetically alone, a washed-out neverwas from the middle of nowhere? That's because you aren't and you will—unless you buy these fantastic products!
In what could be seen as a defining moment for tech, Apple has surpassed Coca-Cola to become the most valuable brand on the planet.
If you're making an investment in an Apple product, whether it's a new machine or a permanently on-sale refurb, you want to protect it. At the same time, spending a few hundred more on AppleCare hurts when you're already dropping a couple grand on a computer. You get a year of AppleCare as part of any purchase—but do…
China is, on paper, a communist society. China is, in practice, a society of aspirational consumption, conspicuous consumerism, and a gaudy upper class. So how does Apple, with hippy roots, take control? By conforming, FP reports. iPhones are golden crowns.
After a hard, hard day of buying things, why not drown in your first world problems by coming home and sinking into a shopping cart? Mike Bouchet's Sun Lounger was made by cutting open an actual shopping cart, then re-appropriating it into something more suitable for domestic leisure.
Since I was a kid, every World Cup would bring the same ads: If Spain wins, your TV is FREE! For decades, nobody ever won...until this victory. Now Toshiba is trying to weasel their way out of their get-your-money-back promotion.
Is there anything the typifies the sybaritic complacency of the American consumer more than feeling personally slighted when somebody criticizes your phone? Put away your slings and arrows, mailroom pundits, and remember these fuckers work for us.
The Russian art collective Electroboutique erected this curving iPhone tower to provoke dialogue on the relationship between art and industrial design. I totally got that, right after I thought how much it looked like a giant iPhone slap bracelet.
That's the slogan from Last Year's Model. They believe if you buy gadgets that don't suck, you'll use them longer and not need to buy new stuff all the time—thereby going green. Seems logical.