CLEVELAND — The free market is alive and well here at the Republican National Convention. Because in addition to the official, RNC-sanctioned merchandise for sale within the arena, private vendors are making a killing selling Trump-themed refuse to freedom-loving, Hillary-hating passersby everywhere.
Over the past several years, a number of surveys have come out extolling the benefit of experiential goods versus material goods. But those studies may have missed something crucial, according to a new study by Canadian psychologists.
You might use an app or VR headset to explore your neighborhood these days, but books still win when it comes to truly understanding where we live—and how those places are changing.
Valentine's Day is finally here. And in keeping with tradition, the lonely hearts amongst us will spend the evening partaking in a sacred ritual known as "human Cathy comic." But it doesn't have to be this way! There's an entire world of products out there designed for the express purpose of helping you lie to…
My three younger sisters are in the other room playing with Gear VR right now and having a blast. It's a unit I bought to review, and ultimately plan to return, but if they could have their way it would never leave the house.
The most popular Christmas gifts over the past 10 years speak volumes about what people like. Which apparently is Elmo and iPods (but mostly Elmo). But if we look a little closely, it also says a whole lot about just how far tech has progressed. Let's take a look.
Lots of thoughtful people gave their father a drone this Christmas, because they had already gotten him a Kindle last year and an iPad the year before that and you sort of stall out on gift ideas from there. But! Drones can be difficult, and dads can be clumsy*, and the result has been nationwide terror.
Oh no. Your Big Holiday Event is just a day/hour/30 minutes ago away, and you have yet to pick up an appropriate gift. One option is to try to find a 24-hour drug store. Another is murder-suicide. Don't bother! I'm sure I have something.
Not all gifts are created equal. Here is our gift guide for the person you would rather "just not" this holiday.
There are plenty of gadgets you could wish for as you're sitting in the dark on a slow ski lift, with a dead phone, in freezing temperatures. Unless you are one of those people who carries more than just a phone and a wallet in your ski coat—which, congratulations—you will probably have none of them.
The holidays aren't just about getting stuff; they're also about lending a hand to worthy causes. If you've got a lover of science, science fiction, or both on your list, consider making a donation to or buying a membership for one of these organizations. You can even buy merchandise from them.
Gratitude is not unique to our species. Neither is imagination, or politics, or warfare, or dancing. But the trading of gifts - at least those other than food, grooming, or sex - might just be. Here are some gift ideas for the lovers of non-human animals in your life.
For the people on your list who love doing science projects — or just contemplating the wonders of human knowledge — these gifts are sure to delight, educate ... and be seriously badass.
Coffee connoisseurship has reached epic levels in the past few years, and we all seem to know someone who is just never content with a no-frills cheap coffee. Well, I am one of those people, and I'm here to guide you toward some lovely, useful gifts for the coffee snob in your life.
Finding the perfect gift for the beloved fan in your life can be a major challenge — but the first step to success is to know what kind of fan you're dealing with. What does this person truly love, above all else? Once you know that, you're set. Here's our complete guide to gifts for 10 different species of fans.
Is there anything more awkward than showing up to a birthday party or a wedding and plunking down the smallest present on the gift table? It turns out that science can help compensate for your limited spending through some simple optical illusions. By wrapping your gift in this clever paper that makes it look like an…
The laziest way to send your nearest and dearest a gift is gone: Facebook has announced that it's killing off its Gifts service entirely as of August 12th.
Beyond being horrifying, these would take up a lot of room in your purse. Forget putting them in your pocket.
Flowers? Really? You should be ashamed of yourself. What mom wants is something that she can use and have a good time using. Buy one of these gifts for mom instead, and let her know that you care about the woman who incubated you in her womb for nine months.