The NYT's got a dandy writeup of seven tech perks that you should eschew in favor of saved cash: oversized megapixelage, pointlessly fast CPUs, and as our dear Matt Buchanan hits, unneeded TV screen size. But how do you skimp?
Today, Amazon launched an iPhone app that'll exist solely to make buying crap easier. Its killer, buy-more-crap feature? Take a picture of anything, and Amazon'll shoot you the product page to waste money on it.
In the interest of thwarting credit card theft, Visa is testing some pretty interesting card technology with a handful of European banks. Using what appears to be Visa's mutant hybrid of a credit card and a pocket calculator, users can enter their PIN into the card itself and have a security code generated on the…