Hackers Ravaged Home Depot With a Password Stolen from a Vendor

Earlier this year Home Depot confirmed that 56 million cards had been compromised in one of the biggest retail security breaches in history. Now we know that much like the Target hack—which was traced to a heating company—Home Depot was infiltrated by custom malware and passwords stolen from a third party vendor. » 11/06/14 6:57pm 11/06/14 6:57pm

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Other Failed Gadget Sellers

Now that Circuit City's closing up shop, perhaps we should take a minute to remember other failed gadget dealers from our country's storied history. Technologizer's compiled a bunch of old television ads from now defunct tech stores and they're a treasure trove of early 1990s cheesiness and the repetitive mantra,… » 11/10/08 11:30pm 11/10/08 11:30pm

Sharper Image Rises From The Ashes...as a Brand Only

A few days ago we discovered that Sharper Image had "something big coming," but as of today, there has been no official word from the company about their future plans. However, the WSJ is reporting that the company will resurrect itself as a virtual brand. No stores, just a name that retailers can rent to drive up the… » 6/26/08 1:15pm 6/26/08 1:15pm

Where Did You Shop For Evil Holiday Consumer Goods?

It's Christmas Eve, and apparently that means people are making their last, mad dashes to immortalize their kinship through iPods and GPS systems. It's clearly too late to be shopping online for your holiday merchandise, but numerous inquiring minds need to know (OK, just ours), where did you do your holiday shopping… » 12/24/07 8:00am 12/24/07 8:00am

CompUSA Throws in the Towel, Sells to a Liquidator

While the rumor has been floating around all week, the Wall Street Journal reports CompUSA has been sold to a liquidation firm, effectively putting the company out of business. The move is largely based on declining sales, with the company speculated to only do $1.5 billion in sales this year (compared to $4 billion… » 12/07/07 7:45pm 12/07/07 7:45pm

Xbox 360 Failure Rate: 30%, Says Retailers

We always knew the Xbox 360 failure rate was high, but the only time Microsoft's put any sort of solid numbers on the thing it was always somewhere around 5%. Retailers, on the other hand, have just reported a failure rate of somewhere over 30%. That's pretty ridonkulous. It's a good thing Microsoft support is usually… » 6/22/07 3:50pm 6/22/07 3:50pm