10 Worst Tech Rip-Offs (And How To Avoid Them)

Whether it's a phone carrier charging you for services you don't need or a cashier pushing pricey protection plans for your tablet, the tech-world is filled with Mobile Madoffs trying to con you out of your hard-earned cash. Fortunately, you don't have to be the victim of information superhighway robbery. These are… » 2/14/13 11:40am 2/14/13 11:40am

Question of the Day: Do You Use Expensive Cable or Generic Cable?

The debate between expensive cable and generic cable has raged on for ages now, with the manufacturers of high-end products receiving quite a bashing for their high prices. So, even with all of the negative press about expensive cable being a waste of money, we have to ask: Do you use expensive cable or generic cable? » 3/25/08 8:15pm 3/25/08 8:15pm

Sensor Abuse: Fancy Minibar Charges You for Merely Moving Drinks

It used to be that if you stayed at a hotel with a minibar, you could down some $8 bags of chips or whatever else was stored in there as long as you replaced them before you checked out to avoid getting ripped off. No more. Now minibars have motion sensors and scales built in, so if you so much as move an item you… » 1/28/08 12:28pm 1/28/08 12:28pm