The Ronco Food Dehydrator Was My Gateway Gadget

I am a gadget writer. But I wasn't born this way. Every gadget-lover has a first love. That first gizmo that caused a snowball effect and whoa, here you are, surrounded by piles of future-fabulous gear. » 2/08/13 5:40pm 2/08/13 5:40pm

Nine Awesome Gadgets Only Available from Late Night Television

In the days before Sky Mall and Hammacher Schlemmer, Americans had just one option to purchase their gimmicky gadgets—late night TV. Whether you needed a vacuum-equipped razor, an in-the-shell egg scrambler, or the best damn rotisserie $19.95 could buy, all you had to do was pick up the phone. Our friends at Oobject » 11/16/12 2:40pm 11/16/12 2:40pm

6 Legends of TV Inventions

There's not much better than a good infomercial—except maybe a really bad one. But these days there's no better innovation hotbed than basic cable paid programming. Here we separate product from pitchman, and celebrate the brains behind As-Seen-On-TV. » 8/27/10 2:40pm 8/27/10 2:40pm