Great cons belong to that special category — along with heists — of things that are very fun in fiction but not something you want happening to you. And con artists in fiction are usually charming, smart, and have an abhorrence of violence. Here are the 10 greatest con artists in science fiction and fantasy
Chances are, your email has included a scam recently. We're all familiar with the famous Nigerian Prince scam, and we see phishing emails all the time. But confidence tricksters have a long history of varied games, going back centuries. Almost all of these tricks, however, depend on a certain aspect of neurochemistry.
The HDMI rip-off outrage continues, where the next chapter in our sordid saga shows BetterCables.com selling a 5x1 HDMI switcher for $349.95, calling its "regular" price $449.95. The company generously tosses in two free 1-meter HDMI cables, which it says have a value of $139.90. So let's do the math: you're getting a