Blatant Fraud At Amazon: Do Something About It!

A brand new MacBook Pro for $550? What could possibly go wrong?

This is not a link blog, but I just had to highlight this blatant fraudulent activity at Amazon reported by my friend Lee Badman. A quick glance shows that the same thing is widespread – too-good prices on items offered off-Amazon with payment through gift cards. It’s a straight-up scam, and I wonder how many people have been hurt by it and why Amazon hasn’t done anything to stop it!

Is there no such thing as a cheap, prepaid data SIM in the USA?

Visitors: Good luck finding a prepaid broadband SIM in the USA

It’s hard to believe that a true prepaid mobile data SIM doesn’t exist in the USA, but it’s true. A GoPhone, H2O, or Net10 SIM isn’t a bad idea for your smartphone, but it’s not exactly cheap. The best option for those needing just mobile data is a local Virgin Mobile hotspot or a brand new Android phone or iPad!

Yes! Ford Offers “X-Plan” Pricing for Shareholders!

Apparently Ford Investor Relations can help!

I love cars, but I hate buying them. The car buying process can be a catfight or ripoff, and it’s never fun. That’s why I was pleased to hear that Ford offers “friends and family” (X plan) pricing to shareholders like me. But it’s been awfully difficult actually getting this benefit!

Buying a New iPad? Get the Awesome, Unlocked Verizon Model!


I’ve always loved my Wi-Fi iPad, but the Verizon LTE iPad (third-generation) is too awesome to overlook. Apart from the “retina” display and voice dictation, the killer app is unlocked roaming on just about any carrier network. Yes, you can use your Verizon iPad Verizon iPad on AT&T, Vodafone, or even Verizon!

Sony NEX-7 Hands-On Review Part 1: The New Super-Camera

The NEX-7 is everything I hoped it would be and more. And maybe that's not as great a thing as I thought!

It took over five months, but Sony finally delivered my NEX-7 kit on March 8 (my birthday, natch!). After using the camera for a few weeks, I can say it’s exactly what I hoped it would be: A worthy upgrade over the NEX-5, and perhaps the best enthusiast camera on the market. But it’s not without flaws, including some surprising shortcomings. Here’s my hands-on review!

Verizon Offers Double 4G Data (But Not For MiFi)

November is a good time to sign up for a Verizon 4G smartphone

Verizon Wireless has a promotion running in November that doubles the data allowance for 4G phones. This is a great deal compared to competitors, and it comes with Verizon’s excellent 4G LTE coverage and performance. But it only applies to smartphones, not MiFi “mobile broadband” devices, and the offer ends in December.