You can’t talk about oil prices — and these days there’s lots of talk — without considering OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), the 12-member cartel that wields massive influence in the oil market. Here we look at the who those members are, how much crude oil they produce and how stable they are, along with some background on the fluctuations in the price of crude over the years and U.S. crude oil consumption.
When was the last time you dropped $200 on software? A clever geek might tell you “never.” Getting free software doesn’t have to mean stealing. The past decade of open-source software culture, along with today’s app economy, has yielded a...
Blockbuster, the once-dominant king of the video rental market, stumbled badly as customers abandoned brick-and-mortar stores for more convenient means of movie watching: DVDs by mail, self-serve kiosks and online streaming. See how the company matches up today against competitors Redbox, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Tired of spending big bucks every time Apple (AAPL) releases a new version of your go-to gadget? Then stop. It’s easy to save on everything, from cell phones to laptops, if you know where to look. Here are six ways to find discounts on all the gadgets you want.
Always looking for a good deal when you hit the mall? Maybe you’re trying to find the best prices in your local shops… or perhaps you’re hunting for online bargains. Put your electronics to good use with a few of these shopping tips from the gadget-obsessed.
Everything that could be invented was already invented in 1899, according to Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office. He made that comment at the turn of the 20th century, and shortly ate those words for breakfast (with the invention and popularization of cold cereal just after this statement). Revisiting the gadgets of yesteryear can be nostalgic and humorous, unless you happened to drop 20 to 100 times the current cash price on them back when they were new. Here are a few retro gizmos that cost a pittance in comparison to when they first arrived.
If you’re one of the 15 million people who bought an iPad last year, you may be wondering how to swap your old tablet out for the shiny new iPad 2 without taking a huge loss. Here are some tips for finding good trade-in deals.