Karma, the gift-giving app made by the founders of TapJoy, made its official debut just two weeks ago. But with $5 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins and others, Karma has clearly caught the attention of some important people. So we caught up with co-founder and CEO Lee Linden this week to get a demo and see what all the hype is about. → Read More
Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? How about that Groupon you never used? Daily deal vouchers wouldn’t actually make bad presents if there was a way to gift them that didn’t involve an email printout tucked into a card. That’s where Presentify.me, which turns deal vouchers into attractive gift certificates, can help. → Read More
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded gift for the gal in your life. Even if you think Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday designed to rake in millions of dollars in cash – it is – so you better get used to it because your lady friend still expects a gift.
You could get her flowers, candy, or maybe a fondue set, but let’s be honest; your… → Read More
Your guy is great, am I right? He’s fun, he makes you laugh, and he can, in a pinch, be counted on to do laundry. He even, occasionally, shaves! Why not reward this positive behavior the way Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer, rewards an unruly dog: through forceful direction and, when the time is right, kind words and a treat.
Here are a few great items for your geeky SO this Valentine’s Day and… → Read More
Gift giving can be so hard, especially if you have a bunch of hipster friends who turn their noses at anything even slightly pedestrian. (“A box of See’s Candy that you bought at the airport? Are you kidding me?”). Well, fear not. All you need to do is make them take this little Etsy Taste Test on the commerce site for hand-crafted goods. After selecting a series of product photos that match… → Read More
Shapeways are at it again, with an assortment of custom fabricated gifts available for Christmas. They ran a little contest recently, and the top three entrants are available for purchase now, including the cute “Punk Angel”, a snowflake ornament with custom message, and a snowflake candle holder. Each of these is under $30, so they’re sure to please without breaking the bank! → Read More
Every day should be Father’s Day, right? We should celebrate every single day all the wonderful things our dads did for us, like fixing our bikes, helping us buy our first car, and not kicking us out of the house when we got our girlfriend pregnant. But since we don’t say “Thanks, Dad!” every single day, we’ll use this Sunday to get him some gifts that, hopefully, will remind him of how much we… → Read More
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As such—and humor us for a minute here—we’d like to know what you asked Santa Claus for Christmas this year. It doesn’t even have to be gadget- or tech-related! → Read More
Is this a gadget? Heck no! Do we insensitive nerds need help with gift guide ideas for the lady folk? Yes!
This is probably something you should have done in advance, but if you’re like me then a gift certificate is good enough! SmileBooks offers a variety of different sized photo albums to meet your needs/budgets. Download the SB software, upload some images, pick some patterns and you’ve got… → Read More
While we’re still a couple weeks away from our annual Smartphones Now state-of-the-smartphone package, those who are looking for a regular phone for the holidays should check out the buying guide put together by the alien hybrids at PhoneScoop. It’s deatailed and, while we don’t agree with all their ideas, the advice is reasonable. On a related, self-plugging note, watch for our… → Read More
Hey Mom. i know you read my posts to check up an me, to make sure I haven’t slipped into a heroin-induced coma behind some bathhouse somewhere, but this is the first time I’ve addressed you directly. You see, Xmas is coming. And you always ask me what I want, and I always shrug, and I always end up with a sweater that doesn’t fit. (an aside: when did you start buying them too… → Read More
No one actually buys a digital picture frame for themselves, only as gifts. Case in point, this new one from Smartparts (which I’ve been reading as smartpaNTS for some time now), which features a comparatively large 15-inch LCD, considering most top off at 10 inches. The company is pitching the frame as the “King-Sized Digital Photo Frame for Dad” for Father’s Day. Because… → Read More