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December 8, 2013
by Gadgetress
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Tech Gifts for the Powerless

One of the most important things every geek needs is power. But that’s not so easy to come by when you’re out in the wilderness, away from your hotel or near the end of a very, very long day.

Check out these gift ideas in a story I wrote for TheStreet:

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December 7, 2013
by Gadgetress
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Tech Gifts for the Rich and the Poor(er)

PowerUp  2.0 airplane webEvery year, I’m asked to do a tech gifts guide. Or, wait, do I volunteer to do it? Well, the important thing is that I do my best to approach the guide differently than I’ve done before. This collection of ideas I wrote for the UT-San Diego newspaper focused on five gifts: a version for those on a budget and a version for those who don’t care about price.

Take a look at the story on the UT’s website:

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December 6, 2013
by Gadgetress
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A Kickstarter that doesn’t end well doesn’t mean it’s a flop

Tammy McDonald, Axis Game Factory CEO

Tammy McDonald, Axis Game Factory CEO

Crowdfunding and, in particular, Kickstarter, are still going strong. But in reality, success evades many projects. And you may not know that from, ahem, all the positive media.

“What about the failures,” my editor asked me.

This San Diego business launched its new product on Kickstarter but realized within the first 72 hours that it was going to fail. Still, not all was lost.

Read the Q&A with Axis Game Factory CEO Tammy McDonald:

December 6, 2013
by Gadgetress
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More shopping apps for Holiday 2013

PounceShopping apps come and go. Here are some of my favorite oldies and newbies, just in time for Holiday 2013.

December 6, 2013
by Gadgetress
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Shopping Apps for the Unprepared

FatWallet BFDF App-Media Kit 2013Most of the people I know would rather shop from home than venture into stores on Black Friday. Still, there are those who may be tempted to go outside just because they don’t believe it’s that bad. Well, for this recent big-shopping day, I put together a list of mobile apps that should help anyone who makes this decision at the last-minute.

This story posted last week on TheStreet on the actual Black Friday. But I’m just now getting around to updating the blog. Enjoy!

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