Funny, I was bracing for the price when I saw it was actually a decent looking bag, and when I saw the $180 I thought, "Yeah, that looks about right." Quality materials well assembled are going to cost more than a "Good enough" Walmart bag. By the third or fourth time you've replaced the cheap bag, it tends to even… » 6/19/12 4:47pm 6/19/12 4:47pm

Straight Talk is a joint venture between Walmart and Tracfone. Their original lineup was all on Verizon's network, and even for a long time after that the only way to BYOD from AT&T was to buy a $150 Symbian phone just to harvest the SIM (which you would then have to cut down to size for an iPhone). With the new SIM… » 6/07/12 9:43am 6/07/12 9:43am

I actually wrote a high school term paper about "The Prototypical Koontz Protagonist." There were several authors I read voraciously as a teen and can't stomach now, with Stephen King probably the lone survivor. Koontz's first albino detective book was the first one I tried in college, and I couldn't deal with the USA… » 6/06/12 3:26pm 6/06/12 3:26pm

Remains of the Day: Evernote Hello, the Contacts in Context App, Hits…

Evernote adds Hello to its Android stable, Intel sweetens the pot for Ultrabooks, and Verizon FiOS makes other ISPs look like chumps. » 5/30/12 4:00pm 5/30/12 4:00pm

Dumping your papers in a tub, hosing them down, stirring occasionally over the course of a day, then dumping and letting them dry is probably sufficient. If you have a big pile of docs, it sounds like a lot less time invested than feeding a home-office sized shredder, and you get a usable result. » 5/22/12 11:18am 5/22/12 11:18am