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Holiday Shopping

The new low cost smartphone of Motorola, 'Motorola Moto G'. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Unlocked Phones Offer Consumers Flexibility

Our technology expert says prices of unlocked phones are coming down and that they offer the consumer more flexibility to shop for different packages from cell phone carriers.

11/27/2013

LeapFrog Chat & Count. (CBS)

CALPIRG Releases Report Of Toys Hazardous To Kids’ Health

Shoppers flooding stores to buy presents this holiday season should watch out for dangerous toys that may threaten children’s health, a consumer group warned Tuesday.

11/26/2013

An XBox One and controller. (CNET/CBS)

Brian Cooley: The Twelve Tech Buys Of Christmas

For this holiday shopping list, I’m skippping smartphones, computers, cameras and a host of other technologies that have either become utterly routine or obsolete. Instead, let’s get a quick look of what I would think of this year when I think great tech that will delight as well as surprise.

11/26/2013

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Larry Magid: Online Holiday Shopping Dangers

If you’re venturing out online for some of your holiday shopping, beware. Danger lurks for those who are not careful when it comes to making online purchases with a credit card.

11/26/2013

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North Bay Holiday Party Outfit And Accessory Shopping Guide

Holiday time offers the perfect excuse to shop just for you and find something distinctive and fresh. North Bay shopping is known for its wealth of boutiques and singular shops to explore.

11/26/2013

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Cellphone Protection Plan Surprises

When it comes to buying a cellphone protection plan, what the salesperson tells you may not be the whole story.

11/23/2013

Xbox One (credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

Xbox One: 20 Things You Need To Know

Microsoft’s new console may seem daunting, but here are some key points about the new do-nearly-everything gaming machine…

11/23/2013

Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop, holds a Nokia Lumia 2520 on stage during an event to unveil Nokia's latest products on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Nokia has unveiled its first phablets -extra-large phones- and its first tablet computer. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Nokia Unveils New Tablet

The Lumia 2520 runs on Windows RT.

11/21/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Early Black Friday Deals May Be A Mixed Bag

With Black Friday still the most popular day to shop during the holidays according to a new CBS News poll, more retailers than ever will now be open on Thanksgiving Day, even as retail experts warn not every holiday deal is as great as it sounds.

11/21/2013

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Ask A San Francisco Expert: Tips For Shopping On Cyber Monday

God Bless Mr. Scrooge and all his ilk, but for those who want to make merry with the shopping, here are a few tips from style consultant Kimberly Grant for Cyber Monday bargain hunters.

11/12/2013

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