A survey last fall, just before the annual holiday spending spree, revealed strong indications that the year-end gift-buying binge would be significantly attenuated as a result of the tanking economy and uncertainty about consumers’ individual financial futures. The survey indicated that spending would be down, overall, over the 2008 holiday season, with consumers saying they […]

Well, maybe. As film industry blog Movie Crunch points out, we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out for sure. But there’s more to this story than just getting an early peek at the winners. And we’re not talking about the devastating effect such a leak could have on the annual billion-dollar Oscars betting […]

In the past few weeks, outspoken critics of government economic policy in two widely separated countries and cultures have been silenced in eerily similar ways. A well-known Latvian economist was arrested by the country’s national Security Police last week for allegedly spreading ‘untruthful information’ about Latvia’s financial system via his blog. Dmitrijs Smirnovs, a 32-year-old […]

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Regular readers of the TECHLife Post will almost certainly have noted the increasing frequency, in recent months, of stories focusing on Internet censorship and a growing tendency by governments everywhere to consider filtering and other means of censorship to protect their citizens — specifically, minor children — from real and perceived threats posed by the […]

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Like many businesses and virtually all government agencies, TECHLife Post will be operating on a reduced schedule over the Christmas and New Years holidays. While most of our regular contributors, including staff writers and columnists, will be on vacation from December 24, 2008, to January 4, 2009, a skeleton crew will “keep the ship on […]

It’s the loooong Thanksgiving Day weekend in the U.S. and that means that U.S. corporations, institutions and government agencies are pretty much shut down. For U.S. residents, that means a four-day break from the work-a-day routine, and the official start of the holiday shopping season. For the news business, it means a brief, almost surreal […]

…And it’s time to start making our year-end gift giving and entertaining plans! To that end, today, we offer the first of a series of Holiday Gift Guide new product snapshots. In keeping with our overall ‘tech lifestyle’ theme, we’ll provide online shopping sources for all of the items we spotlight under the Gift Guide […]

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Whether you spare just one lucky pumpkin from the death of a thousand cuts or buy one anyway and put it directly into the cooking pot for pie filling, you can make a ‘green’ statement on the night that’s traditionally bathed in black and orange by displaying a Mac-O-Lantern. Technically, that’s an old, still-working, one-piece […]

The TECHLife Post is your daily window on technologies that matter to you! We’ll bring you news, reviews, opinion columns and editorial commentaries on the technology issues that impact you, your family and your life. We’ll post TECHLife news as it happens, daily, Monday to Friday. Each of our regular columnists will look in at […]