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Online Shopping Safety

Brian Krebs provides eight tips for safely purchasing your gifts online.

Holiday Tech Guide


Across the universe of gadget gifts, few things can inspire more angst and buyer's remorse than home computers. Even as their prices have crumbled -- processors and memory have become so cheap that your main risk is buying more of either than you'll ever use -- these machines have remained specialized, often high-maintenance products. You cannot shop for them by price alone; buying a computer still demands a series of decisions with non-obvious answers. For an increasing number of people, the first judgment call is the Mac-or-Windows issue. (Continue reading » )

Text by Rob Pegoraro; Images courtesy of Apple, Dell, HP and Acer Aspire One