Consumerism

Consumerism

In Praise of Medium: Lowe’s Shutters Its Orchard Supply Hardware Division

OSH's demise shows how the ends – cavernous physical warehouse stores and hands-off online retailers -- continue to squeeze out the...

Bourbon Street, Consumerism

Bourbon Street: Metallica in High Spirits

Metallica gets into the whiskey business...

Consumerism, Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… The End of the Toys R Us Kids

Many will blame the iconic toy store chain's demise on the digital revolution, but the company bears considerable responsibility for it,...

Consumerism, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… The New Celebrity

The fault may not lie in our stars, or who we make stars, but......

Consumerism, Internet

Dw. Dunphy On… Crowdfunding Without Losing Friends or Customers

Everybody's doin' it, but not always well. Here are some stress-saving hints for a better crowdfunding campaign....

Consumerism, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… Not Lovin’ It

McDonalds faces a major challenge to its business model: a clientele growing away from it....

Consumerism, Keep It to Yourself

Keep It to Yourself: Sneaker Pimps

Like Run-DMC, me and My Adidas do the illest things. You know, slaying all suckers who perpetrate, laying down law from state to...

Consumerism, Current Events, Keep It to Yourself

Keep It To Yourself: Shaped Crusaders

Take a look at the picture above.  Do you know what it is?  Can you identify it?  Of course you can!  You probably remember its catchy...

Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 3 Android Phone and ALCATEL ONETOUCH WATCH

For the past two weeks, I’ve been testing the ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 3 Android phone, and the ALCATEL ONETOUCH WATCH. I’ve never used a...

Consumerism, Holiday Gift Guides

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Things You Can (and Cannot) Do With These Isotoner Neo-Noir Gloves I Was Sent to Review

Give them as a gift to someone who has as many as two hands, and/or up to 10 fingers. Give them as a gift to a person, literally any...

Consumerism, Junk Food

7-11’s Doritos Loaded: A Mouthful Of Meh

It won't thrill you, it won't kill you....

Consumerism, Current Events, Keep It to Yourself

Keep It To Yourself: 50 States of Grey

Just so you know, this isn’t a sexy article.  It’s about recent legal developments concerning grey market goods; not some pervy tycoon...

Consumerism, Film, Product Tests

Product Review: MoviePass

MoviePass is an all access pass to movie theaters nationwide in the United States. For a flat monthly fee you get access to any releases in...

AJOBO, Consumerism

AJOBO: For Those About to Fly, We Salute You!

“We’re starting our descent into the Akron area, so the ‘fasten seat belt’ sign is coming on, since it’s...

Beatles Licorice Box

Consumerism, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 of the Strangest Officially Licensed Beatles Products Ever

Wherein we look at ten of the weirdest and most random products to be marketed using the Beatles name and image....

Consumerism

Bowers & Wilkins Speakers

Few simple powered speakers for the PC has been around for a tenner.You do not have to spend much more to give his ears to hear...

Consumerism

Apple iPhone 5S Review

A paginated review video post format which includes a table specifications. This is a big week for Apple; it has two new phones hitting...

Consumerism

The Breeder’s Cup

The biggest race on the fall schedule could very well feature a British import at the front of the pack....

Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: Onkyo ES-FC300 Headphones

Consumers are interested in quality sound again. Does Onkyo's ES-FC300 headphone set deliver?...

Consumerism, Current Events

Ya-whom: Is The Marissa Mayer Narrative Unfair?

Marissa Mayer - forming the cult of Yahoo or the cult of Marissa Mayer?...

Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: Onkyo LS3100 Envision Cinema 2.1-Channel Bluetooth Speaker System

Looking to beef up your home theater system, but don’t have a ton of room or a few thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket?...

Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: Sol Republic Master Tracks Headphones

Master Tracks are engineered to deliver true sound you can feel. ...

Consumerism

Peer Pressure: Budweiser Black Crown Edition

What happens when America's best-selling beer resorts to a 25,000-person poll for its new brew?...

Bourbon Street, Consumerism, Popdose

Bourbon Street: Breaking & Entering

Bourbon from Alameda, California? What the what! ...

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Consumerism, Holiday Gift Guides

Pre-Review: Nokia Lumia 920

As some of you may know, for the past six years or so I’ve lived in the woods of New Hampshire, where things like traffic lights and...

Consumerism, Current Events, Keep It to Yourself

Keep It to Yourself: Just Desserts?

  I scream, you scream, we all scream for hardcore pornography! Hippie royalty Ben & Jerry were not amused when L.A. smut...

Consumerism, Product Tests

Attack Of The Convenience Store Pumpkin Spice Coffees

Tastin' coffees; alright!...

Consumerism, Current Events, Keep It to Yourself

Keep It to Yourself: Rosetta Stoned

Q: How does Google make money from your searches?  You know you don’t pay anything when you stalk your ex, scan Kobe’s lifetime stats,...