Tag Archive: Shopping


Last-minute holiday shopping ideas for smart home beginners

Don’t worry, we’ve all put off holiday shopping before, but it’s not too late just yet. While you probably don’t have time to get any custom gifts ordered at this point, there’s still plenty of time to grab some smart home tech to get your friends or family started on kitting out a more convenient, automated home.

Smarter than your lights Philips Hue 2-Pack Starter Kit

Philips Hue is one of the most popular smart lighting brands, and  [Read More…]

Google Shopping gets a new look and features in India

A new home page helps you find what you’re looking for and save money.

Google’s Shopping tab has been around for a while now, and while it’s helpful here and there, it’s been in need of an overhaul. Starting today in India, Google Shopping is getting the attention it deserves with a revamped UI and a bundle of new features.

The first thing you’ll notice right off the bat is the all-new Shopping home page. Here, you  [Read More…]

Finish up your holiday shopping with these great last-minute deals

The holidays are here, and shipping deadlines are already starting to close in. We get it, you like to procrastinate and push things off until tomorrow, but one tomorrow too many may mean that you don’t get your gifts in time to give them. There are a lot of great deals that are available right now, some of which we’ve seen since Black Friday, others which have just reduced in price again. Take a look through this great roundup, and  [Read More…]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday were record-breaking days for online shopping

Amazon announced Cyber Monday was the company’s single biggest shopping day in history. The company said the five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday saw millions more orders than during the same time last year with a total of 180 million items ordered. We know it was huge for our Thrifter Team as well, which had 24/7 coverage during that time.

So how did Amazon’s other top products compare to Thrifter’s? Suprisingly different! I think it’s obvious the  [Read More…]

Ten apps to save you money while Christmas shopping

Christmas is perhaps the best time of the year – but not for your finances. The holiday season is notoriously hard on personal budgets and every year your bank account usually takes a hard hit during the period.

To avoid all that in 2018, you’ll need to try to plan ahead and do as much bargain shopping as you can. With this in mind, we’ve gathered up ten great Android apps to help you save money while Christmas shopping.

Shopkick  [Read More…]

Google’s investing $550 million into Chinese shopping site JD.com

This is part of a new “strategic partnership” Google’s starting with JD.

Similar to how Amazon is the go-to online retailer in the United States, JD.com is China’s second-largest website for buying everything from smartphones to soda. On June 18, Google announced that it’s partnering with JD.com and plans to invest $ 550 million in the company.

Per Karim Temsamani, Google’s President of Asia-Pacific Operations:

We want to accelerate how retail ecosystems deliver consumer experiences that are  [Read More…]

Amazon AR View takes the hassle out of shopping for your home

Google’s ARCore powers the experience.

On February 23, Google officially released ARCore to the masses so more people than ever can experience high quality augmented reality on their phone. Shortly after this launch, Amazon’s begun rolling out a new AR View feature to its Android app.

To get started with AR View, just open the Amazon app, tap on the camera icon, swipe up, and select the icon labeled as “AR View.” Once you do this, you’ll be  [Read More…]

Peak Design Everyday Backpack review: I’ve finally stopped shopping for new bags

My search for the perfect bag might finally be over.

I have a problem — I’m obsessed with backpacks. I’ve gone through three in the past year alone, each with its own set of pros and cons that always left me wanting more. A simple bag with a laptop sleeve is great for quick trips to the coffee shop, but in a busier setting, it’s frustrating to have to dig around for one particular item. I love  [Read More…]

Google Lens will gain shopping features, AR component in the works

There are some exciting features planned for Google Lens.

Google Lens wasn’t much more than a party trick when it first launched on the Pixel 2 as a part of Google Photos, but now that Google’s visual search service is integrated right within the Google Assistant, it’s quickly become a truly functional tool for finding more information on objects around you in the real world. Artem Russakovskii from Android Police recently reached out to Lens’ Engineering Lead, Rajan Patel,  [Read More…]

Back to school shopping alert! Grab this great windows ultrabook for half off! (Promoted Deal)

Hello, friends. We’re back again today with another amazing deal. Technology has become an integral part of education in schools today. Almost every kid out there will be learning on computers and most likely will have one at home to do research or homework on. But damn, computers are expensive! If you’re looking to pick […]