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Got a Toy That Can Spy? Here's How to Know and What to Do

Got a Toy That Can Spy? Here's How to Know and What to Do

By Joseph Pisani | Dec 25
Toys connected to the internet could be a target for crooks who may listen in on conversations or use them to steal a child's personal information. There are ways to reduce the risks.

Gift Wrap or Tape in 1 Hour: How Amazon Aids Procrastinators

Gift Wrap or Tape in 1 Hour: How Amazon Aids Procrastinators

By Joseph Pisani | Dec 24
Even after online shipping deadlines have passed, holiday procrastinators in more than 30 cities who have already paid for Amazon's $99-a-year Prime membership can order this weekend to get gifts, food or decorations in two hours.

Buyers' Guide: Choosing A Smart Speaker for Your Home

Buyers' Guide: Choosing A Smart Speaker for Your Home

By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 23
Digital assistants on these speakers - Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana and soon Apple's Siri - can play music, set timers and read off your calendar events. Here's a guide to choosing one for you or a loved one.

From Poinsettias to Raw Cookie Dough: 5 Holiday Truths

From Poinsettias to Raw Cookie Dough: 5 Holiday Truths

By Lindsey Tanner | Dec 21
Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them:

Why Open-Air Markets Are a Holiday Marathon For Artists & Retailers

Why Open-Air Markets Are a Holiday Marathon For Artists & Retailers

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Dec 21
At the holiday markets that pop up annually, many of the booths are staffed by artisans hoping to make a significant portion of their revenue or to get visibility that will translate into sales other times of the year.

Board Games Get Messy with Squirting Toilets & Soggy Dogs

Board Games Get Messy with Squirting Toilets & Soggy Dogs

By Joseph Pisani | Dec 20
Board games are getting messier as toy makers try to match the popularity of Pie Face, a game than flings whipped cream at faces.

Calendar Quirk and Amazon Put Pressure on Retailers to Deliver

Calendar Quirk and Amazon Put Pressure on Retailers to Deliver

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 18
A calendar quirk this year and Amazon's seven-days-a-week delivery capability are building pressure on retailers to deliver.

Splurged on an Expensive Gift? Don't Forget to Insure It

Splurged on an Expensive Gift? Don't Forget to Insure It

By Lacie Glover, NerdWallet | Dec 18
Insurance might be the least exciting thing about surprising your loved one with a valuable gift this holiday - but don't let it fall off your priority list.

Alexa, Can I Do My Holiday Shopping Through You?

Alexa, Can I Do My Holiday Shopping Through You?

By Joseph Pisani | Dec 17
It was a few weeks before Christmas and time to put my voice assistant to the test: Could I just shout out the gifts I needed to buy without having to get on a smartphone or computer?

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Tips

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Tips

By Rhianna Miller | Dec 17
Rhianna Miller, home and garden design expert for RubberMulch shows you exactly how to get that polished outdoor holiday decorating down with easy-to-create ideas that don't take a lot of time or money.

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