Last-minute gift: A $50 iTunes gift card for $40

(Credit: Walmart) Well, folks, that wraps up another year for the Cheapskate. (Actually, I may have a deal or two for you next week, but mostly I’m planning some much-needed battery recharging.) I want to wish everyone a safe and exciting holiday, and a happy and healthy new year. Wish I could join all of […]

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Understanding Carcinoid Tumor

Understanding Carcinoid Tumor Carcinoid tumors are a rare, slow-growing type of cancer that can be cured if caught early, but is difficult to diagnose. Most carcinoid tumors start in the gut, including the intestines, appendix, rectum, colon, stomach, and pancreas. They account for about one-third of all tumors of the small intestine and almost 50% […]

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Spielberg, Clooney, Hanks Give Maximum Contributions to Obama’s Reelection Bid

(AP Photo.) (CNSNews.com) – A number of big names from the entertainment industry have contributed to President Barack Obama’s campaign for a second term in office and to the Democratic National Committee. According to the campaign contribution data on the OpenSecrets.org Web site, actor George Clooney is renewing his support for President Obama in 2011 with a $2,500 contribution for […]

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As Kodak struggles, Eastman Chemical thrives

By Ernest Scheyder and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) – George Eastman is best known as the inventor of photographic film and founder of Eastman Kodak Co, but his century-old legacy of entrepreneurship now rides on the lesser-known Eastman Chemical Co. That was hardly the case in 1994, when Eastman Kodak spun off its […]

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Republic Wireless now unlimited–for real!

The Republic Wireless LG Optimus S uses Wi-Fi whenever possible, even for phone calls. (Credit: Republic Wireless) Earlier this month I took the Republic Wireless smartphone and service for a test-drive. Quick refresher: You pay $199 for an LG Optimus S (a small but sweet Android 2.3 phone), then $19 per month for “unlimited” voice, […]

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8 Ways to Help Your Doctor Make the Right Diagnosis

8 Ways to Help Your Doctor Make the Right Diagnosis When you feel sick, achy, or exhausted, you want to know why. You want to know now. But it’s not always easy to find the right diagnosis, especially when your symptoms are vague or common. And unfortunately, some of the time the experts come up […]

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Romney Says He Will Continue Obama’s Policy of Having Homosexuals in Military

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to the media during a rally at Boiling Springs Fire Station, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) (CNSNews.com) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, says he has no plans to reverse the Obama administration’s repeal […]

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Wingwomen

Thinkstock / AskMen “When women approach women, their defenses are lower“ There’s a certain type of name for a woman you pay to have sex with. And while that kind of woman is still popular, a different type of professional female is thriving elsewhere. Australians have popularized the use of wingwomen, which is a paid, […]

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IBM Predicts Mind-Reading Machines

IBM predicted that you will be able to use your mind to log into your computer. ARMONK, N.Y. – Century-old technology colossus IBM on Monday depicted a near future in which machines read minds and recognize who they are dealing with. The ” IBM 5 in 5 ” predictions were based on societal trends and […]

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Intel’s smartphone guru angles for smooth landing

By Noel Randewich SANTA CLARA, California (Reuters) – Mike Bell likens his new job at Intel Corp to piloting a glider. The engineer Intel is counting on to spearhead a belated drive into the smartphone arena has refocused its development arm, brought in new blood, and tried to inculcate an appreciation for gadgetry at the […]

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