In our last poll, we asked you how long you can do without your cell phone. Here are the results:
I was a little surprised that so many people said they could leave behind their cell phones for an entire week. Among the "other" answers were: one month, one minute, never, and forever. I would put myself in the 15-minutes category, but only when my daughter is at home. Otherwise, maybe 5 minutes.
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I'm not addicted to my cell phone; rather, other people are addicted to my being instantly available 24/7 by cell phone, and I merely enable them in their addiction by always having it on and near me.
How long can you have your cell phone off without breaking into a cold sweat (other than when you're asleep)? If you turn it off for 15 minutes, do you come back to messages like "Where have you been all this time?" Do you become a "missing person" if you don't answer for more than an hour, six hours, a whole day? Take our POLL.
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We are very excited to bring you an inside view of the Popgadget pop-up shop which is one of the 2007 Holiday Shops at Henri Bendel in New York City. The store is now open, on the 3rd Floor, and is like a Popgadget page come to life.
The directory sign, which made us scream in excitement.
Popgadget Dream Machines! Conveniently located across from the Chocolate Cafe where you can get amazing hot chocolate and beautiful truffles. Right in front of the Rizzoli Book Shop is Popgadget!
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Shopping search engines are great when you already know what you want. But what if you want to buy a digital camera for someone for the holidays and don't have a clue where to start? Wouldn't it be nice if you could pick through the zillions of options by process of elimination?
Popgadget has partnered with Techselector to bring you interactive buying guides that take you through a series of questions to hone in on the product you're looking for. For instance, if you select the digital camera category, the first selection you make relates simpy to size: mini, compact or full size. And then you get the following sequence of questions with multiple choice answers: what you're going to use it for, whether you want a viewfinder or LCD display, the size of the LCD display, the level of zoom you want, what kind of storage you'd like, how you want it to connect to your computer (USB, firewire, etc). In the end, you get a list of cameras that fit your requirements. And if you don't choose to buy one of the products in your search results, you at least have a more solid starting point for doing further research.
We know that Popgadget readers aren't all tech geeks (or at least not in every area of tech), so this is for those of you who want a friendlier approach to finding just the right product for your needs. Give it a try (or let someone less tech-savvy then yourself give it a try), and let us know what you think.
We're looking for another freelance writer and trendhunter, this time with a focus on what's coming out of Asia. The new writer will contribute one newsletter item per week and also contribute to blog posts (frequency of posting is flexible, depending on your availability).
We're also looking for a newsletter editor to contribute one short newsletter item per week on tech tips (about 300 words) and to set up and edit 2 to 3 newsletters per week (some html coding knowledge is a plus).
Details after the jump.
Even for those of us who love our gadgets, actually shopping for them isn't always a heady experience. Take our poll by clicking here and let us know where you most enjoy buying electronics (if anywhere).