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Rebel with this gloriously tacky 'Star Wars' lightsaber lamp

Embrace the force of galactic gaudiness with a glowing lightsaber lamp depicting your favorite original trilogy characters.

By August 6, 2015


Yelp rolls out gift certificates for local businesses

Some people find it tacky to give coupons as a gift. To fix this, Yelp is launching a new feature that lets small-business owners offer gift cards straight from their profile pages.

By September 12, 2012


Microsoft stages tacky 'funeral' of iPhone and BlackBerry

Microsoft employees in Redmond celebrate the release to manufacturers of Windows Phone 7 by putting on a mock funeral of the iPhone and BlackBerry, including a Thriller dance.

By September 13, 2010


Bracketron Nav-Mat II is a good kind of tacky

The supersticky Bracketron Nav-Mat II is a worthwhile option for dash-mounting your GPS device without potentially damaging your vehicle in the process.

By August 10, 2010


VibroGym Swarovski thingie makes us shudder

Swarovski crystals have swarmed over the VibroGym Diamond VG Evolution in an unspeakable nexus of utter pointlessness. Fitness was never so tacky.

By November 5, 2010


For Father's Day, don't get him a tacky mouse

The superslim MoGo should stick to its original design.

By May 23, 2008


Orson Welles' Martians finally land--in a Colorado attic

The whole non-saga of "Balloon Boy" can be seen as tacky and embarrassing. But isn't it sort of comforting that we all freaked out together?

By October 16, 2009


My encounter with the 'Buddha phone'

If you can put up with its hideous keypad design and tacky 24k-gold plating, you can put up with anything.

By April 23, 2008


I'm only here for the blinkenlights

I'm a sucker for anything that lights up, flashes, blinks or glows. The tacky neon of Vegas is fine by me, but what I really, really wanted from CES was one of Logitech's flashing green medallions.

By January 11, 2007


The Dixons is dead. Long live the Currys.digital!

So farewell, then, to Dixons on the High Street -- and a big, tacky, gadgety welcome to 'Currys.digital'. Britain's slightly naff electronics retailer is taking the Dixons brand virtual, leaving us intrigued as to what we'll find in its real stores. MP3 fridges, anyone?

April 5, 2006