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Features by Brendan Newnam

Small talk: Walmart.com takes cash, 'Ciri' is in your TV

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Paying for cash at Walmart.com, when you accidentally fire your entire company, and an Apple knock-off TV has Ciri in it.
Posted In: Walmart, apple tv, job

Small talk: A backlit Nook, worst jobs, growing chairs

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A Nook e-reader that won't disturb others, a list of the best, worst and most stressful jobs in the U.S., and an artist is growing chairs.
Posted In: Nook, Barnes & Noble, worst jobs, chairs

Small talk: Bacon coffin, Beatles Wheelchair, Siri sued

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: a bacon-y coffin, what The Beatles have to do with wheelchairs, and is Siri worried about getting sued?
Posted In: bacon, The Beatles, siri

Small talk: Pink lights, games with cats, Google ads

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: using pink lights to deter criminals, an interspecies iPad game you can play with your cat, Google replacing ringtones with ads.
Posted In: Pink, Crime, cats, iPad, Google, ads

Small talk: Quiet flying, NYC taxi lights, exam answers

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Virgin's Upper Class Dream Suite, New York taxis get new lights, and funny exam questions.
Posted In: Virgin Atlantic, New York City, taxis, exams

Small talk: New car smell, Girl Scout cookies

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Girl Scouts get high-tech, that new car smell is toxic and getting to Ecuador if you're a retiree.
Posted In: Girl Scouts, new car, Ecuador, Retirement

Small talk: Church of Copyism, fake wine, BA's oops

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A church that believes in the power of file sharing, pinot noir that's not pinot noir, and British Airways causes "undue concern."

Best of 'Small Talk' in 2011

A showcase of the most amusing under-the-radar business stories of 2011.

Small talk: Burger King, counting pigeons and product placement

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Burger King loses its crown, pigeons may be able to do math and the shows with the most product placement.

How to have a happy holiday, from the Dinner Party Download

As we head into the holidays, buying up the store and making big plans for parties... we could all use a little help if we want to make a splash.
Posted In: Money holidays christmas gifts personal finance

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