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Roku XD – 1080p Streaming Video Comes Home For Christmas

Sure, it sounds like a type of noodle, but the Roku is in fact one of the most compact and best-reviewed streaming video players currently on the market. Oh, and now it comes with 1080p capabilities.


6 Gadget Gifts Grandparents Will Love

Grammy and Gramps love gadgets as much as you do, but maybe Xbox 360 is not exactly their thing. Knowing a few grandparents myself, I asked some what kind of gadgets they would like as presents from their kids and grandkids. Most of them said, "I'd like them to visit me more often...."

The Grinch Christmas Bingo Game

It's never too early to think about Christmas. That lovable Grinch is at it again. The Grinch Christmas Bingo Game is sure to bring a smile to the biggest of scrooges next Christmas.

iPad-Compatible Clothing For Carrying Social Media On Your Person (Just In Time For The Holidays)

As innovative as the iPad is, the one challenge that most owners are up against is how to transport their portable hand-held computers around. Sling bags, purses and backpacks are jerry-rigged solutions. When you're on the go with an urge to tweet or check your Facebook status quickly, the best access is reaching for the envied device from the inside pocket of a jacket or vest designed specifically for the purpose.

Holiday Gift Idea: A Pair of Eco-Shoes For The Recycling Nork

The trash to treasure pair of shoes you see in the picture to the right was created by Gabriel Dishaw. They are part of Dishaw's Junk Dunk shoe sculpture series. Each shoe is made with recycled metals, computer parts and typewriter parts

Kindle Gets Booked On Several Counts Of Free Content

As popular as the iPad is for the eBook reader market, there didn't seem to be any slow down in Kindle sales this holiday season. In fact, according to media reports, Amazon was scheduled to ship more than eight million Kindle e-Readers this year - 60 percent up from previous forecasts. And not only are there now more Kindle owners, it is becoming easier to pay for your Kindle with the money you save in receiving free books.

While Google Glass Stalls, Augmented Reality Has Eyes On Innovega's Contact Lens

The blogosphere has been cybersalivating over the potential debut of Google Glass supposedly to arrive in time for the Christmas holidays, 2013. As if the $1500 price tag is a reasonable price point for the Average Joe consumer? But aside from cost are glasses going to provide the Augmented Reality experience people are really looking for?

Brainwave Toys - Do Today's Kids Have Enough Brain Power To Play?

Mind controlled toys are here. But will kids be able to sit still long enough to play them in today's Ritalin-based world? I'm not sure.  But the toys are pretty cool...

Join GE’s #3DPrintMyGift Challenge & Make Santa’s Sleigh!

This fun contest presented by GE and GrabCAD will test 3D printing wizards and creative dreamers to design a printable model of the greatest version of Santa’s sleigh to date! Are your ready for this Christmas challenge?

Designed For Kids, But Can YOU Resist? Crane 1-Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier

... There are over a dozen adorable characters to choose from including: the Sponge Bob  Humidifier, Hello Kitty Humidifier, Thomas The Tank Humidifier, and a pig, penguin, frog, dragon, panda, elephant, and cow humidifier!  If you or your children need room humidifiers for the dry days and nights of winter, give these a peek.  If nothing else, they'll make you smile.

Strange, Sick and Savvy Santas: Ads from Around the World

Santa's gettin' around this year.  Seems he's hangin' with some unsavory women, dressing in condoms, and getting decapitated.  That's quite a lot of activity for a guy who should be delivering toys...

When iPhone Targets Retail Stores Will It Lose Its Caché?

Just in time for the holidays, after launching sales and support for the iPhone at Best Buy and Walmart back in June, Apple is officially going mainstream when it arrives at Target stores on November 7. Consumers will be able to purchase both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS at any of the department store chains' 846 stores. With such a major merchandising change-up like this, does Apple run the risk of losing some of its mystique and exclusivity by going mainstream?

New Social Media Seasonal Holiday Created By Groupon

As one of the first and most popular social buying sites, Groupon differentiates itself once again from its competitors by establishing its own holiday. The fact that it begins on the Monday prior to Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa might smack a bit like overt commercialism, but with deals up to 90 percent off, I think a lot of seasonal shoppers are going to be celebrating "Grouponicus" this holiday season.

Music-Infused Earmuffs Make a Great Gift or Stocking Stuffer

Keep your ears warm and full of tunes this holiday season.

10 Super Creative Cat Calendars For 2011

Pet calendars have become so clever and creative that this year I've decided to separate the cat calendars from the dog ones. No one seems to be very creative with the remaining species of pets, but that's my complaint every year.  So, off we go into kitty land and the artists that express them so well in the 2011 Cat Wall Calendars.

Fir Real: Free Christmas Trees from IKEA Japan

IKEA Japan's "Free Tree" offer is an economical (and ecological) way for store shoppers to celebrate the season with a real Christmas tree. That's one Swede deal!

Novelty Socks Will Bring Out Your Wild Side

Just in time for the holidays there are some funky novelty socks that will bring out the wild side in anyone!

5 Fun Eco-Dining Accessories to Keep Holiday Dinner Guests Tension-Free

It's that time of year again. You can feel the tension weighing everyone down. All you want to do is serve a great meal and keep the peace between the people you love. Help alleviate the tension with the 5 cool eco-dining distractions I have listed below.

Eco-friendly Christmas Trees Stands in Haifa Shortly After Devastating Fire

Today in the center of Haifa there is a 38-foot Christmas tree made of 5,480 recycled plastic bottles. The eco-friendly tree was finished a few days after devastating fires left over 40 people dead and millions of trees destroyed. The green project could not have been done without the help of Haifa's local residents.

Kindle vs Nook & Sony Reader

Sony, in its latest attempt to compete head-on with Amazon's Kindle's and Barnes & Noble's Nook success is attempting to open a storefront online of its own. In spite of a previous failure at a similar venture back in 2005, is Sony ready for a comeback?And if not, does Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook win in this year's Holiday Sweepstakes?