gift guide 2010

12 Days Of Christmas: Roku XDS streaming player

Like Uncle Eddie said, “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.” And so, kind readers, in that spirit today’s daily giveaway is a Roku XDS. Cut the cord, st

Review: Nikon Coolpix P7000

Short Version: It’s no secret that I love photography. I’m also very attached to my DSLR. I rarely leave the house without it and consider it to be an important part of my life. That being

10 Tasteful Gifts For The Aspiring Chef

While there are some of us for whom even boiling water correctly is a challenge, there are also future Top Chefs just waiting to be given the chance. You probably have one among your family or friends

Staying Safe Online This Holiday Season

<img src=""><i>Given the recent rash of hacks, let's talk a little about staying safe this holiday. You pro

Gift Guide: The Ultimate Multi-tool Round Up

<img src="" />Whether you just need a knife and screwdriver or a whole suite of doodads, there's a multi-tool out there for you. But the

12 Days Of Christmas: Kobo E-Reader And E-Books

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12 Days Of Christmas: Digital Storm Black OPS Assassin PC Gaming Rig

Santa and his little elves at Digital Storm are busy assembling a spectacular gaming monster for one lucky CrunchGear reader’s Christmas morning. We hear it’s going to include an Intel Cor

The 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza

Happy holidays, dear readers! ‘Tis the season to gather round family and friends in the spirit of giving; that’s just what we’re doing here. Over the next 12 days we’re going t

TechCrunch Giveaway: Five Google Chrome Cr-48 Notebooks

<p style="text-align:center;"><img class="aligncenter" src="" alt="" /></p> For the last week there's been a frenzy of news around Chro

Review: Neato XV-11 Robotic Vacuum

Short Version: Didn’t want to review the XV-11 as it’s about a year or so old by now and I found this absolutely horrible infomercial for it on their site. That’s two strikes right o

Our Favorite Things: Super Mario All-Stars Special 25th Anniversary Edition

Super Mario Brothers 25th Anniversary All-Stars MSRP: $29.99 Product Page Good For: People who remember when men were men, women were women, and plumbers wore little hats and smashed turtles. Not for:

My Week With The iPod Nano Watch

When the first iPod Nano watch straps appeared on the scene in September, I was non-plussed. I’ve seen plenty of wrist-mounted MP3 players, phones, and other junk to understand that anything you

Now Go Home And Get Your Cole Haan Shinebox

<img src="" />Looking for a good way to put down the high roller in your life? Get him a shinebox, so whenever he gets out of line, you

Now Go Home And Get Your Cole Haan Shinebox

<img src="" />Looking for a good way to put down the high roller in your life? Get him a shinebox, so whenever he gets out of line, you

Contest: J-List Wants You To Have A Happy J-Christmas

Our buddy Peter at J-List doesn’t have a lot of Yule Logs or mistletoe in Tokyo but he does have some Japanese goodies for you and yours. He’s offering one of the following prizes to one l

Live Long And Prosper With This R2-D2 Mug

This little robot will take you to his leader if you can use the magic of Yoda! Sure he costs 25 Galactic Credits but it will be worth it as you tell your girlfriend “Nanoo nanoo” as you w

The Great Holiday iPad Case Round-Up iPads are shaping up to be a popular gift this year (despite the certainty of a sequel just around the cor

Outfitting Your Family’s Traveler For Stellar Photography

If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s planning a trip, you’re going to want to make sure they’re prepared. Yeah, sure, with extra socks and stuff, but what I’m ta

The Kisai Satellite: More Crazy Tokyoflash Watches

Another day, another crazy Tokyoflash watch. This model, called the Satellite, comes in black and white and separates the hours, minutes, and seconds into zones. It costs $94 and comes with a fancy ru

Our Favorite Things: The Ultrapod II Travel Tripod

<img src="" />There are a lot of toys out there for the traveling photographer (for whom a gift guide is forthcoming), but a simple, dura
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