• Behold the decline and fall of the technical age: the scrolling LED tree ornament

    It’s official in my book: technology has become so cheap that it can’t help but be tacky. You may take this art deco scrolling LED ornament as an example of this. It has a matrix of LEDs around the outside and scrolls wishes of Xmas cheer to boost your Yuletide spirit. And get this: it’s called “Seasons Readings”. Get it!? If this isn’t an excuse for a… Read More

  • What I want for Christmas is my own private Chuck E Cheese

    Or, at least, an adult approximation. Some of my fondest memories from childhood are from birthday parties at places like this – if not Chuck E Cheese then Funtasia, Funplex, or later Gameworks. Nothing to do but cruise around, waste money on games, drink Dr. Pepper, and listen to terrible music. Of course, in my private Chuck E Cheese, things would be a little different. Read More

  • PhoneScoop's cellphone giving guide is gold

    While we’re still a couple weeks away from our annual Smartphones Now state-of-the-smartphone package, those who are looking for a regular phone for the holidays should check out the buying guide put together by the alien hybrids at PhoneScoop. It’s deatailed and, while we don’t agree with all their ideas, the advice is reasonable. On a related, self-plugging note, watch for… Read More

  • Jolly Vader: Star Wars Xmas ornaments look awesome

    Hey Mom. i know you read my posts to check up an me, to make sure I haven’t slipped into a heroin-induced coma behind some bathhouse somewhere, but this is the first time I’ve addressed you directly. You see, Xmas is coming. And you always ask me what I want, and I always shrug, and I always end up with a sweater that doesn’t fit. (an aside: when did you start buying them… Read More

  • MacBook upgrades for Xmas

    Stevie Clause (not pictured) knows if you’re naughty or nice, and by the looks of the forthcoming speedbumps to the MacBook line, we’ve collectively been nice. Except you iPhone hackers, you’re getting iCoal. Don’t look for anything dramatic, though a possible change to the Santa Rosa chipset would be welcome. More likely, according to ThinkSecret, we’re… Read More

  • Xmas Tree Made Of Crappy Electronics

    We realize it’s cool to be a geek and all, but some people really get into it. Example A: The Electronic Xmas Tree. Built with cold cathodes, blacklights, LEDs and completed with a Hello Kitty angel on top, this thing screams Sanrio fan/geek. Says Flickr user Jovino who posted the photo: “This tree was made (almost) completely from pre-existing stuff around my house. The… Read More

  • Tiny Living Xmas Tree for Your Desk

    For less than $10, you can tell that person in your office who whines about getting an office Xmas tree to STFU. And this little guy isn’t some plastic fakey tree, but a real growing organic lifeform. You’ve heard of them, now you can get your own. The best part is that this diminutive Tannenbaum comes with something called “magic feeding fluid”, which, if I had had that… Read More