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  • Last-minute tech and mobile gifts you can still buy right now

    Posted December 24, 2012 - 11:25 am

    This is a guide to making your gift-giving seem as savvy as your online life.
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Home and office gear

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:53 am

    They say that a man’s home is his castle – we figure that if you’re going to have a castle, it needs to be filled up with some really cool, high-tech stuff. If you’re working at a home office or just want to boost that home network in order to get a better connected home entertainment system up and running, the following products are great gift ideas:
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Miscellaneous tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:49 am

    In our 12th year of presenting our Cool Yule Tools holiday gift guide, we’ve done our best to try to categorize the gift ideas into different groups – portable entertainment, travel gear, etc. While many of these ideas could, in theory, be placed there, sometimes we just feel that the device/gift idea should just be placed in “miscellaneous.” So that’s what we did with some of these. Enjoy!
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Home entertainment tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:38 am

    The home entertainment category in our Cool Yule Tools holiday guide used to be a part of the “After Hours” section, but with the explosion of high-tech features in the consumer electronics space, there’s a multitude of devices that will keep you entertained after a long day of work. Here are our picks for gift ideas that can keep you entertained and connected when you’re home:
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Digital video and photo tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:36 am

    Like smartphones and music players, the digital video and photography category has exploded with cameras over the past few years. Rather than focusing on every model and device with an X number of megapixels, we’ve focused our attention new ways and gadgets that incorporate photography or video in new or different ways. There are plenty of sites that cover each new camera (PC World comes to mind), rather, here are some cool gift ideas to enhance your existing camera or video device:
  • Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Video games and after work distractions

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:32 am

    When we first started doing the Cool Yule Tools holiday gift guides, our “After Hours” section used to cover all of the “entertainment” devices, toys, gadgets and video games. With the explosion of home entertainment, personal entertainment and other consumer electronics, the entire guide is practically an “After Hours” section. Still, here are some of our picks of favorite video games and other “after work” distractions for you or your family:
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Portable entertainment

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:32 am

    In the category of portable entertainment, what once was filled with different portable music players has been replaced instead by accessories that go along with the iPod, iPhone or other smartphone device that can play music. Listening to music is no longer dedicated to a single device, but part of a comprehensive device. Instead, our portable entertainment category features a variety of cool earphones and speaker systems that you can take along with you when you travel or go running.
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Tablet accessories

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:20 am

    While last year may have been the year of the tablet (with the introduction/invasion of the iPad), this year certainly qualifies as the year of the tablet accessory. Whether it’s a case, a pillow, stand or speaker system, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite devices to go along with our favorite tablets:
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Health & fitness tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:20 am

    Making a big comeback in this year’s holiday gift guide is the health and fitness category. Whether you’re just starting out on the path of exercise, or are a seasoned athlete, the number of consumer electronics products dedicated to a person’s health has increased steadily over the past few years. Here are some of our favorites that can make a good gift under the tree for your favorite fitness enthusiast:
  • 20 cool gifts for geeks

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:14 am

    Hard to believe, but once again it's time to put together our holiday wish lists. Here are 20 of our favorite products submitted and tested and "Cool Yule Elf" approved.
  • Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Travel gear tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:09 am

    One thing that has remained constant over the years is that we still like to travel. Whether it’s by plane, train or automobile, we’re always on the go. They say that the journey is more important than the destination, so we feel that if you have to make the journey, at least use some devices and gadgets that can make you more productive, comfortable or informed during the trip. Here are our favorite gift ideas for the road warrior on your list:
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Personal storage tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:05 am

    There’s a lot of shiny and flashy gadgets and home entertainment devices that will entice most of the population during the holidays – cameras, music players, camcorders and tablets are sure to be this season’s top sellers once again. But once gift recipients start to create content, listen to music, download apps or record videos, they will eventually need a good, safe and reliable digital place to store their stuff. That’s where storage comes in – it’s not always the sexiest product category, but there’s a lot of new innovations in storage that we think will make good gifts as well:
  • Ultrafast tech gift ideas for the procrastinating giver

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 11:21 am

    You're packing your bags to head out of town for the holidays when you suddenly realize you forgot to buy something for your uncle or your friend Nick at work. It's too late to get something to them by mail, and you'd have to be a fool to brave the retail world to find that perfect gift. So how can you save yourself?
  • 10 last-minute gift ideas for Linux geeks

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 10:04 am

    It may be better to give than it is to receive, but that doesn't mean geeks the world over don't have virtual sugarplums dancing through their heads.
  • The best tech holiday gifts under $200

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    If you have two Benjamins to spend on holiday gear for a loved one (or even yourself), you have a range of choices--including robots, kooky Japanese watches, great graphics boards, brightly colored USB 3.0 storage, and more.
  • 2009 geek gadget gift guide

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the techie in your life? Our top 10 picks.
  • 2009 geek book gift guide

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    Looking for a good read for your favorite techie? We have a few suggestions.
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    Cool Stuff: Your 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 5:00 pm

    18 economical, expensive, and just plain weird tech gifts for your friends and family
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