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Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

So it's Christmas day (or something similar here at the tail end of 2011) and you've just received a fine Android tablet or smartphone to get you started on your way to smart device heaven: what do you do? You first take a look at the apps you've already got, realize there's not just one whole heck of a lot of fun stuff there, then head to the Android Market. Your device likely has a little white bag icon with an Android head on it in green titled "Market" - this is where you want to go to get the goods. In this post you'll find a find handfull of apps I suggest to you to pick up immediately.

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Happy Holidays from SlashGear

Happy Holidays from SlashGear

Today and tomorrow you'll hear just a little bit less from the team here at SlashGear than you normally would because we're out having a fabulous time celebrating Christmas (or something like it) at each of our various family abodes. What you will find is a couple of guides on what to do with your gifts, specifically if they come from the Apple or Android families, and some surprise posts as well. We're hoping you find this holiday set of days as relaxing as we are, taking a break from everything, including news about the ever-expanding future of gadgetry.

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Android team wishes you a Santa-laden Galaxy Nexus Holiday

Android team wishes you a Santa-laden Galaxy Nexus Holiday

There's a video out there today by the name of Happy Holidays - from Android, which contains spirits being made bright, laughing all the way, and Santa himself, not to mention the brand new Samsung Galaxy Nexus making everyone's noses glow with delight. Of course there's no way this is a response to Santa using Siri, right? It really doesn't matter, what matters is that this commercial is completely lovely and makes for a warm cup of hot chocolate directly from Google's Android headquarters where though it doesn't often snow, it certainly did this year.

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BugHouse Future Fossils tech in cement for the gadgeteer who has absolutely everything

BugHouse Future Fossils tech in cement for the gadgeteer who has absolutely everything

When it comes down to it, there's only so much technological gadget bits that one person can possibly want for the holidays*, so when you get to that point with the electronics lover in your life, there's always the old fallback: a big bit of rock. Not just a sack of pavers you stole from your neighbor, no way, this is the BugHouse Future Fossils series of life-sized decorative editions made with a cement casing to make sure you're in the right place when it comes to displaying the future's past in classic connected items. These mothers range anywhere from $50 to $500 USD and most of them are unlimited in the amount that you can buy.

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Cyber Monday 2011 shopping guide

Cyber Monday 2011 shopping guide

Looking for some great deals on gear for your holiday shopping list? We've rounded up some of best Cyber Monday deals to get you started! If you're looking for a good deal on game console, Walmart has a couple different bundles that are worth checking out. You can get the PS3 bundle with LittleBigPlanet 2, Rachet and Clank: All 4 One and a third game of your choice for $263. The Xbox 360 bundle comes with Halo Reach, Fable III, and a third game of your choice for $319. More items will be added to the sale throughout the week.

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5 Things SlashGear is thankful for this year

5 Things SlashGear is thankful for this year

It's turkey day here in the United States, and as the reasons for Thanksgiving have been blurred and broadened since the first celebration many moons ago, so too must we take a non-traditional post: here's five things SlashGear is thankful for. We're a team from all across the United States as well as a few other continents on this lovely gadget-tastic world of ours, and even though the first Thanksgiving got its start in the USA, this whole day should be called one where we realize how very lucky we all are to have what we've got. That said, enjoy five items that the average citizen might never have considered, but that we here at SlashGear hold dear.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

With technology in our pockets, living rooms, handbags and offices, buying gadgets for the holidays isn't just about satisfying the geek in your life any more, but making sure everybody gets the tech-toy they've been desperate for all year. SlashGear's Holiday Gift Guide 2011 helps you cut through the battery-powered confusion and pick out the best products on the market today, whether you're looking for a tablet, a laptop or a digital camera.

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What Do You Get A Dad That Has Everything?

What Do You Get A Dad That Has Everything?

It’s Father’s Day and I wish dads out there a wonderful day with your sons and daughters. I never understood my father’s love as well as the sacrifices he made until the arrival of my daughter, Allison, a little over a year ago. That being said, it’s nice having one day out of year where dads all over the world are being shown how much they’re appreciated. Giving presents or a Father’s Day card is the norm and presents can range from a drawing to an expensive flatscreen TV.

(photo credit: Daniel Lim)

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$100 Gets You a Mysterious Package Aboard Any Airplane (so Long as You’re a TSA Agent)

$100 Gets You a Mysterious Package Aboard Any Airplane (so Long as You’re a TSA Agent)

So you're ready to get aboard a flight and you've decided you'd like to place your bag aboard a different flight. Why would you want to do that? You're a TSA agent and you'd like to test the system with $100 bill. You take your totally mysterious bag, you head over to a JetBlue flight, you hand that one hundred dollar bill to the doorman, and poof! You've got that bag aboard, unaccompanied by you.

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