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Angry Birds Seasons Expansion Now Available in Apple App Store

Angry Birds Seasons Expansion Now Available in Apple App Store

Up until today, you'd have had to own an Android-based device in order to access you some sweet winter holiday Angry Birds fun, but now, iDevice users can join in on the fun as well. This lovely addition to the Angry Birds family of games will run you 99 cents if you're buying it for your iPhone or iPod Touch, or $1.99 if you'd like the HD version for your iPad. Users who've already purchased the Halloween version are reporting they're able to upgrade to Seasons for free.

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DIY Death Star Holiday Tree Ornament

DIY Death Star Holiday Tree Ornament

Aww, isn't that cute? Lego superstar Chris McVeigh (aka powerpig) has created an ornament with which your lego obsession can command the tree galaxy. Unless of course, somewhere on your tree is an x-wing with Luke Skywalker in it. Watch out for that. You can follow all the steps as provided by powerpig through his own site, or check out the list of parts needed to make this battle station and try to figure it out yourself!

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Gifts for Smartphone Owners? Try Smartphone Accessories

Gifts for Smartphone Owners? Try Smartphone Accessories

Those investigators over at Retrevo have done a lovely study on the holiday season in terms of people who own one of the following: iPhone, Android based phones, or BlackBerrys. Turns out they'd like accessories for their phones rather than for themselves. In their first study it was found that owners of iPhones and Android based phones both prefer gadget accessories over clothing, books, or perfume (I'm not sure why perfume was chosen instead of, say, movies, but it is what it is.) Only BlackBerry owners found it more enticing to receive a jacket for their back rather than a jacket for their device, and only by a few percentage points.

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Google Sends out Holiday Media Party Invites to Publishers

Google Sends out Holiday Media Party Invites to Publishers

Oh hooray! Drinks and hearty appetizers will be served? I love it! But wait a second, does it say what I think it says? "You are invited to an evening of informal (and off the record) conviviality with our Communications staff and key Googlers." Could this mean they're giving out super secrets we're just supposed to keep to ourselves?! Or maybe it's just a fun night to hang out and get friendly. Either way, super exciting, and soon! December 13th, 2010.

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Family still at your house? You need the Altoids tin martini kit

Family still at your house? You need the Altoids tin martini kit

I can deal with most asshats without any issues or violence. If people I know get on my nerves too much I just don't have to see them again. When it comes to family, we don’t have that luxury. You can't just stop seeing family in most instances and no one can get on your nerves like family.

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Microsoft offers up festive Christmas Windows 7 themes

Microsoft offers up festive Christmas Windows 7 themes

With Thanksgiving come and gone it's time to start dragging out all those Christmas lights and decorations at home and in the office. I bet at least a few of you guys are the sorts who decorate their home and their office cubicle or desk with all sorts of lights and other stuff to make things look festive.

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Foursquare Mocks TSA Airport Screenings with “Baggage Handler” Badge

Foursquare Mocks TSA Airport Screenings with “Baggage Handler” Badge

Perhaps you've had your baggage handled lately? Lots of people who are planning on opting-out of the radiation-ridden x-ray machine TSA is having everyone walk through before and after getting on an airplane will be having their baggage handled, if you know what I mean, when patted down by TSA officials this holiday season. Therefor, in jest, Foursquare is now offering a badge in which you check in at your local airport and include "TSA," "Grope," or even "Don't touch my junk, bro!" in your shout and you'll unlock the a magical message and badge!

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DIY Lego Santa sleigh for geeky festiveness

DIY Lego Santa sleigh for geeky festiveness

Lego is so much more than just a kid's toy today. We have seen some geeks build some great creations from the Lego boxes that are so much cooler than what you might build with a kit from Walmart. We have seen a few holiday kits lately and the latest is a Santa sleigh kit.

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Phonekerchief Lets Your Date Know They’ve Got Your Full Attention

Phonekerchief Lets Your Date Know They’ve Got Your Full Attention

Ever have one of those dates (or playdates) where you're vying for your partner's attention, but they seem to be... oh.. I dunno... distracted by their phone? This sort of thing has been an epidemic ever since the first smartphone was released. Now there's something for you, the nice man or lady, who wants to let their friend or lover know that they're not one of "those people." It's the Phonekerchief, and it's the perfect blend of sassy, ironic, and loveable.

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Giftmeister makes shopping easy on Android and iPhone

Giftmeister makes shopping easy on Android and iPhone

The hard thing about the holidays for me is always finding a gift for people I need to shop for that is in the price range I want to spend and they will like. My family always says, "I don't care what you get me" leaving me with no idea what they might like. A new app for the iPhone and Android phones has surfaced called Giftmeister.

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The Daily Slash: November 15 2010

The Daily Slash: November 15 2010

Very first of all, let me point you toward our big time huge post: Holiday Gift Guide 2010! It's full of EVERYTHING you could ever want (this year.) Then we've got reviews of both the Verizon AND the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab (both!), a review of a bigtime thin Full HD panel display, and an expanded look at all the stuff Mark Zuckerberg said about the future of communication today at the Facebook announcement event. And BONUS: Google CEO Eric Schmidt reveals not only a working Nexus S, but Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Oh geeky tree, oh geeky tree, how square are thy branches

Oh geeky tree, oh geeky tree, how square are thy branches

Geeks like to build stuff out of Lego. It's a fact of life. Geeks also like Christmas, that's when we tend to get new gadgets and stuff. The only downside to decorating for the holidays is that the setting up your tree can be a real pain in the rear.

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