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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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LiteLocker lets you leave those Christmas lights up all year

LiteLocker lets you leave those Christmas lights up all year

There are a few asshats in my neighborhood that put up Christmas lights last year and just left them up. One of the guys even left his wreath and garland around the door all year. I guess it was a short cut to decorating for this year, but its' dumb to drive by in May and see holiday decorations up already.

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Lonely Planet Gives Several City Guide Apps Away Free During 2010 Holiday Season

Lonely Planet Gives Several City Guide Apps Away Free During 2010 Holiday Season

If you've ever traveled outside of your own country (or state or city for that matter), you know the importance of the most important tool you can have: the city guide. I personally have gone through a few cities overseas with nothing but a map, a backpack full of scraps of paper, and my wallet, but once I had the chance to grab a city guide booklet (this was back before smartphones), my whole experience changed. Flash forward to today when we've got these tiny screens we can keep in our pockets, and Lonely Planet has a collection of city guides you can grab and keep handy at the flick of the finger! And what's the big news today? Lonely Planet is giving away a batch of big cities away during this holiday season, totally freaking free of charge!

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iPad is the New Christ

iPad is the New Christ

Or at least that's what the folks at One More Thing are saying, in a way, in a totally fun way, might I add, as they've here created for the world an all-apple Nativity Scene (aka Christmas Creche) for you to print out and set up for yourself. You'll find all your favorites here illustrated to witness the holy birth of the iPad. God, forgive them for their sin (if you would consider such a thing a sin,) as this is totally a bunch of fun and in no way takes away from the fun of your son's birthday party.

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Boba Fett Christmas ornament and other geeky decorations

Boba Fett Christmas ornament and other geeky decorations

If Jabba the Hutt celebrated Christmas the celebration would probably include a bikini-clad princess dancing around, lots of frogs in jars to eat, and a bounty hunter delivering a carbonite encased Han Solo as a gift. This really cool Christmas ornament has surfaced at Oddee and it rocks.

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Skyara Sells Experience

Skyara Sells Experience

As it is the holiday season when I write this post, I suggest thinking about something like this for the person who says they want nothing, couldn't possibly see the value in another gift, that person who you cannot possibly satisfy. How about tea with MC Hammer? You TOO can do wild and crazy things like a Trap and Skeet Shoot with the co-founder of MySpace! All of this is available (at a cost) via this fabulous new place by the name of Skyara. They've got the two experiences I just mentioned up for promoting this startup - other events cost anywhere from $10 to over $100.

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Gorillaz to Release FREE Album on Christmas Day, Entirely Recorded on iPad

Gorillaz to Release FREE Album on Christmas Day, Entirely Recorded on iPad

What in the world?! Gorillaz, basically the greatest cartoon band of all time, are planning on releasing an album recorded entirely on an iPad FOR FREE on Christmas day. Gorillaz real-world frontman Damon Albarn told UK music paper NME: “I’ve made it on an ipad – I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad. ... I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made a completely different kind of record. ... It’s ironic, being the sort of technophobe and Luddite that I am.” Super fun gifts are being released up until Christmas via an Advent Calendar on Gorillaz website.

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Vonage offers users free calls to Santa for Christmas

Vonage offers users free calls to Santa for Christmas

Christmas is here and if your kids are waiting to see Santa at the mall and the line is just too long Vonage has your back. You can call Santa for free if you are a Vonage customer by dialing 1-700-CALL-SANTA from a Vonage phone in your home to hear a message from the big guy himself.

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