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Tech Gifts For the Geek In Your Life

2013 BrothaTech geek

Who has two thumbs and is a tech geek?

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What, you thought I forgot about the tech geeks?

I know, I know…Shopping for a tech geek (like me) can be hard when they either already has all the gadgets and gizmos, or plan on getting the hottest devices before you can even blink.

Mrs. Tech can vouch for the level of difficulty that goes with buying the perfect gift for the somebody like me. So I decided to do some digging and come up with some cool tech devices that just I’m sure I would dig as gifts (I hope a certain somebody is reading this).

More importantly, these are gift ideas that you may not find on any other holiday season gadget gift-list:

  • Slim Wallet by Supr
  • Brookstone Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Location Tracker
  • Viper SmartAlarm System
  • Revolv Home Automation Hub
  • Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector
  • Parrott AR.Drone Quadricopter
  • Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote

There is a good chance these items aren’t in the crosshairs of the tech geek in your life. Check out my “Not Your Average 7 Tech Gifts For Dad” on Babble to find out why I picked these dope gifts.

 

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Tech Tools For Creating the Best Holiday Cards

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A Babble Joint

Every year around this time, Mrs. Tech stresses out about sending holiday cards. Making an appointment with a photographer/studio, finding matching outfits for us (lame), and making sure everybody smiles (and stays clean) can prove to be a overwhelming for her. That’s not counting the time it takes to create and mail the cards. But every year, she powers through…That’s why I call her “Michelle Huxtable” Or “Claire Obama”.

As a tech geek, I’m always trying to find ways to make her job easier. My low-tech suggestion is “They will be alright if they don’t get a holiday card this year” As you can imagine, that suggestion doesn’t make it to the final cut. My technology suggestion would be to use all these gadgets, apps, and websites that I’m familiar with that will cut down on the amount of effort (and cash) it takes to create those admittedly pretty cute holiday cards she sends out every year.

Check out my “The Best Apps and Website to Make Holiday Cards a Breeze” post on Babble for some pretty slick suggestions this year for her and anybody else looking to find easy ways to shoot and create the perfect holiday card

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!

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Kahnoodle App Gamify’s Spicing Up Couples Love Life Beyond Valentine’s Day

{A PCMag Joint}

It’s that time of year again where couples go out of their way to show their love and affection for each other only to go back to the way things were after the Valentine’s Day or weekend love fest (Don’t front). The Kahnoodle app for iPhone looks to keep couples’ love life more active on a regular basis by giving them points for all the “love tasks” and other lovey-dovey activities they complete.

According to Black Enterprise, creator Zuhairah Scott Washington was inspired to create the app after reading “The 5 Love Languages,” a book that describes the different ways in which people want to give and receive love.

To get started, you have to rank your “love style” by arranging several categories (Affectionate Touch, Quality Time, Gift, Thoughtful Acts, Verbal Praise, Spontaneity, Sexual Intimacy) in the order that’s most important to you. Then you have to guess the number one priority for your mate and how often you’re willing to do this for them.

Next up is inviting your partner so you can see their rankings (and they can see yours) to compare. From there, you’re presented with several different sections where you and your mate can keep the relationship juices flowing (Ewww).

Too bad Mrs. Tech has defected from Apple…Hopefully and Android version will be released soon.

Read more about how Kahnoodle works on PCMag’s AppScout blog

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