It's that time of year again — the iPad 3 rumor mill is working overtime! According to a new report, the iPad 3 could be announced in March alongside the iOS 5.1 update, said to be coming on March 9. Though the iPad 3 is said to be coming with a similar form factor as the iPad 2, it should include a 2048×1536 Retina display and a larger battery.
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If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
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Wanting to show loved ones we care without breaking the bank, this year we've decided to bake handmade gifts sprinkled with an extra dose of geek spices. We hunted down these geeky cookie cutters to get started on some inspired baking.
Be sure to check out our own text message-style version of a heart cookie as well!
The HP Envy 14 Spectre was arguably the most fetching ultrabook at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and we finally know how much damage it will do to our bank accounts. The HP Envy 14 Spectre will be available Feb. 17 and priced at $1,400 to start.
The base model Spectre comes stocked with a 14-inch HD+ Radiance Infinity LED-backlit display and backlit keyboard, a 128GB SSD hard drive, Bluetooth connectivity, a TrueVision HD webcam, Gorilla Glass top fused to a black-and-silver aluminum body, and 9.5 hours of battery life. Supported ports include mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0, and an SD/MultiMediaCard reader. HP also developed HP CoolSense, which keeps your machine running cool even after long hours of use, so you won't suffer from the dreaded laptop burn on your legs.
What do you think of the HP Envy 14 Spectre — worth the price tag at first glance?
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Your iPhone aspires to be a DSLR, so make the dream a (pseudo) reality with the iPhone Rangefinder ($65). We've talked about similar cases before, but Photojojo is offering up a complete iPhoneography system — the Rangefinder and three lenses (macro/wide, fisheye, and telephoto) — for just $99. Unbelievable!
The Rangefinder isn't just a case though. It comes with extra bells and whistles like a shutter button, viewfinder, aperture numbers, two loops for a camera strap, and a tripod mount so you can take still photos and videos without blur. And the faux front lens? Well, that acts as a mirror so you can take perfectly centered (or off-center — remember the rule of thirds!) self-portraits every time.
Like what you see? Get a closer look at the Rangefinder in the gallery.