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The Week in Geek

Jan 2 2010 - 4:00am

As we closed 2009, news about the new Apple Tablet [1] (iSlate? iGuide?), Google's Nexus One [2], and CES [3] predictions filled the air like a cold Winter chill. As if all that excitement weren't enough, there were some other news-worthy events and products to cover our pages as well. Check out everything you may have missed right here.

Amazon Gives Away a Free Movie Rental

Hide away from the stormy weather outside by downloading a free movie [4] from Amazon until Jan. 3.

The Kindle Is a Best-Seller

Amazon's Kindle was its best-selling gift item ever [5] this holiday.

The Nook Gets Designer Duds

Cover up that cool eReader with some designer cases and sleeves [6].

AT&T Wants to Break Up With Landlines

AT&T filed paperwork this week that asks the FCC to allow them to discontinue landline-based telephone service [7].

Fashionable Flashback

I found an iPhone case that transported me back to the '80's — this Plia Kangaroo case [8] reminds me of Jem and the Holigrams!

Gifts You Didn't Get

If you didn't get what you wanted under the tree, here's 10 gifts you should give to yourself [9] in the new year.

Top of the Pile

I rounded up the top 10 posts of the year — are they what you expected [10]?

Sims Sweep

You voted The Sims 3 as your favorite game of 2009, and the original Sims as your favorite game of the decade [11]!

Gadget-Free Flying?

With the Christmas flight debacle, the TSA enforced new rules, which included gadget-free flights [12].

Congratulations!

Facebook now reminds you of your anniversary [13], and the anniversaries of your friends.


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