If you're in need of some gift-giving suggestions, I've got you covered! Next up on the list is your tech-loving brother. You know, the one who has his nose in his laptop for as many hours as you and can challenge your records on Super Smash Bros.? Hey, he's your brother, so treat him right this holiday!
- Labeled the "Chumby One," the second gen Chumby costs $100 and includes a 3.5-touchscreen and handy widgets — Engadget
- Some iTunes links now open to a direct website called iTunes preview, so you can check out songs without opening the app — Apple Insider
- Best Buys' juicy Black Friday deals have leaked — Gizmodo
- Take a look at some classic Mario suits, and ones that he should sport in the future — Kotaku
- Dells Black Friday ad actually includes some decent laptop sales — CrunchGear
- Check out some gadget deals of the day — Lifehacker
- Finally, Wired clearly explains why Sony's new Vaio P is not a netbook. — Wired
- Like the Chumby but wish it was a tad more fashionable? You can now pick up an expensive painted Chumby for $600. — Engadget
- During the inauguration on Tuesday, many cell phone networks experienced some congestion, although overall, there were minimal interruptions. — Switched
- The New American Home by Microsoft features 10 Toshiba flat panel TVs, a 16-zone Nuvo audio system, towel warmers, and more. — Unplggd
- Check out the swearing in of President Obama in 3D, thanks to a Photosynth-powered slideshow. — Lifehacker
There's an old episode of Seinfeld where Elaine meets Bizarro Jerry, George, and Kramer, and Bizarro Kramer suggests a great idea to Elaine: An alarm clock that tells you the weather. Every time I see that episode, I agree, it's a great idea. Well, then how have I managed to survive so long without Chumby? Chumby is the smartest alarm clock I've ever seen — it connects to the Chumby network over your WiFi, and wakes you up with a stream of the weather, your music, and your RSS feeds — everything you need to know before you get out of bed. I for one think it would look perfect on my bedside table.
It beats chasing a Clocky around the room (the idea of which totally stresses me out, by the way) and it's also way better than my current method of waking, which consists of trying to top how many times I hit the snooze button the morning before. It's $180, which I think is a pretty fair price for a genius little mini computer that lives to get you movin'.