To fete Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft, I thought I'd give him a little send-off, celebrating not his technological accomplishments, like every other tech site is doing, but by looking at the one thing that we as a public have judged Bill Gates on for years. Yes, I'm referring to his bangs. Join me, friends, on a journey, a hirsute journey of wacky hairdos worn by the Grand Poo-bah of the PC, Bill Gates. Check out my slideshow for the hair-raising highlights!
This year I have vowed to not be frantically hunting for a Valentine's Day gift for my geeky boyfriend during my lunch break on February 14.
Nope, because this year I am enlisting you to do my dirty work for me! I need your help to find the perfect gadget or gadget accessory for my Apple-obsessed, geeky-adorable boyfriend (and all the geeky guys you love as well)! Are you up for the challenge?
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If you are in the market for stocking stuffers for the geeky guys in your life look no further. After years of judging the Christmas morning faces of my male family members I have compiled a collection of small gifts that will make a big statement.
While it may seem juvenile for anyone over age 12, the Tony Hawk HelmetCam, $50, is a surefire hit. It can strap on to any helmet and has a special laser target feature, which means he can set it, press record and start recording extreme sports, birthday parties or goofy nights out with friends. The geeky guys in your life will flip — I promise.
Holiday gifts for that geeky guy in your life can be stressful, considering he's usually in-the-know about all the cool gadgets and techie treats on the market. My theory is to make sure you get him something that you both can enjoy, that way you're never agitated that he wants to spend a million hours shining his new toys or programing TiVo.
- Tivo Series3
If your fella is geeky enough that he took you on more than one date to the electronics store before purchasing his beloved HDTV, he needs a TiVo upgrade to the TiVo Series 3 HD Digital Media Recorder. He’ll be able to control live HDTV, record two digital cable shows at once, and accumulate 300 hours of standard recording time (32 in HD) so you two can cuddle up with TiVo on weekends. Get the Tivo Series 3 for about $700.
- Canon PowerShot SD900 Titanium 10MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
If he’s a Canon man, (and what geek isn’t?), he’ll love the sleek Canon PowerShot SD900 Titanium, which offers an elegant titanium body and perpetual curve design. Its 10-megapixel CCD captures enough detail large, high quality prints and Canon’s reputation for high functionality means you can’t go wrong. Get the souped up Canon for $399.94.
- iRobot Scooba 5900 Floor Washing Robot
Buy a geek a robot and he’ll love you forever, but buy a geek Floor Washing Robot and he’ll clean! The iRobot can clean up to 500 square feet on a single battery charge and puts down fresh solution as it cleans under kitchen cabinets, tables and other hard-to-reach areas. It’s safe to use on all sealed hardwood, tile and linoleum. He can check his e-mail while his iRobot does the dirty work. Buy the Scooba 5900 for $399.99 and receive a free Roomba 401.
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