Halloween brings candy. Thanksgiving provides a bounty of rich foods. Taking heavy turkey laden meals, tables full of sugary treats and throwing them both in a blender with a big helping of eggnog, Christmas seems determined to ensure that any of those new pairs of pants waiting for you under the tree won’t have a prayer of fitting you by the time Boxing Day rolls around. Is there anyway to stop the pudgy festive madness? You bet: it’s called Get Drunk Not Fat, and it’s our cool site of the week.
Leave it to a site called GeekSugar.com to post a bunch of pics of delicious looking game controller cookies, a combo that appeals both to our sweet tooth and our unabashed enthusiasm for all things geek. If you want to make any of them at home, you'll find the recipe over at NotSoHumblePie.
Want to go all out this holiday with a geek theme? GeekSugar.com provides plenty of baked inspiration, from Star Wars to Super Mario, and even an edible periodic table of cookies.
And on that note, happy holidays to those of you who celebrate them. For everyone else, enjoy the weekend!
Are you planning to do some travelling or Holiday gift shopping this weekend? There's only one way you can do both at the same time, and that's with SkyMall. It's the catalog for products that didn't quite make it into Sharper Image or BrookStone, and are too expensive to sell on infomercials. We picked up the latest issue on a recent flight, and were astounded to find terrible products on every other page. Here, we've picked out the fifty worst items, including horrendously ill-conceived vehicle accessories, impractical grooming devices, and the most terribly advertised gadgets for sale.
But let's start with the gem of a cover, which apparently breaks the rules of the space-time continuum.
Best Buy today announced the launch of its “holiday computing selection” spanning nine different brands. Although the lineup is said to include over 30 notebooks, six netbooks, 17 desktops and four all-in-ones from some of the top brands, the retailer seems to have reserved the spotlight for a $249 Acer laptop. After all, it is Best Buy’s “lowest-advertised-price laptop” ever.
The retailer is hoping that the $249 will appeal to “value-conscious consumers.” But don’t expect the laptop to set any new performance benchmarks, for it features an insipid cocktail containing an Intel Celeron 900 CPU, 2GB memory, and a 160GB hard drive. The $249 Acer notebook will go on sale tomorrow, along with the rest of Best Buy’s holiday computing lineup.
Get a tech gift that's as exciting as a package of underwear from Grandma? Not sure you should keep the gizmo you got from your brother-in-law? Follow these guidelines to make your evaluation (or return) process as smooth as possible.