Brick and mortar retailers fret over "showrooming:" tech-savvy consumers using their smartphones to find the best holiday deals after or while checking out products in person. Facebook banks on "social shopping." Nintendo introduces "asymetric play," a new video game system with a unique user interface. The Computer Guys and Gal are back to explore the new buzzwords of the tech holiday season, and the latest headlines from the digital world.
Computer Guys And Gal Picks
From tablets to apps, the best technology gift ideas of this holiday season. Plus, the hottest tech buzzwords, news and happenings.
Tablets, tablets, tablets! There's the Nexus line from 7" to 10" that are starting to look as strong as an iPad. Anywhere from $200-ish to $400.
The Tablet King continues with the iPad Mini. It's a heftier price tag, but with a lighter form factor.
Hi-Tech puzzles! For a rainy day, this set of old-fashioned 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles contains high-tech surprises.
Don't lose your car in a crowded parking lot this holiday season with the Find My Car app, which remembers the GPS position of your car, hotel or any other location and shows your current position on the map.
E-readers. There's so much to think about with this holiday season and e-reading, with a million flavors of Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers and more.
Autodesk 123D Design for Windows, Mac and iPad. This is another good entry level option for people looking to learn how to model objects in 3-D.
Autodesk 123D Sculpt for iPad is a 3-D modeling tool that works like digital clay. You use fingers to sculpt organic shapes on the screen. Even if you're not serious about 3-D, this app is worth checking out.
The U.S., Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have emerged as major players in the new world of cyberwarfare. With a panel of experts, we discuss global security threats posed by increasingly sophisticated malware and the new digital arms race.
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