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Weekly Recap: Shiny, Geeky Gifts For the Family


  • With Black Friday behind us it's officially holiday shopping season. Might be time for you to check out my gift guides for the dads, moms, and teen boys and girls in your life. Hint: They'll all flip if you get them an iPhone or Super Mario Galaxy for Wii.
  • Popular pizza chain Papa John's has launched a text message ordering option at 2,700 US restaurants. I'm still too stuffed from turkey to even think about pizza, but would you text your pizza order?
  • The holidays are arguably the most common electronics upgrade season of the year, which means plenty of people will be getting new shiny gadgets and recycling their old ones. I offered an easy guide with tips on how to properly recycle your gadgets.
  • If you plan on rocking around the Christmas tree this holiday season, I created a list of techie Xmas tips to ensure you have a bright, safe, and energy- and money-conserving Christmas! Besides, isn't today the day to start decorating?

  • Comedian and new host of The Price is Right Drew Carey graced the cover of last Sunday’s special technology issue of PARADE, where he revealed he loves his iPhone and compared getting a new phone to getting connected physically. I'm still kinda confused about this.
  • I fell for the ezSkin iPhone protector from ezGear because it reminded me of the orange gel case Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel use on their BlackBerrys. Now that I've ventured into the world of gel cases with the ezSkin I fully understand why the two stars have put their jealousy of having both dated Justin Timberlake aside and don't mind using the same cell case.
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