Giftmeister: A shopping tool for techies (CNET)
...Rather than focusing on just any old gifts, Giftmeister aims to help users find, purchase, and give tech products. The service offers a catalog of more than 225,000 gadgets, with live pricing from both online and brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Best Buy and Target.
Share Files with the new Adobe SendNow (digital inspiration)
...To get started, you simply have to upload your files to the sendnow website, specify the email addresses of the recipients and they can then download your files to their computers with or without signing up for an Adobe account.
The Daily Start-Up: Amazon Tosses Diapers In Shopping Cart (WSJ)
...In a $500 million cash deal (plus the assumption of $45 million in debt), Amazon announced this morning it will acquire Diapers.com’s parent, Quidsi, which earlier this year launched Soap.com and BeautyBar.com.
An end to bad, cranky drivers? (CNET)
...Not surprisingly, results released Thursday found that parallel parking while using a park-assist system (instead of having to guess your bumper distance based on your limited view) greatly reduces the stress of parallel parking in drivers.
Do not play Dance Central naked (DESTRUCTOID)
...Or any Kinect game naked for that matter. Dance Central, along with a few other Kinect games, will take your picture. Sadly, this poster on the Dance Central forums didn't realize that fact until AFTER playing a game of Dance Central.
Apple launches App Store Hall of Fame (TiPb)
...There are around 50 apps honored so far (the exact number might vary based on availability in your region) and includes news, travel, sports, entertainment, productivity, and of course, lots of great games.
Google Offers Free In-Flight WiFi for the Holidays (ReadWriteWeb)
...This is the second year in a row that Google has offered free WiFi, with the program expanding this year to three airlines - AirTran, Delta and Virgin America.
Lighter side: CRAZY: Woman Solves 'Wheel Of Fortune' Puzzle With One Letter (Huffington Post)
...The shocked look on Pat Sajak's face when she gets it right is priceless.
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