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Last Minute Presents? Best Buy Has You Covered With Extended Store Hours

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The following article is a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap, featuring Best Buy’s Last Minute Gifts. #ultimateshowroom -Ed.

So it’s December 20th, and you still haven’t bought presents, have you? Shame on you! But hey, it’s not quite too late, at least not if you check out some of these deals by Best Buy, which you can now pick up more easily thanks to their extended store hours. That’s right: from today the 20th, until December 23rd, all Best Buy stores will remain open until midnight! Pictured above is our pick of what could make three pretty cool last minute presents, but feel free to follow the link at the bottom to see what else is available. There are also some specials, so it might be worth your while to check that out.

Without further ado, here are OhGizmo!’s picks for last minute presents:

Sony PlayStation Vita
Oh sure, there are new consoles out, but that doesn’t mean they have to get all the gaming attention. The PlayStation Vita has been on the market for a while now, delighting gamers young and old alike. Featuring a large “5 inch OLED display that features 960 x 544 resolution and the powerful ARM Cortex-A9 core processor”, this handheld device can keep you entertained for hours on end. Selling now for $174.99, it’s $25 cheaper than usual.
[ Sony PlayStation Vita ]

Beats by Dr. Dre – Pill Portable Stereo Speaker
The Beats by Dre brand doesn’t really need much of an introduction anymore. But the Pills is a relatively new product, and it’s one that’s piqued the interest of many. They’re a set of portable speakers that feature 4 individual drivers for a crisp, clear sound. Connecting to your smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth, you don’t need wires to stream up to 7 hours of tunes before the batteries run out. It’s $199, with free shipping.
[ Beats by Dr. Dre – Pill Portable Stereo Speaker ]

Toshiba – Symbio Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player and Media Box
See that fancy HDTV in your living room? You know what else it needs? Yeah, you got it, it needs a decent Blu-ray player. The above is a very capable offering from Toshiba that features WiFi for easy Internet connectivity and a capable media player that supports a variety of formats. The best part is that it’s heavily discounted at $49, after a $70 rebate.
[ Toshiba – Symbio Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player and Media Box ]

‘How to Keep Your Electronic Messages Private’ and More on Gobookee

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The following article is brought to you by Gobookee. -Ed.

Security is a huge deal these days. There are so many scams floating around these days that attempt to gain access to your personal information by hacking into your email, perhaps in a bid to steal your identity or obtain your bank account details. For example, the Nigerian and “You just won the lottery!” email scams have been extensively reported on for the past few years, but there are still people who fall for it every day. For sure, a resource like the Email Security ebook would be helpful to would-be victims.

This title is just one of the many digital books, manuals, and guides on gadgets and gizmos that you can find on Gobookee. As you would expect from a typical library, the site also offers resources on a variety of topics, including Arts, Business, Family, Food, Health, Law, Medicine, and Sports, among others. Titles are featured regularly You can browse through the books in the different categories if you’re not looking for anything particular. If you are, then simply type in the relevant keywords and hit search to see what Gobookee can find on the topic. You can find out more about the book by clicking on the title. You then have the option to buy the book or find a similar free ebook elsewhere.

Why The 2014 Kia Optima Might Be The Right Choice For A 33 Year Old Who’s Only Ever Driven Sporty Cars

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The following post is sponsored by Kia -Ed.

There’s something strange about being a typical 33-year-old guy. It’s an age where you’re kind of stuck between two worlds. On the one hand, the memories of your 20’s are still fresh. I, for one, spent them driving cars that could have been described as sporty; I liked it when my vehicle at least looked like it might be able to go fast. These cars were two-door, sometimes two-seater affairs, and practicality never entered the equation. But on the other hand, you notice your life might be changing somewhat. You’re in a steady relationship and have been for a few years. You may or may not be married, but you’re starting to think about having kids. And you’ve already bought or are about to buy your first home. In short, you are now a full-fledged ‘grown up’, and the reality is pretty clear: it’s time for a new, more appropriate car.

Here’s the thing though: you’re not quite ready. You want a compromise, something that harkens back to your youth while accepting the realities of adulthood. And I think the 2014 Kia Optima fits that bill perfectly. Let me tell you why.

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Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Payments Mean More Money In Your Wallet

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Payments. All opinions are 100% mine.

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It's one of those realities of life that you absolutely need a cellphone, these days.  It's a little bit like running water and electricity; you can't just go without.  So it stands to reason you'd want to do some research to find a provider that lets you get your mobile, without making too much of a dent in your budget.  Boost Mobile happens to have a plan that rewards loyalty, and timeliness.  It's called Boost Mobile's Shrinking Payments, and like the name says, it allows you to Get Shrinking Payments. Shrinking payments means, well, a fatter wallet. Here's how it works.

Say you sign up to one of their plans, (which, by the way, are no-contract plans) and like a responsible client, you make your payments on time, every month.  After 6 straight timely payments, Boost will take $5 off your bill.  Keep paying on time, and the same thing will happen again after another 6 months.  You can do this up to 3 times, for a total of $15 off your bill!  Now, $15 may not sound like much, but it does represent $180 yearly.  And when you're looking at their $45 monthly plan, that $15 represents a full 33%.  A third off, just for making your payments on time, and sticking with Boost.

Boost Mobile's plans start at $45 and go up to $60, and they all include unlimited talk, text and data nationwide.  And after 18 months of loyal service, these plans will range between $30 and $45. Your only upfront cost is that of the device you plan to use.

 

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Top Alternatives to the New iPhone

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htc-one-silver.productpage_api.left The new iPhone models 5c and 5s caused a big storm when they were released earlier this autumn, but despite Apple being one of the world’s best-loved brands there are still millions of people who do not get on with their products. If you are one of those who simply cannot understand the hype surrounding the latest Apple gadgets then read on for some of the best alternatives to the iPhone 5c and 5s.

HTC One
The HTC One makes an immediate impact – it looks great and the full metal unibody has been well received. It was released back in spring but is still one of the best smartphones of the year thanks to its capabilities and features. However, the camera is far from the best on the market.

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Is ADSL3 Just Around the Corner?

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The following article is brought to you by an Australian ISP. – Ed.

As with any type of technology – whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, car or computer – we are always on the lookout for the next upgrade. We want products that do more and have more to offer, and yesterday’s products are yesterday’s news. But what about our internet connection?

When it comes to mobile broadband, we have now moved from 3G to 4G – or we are on our way there, at least. What about home broadband? ADSL2+ has been around for a while now. Does that mean ADSL3 is just around the corner?

The ADSL Progression
ADSL – or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line service – was introduced in the late 1990s, using copper telephone lines to transmit data. ADSL provided faster connection speeds, and used a splitter to allow one telephone line to transmit ADSL data and voice calls at the same time. It is called asymmetric because its download and upload speeds are not symmetrical (download is faster than upload). Check out iinets various NBN plans to choose from, depending on your location.Continue Reading

Six Reasons Why Riding a 2014 Kia Optima Is Better Than Riding A Scooter

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This post is sponsored by Kia.

About a month ago I finally decided to take the plunge and start on the process of getting my motorcycle license. Since then, I’ve been learning all about the joys of riding on two wheels. I’ve looked at everything from the related laws, to the realities of commuting on a motorbike. And I’ve started getting some practice on a scooter. It’s fun, it’s freeing, it’s the wind in your face, and it’s the palpable world all around you.

But (surprise surprise) it’s also a world apart from riding in a car, like the Kia Optima. Sure, it’s obvious, but have you ever stopped to think about just how different it really is? And when things are different, the question of “what’s better?” inevitably comes around. So… what is better: a scooter or a car? You might say I’m comparing apples to pianos, but I’m going to go ahead and tell you that I think riding in the 2014 Kia Optima beats riding around in a scooter. I’ll give you 6 reasons why.

1. “It’s cold up here, folks.” (Better protection from the weather)
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How OnStar is Using Technology to Make You Safer (Sponsored)

It’s good to know that we live in a day and age where technology is increasingly making our lives safer. OnStar is a powerful built-in technology available in most GM vehicles that connects drivers to a live Advisor, 24/7. When you’re out on the road, OnStar keeps you ready for anything with Stolen Vehicle Assistance and Automatic Crash Response, among other features. OnStar can even help out with almost any situation on the road, whether it’s a crash, medical emergency, or even a flat tire.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/OnStar to see the incredible OnStar features that are available.

The Tech That Makes Mornings Almost Bearable (An OhGizmo! Review)

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This post is brought to you by Best Buy. Submit a photo of your rundown small appliances in need of an #applianceupgrade to the Best Buy Facebook page for a chance to win a Small Appliance Makeover worth $1,000 in Best Buy eGift Cards.

If there’s a time and a place for everything, mornings are definitely the time to feel crummy, complain about how sleepy you are, half-glare at the people around you in a groggy haze, and otherwise try and drag yourself out of the wonderful sleep you were having just minutes ago. But being the geek that I am, I’ve discovered that little technological advances can make some morning steps at least marginally more pleasurable. I’m not saying that technology is the answer to everything, but I’ve found a peculiar sort of delight in streamlining some activities. I’d like to take a minute to explain what I mean.

A few weeks ago, I made my way to Best Buy to buy two small appliances, with the hope of making my mornings better. Yes, the retailer sells more than laptops and PCs, and while browsing their aisles, I settled on a Keurig Elite SingleServe Brewer (B48), and a Philips Sonicare – DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush. I think you see where I’m going with this. Who wants to brew a fresh pot of coffee every morning, or fuss around with instant powder, when there’s an alternative at the ready? And what self-respecting geek wouldn’t look forward to cleaning his teeth with a brush that vibrates at 31,500 “rpm” and charges through electromagnetic induction? Yeah, that was my thinking and here’s how these two machines performed.

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