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  1. Tech

    Build Your Own Portable Video Game Machine with the DIY Gamer Kit

    The DIY Gamer Kit tasks you with building your own portable game machine and programming its games. Looking for a fun project that you can get creative with? Have a little geek-in-training who won't stop bugging you for a new console for the holidays? This kit may be the solution you're looking for.

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  2. Tech

    GE Is Making December 3rd 3D Printing Day, You Can Win 3D Printed Holiday Gifts

    GE has dubbed December 3rd 3D printing day as a way to celebrate the revolutionary technology and what it means for manufacturing (and to make your holiday shopping easier). They've teamed up with celebrities and businesses to design 3D gifts and knickknacks, and you can win your own customized versions of them on December 3rd.

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  3. Tech

    7 Geeky DIY Father’s Day Gifts Dad Might Actually Want

    Tomorrow is Father's Day here in the United States. We're assuming our readers are all good sons and daughters who plan ahead for this sort of thing, but if you find yourself in a bit of a bind this year, might we recommend that homemade approach? We've got some great ideas for last minute gifts you can make yourself, and they beat the pants off that ash tray you made in third grade.

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  4. Weird

    Lottery Tickets for Christmas Could Turn Kids Into Degenerate Gamblers for Life

    The lottery -- or as you may know it, "taxes for people who don't think they pay enough taxes yet" -- is a fun game, and an only slightly less effective means of losing money than, say, setting it ablaze in a large pile or just flushing it directly down the toilet. It's also easier on your ventilation and sewage systems than those options, which concludes our thorough summary of all of the virtues of playing the lottery. Oh, wait, there's one more -- lottery tickets make fun holiday gifts for children that you have forgotten to buy holiday gifts for, and only might doom them to a lifetime of shattered dreams, broken promises, and horses who just couldn't quite keep it going down the stretch. According to a report issued today by the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University, getting lottery tickets as holiday gifts can be a gateway into problem gambling for children. Even if it doesn't, though, best case scenario, it's teaching that kid to do a staggeringly stupid thing, as in play the lottery, so maybe don't do that, just on principle.

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  5. Gaming

    This Holiday Season, Wrap Your Gifts in Minecraft Paper

    Chanukah has already started and Christmas is in the offing, so there are no doubt many of you realizing that you lack the necessary wrappings to conceal the festive season's gifts. Fortunately, the folks over at J!NX have developed Minecraft wrapping paper, to give your gifts that addictive, yet weirdly constructive feeling.

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  6. Entertainment

    Geeky Valentines Gifts Give +2 to Your Relationship

    Valentine's Day is this Sunday.  If you didn't know, then PSA: Valentine's Day is this Sunday.  If you need a reminder, then, HEY, Valentine's Day is this SUNDAY.

    If you won't be celebrating this year, then we hope you can join us in relaxing, hanging out, having a nice Sunday, and picking up some heavily discounted candy come Monday morning.  But you can probably skip this post.

    Because we'd like to highlight some places to get your geek a gift.  Whether they're a guy or a girl, whether its you or them (you can forward a link, right?).  If it won't ship in time, hopefully we can still provide some inspiration.

    We'll start off with the obvious: Geeky retailers! 

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