Speaking the Language of the Top Shelf Shimmy

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The Top Shelf Liquor Tasting Pack from Flaviar: Expand your palette and discover five new spirits — includes free shipping!

The Learn a Language Course: 370 hours of award-winning language instruction!

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Hot Wheels! Here’s Star Wars Hot Wheels!

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Why would you need wheels — hot or otherwise — to get from a galaxy far, far away to here? I’m going to confess that I don’t really care about the logistics involved, because this set of five Star Wars Hot Wheels …continue reading

QNAP TurboNAS TS-251 is Your Personal Cloud

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Do you NAS? If not, that probably looks like a typo I made in the middle of a sneeze. If you do, then you know that I’m talking about Network Attached Storage — that is, a place to keep your data available to all the …continue reading

Swing Low, Sphero Chariot

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We’ve talked about the Sphero robot ball here at LockerGnome before. But we haven’t talked about the Sphero Chariot… until now!

It takes a little channeling of my inner Mr. Ed to get the (robot) ball rolling, so to speak. …continue reading

Pizza Pringles, Imperiale Stout, and Sriracha Mayo

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Does Ninkasi Brewing Company Imperiale Stout taste any more delicious when poured into a Spiegelau Stout Glass? Can Pringles chips truly capture the flavor of pizza? And can I be converted to the Cult of Sriracha …continue reading

Tech Shopping 101 with Staples Connect and Tablets

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To paraphrase Dean Martin: It’s a wireless world; we’re all just livin’ in it. The plugs and cords of outrageous fortune no longer tether us to walls and trip us in our travels from one room to the next, and I’m going to go on …continue reading

Retro Game Phones and Levitating Bluetooth Speakers

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The Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker (2% off): Crisp, full sound meets elegant craftsmanship and unmatched coolness [pre-order] — includes free shipping!

Retro Classics Nintendo & Gameboy iPhone 6/6+ Cases (30% off): Reminisce on the good times with the classic …continue reading

Bootstrap Bundles and Traveling Headphones

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The Big Bootstrap Bundle (89% off): Master the Bootstrap framework with six courses and 25 hours of content!

SELECT Premium Travel Headphones (46% off): Stylish headphones with full-spectrum sound and tangle-free cabling — includes free shipping!

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Chivalry’s a Day in the Park with the Knight Hoodie

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Chivalry’s not dead. Heck, thanks to this official Knight Hoodie by ZBoss Inc, chivalry’s not even chilly. Care to disagree? Gawain, I dare you!

Properly attired when even the dining hall’s roaring spitfire can’t keep autumn’s cold dampness at bay, you can …continue reading

Tech Round-up: Stocking Stuffers

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Yes, this is a sponsored post for Staples, but — as always — all opinions are 100% mine.

When espousing the strengths and shortcomings of the tech in my life, I’ve often been told to “put a sock in it.” I can’t …continue reading

Geeky Jewelry Holiday Gift Guide

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Expressing your geeky side in public can be a great way to meet new people with similar interests and share some of your passions with the world through fashion. Unfortunately, not every employer allows their staff to wear witty t-shirts or hoodies, and this expression …continue reading

Garbage Pail Kids 2014 Series 2 for Me and for You

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Back in the ’80s, my dad brought me home my first Garbage Pail Kids card. Ever since then, I’ve been a devoted (some might say “obsessed”) fan of the franchise. I get just as excited now as I did back then when …continue reading

Geeky Coaster Holiday Gift Ideas

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Does your coffee table sport the coasters with the mostest, or are you content to set damp glassware directly on the furniture without care of consequence? Maybe you think a crumpled napkin left over from the Chinese takeout last night is sufficient protection against the …continue reading

Dealing with Unwanted Holiday Gift Cards and Groupons

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This holiday season, I’m making a list and checking it twice. I’m especially ensuring that my wish list includes very specific items such as designer rain boots and a Fitbit. The problem I’ve found is that asking for “anything from Target” either lands me anything …continue reading

LEGO Minecraft Set 21115: The First Night

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Sure, it’s true that I don’t really play Minecraft — besides being fun to the point where it would consume the free time that I already don’t have, it makes my tummy wobbly. But I like the idea of it. So when LEGO started making …continue reading

Adventure Time Card Wars: Finn Vs. Jake

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When in the Land of Ooo, we play Adventure Time Card Wars: Finn Vs. Jake! Who will win the coveted title of “Cool Guy,” and who will lose and be forever marked “Dweeb?” You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em and …continue reading

Mighty Speakers and iPhone 6 Photo Kits

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The New Age iPhone 6 Smartphone Photo Kit: A six-piece lens set for iPhone photographers on the go with 8x telephoto, fisheye, 60x microscope, wide angle, and more!

MIGHTY Speaker: The crystal clear, waterproof, sandproof, floating Bluetooth speaker that’s …continue reading

Emergency Phones and Portable Scanners

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Doxie Go: Flawlessly scan documents anywhere and go paperless with this portable and rechargeable scanner!

SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone: The 911 safety net for whenever you need it!

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This Turkey Jerky Train is Followed By a Stout Caboose

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In this CPU, I get in the Thanksgiving spirit by gobbling down some Krave Lemon Garlic Turkey Jerky, and then I wash it all down with a healthy dose of Caboose Oatmeal Stout by the fine craftsmen and women …continue reading

Darth Vader Cookie Jar Finds Your Lack of Sweet Tooth Disturbing

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“If the oatmeal raisin could be turned into chocolate chip, it would be a powerful ally.”

What’s 12 inches high, made of ceramic, hand-painted, and has a capacity for not only great evil, but also dozens of your grandmother’s (or Grand Moff’s) deliciously decadent cookies? …continue reading

Panasonic HX-A500 from a Pirillo Eye View

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When I first got wind about the Panasonic HX-A500, I was really excited — mainly because I misheard it as coming with “four cake” capabilities.

Once the misunderstanding was cleared up and it was explained that the Panasonic HX-A500 …continue reading

Black Friday Wearable Tech Deals

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Yes, this is a sponsored post for Staples, but — as always — all opinions are 100% mine.

Is it really almost Black Friday again? It seems like just yesterday that I took down all my traditional Black Friday decorations: the waxed …continue reading

Lexar 128 GB microSDXC: Flash Memory Worth Remembering

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When it comes to the electronic media that stores data, there’s one thing that’s always been true: you’ll never have enough room — because what seems adequate by today’s standards will seem ludicrously lacking by tomorrow. Remember when you’d have to spend the day installing …continue reading

KICKing It Lightly with a Feather Mouse

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KICK Personal Lighting Studio: A smartphone-controlled lighting studio for all your photo and video needs (includes free shipping)!

Feather Mouse – A Swift and Comfortable Browsing Experience: Quick, easy, ergonomic scrolling for improved comfort (includes free shipping)!

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Green Flash Drives and LithiumCard Chargers

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Gigs 2 Go Tear and Share 8 GB Flash Drives: Share data on the go with the completely green flash pack!

LithiumCard AIR Wallet-Sized HyperCharging Power Bank for iOS: Great design meets unbeatable charging speed and portability (includes free …continue reading

Why the Internet of Everything is Awesome

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This post is brought to you by InnovateThink and Cisco. Opinions, words, and weirdness are all mine.

When you give it some thought, an Internet of Anything is kind of a miracle, really. When I was a kid, …continue reading

Horsing Around with Living Language Dothraki

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Planning a trip to the deserts of Essos? Then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a Living Language guide to teach you Dothraki! If you ever took a second language course in high school or college, you know that it’s easy …continue reading

These Are the Star Wars Luggage Tags You’re Looking For

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Making it from Point A to Point B in one piece is already a difficult thing to assure when you’re traversing hyperspace — even in the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Why should you worry about your baggage making the trip, too? That’s …continue reading

Tech Trends for Holiday 2014: Streaming

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Yes, this is a sponsored post for Staples, but — as always — all opinions are 100% mine.

Sure, I used to love browsing the aisles of video stores for movies that I wanted to see back in the day. Know what …continue reading

Doctor Who TARDIS Ugly Holiday Sweatshirt

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During the upcoming holidays, you’ll probably get invited to at least one of the omnipresent “ugly sweater” parties that your friends or coworkers will inevitably be throwing. And, sure, you could do what everybody else does and go peruse the thrift stores and garage sales …continue reading