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The Best Christmas Party Games for Phones

It’s Christmas afternoon and the whole family is sitting around a little too full and a little tipsy… You’ve exhausted seemingly every possible topic of conversation and you figure just telling your dad you work in IT is much easier than trying to explain what exactly it is you do. Sounds like the perfect time to play a game together. Read More >>

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Under £10

So there’s good news and there’s bad news. First the bad: It’s December 22nd and that means only TWO shopping days until Christmas. But now the good news: Don’t worry, all is not lost! Even though Amazon is probably not an option now, your town probably has a row of buildings that work like a physical Amazon. So-called “shops” have been around for centuries, and sell goods that you can take home immediately. So it is even faster than Amazon Prime. Read More >>

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Gizmodo’s Gift Guide for Ourselves

What's that you say, Santa? You've enjoyed the last 12 months of Gizmodo so much that you want to treat its writers to a special gift or too? How kind! Read More >>

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The Best PC Games of 2015: Her Story, GTA V, The Witcher 3 and More

2015 has been an excellent year for the PC. It’s seen some great multiplatform AAAs (and released at the same time as on consoles – a sign publishers are starting to see it as a platform equal to the machines sat under living room tellies) as well as many, many, many great indie games that have not made their way over to consoles yet. We've played more of them than we care to mention, to bring you our picks for the best PC games of 2015. Read More >>

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Best UK Christmas Markets: London, Manchester, Edinburgh and More

In recent years, the top place to go to pick up some last minute Christmas gifts and maybe a seasonal treat or two has been a Christmas market. Unlike the half-hearted attempts of old, the best UK Christmas markets have featured more than just a soul-destroyed Santa or pine-dropped trees – they can be excellent places to find true Christmas cheer, global gifts and showcases of the world's most interesting Christmas traditions. Read More >>

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Christmas Stocking Fillers for Geeks: Superman to Super Mario and Everything In Between

What do you get the geek who has everything? More, that's what. There's always more merch. A Darth Vader bath duck, a Captain Kirk lunchbox, a Cthulhu rucksack. To call to mind that cinematic great (ahem) Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come." Similarly, if you slap a Star Wars logo on it, they will buy it. Read More >>

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10 Great Gifts Every Bicycle Buff Deserves

Admit it, There’s at least one person in your life who’d rather be out pedalling centuries than putting on a brave festive face with relatives. So why not ditch the annual hand-knit jumper, and make your cyclist truly happy this holiday season with some great new gear? Here are 10 excellent ideas to get you started. Read More >>

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The Year’s Best History Books

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. So said George Santayana, and good advice it is too. We've had our noses in the best history books of 2015, trying to make good on Santayana's incisive quote, in order to give you a rundown of how best to spend your reading sessions before you, too, are relegated to the annals of time. Read More >>

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Best Smartphones of 2015: iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and More

Nailing down the best smartphones of 2015 is no easy task. The phone industry is hugely competitive and we’re constantly bombarded by advertising about a phone which is claimed to be the fastest, the most powerful and the greatest thing since sliced bread. And often, those claims fall a little short of the mark. Read More >>

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The Year’s Best Science and Tech Books

If you're a fan of science and technology, keeping pace with the latest developments can be a dizzying process. Every day it feels like something amazing and new has been invented and discovered. But sometimes it is worth taking a step back to consider what we've actually learned. So here's our pick of the top 10 best science and tech books of 2015, to add some brain food to a geeky Christmas stocking. Read More >>