Holiday Hints


Holiday Hints
I-Have-a-Few-Extra-Pennies Gift Guide
Ubi Workshop Helps You Keep Your Pants On

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 18th, 2014

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Faithful Thumbs readers know that I am quite fond of products from Ubiworkshop, the division of Ubisoft that extends their game worlds into reality by creating game-related merchandise. Most of the larger Ubisoft games with persistent back stories have clothing and other interesting paraphernalia related to the games themselves. Ubi Workshop not only does a fantastic job with the design of their stuff – they are also very good at making (and sourcing third parties to make) high-quality items. Even their t-shirts seem to last forever. While we have covered a few things in the past, I have been remiss in actually writing about one of the best products that I have ever bought from their store: the Assassin’s Creed Leather Belt.

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I-Have-a-Few-Extra-Pennies Gift Guide
Smarty-Pants Home

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 18th, 2014

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If you haven’t figured it out yet, the “internet of things” has caught on in a big way and is gathering momentum with each passing week. Various companies are forging ahead with neat ways to control aspects of your home at any given time, no matter where you might be located – provided you have connectivity to the internet, of course. Some of these internet-enabled devices are not only capable of being utilized remotely, they can also be “programmed” with content from IFTTT (IF This Then That), a web portal that holds “recipes” that tie different services and devices together.

So if you’re looking for something “different” to give as gifts for the holidays…

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I-Have-a-Few-Extra-Pennies Gift Guide
On the Go

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 15th, 2014

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With so many interesting gadgets out there, it’s tough to figure out which ones might be useful. Here are some gift ideas based on my own experience with a few of the interesting mobile devices that have been sent our way to review.

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I-Have-a-Few-Extra-Pennies Gift Guide
Audio

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 11th, 2014

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I find that giving the gift of audio is something that is definitely appreciated – if you give the right solution, that is. Giving someone a junky pair of headphones or a crackly Bluetooth speaker is the opposite of friendship – so it’s important to choose your weapon carefully when the time comes. Here are a few ideas for audio if you have some extra coin burning a hole in your pocket this holiday season.

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I-Have-a-Few-Extra-Pennies Gift Guides

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 11th, 2014

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There are gifts, and then there are amazing gifts. These lists are for people who want to step outside of their budget in order to spoil someone that really deserves it. This person you are spoiling can also be yourself, of course. Why place limits on the rules?

Everything on these lists area a bit more expensive than gifts that we would usually recommend, given our demographic; however, these items are worth the money in my book. Stay tuned over the next few days for some last minute ideas for prezzies!


Holiday Hints
Smallest Thumbs’ Gift Guide

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - December 8th, 2014

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Smallest Thumbs is the coolest. You should take her advice.

With the holidays upon us, the scramble for gifts has well and truly begun. Regardless of how well-prepared we are, there are always a few people that we have trouble buying for – and sometimes these people are kids. So who better than Smallest Thumbs to advise you on smart gift choices for your kids? The youngest member of our site has some interesting suggestions for you to think about.

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Events
X14

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 10th, 2014

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Today a few of us were invited to check out the media portion of Microsoft’s console gaming holiday show, X14. There were a ton of games to play and lots of people to talk to about games. Did I mention games? Anyhoo, the three of us busied ourselves checking things out and conducting interviews. There was a lot of stuff to process (and some of the things are still under wraps) so we will be slowly pushing out articles about X14 over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Big hugs to Microsoft for the invitation!

All available X14 articles can be found by clicking this link.