Last-minute shopping tips; Samsung Galaxy Nexus reviewed; gadgets to watch in 2012So, waited ’til the last minute to start your holiday shopping? Believe it or not, there’s still time to wrap up some MP3s, send an e-gift card, or dial up a downloadable game for a lucky someone. Read on for a few last-minute—and yes, instant—gift ideas.

Also this week: my review of the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus and its eye-popping 4.65-inch touchscreen; 10 classic, must-have Blu-ray movies; and 7 upcoming gadgets to keep an eye on next year.

Holiday Gift Guide: 4 tips for last-minute shoppers
There’s still time to leave something under the tree—a digital something, anyway—even if you’ve waited until the last yawning moment. Read more…

Hands-on review: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, powered by "Ice Cream Sandwich"Hands-on review: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, powered by “Ice Cream Sandwich”
With its jumbo HD screen and button-less face, the “Ice Cream Sandwich”-powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus is scene-stealer, but is it worth the hefty $299 price tag? Read more…

The 5 best YouTube Yule logs
Stuck without a fireplace this holiday season? No problem. Just crack open your laptop, fire up YouTube, and warm up with one of these cozy digital Yule logs. Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 classic, must-have Blu-ray movies
Putting a Blu-ray player under the tree for your favorite movie buff? Consider throwing in a classic Blu-ray movie, like “Ben-Hur” or “Gone With the Wind.” Read more…

7 gadgets and tech products to watch in 2012
Coming in 2012: a spiffy new iPad, a camera that you’ll never have to focus, data plans for families, two game consoles your kids will be longing for, and more. Read more…

Year in tech: The 5 “improvements” you hated the most
From the redesigned Gmail to Newsstand on the iPhone, here’s 5 new and “improved” features on your favorite products that you wanted undone, pronto. Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide: 6 super smartphone accessoriesHoliday Gift Guide: 6 super smartphone accessories
From a stylish Bluetooth headset to a roll-up keyboard, we’ve got six great gifts for your favorite iPhone-, Android-, or BlackBerry-toting road warrior. Read more…

How to set a hard data limit for your Android phone
The new “Ice Cream Sandwich” version of Android boasts a data-usage monitor that warns you if you’re approaching your monthly data limit. Here’s how to do it. Read more…

Podcast 008: Gadgets to watch next year; last-minute shopping tips
This week: the so-called tech “improvements” that readers absolutely, positively hated. Also: gadgets to watch in 2012, and (very) last-minute shopping tips. Read more…

How to unlock the Galaxy Nexus Android phone with your face
Can’t be bothered to tap in a PIN to unlock your phone? Here’s a novel solution: a camera that unlocks your handset the instant it recognizes your face. Read more…

Happy Holidays from here’s the thing!
I wanted to take time out and wish you and your families all the best in this Holiday Season. I’m looking forward to an amazing 2012! Read more…

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