30 last-minute tech gadget Christmas stocking fillers

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While I don’t condone the fact that you’ve left Christmas shopping to the last minute and you’ve spent nearly all your cash at the work’s Christmas do, I’ve written this guide because I feel sorry for your techie relatives who might not get anything this Yuletide.

So, here we go with the Tech Digest under-a-tenner stocking filler guide.

You’ve left it far too late to order any of this stuff online, but you have a few days to run around the overcrowded stores in your home town, and hopefully you’ll find at least a couple of these items.

Just don’t expect to find them in the 24-hour petrol station.


1_nintendo_ds_6_in_1_travel_pack.jpg1. DS Lite 6-in-1 Travel Pack

Charge your games console while on the road with this convenient DS Lite 6-in1 Travel Pack. The kit comprises a soft pouch, USB car adaptor, USB power cable and three game cases to protect and store your cartridges.[£4 Woolworths]


2_pc_usb_game_controller.jpg2. PC USB Controller

Ideal for racing games and other gaming control, offering four front mounted action buttons and eight-way directional thumb pad. [£4.99 Woolworths]


3_psp_crystal_case.jpg3. PSP Crystal Case

Offers protection from scratches without breaking the bank. [£4.99 Woolworths]


4_chad_valley_buzz_off.jpg4. Chad Valley Buzz Off

All the fun of the fair with this portable buzzer wire game. [£5.99 Woolworths]


5_spin_the_bottle.jpg5. Spin the Bottle

Don’t waste time looking for an empty wine bottle and making up your own questions. This electronic version will do it for you. [£7.49 Woolworths]

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Are these the 30 most popular blogs in the world today?

Andy Merrett Internet

top_30_blog_list.gifAccording to one research firm, other blog popularity-ranking services are flawed because they only use one or two measurements to calculate the most popular blogs.

They, on the other hand, use a schmorgasboard of statistics including inbound links from the likes of Yahoo and Google, Alexa (does anyone normal actually use their toolbar?), plus US unique monthly visitor data.

Spotting a fundamental flaw in this already?

Or, in other words, how many of those blogs are not US-based?

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