Gift Guide stories

 
As we move out of the dark ages of simple computing devices and cellphones without Facebook on them, we see our science fiction dreams coming true in everyday life. The question becomes, at that point, what is real and what remains fiction. After looking around, the answers range from exciting to impressive to downright weird. Nonetheless, there's something sci-fi for everyone here, from the guy who likes to camp to the gal who likes to eat s'mores without going outside. There's an impressive amount of futuristic alarm clocks out there, too. Apparently, waking up will be the biggest challenge as we dive deeper into this millennium. We've compiled this list of science-fictiony gadgets to help you find the perfect gift for the tech nerds on your life. This is the stuff of the future!
 
Do you have a special somebody in your life who has watched one too many Bond movies? Someone who's always looking over his or her shoulder, suspicious of being tailed? Someone who won't talk to you over an unsecured line? The signs are there: Your friend's a real paranoid. While this might indicate a deeper underlying problem, you probably don't want to spend the holidays staging an intervention, so short of that, you can do the next best thing: indulge it. Conveniently for you, we've rounded up a number of great gifts for the aspiring spy from covert recording devices to a lie detector test that will shock the truth out of suspects. All of these will prove practical for your friend's next mission.
 
Geeks can be pretty hard to shop for, we know. What one geek loves, the next has no interest in. This year, we're trying to cover as many eclectic tastes as we can, including the 3D printers out there, the DIYers, space nuts, Internet tricksters and more. Here you'll find all the DVICE Gift Guides from 2012.
 
The holidays tend to sneak up on most of us, which is interesting given the proliferation of holiday-themed stuff that surrounds us this time of year. Nonetheless, we'd be remiss to pretend like it doesn't. It most noticeably sneaks up on our bank accounts, as we scramble to get everyone from our boss to our brother the perfect gift. This year, though, why not take advantage of the whole DIY craze that's taking our country by storm. Instead of buying a gift, just print one. Heck, if that's not what 3D printers are for, then I've haven't the slightest idea why we've got them.
 
Space buffs can be hard to buy for. I mean, it's not like you can just run out to space and pick something up: getting stuff into space, and then back again, is very difficult and frequently very expensive. We're not talking about "space gifts" like telescopes and model rockets and that sort of thing, but rather, actual gifts that have spent time out in the cosmos. And some of them, remarkably, are even affordable.
 
Japan has gained a reputation as one of the most technologically advanced countries on the planet. Its constant delivery of stunning, high-tech products means that its budget for research and development is at a colossal $130 billion per year, one of the largest in the world. Naturally, this has led to an abundance of products that are, shall we say, "memorable."
 
Apple's iPhone 5 is capable of plenty; however, with the correct accessories, users can enjoy a considerably enhanced smartphone. Whether it's the ever-existing issue of keeping your iPhone adequately charged, which can be remedied by portable power accessories to keep your iPhone 5 battery juiced up no matter where your location is, or seeking a solution to increasing your device's sound output through docks and enhanced speakers, there are plenty of accessories that are tailored to one's specific needs. With the iPhone 5, there's a healthy amount of extras that can contribute towards a more immersive experience; here, we take a look at the best gifts for Apple's latest smartphone.
 
All too often these days holiday gift-giving becomes homogenized. Everyone gets the same brand new tablet, the same new video game and the same bestselling book. If those gifts are the end-all, be-all for the people on your list, then by all means make those folks happy by giving them what they want. But every now and again, a friend or relative just doesn't care for what's new and shiny. This sort of individual requires a different sort tactic than hitting the sales and hoping for the best. Usually part of the gift for these folks is their seeing just how much effort you put into their gift. The DIY items on this list will take you a decent amount of time to craft, it's true, but not even the finickiest of friends would dare say that you didn't put your heart into them. They look pretty sweet, too.

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