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…You can have an 8-Bit Christmas?

8-Bit Jesus

Celebrate the holidays with Doctor Octoroc’s 8-Bit Jesus: Classic Christmas Songs in the Style of Classic NES Games.

Featuring 18 tracks, with titles like Ryu, The Red Nosed Ninja, Super Jingle Bros., O Come, All Ye Vampires, and Have Yourself A Final Little Fantasy, it’s the perfect entertainment for the gamer geek in all of us.

Plus, there are two ways to get the album: Download it for free from his site, or make a small PayPal donation and help him with future recordings, as well as receive a physical copy of the CD by mail sometime in mid January.

[8-Bit Jesus]

[Via: Wired]

…The 2008 Holiday Gift Guides are here?

Gifts

Black Friday has come and gone and now Cyber Monday is upon us, but if you still can’t decide what to get that special someone this holiday season, then take a look through this list of gift guides for some great ideas on what to get every man, woman, child and yes, even pet in your life.

(And if you know of any other gift guides that you’d like to add, just put them in the comment area below and I’ll be sure to add them to the list!)

(All) Ain’t It Cool News – Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
(All) Boing Boing – Holiday Gift Guide: Kids, Fiction, Gadgets and Stuff, Comics, Graphic Novels and Funnybooks, Nonfiction, DVDs and CDs
(All) Born Rich – Christmas Gift Guide 2008
(All) BusinessWeek – Executive Gift Guide 2008
(All) BuzzSugar – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Cool Hunting – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Coolest Gadgets – Eco-Friendly Gift Guide, Geeky Apparel Gifts, Gift Ideas for the Handyman, Gift Ideas for the Impossible to Buy For, Gift Ideas for People to Make, Toys Gift Guide
(All) Core77 – Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
(All) CrunchGear – Gift Guide
(All) FabSugar – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Fast Company – 2008 Gift Guide Central
(All) Healthbolt – Holiday Gift Guide
(All) HolidaySugar – Gift Guides
(All) Indie Collective – Shopping Guide
(All) IttyBiz – 2008 Gift Guide
(All) Josh Spear – Gift Guide: Art, Cell Phones, Eco, Fashion, Gadgets, Music, Sports, Toys, Travel, Watches
(All) Lifehack – 2008 Gift Guide
(All) Mail Online – Ultimate Gift Guide
(All) MAKE: Blog – Gift Guide: Chemistry, Crafter, Hacker, Kids, Robots, Steampunk
(All) Miami Herald – Corporate Gift Guide
(All) Mixed Plate – Holiday Gift Guide: 2008
(All) Newsweek – Tip Sheet Holiday Gift Guide
(All) New York Times – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) NOTCOT – 2008 Gift Guides
(All) Random Good Stuff – Ultimate Gift Guide 2008
(All) Rocky Mountain News – Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Salon – 2008 Gift Guide
(All) Shake The Salt – Holiday Gift Guide 08
(All) Switched – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(All) The Daily Obsession – Gift Guides
(All) The Washington Times – Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Unclutterer – Gift Giving Guide: Experience Giving, The Ultimate Gift, Useful Gifts Under $35,
(Tech) About:PC – PC Holiday Gift Guide
(Tech) Ars Technica – Holiday Gift Guide 2008, Staff Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) Chip Chick – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) CIO – 2008 Geek Gift Guide
(Tech) CNET Reviews – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Tech) Engadget – Holiday Gift Guide, 2008
(Tech) FOX News – Consumer-Electronics Gift Guide
(Tech) GeekDad – Holiday Gift Guide: Kids, Dads, Kids, Moms
(Tech) Obsessable – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) PC Magazine – Holiday Gift Guide
(Tech) Skintastic – Holiday Gift Suggestions
(Tech) TechSpot – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) SlashGear – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) USA Weekend – Cool Gifts
(Tech) ZDNet – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Alcohol) Drink Hacker – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Alcohol) Liquor Snob – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Apple) Apple – The Best of 2008
(Apple) Mac|Life – Spectacular Holiday Gift Guide Of Awesomeness
(Apple) TUAW – Holiday Gift Guide: College Student, Graphic Designer, Frequent Traveler, New Parent, Person Who Has Everything
(Auto) Driving Guy – Holiday Gifts
(Auto) Motive Magazine – Motive Gear: Motive Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Candy) Candy Snob – Holiday Gift Guide
(Entertainment) BuddyTV – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Entertainment) Inside TV – Holiday Gift Guide For TV Fans
(Entertainment) SeenON! – Holiday Gift Guides
(Fashion) NotCouture – Holiday Roundup
(Fashion) Rumplo – Holiday T-Shirt Guide
(Food) Baking And Books – Holiday Gift Guide
(Food) Megan McArdle – Annual Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Edition
(Food) Neatorama – Bacon Gift Guide
(Food) Serious Eats – Holiday Gift Guides
(Gaming) GigaOM – Holiday Games: Gift Guide
(Gaming) Kotaku – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Portable, iPhone, Import
(Gaming) LAist – Gift Guide: Video Games!
(Geek) Geeks Are Sexy – Geek Guide To Holiday Gift-Giving
(Geek) Kevin Rose – My Top 10 Gifts for Geeks
(Green) CleanTechnica – Holiday Gift Guide: The 8 Best Green Gadget Gifts
(Green) Earth911 – Gift Guide 2008
(Green) Inhabitat – Green Gift Guide
(Green) Plenty Magazine – Holiday Gift Guide
(Green) Treehugger – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Green) Yahoo! Green – Green Holiday Gift Guide
(iPhone) The iPhone Blog – 2008 iPhone Holiday Helper Gift Guide
(iPhone) iPhone Alley – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Journalism) Interact – Holiday Shopping List For Journalism Geeks
(Kids) Babble – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Lawyers) Reid My Blog! – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide For Lawyers
(Men) Men’s Fitness – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Men) The Art of Manliness – Manly Holiday Gift Guide
(Movies) Rotten Tomatoes – Holiday Shopping Guide
(Movies) The Spill – Broad of the Dead: A Gorehound’s Holiday Wish List
(Netbook) CNET – Handy Netbook Holiday Gift Guide
(Pets) About:Dogs – Dog Lovers Gift Guide
(Pets) Super Cool Pets – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Photography) Digital Photography School – A Guide to Digital Photography Shopping This Christmas
(Photography) Photo.net – Holiday Gift Guide
(Shaving) Shaving Stuff – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Speakers) Cool Hunting – Gift Guide: Speakers That Rock
(Web Developer) NETTUTS – 20 Perfect Things to Buy a Web Developer for Christmas
(Women) Fabulously 40 – Holiday Gift Guide 2008

[Photo Via: Saquan Stimpson]

…Demolition derby watching is better in slow motion?

Demolition Derby

There’s nothing more American than getting together at the local fairgrounds and smacking some old cars together for the entertainment of others.

However, when you slow this Redneck rumble down and view a demolition derby in super slow motion, it turns into a ballet of metal and mayhem that’s actually rather beautiful to watch:

Plus, watching in slow motion as cars literally mount one another adds just enough cringe to make it enjoyable at the expense of others.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Things Thursday: Dell Inspiron Mini 9?

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell calls it the “Ideal Internet Buddy for Surfing, Shopping and Chatting” (and “Your New Best Friend”, and a “Light, Highly Mobile Device Built For Easy Online Browsing and Entertainment” and an “Internet Companion” and a “Small, easy-to-carry device” that’s ready for “teens, tweens, travelers and Tweeters”, so I guess even Dell can’t figure out what this thing does or who it’s for), but if you’re in the market for a mini-notebook (or as many are calling them, a netbook) that’s perfect for on-the-go travel and/or anyone who doesn’t need a full, desktop capable computer sitting on their lap at all times, then you might just call it yours.

Weighing in at just 2.28 lbs., and with a price of just $349 (in Ubuntu flavor), the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is designed to be the perfect computer for “surfing the Web, chatting with friends, blogging, streaming content, uploading photos or enjoying favorite online videos, music and games”.

It’s also meant to be a durable computer that you can toss in a bag and not worry too much about, with a fully sealed keyboard, and solid state drive (SSD) memory storage.

The 8.9-inch LCD gives you plenty of room for full-sized web browsing, and built-in Wi-Fi means you can connect to any hotspot for instant Internet access.

Options include a built-in webcam for video chat, Bluetooth for wireless connections, and even Windows XP for full software support.

Nifty touches include a free subscription to Box.net for 2GB of online storage, and a full range of colors in the coming months.

The Inspiron Mini 9 is definitely not for everyone, but with the success that Acer has been having with their EeePC netbooks, combined with Dell’s name brand and reliability, I think the Mini 9 is going to open up the world of netbook computing to a whole new audience that’s ready to embrace the change.

[Dell – Inspiron Mini 9]

…Mac Mix will save you some cash?

Mac Mix

Mac Heads take note: Mac Mix could be your chance to save some serious cash on a bundle of the best Mac applications (Maclications?).

Unlike other shareware bundle events, which offer a discount bundle of pre-selected apps, Mac Mix lets you choose your own bundle. The end result is a bundle that has no fillers, and contains only the applications that you want and/or need.

Obviously there’s got to be a catch, so the discounts increase as you buy more apps. Any single app starts at 10% off, but if you buy three apps, that quickly climbs to 30%, and by 12 apps, you’re saving a full 75% off of the retail price. With 28 apps to choose from, picking out 12 good ones shouldn’t be too hard.

So what’s available?

Highlights include Parallels, MacGourmet, Forklift, HoudahGeo, TextExpander, Comic Book Lover, and much, much more.

Each app is categorized into one of five groups (productivity, web tools, image and video, system enhancements, and entertainment) and you can read up on each app before buying, including a star based rating system, and a bullet point feature list.

And if that’s not enough, part of the proceeds go towards planting trees to help out the environment, so you can probably get a write-off from the purchase of a Mac Mix if your tax guy is willing to be creative.

[Mac Mix]