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Talking tech in this week’s Metroland…

December 8th, 2011 by Rick Marshall · No Comments ·

Comics aren’t the only things I’ve been charged with recommending this holiday season.

Last week, I was asked if I’d be interested in writing up the “Tech” section of Metroland‘s annual gift guide. I jumped at the chance for two reasons: first, I love writing about gadgets; and second, it’s been ages since I last wrote for Metroland, the hometown newspaper where I got my start.

I learned a lot during the years I was writing for Metroland, and made a lot of great friends and professional colleagues while I was there — so it was fun to write for all of those readers again (even if it was just a gift guide).

Here’s an excerpt:

For the photographer on your list, Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Cards instantly send photos from a digital camera to a registered computer via Wi-Fi, eliminating the need to manually transfer images from your camera’s memory card to your computer. The Eye-Fi card can also be connected to the user’s Flickr or Facebook accounts for instant uploads as the photos are taken. A 4GB card will run $50, while the “Pro” card will cost $100 for 8GB of photo space.

If there’s someone on your list who’s never without a smartphone or tablet computer, you can make the winter months a little easier on him or her with the Agloves touch screen gloves. Silver nylon thread woven into the gloves allows them to conduct the body’s bio-electric current through the material—which enables you to use your iPhone without taking off your gloves. There are several versions of the gloves available, with the basic pair costing $18.

You can read the rest of the gift guide at Metroland.net

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