The Drill Down 212 – Holiday Shopping Guide 2011

This week we deliver The Drill Down’s annual holiday shopping guide, a list of the best tech appliances, gadgets, software and media, hand-picked by Andy, Dwayne & Devindra for your perusal.

But first, the tech headlines: Black Friday/Cyber Monday spending is up, Facebook gets slapped over privacy concerns, Google Maps goes inside, Google TV goes X-Rated, GamePro is dead, FCC disses AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and an Android app is logging your keystrokes.

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Audible Book of the Week

Musical Interlude #1

Wish List/Gift Picks

Andy:

  1. Skyrim by Bethesda Softworks
  2. Canon 5D Mark II SLR camera
  3. Kindle Touch
  4. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 Projector
  5. Glitch / Hugo

Dwayne:

  1. Sony KDL-46HX729 TV
  2. Planet Earth: Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray] ($22) Amazon
  3. Connected Blu-Ray player – every mom needs Netflix
  4. Contour GPS Camera – nothing better
  5. Logitech Harmony Link

Musical Interlude #2

Wish List/Gift Picks, Pt. II

Devindra:

  1. Time for an e-reader! Kindle Touch, Simple, etc
  2. Kinect
  3. Jawbone Up/Fitbit Ultra
  4. Time for a new camera: Canon Elph 500, S95/100
  5. Kindle Fire