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Weekly tech news roundup for December 12

This week: virtual reality headsets hit the market, some for $200 and some for $25 or less (and made of cardboard), your shaky camera footage is as good as a fingerprint, and find out out what's streaming in 4K on Amazon Prime. Also, check out some artificial skin that can actually feel, find out which state is rolling out a driver's license mobile app, and more.
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Bek Guero

Cheap Tunes Tuesday

Imagine an artist that makes every album so drastically different, you can put every album release into an entirely different musical category. Today’s featured artist has a very assorted catalog, and the album I’ll highlight fits perfectly in the sea of diversity.
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Guardians of the Galaxy debuts on Video on Demand

The roster of new movies is not large this week, but it contains one of the year’s best - Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Also, watch for the conclusion of several television staples, including “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Newsroom” and “White Collar.”
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Tech news roundup for Friday, December 5

This week: get Girl Scout cookies online (really!), Google's "captchas" are mostly going away, and don't do what Sony Pictures did. Also this week, check out some innovative wireless Christmas lights, find out which video "broke" YouTube's view counter, rent an ugly sweater, and more.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday

Once in a great while you hear a new artist—and instantly you know they’re going to be a success. Sometimes you can’t put a finger on why; maybe they have a great voice, unparalleled songwriting or maybe a sound totally unique to the era. I’ve seen many up-and-coming bands never quite reach the top, but that certainly isn’t the case for today’s featured artist as I’m not sure you’ll find a better vocalist out there.
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Make Mine Mint – Inventive Items with the Holiday’s Favorite Flavor

when Starbucks comes out with red cups and it's officially "okay" again to order a Peppermint Mocha, it's hard not to get just a wee bit excited. But who should limit the minty goodness to just coffee? From sugar scrubs to cocoa to holiday ornaments, here are our favorite ways to keep the peppermint love going all season long.
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Cheap Tunes Tuesday

I’m not sure there are many folks out there who haven’t already heard this album, or at least a few tracks off it. The title track still sees radio play today, as well as ‘Bennie and the Jets’. I’m not sure I detect much of a theme from my few listens recently, other than it listens like a movie. It’s like a nostalgic reflection of the times and told in the signature theatrical Elton John style. This is priced out .99 cents higher than my normal albums, but even at $5.99—it’s worth the price of admission.
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Holiday gift guide for everyone on your list

Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is the mad scramble to assemble the shopping list. If you’re like me, you’ve got a few people you still need gift ideas for. No worries, I’ve got you covered—and not with ideas that’ll break the bank (yes, I’m looking at you, Oprah). I asked 200 of my friends to share what’s on their wish list (or what’s on their kids’!). Mixing their ideas with my own, here is THE 2014 gift guide (and even a little advice thrown in there for good measure) for everyone (even non millionaires!):
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Ann’s Sweet Potato Casserole

We received so many positive comments and notes about TDS President & CEO Dave Wittwer's Turkey Stuffing recipe last year, Dave is sharing another family favorite—just in time for Thanksgiving. Give Dave's sister's sweet potato casserole recipe a try!
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Pet Sounds

Cheap Tunes Tuesday

The Beach Boys are still active to this day, and they have sold a ton of records. I won’t go into all the acclaim Pet Sounds has out there, but would encourage you to look it up someday. The accolades for this album’s production and how it changed the face of popular music is staggering. I think on first listen, you might think it's an album that’s just sort of background music. But if you sit down and really listen to what was accomplished on this record, I completely understand the praise.
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