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Give them time to choose it is still early where they are. After all it is 07:37 in their location.

OK it is 6:35 pm in London if I win I will be happy has PIGS AND will they tell us 

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Hi!

 

I would like to give my dad this monitor because right now he still has a old samsung monitor *I don't know if i should call it Monitor because it's so fat but anyway* He bought it between 2007/2008 and he still use it till this day so i want to make a little suprise for him. BTW Thank you Linus Media Group for making awesome tech Content and Merry Christmas ;)

 

Link > http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-25UM57-25-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B00V8FAWC2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1450117727&sr=1-1&keywords=lg+ultrawide

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I would dolphinitely get a ZOTAC ZBOX for my sister and her husband who only knows how to use a Xbox, but they want a PC for photography work and gaming. Also I'd eventually get one for my dad and my mom (who has only ever used a Mac) to share, since her current MacBook is about to be ripperoni.

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My bro could use a chromecast! Black if I may choose xD

 

https://store.google.com/product/chromecast_2015

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My mum has been looking at a new motherboa...... jk she doesn´t even know what´s inside a pc

Anyway I wanted to buy a tablet for her but I also want to keep saving my money so I guess the Nvidia Shield tablet K1 is a nice bit of kit in my opinion and a nice present.

Specificaly the controller bundle since she would like to start gaming on her free time but apparently she can´t think of how to use a keyboard to play games.

http://www.amazon.com/Nvidia-Shield-8-0-Inch-Tablet-Black/dp/B0171BS9CG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1450124861&sr=8-2&keywords=nvidia+shield+tablet

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This is not my gift selection, this is a contribution to the discussion about when the contest closes, and some advice to people picking Asus routers...

My gift selection post is here: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/498047-tech-gifts-for-non-techies-giveaway/page-102#entry6733407

 

The contest is still open until they make an announcement or it reaches midnight Pacific Time. If they wait until the day is officially over before choosing, then everyone still has 11 hours, as of the time I posted this (3pm-ish, Central Time.) (Not an LMG employee, by any stretch. This is my educated guess.)

 

Hi guys, thank you for your generosity :) I would like to give my parents (and whole our family) a new router , because the old one makes trouble for them while talking to relatives via Skype (it cuts the words and decreases the voice quality so the conversation becomes non-understandable) or trying to browse the internet while being 10 meters further than router (it takes very very long time to load up a page :( ) Heres the LINK- http://www.amazon.ca/RT-AC87U-WLS-RTR-100-1000/dp/B00MPI5N7U/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1450025579&sr=8-9&keywords=asus+router. Thanks again, and good luck, Merry oncoming Christmas and a Happy New Year  everyone!!! :)

 

Just some personal insight... Asus makes killer hardware, but their router firmware is horrendous!

We have had major problems with our Asus router. It will de-sync, forget settings, and just be a pain in general.

When we updated the firmware we LOST features, and then had a series of OTHER problems.

Every single update we have tried has been an absolute fail, and we are going to be switching back to a Netgear or something very soon.

 

Avoid these things until Asus has figured their crap out. lol

For reference, the one we have is the AC56R: http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC56R-Gigabit-Router-802-11ac-Wireless-AC1200/dp/B00LR4OF5Y

Newer models may have improved, but I am not holding my breath.

 

Also, we are power users, so someone who has no need for the advanced features may not experience our troubles, but we even had problems with basic things like: network storage and printers, gaming consoles being dropped randomly, and inconsistent wireless strength. So, if you are just looking for a "set it and forget it" solution (which is what this giveaway is supposed to be about, after all,) go with Netgear.

~Cynical~

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I would get my parents an OnHub Wireless Router beucase they are still using the terrible on from TWC (isp, 3yrs old)

Merry christmas!
http://www.amazon.com/OnHub-Wireless-Router-Google-TP-LINK/dp/B013ALA9LA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450127888&sr=8-1&keywords=on+hub
 

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My Grandpa who will be 98 years old next month, surprisingly is big on tech (he built his own PC and owns 3 different tables).  But he still has a love for old school tech as well.  I think this would be the perfect blend for his music needs (mixing old school tech with modern)

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Electrohome-Wellington-Turntable-Smartphones-EANOS502/dp/B00574HPX4/

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Tad off topic... but I wonder how many of these are for  themselves rather than for their family and peers  :P

I was thinking that as well. It would be easy to say your mom, grandma, etc /needs/ a new 'x' when /you/ want a new 'x'.

 

The thing is, we'll probably never know. But even through text, there is a slight amount of sincerity one can probably gather. I have a banging custom built PC and a lot of good music tech, and my listed item was a $200 mini PC for my parents because their current one is trash. I personally don't need a mini PC, but my mom complains about hers either not loading or loading too slow because she loves messing with pictures. Plus, I'd like to keep my computer to myself in the case my parents ever needed to use mine instead. 

So I guess if someone is getting for themselves... Merry Christmas to themselves using someone elses likelihood. Heck, I've seen plenty of comments here with just the item, no person and no reason. I don't imagine they will be counted though.

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Tad off topic... but I wonder how many of these are for  themselves rather than for their family and peers  :P

I'm sure there are, but I'm not sure how anyone could prove otherwise.  

 

The best I could come up with is a screenshot from Facebook post wishing my Grandpa a Happy 97 back in January. 

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My mum has been looking at a new motherboa...... jk she doesn´t even know what´s inside a pc

Anyway I wanted to buy a tablet for her but I also want to keep saving my money so I guess the Nvidia Shield tablet K1 is a nice bit of kit in my opinion and a nice present.

Specificaly the controller bundle since she would like to start gaming on her free time but apparently she can´t think of how to use a keyboard to play games.

http://www.amazon.com/Nvidia-Shield-8-0-Inch-Tablet-Black/dp/B0171BS9CG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1450124861&sr=8-2&keywords=nvidia+shield+tablet

Just let your mom play some Candy crush and soon she'll turn into a hardcore gamer for sure  :P 

Whaddup

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