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The gift of knowledge

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Video game systems, entertainment gadgets and computer gear are perennially popular items on holiday shopping lists. But flaws, technology changes and other problems can sometimes leave the recipient feeling like they got a lump of coal instead of a shiny new toy.

My colleague, Paul Jay, and I put together a guide to avoiding pitfalls of items on technology hounds' shopping lists that tempers the hype with some context and historical experience.

If you think there's something that should -- or shouldn't -- have been included, let us know in the comments.

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