How to shop for the hottest — and hardest to find — tech gifts this year – CNN

In the blink of an eye, we’ve gone from enjoying pumpkin spice to indulging in our first gingerbread latte. While this is fantastic news for fans of nutmeg and cinnamon, it can be stressful for anyone with a long holiday shopping list.

Luckily, we’ve got your back with a list of the best tech gifts, including many of the season’s most popular, sought-after items. And we’ve even tossed in some shopping tips as well as a few worthy alternatives to any sold-out items.

So relax, pour a festive beverage and get ready to make your list, check it twice and maybe even score one of those coveted game consoles (we said maybe).

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We won’t sugarcoat it: You’d have a better chance beating Sonic the Hedgehog in a footrace than finding a PlayStation 5 sitting on a retail shelf. Featuring an impressive lineup of first-party games and a controller that truly delivers on the next-gen promise, the PS5’s popularity is justified. But with some diligence, a little luck and plenty of persistence, you could potentially check this holy grail of gaming off your list.

First, check out our guide to PS5 restocks. Then you’ll want to confirm you have accounts and credit cards on file with the retailer of your choice. The only thing more powerful than the thrill of scoring a PS5 is the crushing defeat you’ll feel when it disappears from your shopping cart while scrambling to enter your Amex card’s security code.

You can also turn to Twitter, where one ex-tech journo has dedicated his professional life to hunting down errant hard-to-find game consoles. Finally, it wouldn’t hurt to head over to Sony Direct, where you can register for a chance to snag a PS5 directly from the source.

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Like Sony’s system, the comparable Xbox Series X is nearly as hard to track down today as it was last holiday season. While the same tips offered above on securing a PS5 also apply to finding an Xbox Series X, we’d also suggest seeking out the Xbox Series S. Yes, it’s less powerful, …….


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The Best Viral TikTok Gadgets of 2021 – msnNOW

Let’s be honest: You made some purchases this year thanks to TikTok (join the club). There really isn’t a better way to find out about some of life’s greatest hacks and timesavers than a viral clip highlighting a gadget. From clever ways to chop a watermelon to the best family-approved carpet cleaner—there are so many amazing TikTok finds out there….but there’s also a lot of noise.

To help narrow down your search, we rounded up our favorite gadgets from videos we watched over and over again. We even included a smart toaster that ensures your morning and toast are golden. Think of this as a recap of the best moments of 2021 that we’re sure to bring with us going into the new ye…….


Best of CES 2021: Where Are These Award-Winning Gadgets Now? – Yahoo Lifestyle

When it comes to showcasing innovative products that influence the future of tech, CES is the king of the hill. If you want to debut an exciting new gadget, there’s no place to do it better than the Consumer Electronics Show, the annual conference in Las Vegas where technology companies show off their upcoming products. With CES 2022 nearing, everyone’s eager to see the latest and greatest that the consumer electronics space has to offer.

Every year we get to discover exciting new products at CES, and 2021 was no exception.

We ended up awarding 15 products across various categories in our annual Best of CES awards. While there’s no denying that CES is the place where pne…….