This is my 10th annual gift guide, recommending purchases for the upcoming holidays. I took a different approach this year, though, after a conversation I had during the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. It's a much shorter guide. Here's the PDF download.
The 9th-annual Uncle Mark guide has recommendations for all the technologies you might buy, or gift, this season: e-reader, iPhone/iPad apps, extra "essential" tech items - as well as tips on how to learn Chinese, how to buy a TV, and how to prevent a sneeze. Bonus: spot mention of Matt Haughey on page 4. Here's the PDF download.