It's that time of year again: the time for holiday gift guides (and, uh, also the holidays).
If you're looking for a last-minute gift for that techie friend of yours, you're not too late. We've got 15 suggestions for great Christmas and Hanukkah tech presents we think he or she will love. Dive on in (below).
The Roku is a small black box, about the size of a tin of chewing tobacco, that connects to your TV and home Internet and can stream a number of video services -- including Netflix, Sony's free Crackle, HBO Go, Hulu Plus and more -- onto your television. If you're not into the subscription model, you can rent individual movies and television shows from Amazon Instant Video through Roku, too. It's an excellent option for someone who subscribes to any of the services that Roku carries
, and an even better option for someone with young kids: The Roku 2 XS ($89) comes pre-loaded with the full version of Angry Birds; your kids (or, uh, you) can use the Roku's motion-sensitive remote (think the Wiimote) to play on your television screen, along with other games like Pac-Man and Galaga that are available as add-on purchases.
PRICE: There are 4 different Roku boxes, ranging in feature sets and picture quality, from $49 to $89. Only the $89 version is able to play Angry Birds.
BUY/MORE INFO: www.roku.com