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Merry Tech-mas! blake dowling curates a list of holiday gifts sure to please the gadget lover in your life

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he Elections are over and the social media political rants are fading like Bernie’s hopes and dreams. What can this mean? Christmas season is here. The 25th of December is not only the birthday of Jesus, but also the day presents are passed out like pardons at the end of a presidential term. Gift giving can be tricky, so I thought I would throw some ideas at you — some in jest and some legit. On Santa’s naughty list this year is most certainly Colin Kaepernick. He will be getting a CD of various versions of the national anthem, polka, country-fied, etc., or maybe a voter registration card. Bravo to State Sen. Jack Latvala for calling out Mike Evans from the Bucs for refusing to stand. These two NFL players mentioned didn’t bother to vote in the election, by the way. Free speech, protest, volunteer … YES please, but don’t insult the USA. One thing we can agree on is that we are all on Team America. OK, moving on … For presidential runner-up Hillary Clinton, how about a subscription to MICROSOFT 365 SECURE CLOUD email service, no bleach required. For Donald, some Legos for his wall? OK, now that I have my snarky comments out of the way, we can dive into the coolest new tech gadgets for your loved ones, young and old. Right wing or left,

we can all agree that no one wants fruitcake from Auntie Helen or cat socks from Grandma (well, maybe CAT SOCKS if they are super cool) so tell the people in your life what’s on your list. Here are some ideas to get you thinking: The QUAD LOCK BIKE MOUNT is perfect for those bicyclers in your life. The device makes it super easy to mount your smart phone to your handlebars and off you go on your “smart bike.” You will be less likely to crash while using your navigation, fitness or music apps. However, if you do crash, your smart phone is going >>

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The people, professionals and lifestyle of Florida politics