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Holiday Gift Ideas – Choosing A Droid Docking Station

It is always a struggle to pick out a gift for that someone who has everything. One of the latest cell phone models on the market are the Motorola Droid phones. In my opinion, they are just as much a toy as they are an indispensable tool. One suggestion for that hard to get friend, is a Droid docking station. Before you head out to the store or go online to buy one, there are a few details you need to know so you choose the right one.

What is a docking station?

If you are not familiar with a Droid docking station, here are a few details. Also referred to as a multimedia station, this incredible accessories takes your Droid phone and turns it into a full-blow multimedia experience. Once seated in the station, here are a few of the uses of this great accessory:

Turns the phone into a bedside alarm clock that displays the time and local weather.
In landscape position, it allows you to conveniently view videos and listen to your favorite music.
Doubles as a recharger so you do not have to ever think about your Droid power running low.

Are the Droid’s all the same?

Each model of the Droid phones are slightly different. Size and shape do matter when considering a Droid docking station. Each particular phone has its on special model and getting the wrong one will have you giving an absolutely useless gift! Make sure you know what type of Droid phone they have first before making your purchase.

Will their cell phone fit?

Along with the type of Droid phone they have, you also need to consider whether they have a special protective case for their phone. If they do, then a Droid docking station is not going to work. Most of the protective cases out there make the cell phone too big to fit in a station. However, there is a very easy solution to this problem. If you still want to consider getting them a Droid docking station, you might want to also get them one of the special protective products that allow a phone to fit. A couple of examples of inexpensive super slim protection come from Zagg and Realook.

Personally I have two docking stations – one for my bedroom and one for my office. I was very impressed with the quality and durability, confident that they will last. By having two, it allows me to keep my phone fully charged the day through and I have a very cool way to listen music and watch videos at work! You might want to consider getting a second one as a gift as well, providing the with the toys they want at home and work.

Getting a Droid docking station as a gift is a great idea and will prove to be useful for a long time. They will love all the features it has to offer. If you are stumped what to get that special person, a docking station might just be what you are looking for.

Check out more information on this super accessory, as well as a number of other cool gift ideas, on my website,

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Manali City Guide: A Holiday in the Beautiful Hill Station

Its beauty and charm hardly need an introduction as Manali is easily one of the most preferred hill destinations in the country. A lovely hill resort in the snowy hill of Himachal, Manali is undoubtedly a paradise. Set high above the majestic Beas River the town overlooks the equally magical Kullu valley. It wouldn’t be hard to believe that it is an abode of gods and goddesses.


According to legends, Manali is the land of Manu, the Lawgiver of ancient India. As per tradition, when earth was flooded with waters, only Manu survived in his Arc, which after water recession landed in Manali. Associated with this legend, Manali has always got religious importance and has been a hub of many ethnic, cultural and religious activities.  Colorful festivals and fairs are a part of life here.


The Rohtang Pass here is a major tourist attraction.  Connecting Kullu with Spiti and Lahaul, it is a high road and affords mesmerizing views of the glaciers and mountains. The terrain provides exciting opportunities for trekking, hiking and mountain trails and has made the Pass a haven for adventure seekers. The Pass is however not open to public during the winter months when snowfall seals the area.


Hadimba Devi is the patron deity of Manali. According to legends, Hadimba was a demoness who married the Pandava brother, Bhima. When Pandavas returned from exile, she chose not to accompany them and stay back. It was then that she meditated and attained the status of goddess. Ever since she is idolized here and worshipped in the Hadimba Temple. The temple is in Pagoda style and is a masterpiece in itself. The Beas Kund is a religious as well as a historic attraction. It is believed to be the place where Vyas used to bathe. It is also the originating point of the River Beas. The spot is also an enchantment for those who love adventure. It has ample of scope for paragliding, trekking and skiing.

The only Manu temple in the country is located in Manali. A lovely shrine here is dedicated to Manu. The temple is accessible through a sandstone trail and is a delight to be at. The tranquility of the place and the spiritual aura of surroundings make it worth a visit. Another sacred spot around is the Vashisht Springs near River Ravi. These springs are hot water springs and have medicinal properties. The area has a number of ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ram and his Kala Guru, Vashisht.


Old Manali is the older part of the town which now forms the entire Manali. It is distinctly impressive and lures tourists with its old world charm. With its old bungalows, small-time cafes and modest inns, this is a nice place to stay for those who look for a good yet economical option. Some exquisite temples and ancient monasteries are also present in the area.


Manali is also a dream destination for all adventure lovers. River Beas offers excellent opportunities for river rafting. The staircase rapids can scare the most seasoned rafters too. Kayaking and canoeing is also done in the river. Manali also has some excellent trekking trails. Lakes, orchards and villages make for a good trail to walk. There are some particular tracks where only the experienced can trek.


The hotel industry has seen a boom in Manali seeing the large number of tourists who visit the town. As people from all sphere of life visit the place, there are hotels to cater to all kinds of needs too. From big brands to modest ones, Manali has all kinds of hotels.

Ruchira is an experienced travel writer, specializing in writing on Manali Hotels & attractions in Manali for Travelguru. Get all details on holidays in Manali and best hotel deals in Manali here: Hotels in Manali


The COCOLUXE 4th Annual Grey On Gray Holiday Affair

The COCOLUXE 4th Annual Grey On Gray Holiday Affair
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T h e  C o C o LUXE[ The 4th Annual Grey On Gray Holiday Affair]   CAUSE?///Join us for our 4th year as we partner with ACE's DRIVEfor Children to collect toys and electronics for theChild Life Dept. at Children's Medical Center (Dallas).We are asking for donations of the following items:stuffed animals, portable DVD players, iPads, handheldgaming devices, coloring books + non-toxic crayons,movies & kid blankets.The electronics (new or used) will be for the hospitalto keep and share between all children. All other itemswill be given to the children to keep. A percentageof the proceeds will be used to buy additional items.#AcesDrive   VIBE?/// Join us for a night of holiday decadence where tasteful leisure and revelry fuse to create the perfect haven for savvy socialites, creatives, tastemakers, influencers, fashion mavens & those that take the city into the future while giving to a worthy cause.  "Celebrate & donate!"   ATTIRE?/// Gray On Grey Holiday chic | Cocktail Attire SOUNDS?/// DJ Phife + DJ M*Knight EXPECTATIONS?/// • Chic lounge bar • People watching • Atmospheric sounds • Sophisticated debauchery • Progressive professionals • Dancing | Smiles | New Connections | Flirting • Ladies and Men dressed appropriately for the occasion. ———————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————– SPECIAL FEATURES/// Holiday Hors D'oeuvres 9:00pm – 10:00pm Door prizes + VIP Gift Bags WHEN?/// DEC. 23, 2016 | Saturday 9:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 1033 Young St. Dallas, TX 75202 TICKETS • TABLES • RSVP/// 469-704-9460 • 214-458-5202 ———————————————————————————– ———————————————————————————– Hosted by:George Artis II, Damien Haltom, Rod Deloach,J. Andreus Lilly, Michael Cooper & Tess Salazar     The CoCoLUXE has been a staple in Dallas nightlife since its origination in 2009. Created to bring higher levels of social interaction to D/FW, "a tasteful evening of leisure and revelry" has always been its aim as it reignited urbane experiences in exclusive destinations for the urban professional.

at WXYZ Bar + Aloft Hotel Lobby & Lounge
1033 Young Street
Dallas, United States


Kullu Manali Tours ? Holiday in Beautiful Hill stations of India

Kullu and Manali are beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh blessed with enigmatic beauty of nature, lovely scenery of emerald green plantations, beautiful and lovely mist kissed hills, snow capped mountains, gushing rivers, fruit laden orchards, green meadows with blossoming flowers and pleasing climatic conditions. In additional the world class accommodation facilities, excellent infrastructure and the pleasing climatic conditions make Manali and Kullu the favored hill stations in India visited by tourists from all over the world.

One of the prime hill stations, Manali also called the Switzerland of the India is endowed with exciting attractions and refreshing natural beauty. It is very hard to compare its beautiful with fascinating words and adjectives likes marvelous, enticing, astonishing, mind-blowing and many alike. So if you are to experince the charm and magnificence of Manali, it is best to plan Kullu Manali Tours with one of the leading tour operator. Here one can see and explore some beautiful attractions like Vashisht Baths, Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Arjuna Gufa, Nehru Kund, Kothi, Solang Valley, Rahala Waterfalls that keep tourists busy for more than a week. Exploring the charm and beauty of these wonderful tourism attractions of Manali is an experince to treasure and relish in forever.


Apart from that Manali is also famous for winter sports and activities. The aura and the ecstasy of nature and the magnificence of the fairy snow that showers from the haven make Manali favorite destinations for winter sports. The beautiful and the gorgeous landscape of this favored hill station provides unsurpassed avenues for winter sports, which attract thousands and hundreds of tourist and adventure enthusiasts from all the remote part of the world. Here during the winter season that is from November to February adventure enthusiasts delight in several winter sports like Ice Skating, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing, Heli Skiing, White Water Rafting, Trekking, Mountain Biking, etc. All these winter sports provide thrilling experince as well as exciting memories to relish in forever. There are many other exciting and colorful facades of Manali. Come and explore its magnificence and add new memories to cherish forever.

Kullu is also favored hill station of Himachal Pradesh in India endowed with well organized tourism attractions that never fail to impress the heart of tourists. Though there are not many attractions in this beautiful hill station but it has enough to make the stay delightful and memorable. Here one can visit to the revered Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kasol, Roerich Art Gallery, Manikaran, Naggar, etc which are the most popular attraction in Kullu visited by tourists in a large number.

On your Tours to Kullu Manali you can also visit to other hill stations and beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh that include Dharamshala, Kufri, Khajjar, Lahaul and Sipti, Kasauli, etc. All these beautiful hill stations are amazingly beautiful and provide wonderful opportunity for tourists, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and honeymoon couples to enjoy holidays in a delightful and memorable way. Truly speaking once you visit Himachal Pradesh in India and its scintillating hill stations, you will love to come back time and again to enjoy holidays in its blissful ambiance.

Jagpreet writes about tour to Shimla. and Himachal travel packages., where visitors from across the world come to enjoy their honeymoon & holidays. You can also visite on .

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The Esquire Digital Man – Holiday Gift Guide # 3

Part 3 of the annual Digital Guy Holiday Gift guide. Included in this episode: Verizon Network Extender, Verizon MiFi 2200, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle DX, Altec Lansing Orbit MP3/USB, Bug Vacuum, Vtech WiFi Internet Radio, Moxi HD DVR, Moxi Mate. With all the new gadgets coming out it takes a tech guru like Producer/Director Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men In Black”) to sort out the wonderful from the worthless. The tech guru brings his popular show and tell Esquire column to the web. More Digital Man? Watch free TV, Movies, & Originals The Esquire Digital Man Episode 01007 Ep: 01007 Barry Sonnenfeld technology high tech review Men in Black crackle free TV movies originals Pushing Daises The addams family Miller’s crossing When Harry met sally Big Raising Arizona geek faq cnet Verizon Network Extender Verizon MiFi 2200 Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle DX Altec Lansing Orbit MP3/USB Bug Vacuum Vtech WiFi Internet Radio Moxi HD DVR Moxi Mate.
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With the introduction of technologically advanced weapons and equipment in war-such as the swift battle tanks, powerful naval ships and speedy war-planes- the need for quick and accurate communication became absolutely essential during World War II. Marconi’s 1895 invention, the radio, had undergone considerable refinement by the time the war began, and it wasn’t long before the radio became an essential part of the war effort.Witness how the radio made waves during World War II by enabling instant communications between the command post and the men in action!
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Stupid Holiday Charity Show

December 25th is one special day. For it was on this day that Matthew Brock got his job back at WNYX! Oh and it’s Christmas. Mr. James agrees to hire Matthew back under two conditions. They clean up after him, and someone wins the annual talent show. Watch More Holiday Specials at Crackle! TWITTER: TAGS: News Radio minisode dave foley jimmy james maura tierny joe rogen andy dick stephen root phil hartman vicki lewis khandi alexander christmas watch free streaming television tv video
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Bart Sibrel is the film-maker of “A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Moon.” In this films Bart claims that the footage that was shown world-wide on national TV was fake and that none of the six Apollo moon landings ever took place, something also referred to as the moon landing hoax. Meet the filmmaker in this installment of UFONAUT News. Become a UFONAUT and Subscribe to the UFONAUT Radio Members Club for Unlimited Access to the UFONAUT Radio Show Archive, LOADED with Bonus Features and FREE Downloads – Go to


Country music song, sang by a man. “Holiday Inn, down in Dallas. ” Who sings it? Whats the name of the song ?

Question by sissi: Country music song, sang by a man. “Holiday Inn, down in Dallas. ” Who sings it? Whats the name of the song ?

Best answer:

Answer by Walker of the Dark
some redneck hillbilly and the song is probably called horsey or nascar!

or horsey nascar

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


Plan ahead to avoid holiday weight gain

Plan ahead to avoid holiday weight gain
Along with the joys of the year-end holidays is the temptation to overindulge and eat all the goodies that come your way. For anyone who is dieting, the last five or six weeks of the year are a good time to focus on weight maintenance rather than weight loss, Dallas’ Cooper Wellness experts say.
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Read the Contract December 2010 Hospitality Digital Issue
The magazineâs latest issue takes focus on the sweet side of hospitality and restaurant interior design.
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Local authorities watchful of holiday drunk driving

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Local authorities watchful of holiday drunk driving
Hub City revelers planning to hit the sauce tonight in celebration of the new year may want to take note: Local authorities will be hitting the roads.
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Lawmakers to return to capitol with increased security
When Texas lawmakers return to Austin in less than two weeks, they will face increased security at the state’s capitol. On January 21, a gunman fired shots outside of the capitol building. No one was hurt, but the incident did raise questions about security.
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Local couple reunites after being separated during holiday travels

Local couple reunites after being separated during holiday travels
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American Music Awards Recap and Winners List
Miss the AMA broadcast? Here is a recap plug the list of winners for the 38th Annual American Music Awards
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