Network Computing's 2012 Geek Gift Guide

, December 16, 2011 Network Computing's staff has put together its list of the top gadgets and apps that will appeal to the hard-core IT geeks on your gift list.
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Google Translate

Probably the coolest mobile app I've ever used, Google Translate is the closest thing to the universal translator from Star Trek. Google Translate can translate text between nearly all languages, but the coolest thing is its conversation mode, which makes it possible to have a back-and-forth conversation with someone while the app translates each side of the conversation. -- Jim Rapoza
Price: Free

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