Best gadgets and new tech of 2020: What to gift this Christmas

We know what we want to see under the tree (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

‘Tis the season to be techy as there are literally hundreds of shiny new gadgets out there clamouring for your cash.

Thankfully, we’ve picked through the glut of gadgetry to cherry-pick the very best tech toys that belong under your tree this year.

We’ve balanced price with performance and picked out a range of products that fit a variety of areas. Whether you’re an audiophile, photography buff or just need some extra kit for around the house, you’ll find plenty of options here.

And if you don’t fancy buying it for yourself, just bookmark this page and spam your friends and family with it.

Worst case scenario: your mum thinks twice before getting you yet another pair of Christmas socks this year.

The best gadgets and new tech of 2020 to gift this Christmas

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Best tech gifts 2020: Gadgets to gift family and friends this Christmas

The Here’s our ultimate pick of the best gadgets to buy this Christmas (Metro.co.uk)

‘Tis the season to be techy. And as we emerge from another national lockdown, thoughts will inevitably shift to Christmas.

If you’ve been too busy to think about what the fam might want in their stocking this year, then fear not. We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 gadgets that would make ideal gifts this yuletide.

Christmas 2020 won’t be like any other year, but it has to be said the tech is better than ever.

Whether your loved ones are into gaming, need a new smartphone or just want to mix things up in the kitchen – there’s something here that’ll fit the bill.

Best tech gifts 2020

We’ve hand-picked the top tech you can buy this Christmas right here. All I want for Christmas, is USB…

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Ashley Banjo signs up for BBC’s Christmas programming

Ashley Banjo

Diversity star Ashley Banjo will form part of the BBC’s religious programming this festive period, as the narrator of On Christmas Night.

The dancer will tell “the story of the first Christmas from Luke’s Gospel, when angels appeared to shepherds to proclaim the news of Jesus’s birth,” the broadcaster said.

On Christmas Night will also feature a musical performance to close Christmas Day.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will deliver a New Year message
The Archbishop of Canterbury will deliver a New Year message (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Other religious content includes the Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message which will be delivered from the chapel at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Justin Welby will speak “about the challenges of 2020 and where he finds hope for the year ahead,” the broadcaster said.

He will also reflect on “his experience volunteering as a hospital chaplain during the pandemic and what it has taught him about the of community and caring for each

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FedEx driver becomes internet sensation after being filmed singing ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’

In what has been… quite a year, people are finding joy wherever they can and with the festive season fast approaching, that means getting in the Christmas spirit.

That’s definitely true for one FedEx delivery driver who is going viral for his enthusiastic performance of Mariah Carey’s Christmas banger ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’.

In a viral TikTok video posted by user @kaylaprosser2, the delivery driver in question is filmed rocking out in his van to the classic festive song and though he may be seated, he’s still got all the dance moves.



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Visible from the waist up, he certainly gives it some and clearly knows how to entertain an audience, incorporating a point towards the camera in his dancing.

People are absolutely loving it and the video, captioned ‘In case anyone was wondering where their FedEx packages are’, now

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4 locally made Christmas movies star in ION TV holiday programming | Movies

Olen Ray also has a fifth film in ION’s holiday schedule, although it wasn’t made here: “A Christmas in Royal Fashion,” filmed in Los Angeles, airs at 9 p.m. Nov. 29 and stars Cindy Busby, a familiar face to holiday film fans.



A Royal Christmas Engagement on the set (WNED)

Director Fred Olen Ray, center, goes over a scene with actors Paige Bach and John Schneider while filming “A Royal Christmas Engagement” at WNED Studios in March.




“A Royal Christmas Engagement” (2020)

The story: An ad executive is forced to work with a mysterious new consultant to land a big holiday account.

Look for: East Aurora scenes are at Vidler’s, the Aurora Theatre, outside Fowler’s Chocolates and along Main Street. Other locations include Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, the Market Arcade, Christmas Shoppe (in Lackawanna) and WNED-TV Studios.

Times: 7 p.m. Nov. 29 (premiere), 9 p.m. Dec. 5, 3 p.m. Dec. 13 and 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

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2020 Holiday Broadcast Schedule: What Christmas Shows Are On TV

Holiday television specials are as necessary as ever this year, bringing some much-needed comfort during unprecedented times. Massachusetts networks will offer a full slate of holiday programming through the end of the year.

Below is the holiday broadcast schedule for local networks. If you’re a network representative wishing to be listed, email [email protected]

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Ask the Expert: Holiday Baking
Friday, December 4 at noon ET
Virtual event: https://www.wgbh.org/events/ask-the-expert-holiday-baking-virtual
Connect with our expert, Sarah Belisle from Union Square Donuts, former contestant on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship at GBH’s next Ask The Expert event. Bring your questions and learn more at this free event on how you can make your holidays sweet.

WCRB In Concert with Boston Camerata and the Skylark Ensemble
Sunday, December 6 at 7pm ET
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Performances by two of Boston’s vibrant vocal ensembles bring both the traditional and the exploratory as the Skylark Ensemble sings

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Naked Wines Website Crashes Under Christmas Lockdown Strain

(Bloomberg) — Locked down shoppers have taken less than a week to snap up all Naked Wines Plc’s U.K. Christmas offers, crashing the retailer’s website in the process.

Promotional packs containing items such as bottles of wine and olive oil sold out in about three to four days, according to Chief Financial Officer and U.K. Managing Director James Crawford. In a normal year, this would have taken two or three weeks, he said. Such was the demand, the Naked Wines website went down for about 40 minutes on Nov. 12.

“People are expecting to be buying online,” Crawford said in an interview after Naked Wines reported first-half results and increased its forecast of full-year sales growth. “They know that it’s going to be challenging because of courier and warehouse capacity and all of that stuff. And actually they’re making sure that they get their order in early.”



chart: Naked Wines shares surge as consumers buy more wine online


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The Internet is trolling the Rockefeller Christmas tree for being so ‘2020’

A 75-foot Norway spruce arrived at New York City’s Rockefeller Center on Nov. 14 to serve as one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees. The tree will be decorated over the coming weeks and more than 5 miles of lights will be illuminated at a ceremony at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, according to NBC.

The famous tree is popular with tourists every year, but this year most of the attention is coming virtually — and not just because people are staying home. The Internet is abuzz with jokes at the tree’s expense. The less-than-regal pine tree has been getting trolled online for being, well, kind of ugly. Its scrawny branches are being interpreted as a visual representation of 2020.

The tree, which appeared to be in good shape before it was cut

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35 best kitchen gadgets to buy this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of year and whether you’re shopping for a beautiful Christmas gift for a foodie friend or want to treat yourself to something that will help you cook with ease this festive period, our ultimate list of the best kitchen gadgets is here to help.

With lockdown inspiring us to spend more time in the kitchen and trying new recipes, now is the perfect time to invest in beautiful new kitchen gadgets to bring an extra sprinkling of joy to the experience.

From electrical appliances, such as blenders and hand mixers, to clever kitchen gadgets you’ve never thought of using, like meat thermometers and angled measuring jugs, you’ll want to keep scrolling to see the nifty kitchen tools available for cooks.

Our pick of the best kitchen gadgets proves that there’s something for every budget too, so whether you’re looking for a clever tool under a

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Better get your Christmas gadgets early!

I spotted a neighbor putting up his Christmas lights this past weekend, Nov. 7 to be exact. I saw a few more in another neighborhood. I took a recent trip to the local CVS for a nightlight bulb and they were out of them. The shelves are already stocked with Christmas decorations and holiday candies.

Every year it seems we complain about how early the stores get their Christmas stuff out on display. This year they’re expecting a busier than usual shopping and decorating season. People are staying home more and hungry for more holiday joy in their lives. On a trip to my local hardware store, I noticed the artificial Christmas trees were already on display this past weekend too. The shelves were fully stocked with lights, extension cords, ornaments and Christmas gadgets.

Normally, I only buy lights and decorations on an emergency, something-broke-or-burned-out basis. This year, a Christmas

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