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Like neckties, wristwatches no longer serve any practical purpose. They can still make a fashion statement, though, even if that statement is “I like computers more than dressing up”.
If you want to get good at something, become obsessed with it. If you're interested in computers, science or technology of any kind, however, you'll quickly find that there's far too much crossover to constrain yourself to only one subject. If this describes you or a friend, you're sure to find something they'll like below - logic puzzles, tech toys and more.
It can be difficult to find a board game that people of nearly any age will enjoy. Scattergories hits the mark: although winning doesn’t depend on luck, children can compete with adults on an even footing. This game is also a great way to get to know others better.
Spatial logic tests are all around us: trying to find a route from A to B, playing squash or even trying to visualize abstract information. The best time to learn it is as a kid, but adults need to keep in practice too, and it never hurts if doing so is this much fun.
A sure-fire gift for any music therapist, producer, DJ or teacher, this book explains the effect of melody on the brain. A real eye-opener, it manages to deepen the mystery of how we perceive sound rather than dispelling it.
This is a must-have item in settings where sensitive information is handled. How does it fit in as a gift? People don’t always realize how important their work is, but with this detector you can both remind them and help them out in one fell swoop.
Author Randall Munroe has won the hearts of millions of smart people with his unique mixture of humor, sensitivity, absurdism, and hard science. In this book, he turns his wacky sense of humor to all manner of things that don’t make sense.
This product will not be useful for everyone, but it will be an invaluable gadget for mechanics, building inspectors, or anything like that. They can snake the device through pipes, behind walls, or deep into machinery’s innards.
Those good at math are almost certainly going to enjoy COGZ. The Steampunk aesthetic will find it to be a thing of beauty. Things get very hard very quickly with this game, but it also depends on how smart and experienced the opponents are.