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Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2015: Make shopping a bit more bearable with a selection of creative gifts for that special someone—or just treat yourself

Gift Guide: Valentine's Day 2015


While merely hearing the words “Valentine’s Day” can cause reflexive groans, we happily accepted the shopping challenge the holiday provides. Below is our selection of creative items to show that special someone your heartfelt affection (or absolute……

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Watch YouTube’s Super Bowl halftime special

As I write this, Katy Perry is riding a giant polygonal tiger wearing a faux-flame dress. Maybe that’s not your thing. Maybe you’re not into puppy bowl, either. For the first time ever, YouTube is hosting its own halftime special hosted by Harley Morenstein of EpicMealTime fame.

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Aziz Ansari brings his newest stand-up special exclusively to Netflix

Comedian and Parks & Rec star Aziz Ansari will join forces with Netflix to release his newest comedy special, Variety reportsAziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden will be available exclusively on Netflix beginning March 6th.

Available March 6th

This isn’t the first time Ansari has teamed up with Netflix. His 2013 special Buried Alive debuted with the streaming service, but was later available as a $ 5 download (something Louie C.K. knows a thing or two about). According to Variety, Live at Madison Square Garden tackles topics like gender inequality and the food industry.  The 50 Cent grapefruit joke is dead.

Netflix’s current comedy selection is pretty stacked. Right now, you can stream stand-up specials from the likes of…

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Christmas & New Year Special Giveaway: Win an iPad Air 2 or iPhone 6

Merry Christmas! in advance to all of our readers. Christmas is just a day ahead and the end of this year is already on our doorsteps. Although, We never wait for special occasions to announce good freebies as we at InstantShift love to giveaway things regularly, all year long, but this is Christmas, so it must be special.

Christmas & New Year Special Giveaway: Win an iPad Air 2 or iPhone 6

To keep the celebration spirit alive, we’ve again come up with cool freebies giveaway. Here at instantShift we are giving out some of the most famous gadgets that will make you feel Special!

So, What are you waiting for! Hurry up, read the rules and comment below to enter in this contest.

It’s never too late to hang your stockings, keep milk and cookies and wait for Santa to drop in at your home with lots of gifts and Christmas cheer. It is the time of year when your loved ones come together to celebrate the event and exchange Christmas gifts and Good wishes with each other. So why don’t we also share beautiful Christmas gifts and freebies with the people who are important to us. Here, you all have a chance to get some really amazing hardware. We have 2 amazing Apple Product for 2 winners (1 for each).

Prizes To Win!

Apple iPad Air 2

Apple iPad Air 2 - Christmas and New Year Special Giveaway

Prize: 1 iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB with iPad Smart Cover (worth $ 829 total)

About: The iPad Air 2 is the sixth-generation iPad tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPad Air 2 is thinner and faster than its predecessor, the iPad Air, and features Touch ID although the design, height and screen size is as same as iPad Air.

Product Features

  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • A8X chip with 64-bit architecture
  • 0.24 inch (6.1 mm) thin and weighs just 0.98 pound (444 g)
  • Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • More Features

Prize Details Official Site

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6 - Christmas and New Year Special Giveaway

Prize: 1 iPhone 6 Unlocked 128GB (worth $ 849 total)

About: iPhone 6 is a smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the iPhone line. The iPhone 6 series includes a number of changes over its predecessor, including models with larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, a faster processor, upgraded cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, and support for a near-field communications-based mobile payments offering.

Product Features

  • Height: 5.44 inches (138.1 mm), Width: 2.64 inches (67.0 mm), Depth: 0.27 inch (6.9 mm)
  • Weight: 4.55 ounces (129 grams)
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
  • A8 chip with 64-bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor
  • 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Up to 50 hours of watching video, or listening to music
  • More Features

Prize Details Official Site

How Can You Win?

If you like any of above prizes and want to win any one of them, though, all you need to do is to enter in our contest, and tell us in your comments:

  • Post your comments stating “Which device you are using to visit our website right NOW?

Following are the rules:

  1. One entry per person. Duplicate comments will be voided and deleted.
  2. Winners will be contacted by their email (so make sure your email address is correct).
Participation entries will be accepted until January 5th, 2015, Midnight. We will randomly pick 2 winners from the comment list.

Good luck, and be sure to subscribe to our RSS-feed and follow us on Twitter to find out if you’re a winner. And also for recent updates as more giveaways are planned in the near future.

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This $6,000 ‘Lamborghini’ smartphone will make you feel special

If you want a smartphone to match your lux lifestyle, you can’t settle for the same old iPhone as everyone else. You need something unique to show off just how special you are. That’s where the 88 Tauri from Tonino Lamborghini comes in. Only 1,947 of these Android smartphones will be made, so you can be sure you won’t run into someone on the street with the same device. And, yes, it does cost $ 6,000, but it ups your masculinity quotient by at least 50 percent thanks to all of those leather finishes and angular slabs of steel. It also takes “the most luxurious selfie in the world,” whatever that means.

Those interested in picking up the 88 Tauri should be aware that, despite the raging bull logo and typeface, Tonino Lamborghini is not…

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Papua New Guinea’s Lake Murray Lodge: The new-this-year hotel offers a very special experience in a remote location

Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge

by Jenny Miller

Papua New Guinea’s Lake Murray Lodge—the newest property from PNG’s best-established tour operator and hotel group, Trans Niugini Tours—opened earlier this year and is located along the banks of the country’s largest lake. Its opening……

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Angela Merkel argues against net neutrality, calls for special access fast lane

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has laid out her vision for the future of the internet, and net neutrality proponents won’t be pleased. In comments on Thursday in Berlin, Merkel argued for a two-lane internet. One lane for “special,” high priority service, and another that’s meant to resemble the internet as it exists today.

While supporters of net neutrality argue that it is key to the continued growth of the internet, Merkel believes just the opposite. She argues that fast lanes are necessary for the development of new, advanced uses of the internet, like telemedicine or driverless cars. According to Merkel, without guaranteed, fast-access internet connections, such innovations won’t come to market.

Can you have a fast lane and…

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Here’s the first promo for the Black Mirror Christmas Special

It’s been nearly two years since the last new episode of Black Mirror, the fantastic, dark-as-hell British sci-fi series created by Charlie Brooker (which you should absolutely be watching right now), but the wait is nearly over: behold, our first glimpse of “White Christmas,” the Black Mirror Christmas. There’s nothing like Oona Chaplin screaming into an endless, shapeless white void to get us all in the holiday spirit!

We don’t know too much about the plot of the special right now, aside from Channel 4’s statement in a press release: “It will be the most mind-bending episode yet, showcasing three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia.” (Let’s be real, is there any other kind of techno-paranoia?) From the looks of the promo,…

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Limited Time Holiday Special! $30 Off Vandelay Premier

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Nick Frost plays Santa Claus in this year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special

Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor has just wrapped up, but don’t worry: there’s more Doctor Who where that came from. BBC has just released its trailer for the annual Christmas special, and it looks like the very funny Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) will be making an appearance. He’ll be playing none other than Santa Claus himself, which is pretty much perfect if you ask us. While you wait for the Christmas special, you can catch up on the latest season with our recaps and analysis of each episode.

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