November 16th, 2010
12:58 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Deep-thinking lemurs, cheap geeks are chic

Thinking like a lemur - They're smart and adorable. You could call them the Natalie Portmans of the animal kingdom. Scientists at Duke University say the furry primates can understand numbers, and they've got the computer skills to prove it, albeit rudimentary. They say lemur intelligence may provide insight into how humans thought millions of years ago. This might leave you wondering, why can't we all be cute and smart?

Cool geeks think cheap - An iPad for Christmas? Nah. A Flip Video UltraHD? Pass. How about the latest Netbook? Meh. Apparently, cheap is the new black this holiday season. HLN Money Expert Clark Howard says forget shelling out a ton of money for those high-end gadgets because they'll be landfill-bound in a year or two, replaced by the next best thing. Watch the video for a list of must-haves that Howard wants you to think twice about buying.

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  1. Trent

    "the Natalie Portmans of the animal kingdom."??
    Srsly? Lemurs are like Natalie Portman? Nice tail? Big eyes? Covered with hair? Climbs trees and swings on vines? What?

    November 17, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |