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Die Hard, the Best Xmas Movie Ever, Finally Gets a Song Expressing That Undeniable Fact

The best Christmas movie is Die Hard. This is not debatable. Oh, Die Hard‘s not a real Christmas movie? Shut up and look closer, smart guy. It has everything a great Christmas movie needs, in that it’s set during Christmas. …

Borderlands 2 Headlines Start Of Steam Holiday Sale

Christmas may be right around the corner, but Steam is already getting us all in the Christmas spirit by offering a two week long Steam sale of epic proportions. That’s right, folks, the Steam Holiday Sale is finally upon us. …

Google Isn’t Letting Bing Have Santa All To Itself Google Isn’t Letting Bing Have Santa All To Itself

NORAD may have went the Bing/Windows route this year with its Santa Tracker, but Google isn’t going to let Microsoft have all of the fun. “While we’ve been tracking Santa since 2004 with Google Earth, this year a team of …

Samsung May Have Ruined Christmas with an Ad Referencing a Mrs. Claus Sex Tape
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A few months ago Samsung released a 30-second ad for the Galaxy S III called “Work Trip,” which promoted the NFC-beaming of information from phone-to-phone with a little joke about a NSFW tape made by a wife for her traveling …

Google Has Decorations For Real Holidays Google Has Decorations For Real Holidays

Last week, Google’s Festivus search results easter egg was revealed. If you type in “festivus,” Google will display the famous Festivus Pole, as described in a classic episode of Seinfeld. Now, Google has decorations for actual holidays like Christmas, Kwanzaa, …

Santa Will Be Bingin’ It This Year Santa Will Be Bingin’ It This Year
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Earlier this week, NORAD released a Windows 8 version of its popular Santa tracker app just in time for the holidays. Now it appears that Windows 8 won’t be the only contribution to NORAD’s annual tradition as Bing is now …

How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook

After months in beta Facebook’s new ecommerce platform, Facebook Gifts, finally launched to all U.S. users this week. Facebook Gifts has a familiar ring to it – as a now-defunct program of the same name allowed users to send and …

Amazon Makes Sure You Never Forget A Birthday Again Amazon Makes Sure You Never Forget A Birthday Again

Everybody loves birthday presents, but the best we can ever hope for is a half-sincere “Happy Birthday” post on our Facebook wall. Amazon is going to fix that, and have you buy the gift from them in the process. Amazon …

Amazon Extends Order Deadlines For Last Minute Christmas Shoppers Amazon Extends Order Deadlines For Last Minute Christmas Shoppers

Amazon may be the largest online retailer, but it can’t magically deliver Christmas packages to you at the last minute. That being said, the retailer has extended its deadlines for people who want to get gifts in time for Christmas …

Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas

The holidays are all about giving and self-sacrifice. You wouldn’t know that by watching the relentless consumer culture line up outside Best Buys and beat up old ladies on their way to the latest gadgets on Black Friday. There is, …

NORAD Releases Santa Tracker App For Windows 8 NORAD Releases Santa Tracker App For Windows 8

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, plays a pretty big role during the holidays. The organization tracks Santa on Christmas Eve and delivers live updates to children around the world on where Santa is and where he’s heading next. …

Watch These Robots Ring In The Holidays With Dancing

The holiday season officially started earlier this week when DMX graced us with an excellent rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Nothing will top that, but the folks at Sphero have something almost as good – dancing robots. The Sphero …

DMX Singing Rudolph Is the Official Start of the Christmas Season

Nope, it wasn’t Black Friday. It wasn’t December 1st. It wasn’t even when they first aired It’s A Wonderful Life on TV. The Christmas season wasn’t truly in full swing until this happened. Back in September, rapper DMX stopped by …

Gangnam Style Gets a Christmas Light Show
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It’s that time of the year again. The holiday season is in full swing, and you know what that means: themed Christmas light shows. For a few years now, people have decked out their homes and created magnificent light shows …

Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website
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Apple doesn’t send out holiday mailers to mailboxes all over the country. It doesn’t need to, and paper spam would seem old-fashioned for the world’s most valuable tech company. In fact, it probably doesn’t need to put together a holiday …

The Django Unchained Trailer Hits the Web

The initial trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained has hit the Internet, and let’s just that, after one viewing, my hype meter is off the charts. So much so, in fact, it may just render the rest of the …

Most People Can’t Shop Without Their Mobile Phones Most People Can’t Shop Without Their Mobile Phones

With every new study conducted on how people have integrated mobile devices into their everyday life, imagining a life without smartphones increasingly sounds like a return to a hunter-gatherer society. Solidifying that presumption are some conclusions from a new study …

Disappointed Kids on Christmas YouTube Videos 2011 Disappointed Kids on Christmas YouTube Videos 2011

While most who took in the “WTF I Wanted an iPhone” video were shocked and appalled by the teen and pre-teen reaction to not receiving a car or Apple product for Christmas, there’s something more light-hearted and humorous about younger …

Drunk Shopping Explains Boom In Holiday Online Shopping Drunk Shopping Explains Boom In Holiday Online Shopping
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More than ever this year people took to the Internet to do their holiday shopping. Unprecedented billions were spent and records were set. They gobbled up deals on Cyber Monday, they embraced box store-bilking apps, enjoyed free shipping. People went …

Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve
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The holidays have been good to Android. Google SVP, Mobile (and Android co-founder) Andy Rubin tweeted (and posted to Google+) that there were 3.7 million Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25 (Christmas and Christmas Eve) alone. @ArubinAndy RubinUPDATE: There were …

Watch A Robot And A Scanner Rock “Little Drummer Boy” Watch A Robot And A Scanner Rock “Little Drummer Boy”
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When you think of all the great versions of the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy,” what comes to mind? Bing Crosby and David Bowie? Bob Seger? What would you say if I told you one of the best versions to …