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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 …

This Battlefield 3 Light Show Is Holiday Perfection This Battlefield 3 Light Show Is Holiday Perfection
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If you’re like me, it’s pretty hard to separate Christmas from video games. Many of my best holiday memories revolve around video games – like the time my parents tricked me into thinking they didn’t get me an N64, or …

Merry Christmas from the Wide World of Sports Merry Christmas from the Wide World of Sports

No, I’m not talking about Christmas greetings from ABC’s now-defunct Wide World of Sports, but that would be pretty cool, as well. Unfortunately, there aren’t any fitting such a category on YouTube, although, there are quite a few WWoS intro …

Google Earth’s Giant Santa Sightings Google Earth’s Giant Santa Sightings
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Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer, especially for the Internet industry, a collective that embraces every popular holiday with open arms. With that in mind, going all out for the Christmas season seems only right. Take Google Maps, for …

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign

Earlier this month, we did a story about a campaign launched by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to raise money for the American Red Cross. To recap: for every post on Twitter and Facebook describing the perfect gift (using the …

EA’s Christmas Carol is Odd, Frightening EA’s Christmas Carol is Odd, Frightening
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While people still buy their games like their hotcakes, when it comes to public opinion, EA’s reputation isn’t the best or the brightest. As long as that doesn’t disrupt their bottom line, all’s well that ends well, I suppose. This …

Angry Birds: The Christmas Lights Version Angry Birds: The Christmas Lights Version

It’s the Holiday Season, and you know what that means, especially when you’re dealing with the Internet crowd. More and more, Christmas decorations are mimicking the things we see on the Internet on a day-to-day basis. Considering just how much …

New Online Shopping Record Set In U.S. New Online Shopping Record Set In U.S.
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Blame the apps, blame the mobs, blame the fact that by now people are sick of hearing the same twelve holiday tunes in every retailer in the world: online shopping is all the rage. Never has this been more apparent …

Christmas Puppies Are Cute Enough to Melt YouTube Christmas Puppies Are Cute Enough to Melt YouTube

If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Christmas, you’re a bigger Scrooge than the person the meaning behind the name came from. You’re an even bigger Grinch than Dr. Seuss’ and there’s little chance your heart will grow …

The Rainbow Sponge: The Perfect Holiday Gift The Rainbow Sponge: The Perfect Holiday Gift

I wrote a post earlier today about YouTube’s guide to DIY gifts this Christmas season and, while those ideas are okay, YouTube seems to have dropped the ball with their list of helpful hints because they left out one amazing …

YouTube Offers Help With DIY Christmas Gift Ideas YouTube Offers Help With DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

There’s not that many more shopping days till Christmas so it’s time to get cracking on ideas for your friends, fiends, and family. If you suffer from Christmas-time agoraphobia (who wouldn’t?), conscientiously choose not to spend money on the world’s …

Santa’s Newest Little Helper is Siri Santa’s Newest Little Helper is Siri
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Whatever your opinion of the Apple brand, it’s hard to ignore the fact their marketing department certainly “gets” how to do commercials correctly. Whether it’s the iPod’s famous silhouette commercials or the “I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC” series, …

Stephen Colbert Fights War on Christmas, With Santa & Guns Stephen Colbert Fights War on Christmas, With Santa & Guns

The day is nearly upon us, when we all wake up early in the morning to exchange gifts and enjoy the company of loved ones. If you have kids, you might be waking up multiple times during the night because …

Amazon’s New App To Swipe Sales From Brick & Mortar Stores Amazon’s New App To Swipe Sales From Brick & Mortar Stores
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In what looks like an attempt to capitalize on shoppers’ use of their smartphones when buying Christmas gifts this season, the Grinch Amazon has introduced a free new app that will give consumers a 5% discount (but only up to …

Google Maps Now Identifies Stores Located In Malls, Office Buildings Google Maps Now Identifies Stores Located In Malls, Office Buildings

Google is really taking the fun out of getting lost these days. If you don’t like getting lost, then consider this a good thing for you. Following their recent decision to include maps of indoor facilities in their Maps app, …

Facebook-inspired Like/Dislike Stamps Facebook-inspired Like/Dislike Stamps
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Facebook may still dislike the idea of you disliking things, but let that halt the expression of your antipathy towards everything no longer. Behold, at last – a Dislike button! Well. Sorta. ThinkGeek now has a pair of self-inking stamps …

Twitter Begets First Twitter Christmas Song Twitter Begets First Twitter Christmas Song

People really love Christmas music. People also really love Twitter. It shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise, then, that some people might love both Christmas music and Twitter. Brenda Drumm might be considered one of them. What started with …

Twitter Responses: Santas Instructed To Temper Kids’ Expectations This Year Twitter Responses: Santas Instructed To Temper Kids’ Expectations This Year
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The cultural climate is just getting brutal at this point, giving me one more reason to at least be thankful I’m not a kid right now. Aside from the general economic malaise felt world-wide and, more immediately, the future awkwardness …

Amazon’s Santa App Launched for Kindle Fire, iPad (and maybe Android) Amazon’s Santa App Launched for Kindle Fire, iPad (and maybe Android)
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When I was a kid, before I went to bed on Christmas Eve I would leave my wishlist of presents near the fireplace along with the awesome bribe of milk and cookies so that, hopefully, Santa Claus would leave me …

Shopycat: Walmart’s Facebook App Helps You Find Better Christmas Gifts Shopycat: Walmart’s Facebook App Helps You Find Better Christmas Gifts
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Searching for just the right gift for each person on your Christmas shopping list can feel like a swift kick to the jingle bells if you’re buying for someone that would be commonly described as “hard to shop for.” Second …

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Site Goes Live NORAD’s Santa Tracker Site Goes Live

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he’s about to be under high-tech surveillance. It’s only a few weeks until Santa Claus comes to town, and for years the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been helping anxious kids …