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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 …

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 …