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Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion

October has just begun, and for many retail outlets that means dragging out the holiday decorations. With the economy slowly rebounding over the past five years, experts are now expecting to see a marginal increase in sales this holiday shopping …

‘Murica: Here Are 200 Sparklers All Lit up at Once

Sparklers are boring. Sure, they’re fun to use to trace patterns in the night sky, and they’re a good way to preoccupy an annoying kid. But for the most part, sparklers are the light lager of the fireworks world. Well, …

Google Celebrates Labour Day With Homepage Doodle Google Celebrates Labour Day With Homepage Doodle

Google is celebrating Labour Day with a homepage doodle in countries where the day is celebrated on May 1. This includes a number of countries across Europe and Asia. Many of these countries, including India, China, Nepal, and Pakistan consider …

Free Pretzels Today (That’s Right. It’s National Pretzel Day.)

For pretzel lovers, today is a really big deal. All across the U.S. pretzel vendors are celebrating National Pretzel Day and giving away free pretzels. Still, you may want to check with your pretzel vendor of choice before you make …

Here’s What St. Paddy’s Day Will Look Like Through Google Glass

This time next year, millions of people will be drinking themselves stupid by 10:00 am on St. Patrick’s Day. The only difference between this year and next year is that next year, thousands could be living the experience through Google …

Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle
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Google is showing a doodle on its home page in Sri Lanka, honoring Sri Lanka Independence Day: On February 4th each year, the island country commemorates its independence from Britain, which became official on this day in 1948. Citizens celebrate …

Groundhog Day Prediction to be Streamed Live Online
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Everyone snowed-in and sick of winter will be happy to learn that the yearly Groundhog Day prediction in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania will be live-streamed online this year. The Pennsylvania tourism website will stream Punxsutawney Phil’s annual “prognostication” from this website. The …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated with Google Doodle Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated with Google Doodle
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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., American activist, pastor, and influential leader of the civil rights movement, King is one of the most-celebrated public figures in American history. Starting out as a Baptist minister, King threw himself onto …

Mobile Technology Had A Very Merry Christmas Mobile Technology Had A Very Merry Christmas

According to research from Flurry Analytics, more iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas Day than any other day of the year, and there were more activations of iPhones, iPads, Galaxy devices, Kindle Fires, and others, than any other …

Netflix Outage Sparks Commitment To Improvement By Company Netflix Outage Sparks Commitment To Improvement By Company
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On Christmas Eve, Netflix experienced a widespread outage of its streaming services due to issues with Amazon Web Services. If you tried using Netflix that day, you may have noticed, though not everyone was affected (trust me, I did plenty …

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. …

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 …

Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features

Google is encouraging people to use Google+ Hangouts during the holidays, and has partnered with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer special invitations builders and a holiday effects app. If you go here, you can schedule a holiday …

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, …

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 …

Check Out Google’s Pole. It’s A Festivus Miracle. Check Out Google’s Pole. It’s A Festivus Miracle.

If you weren’t a fan of the show Seinfeld, chances are this will mean nothing to you. Otherwise, you may enjoy that Google is showing the sitcom some love on its search results page for “Festivus”. The left-hand side of …

Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S.
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We knew that it’s been a ridiculously good holiday season for online retail sales, but comScore has provided a new update today about the first 32 days of the November-December season, and the amount of money being spent online in …

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 …

Amazon Offers $3 Credit to Patient Prime Members Amazon Offers $3 Credit to Patient Prime Members
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If you’re an Amazon Prime member and plan on doing a lot of holiday shopping on the site this year, you may want to get started early. That way, you can benefit from the expanded “No-Rush Delivery” option that Amazon …

Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time

Today may be Cyber Monday, but U.S. consumers were not waiting to start their online holiday shopping. Black Friday, which is known as the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortars, saw e-commerce spending surpass $1 billion …

The Science Behind a Fifth of Bourbon’s Effect on Your Ability to Not Act Like a Jackass

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how your excessive drinking allows you to think more clearly about absolutely nothing, AsapSCIENCE has an animation for you. As a bonus, it’s here just in time for the holidays. If you want to see …