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  • Tracking Santa Has Never Been So Technologically Friendly

    Tracking Santa Has Never Been So Technologically Friendly

    Tradition is a beautiful thing. As the world speeds up, goes digital, and eventually airborne, certain traditions keep us grounded throughout the years. One such tradition is tracking Santa across the globe with the NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Santa Tracker. This year, the Santa Tracker is much improved (thanks mostly to Microsoft) but without losing the traditional… Read More

  • “Hello Santa” Offers A Memorable, But Pricey, Video Call With A Real-Life Santa

    “Hello Santa” Offers A Memorable, But Pricey, Video Call With A Real-Life Santa

    Want to FaceTime Santa? There’s an app for that. A new video chat app called “Hello Santa” offers you and your child a one-on-one with the jolly ol’ elf himself, and for once, it’s not a pre-recorded video. For those who are sick of standing in half-hour or longer lines only to have their kid freeze up, balk or cry when it’s finally their turn to sit on… Read More

  • Tired Of Mean And Nasty YouTube Comments? The YuleTube Browser Extension Will Fix That

    Tired Of Mean And Nasty YouTube Comments? The YuleTube Browser Extension Will Fix That

    If you’ve ever gone “deep” into the nastiness that the YouTube commenting section can be, then you know that it’s not a pretty place. Depending on the type of content you’re visiting, fights will break out, mothers will be dragged into the conversation and it’s just not fun to be around. Who are we kidding? No matter what type of content it is, a YouTube… Read More

  • What did you ask Santa Claus for Christmas?

    What did you ask Santa Claus for Christmas?

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As such—and humor us for a minute here—we’d like to know what you asked Santa Claus for Christmas this year. It doesn’t even have to be gadget- or tech-related! Read More

  • NORAD + Google Maps = Santa Tracker

    NORAD + Google Maps = Santa Tracker

    Tonight, Xmas Eve, we will have a full moon, Mars will be at its brightest in years, and clear skies over most of the nation. But if you need more help finding Santa tonight, NORAD has teamed up with Google Maps to give you a real-time, Flash-based Santa tracking application. If I get elf crap in my stocking again this year, I’m going pagan. NORAD Santa Tracker [northpole.com] Read More

  • Want to know how Santa really feels?

    Want to know how Santa really feels?

    Then call this number: 413-241-2498 Thanks to CG reader Joe’s sister, Michele, for the good laugh. I really needed it today. Read More

  • Video: Santa Claus gets a Mac in latest Apple ad

    Just in time for the holidays, Apple has released a new ad that brings together the Mac dude, the PC square and Santa. The hilarious part here is that PC square tries to pull one over on us by changing the lyrics to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” making them all pro-PC. How silly! I do, however, like the animation style in that it reminds me of “The Nightmare Before… Read More

  • Microsoft's Santa to get a restraining order for Christmas

    Microsoft's Santa to get a restraining order for Christmas

    From the “It sounded like a good idea at the time” Dept.
    Microsoft set up a holiday chatbot (northpole@live.com) on MSN Messenger for kiddies to talk to, play games with, and make holiday requests to. Sounds good, right? Except when you tell the bot to “eat it” one too many times, it replies, “It’s fun to talk about oral sex.“ Way to go, Microsoft. And… Read More