Christmas

Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive

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Crunch Report | Apple Apologizes for Slowing Down iPhones

Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones, humans spent $200 million on apps this Christmas and Google retires the Pixel C tablet. All this on Crunch Report.

Here’s how to track Santa on Christmas Eve

As per tradition, Google’s Santa Tracker is live today across Android, Google Maps and Google.com, helping parents and children alike track Santa’s journey from the North Pole as he be

Amazon now pays out instantly for video game trade-ins

Amazon is gearing up for the Christmas season by allowing customers to get instant vouchers for trading their unwanted possessions.

As “Paying The Writer” Gets Easier, Whither Bookstores?

There has been a bit of fussiness in publishing over the past few weeks regarding the rise of used bookstores as cultural centers/ways to screw writers. While many are coming down on the side of &#822

These Robots Wish You A Holly, Jolly Period Of Cold Weather Between The End Of December And The Beginning Of January

The robots at RE^2 robotics are tricksy devils. In this video a pair of robot manipulators carefully cut out a snowflake-shaped piece of paper with a pair of regular scissors – a feat that, if t

Much Ado About Peeple

“Imagine every positive and ugly opinion about you— from your mother to that awkward co-worker you rejected at the company Christmas party— centrally located on one online profile. Sound scary?

This Guy Remade Super Mario 64’s Most Iconic Level In HD And Playable In Your Browser

On Christmas morning of 1996, the first level of Super Mario 64 was blowing the minds of millions of kids around the world simultaneously. It looks a bit rough around the edges nearly 20 years late

Nintendo Halves Its Annual Profit Estimate Despite A Solid Christmas Period

Nintendo is moving towards a slim profit for its current financial year. The Japanese games giant just went public with its Q3 2014 numbers: total revenue came in at ¥271,521 billion ($2.3 billion),

Flurry Finds That Apple Devices And Phablets Scored Big On Christmas

Flurry has released its annual Christmas report. Each year, the holiday sees the highest number of device activations and app installations as people open presents, and last week was no exception. Wha

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At TechCrunch

As we approach Christmas, it's time for good startup boys and girls to slack off and, most importantly, record bad lip dubs of Mariah Carey songs. Lip dubs, it seems, is the reason for the season. To

Santa’s Robotic Elf Sings A Merry Tune

This holiday season it’s important to remember the true meaning of Christmas: the slow encroachment of robots upon human existence and the expectation of the enslavement of Homo sapiens by 2050.

What The Data Says About How We Spent Christmas Morning

The kids woke up, the parents got called out of bed and for a few hours, shockingly, it looks like the family put down their mobiles on Christmas morning, according to data from <a target="_blank" hre

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&#8217

The Crunchies Monkey Goes Shopping For Holiday Gifts (Also, Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers)

As we all gear up for the holidays, everyone is scrambling to buy those last-minute gifts for friends and family. Even The Crunchies monkey. Where do monkeys shop, you ask? Well, we left that up to ou

In UK Holiday Shopping, Mobile Devices Win Friends And Influence People To The Tune Of Nearly $7B

Over the weekend we saw how much <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/22/ibm-thanksgiving-sales-data-shows-mobile-commerce-jumping-iphoneipad-driving-19-of-traffic-social-nets-only-0-2/">mobil

Sony Japan's Super-Cute Walkman S Disney Christmas Edition Box

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Picture-22.png" /> Christmas time, limited edition time. In Japan, Sony today <a href="http://www.jp.sonystyle.com/Special/Audio/Walkman

What did you get for Christmas?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/christmas-carols.jpg" /></a>Tell us. We want to know. I, for one, got nothing. Just beer. But it was an amazing beer called Stiegle.

Review and giveaway: Thirsty Light Snowflake

Short Version: Much like the original Thirsty Light, the Thirsty Light Snowflake is a single purpose gadget designed to tell you when your Christmas tree is thirsty. Drop the dongle into your tree&#82

New customized Christmas gifts available from Shapeways

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/shapeways-punk-angel.jpg" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/shapeways/">Shapeways</a> are at it again, with an assortment of custo
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