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Google might want to improve its timing a bit. You see, the search giant has released the source code for its Santa Tracker apps... in April. In other words, right when the snow has finished melting in many corners of the world. That's a little too late (or alternately, too soon) to help create...

April 7th 2015 at 9:16pm 0 Comments
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NORAD's Santa tracker for 2014 is now up and running, ready to help you count down the days till your kids are wont to start screaming for gifts. The agency has partnered up with Microsoft again this year, so expect to see a lot of Bing maps integration. In addition to the website itself, the duo...

December 2nd 2014 at 2:06am 0 Comments
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If you're looking to keep an eye on ol' St. Nick ahead of his annual journey, Google can lend a hand. This year's version of Mountain View's Santa Tracker is live and ready to help keep tabs on all the prep work. Up until the red-clad fellow departs later this month, games and scenes will be added...

December 1st 2014 at 3:36pm 0 Comments
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NORAD's Santa Claus tracking has officially entered the tablet era. The defense agency has teamed up with Microsoft on an updated web-based tracker that's designed for touch-friendly browsers, including Internet Explorer 11. The new site lets you follow St. Nick by spinning a WebGL-powered globe w...

December 3rd 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Saints Row 4 developer Volition will drop some holiday-themed DLC on December 11. The "How the Saints Save Christmas" DLC pack sees Santa Claus trapped inside the Matrix-like simulation that is at the heart of Saints Row 4's campaign, and only the Saints can save him. But there's just one problem:...

November 25th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Remember these fun Christmas ads from Apple that featured Will Ferrell as S. Claus? It's hard to believe they are 10 years old (part of Apple's short-lived Switch campaign, which also launched early Internet celebrity Ellen Feiss). Grab a cup of peppermint-flavored coffee and take a walk down m...

December 24th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Few things in this world will reaffirm your holiday spirit faster than watching a dozen or so uniformed service people cover a room in Christmas wrapping. Also on that short list, it so happens, is spotting one of the aforementioned troops hand-feed an overzealous and noticeably plump squirrel who...

December 24th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The elves over at Team Ninja's workshop have completed the latest round of costumes for Dead or Alive 5. Well-timed Santa suits for each brawler are bundled into six fighter-specific sets, available now for 240 MS Points ($3) each on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network. There's also the o...

December 18th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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What could possibly more fun than hunting down and killing Santa? How about doing it in a corset and fishnets? From December 14 to January 2, TERA is inviting players to find both Fat and Tiny Santas in game during their Santa's Slay event. Holiday drop loot includes themed cosmetic items, encha...

December 11th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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When it comes to forecasting the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is Santa. What OS does he use? According to Apple, he uses an iPhone 4S but we're not necessarily swayed by Apple PR. We...

December 23rd 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments