Hoverboards might not be safe or legal in all places, but they’re definitely popular gifts, especially around Christmas, but controlling these Segway-like devices is no easy feat. We’ve seen plenty of fail videos on YouTube that show horrific hoverboard accidents, so we’re not surprised to see even more clips were uploaded on social networks immediately after Christmas. After all, many kids of all ages found hoverboards under the tree, and they obviously had to try them out as soon as possible More →
Genius idea ahead of its time? Horrible disaster waiting to happen? You be the judge.
You’ve never met Ken or Rebecca-Ellen and you probably never will. But you can control their Christmas lights from afar using a fun little website the couple created and have operated for the past few years. The couple hail from Fairbanks, Alaska, whether their Christmas will be slightly more frigid than the balmy 65-degree weather we’re expecting in New York City today.
But there’s something else that’s far more unique about Ken and Rebecca-Ellen’s Christmas than the weather: They have an interactive Christmas lighting display that anyone can control from anywhere in the world. More →
It’s almost Christmas, which means the Internet is practically littered with winter-themed digital decorations and memes intended to go viral. That’s precisely the case with the image above, a simple yet ingenious puzzle that everyone is talking about.
Read on to find out how to solve it, in case you’re still struggling with it. More →
It’s December already, which means that you’re going to watch plenty of movies – and no, we don’t just mean the new Star Wars film that’s just a few weeks away from premiering. Just like every year, you can expect a flood of Christmas movies to wash over your TV, including classic titles and new releases.
If love Christmas movies, then Netflix has you covered this year. The company just released its movie streaming schedule for the entire month of December, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know right here. More →
In a few weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere in cinemas across the world. Given this, we can expect the Star Wars universe to expand significantly as it adds many new characters, including a cute robot we’ve fallen in love ever since we saw him appear in the movie’s first trailers.
BB-8 is the robot in question and he has already became a hit toy with fans and has sold out in stores well before the movie’s launch.
And now, you can even 3D print your very own BB-8 Christmas decoration, using the following instructions. More →
It’s not quite Christmas yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing for Santa’s arrival with a holiday movie marathon. In addition to all the iconic Christmas movies you’re probably about to watch once again this year, there’s a new title that you should have on your radar, and that’s Netflix’s A Very Murray Christmas. Starring Bill Murray, the Christmas special is directed by Sofia Coppola and will be launched on December 4th. More →
Santa has brought a surprising gift to many people this year, an exciting gadget that can offer plenty of fun to owners. But it’s also a device that, when mishandled, will cause terrible anguish — though anyone witnessing such events might have a laugh or two at the previous owner’s expense. More →
Finnish construction company Ruuki and Helsinki Design Week decided to hold a special competition for architects, tasking them with designing Santa’s modern “logistics center.” The competition’s theme appears to have been very appealing to architects out there, with more than 240 proposals being submitted from 59 countries, complete with some amazing visuals. More →
Sure, stealing a kiss under the mistletoe might be a cool trick to try around Christmas, but now that you have a smartphone capable of sending instant messages, pictures and videos to anyone around, including those special people you’d like to be naughty with this Christmas, you might want to try a special set of NSFW emoji that have been specially crafted for the holidays. More →
Countless analysts predicted Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet would be a big seller this holiday season, and new data suggests that the slate may have been the most gifted tablet this past Christmas. Advertising network Chitika saw traffic across its network from the Kindle Fire grow roughly 20% each day leading up to Christmas, and traffic then exploded by more than 120% between December 24th and 25th. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook saw the second biggest spike on Christmas Day, up just over 50% thanks to deep discounts during the holiday shopping season, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab line of tablets saw traffic jump about 15% on the 25th. Traffic from Apple’s iPad didn’t increase at all on Christmas Day, suggesting that rival tablets may have had an even bigger impact on holiday iPad sales than previously predicted. Read on for more. More →
Google’s Android head Andy Rubin confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday that there were a total of 3.7 million Android devices activated on December 24th and December 25th combined. Google recently said that there are now more than 700,000 Android devices activated per day on average, which means the average daily activation figure was more that doubled over the holiday weekend. Flurry Analytics reported earlier this week that iOS and Android activations jumped 353% during the holiday weekend to set a new record for the most activations in a single day. Flurry also said more than 6.8 million Android and iOS devices were activated on December 25th (Christmas Day) alone. More →
On Wednesday, Citadel Securities analyst Shing Yin said that an iPhone launch on Sprint is ever more likely since Verizon Wireless’ announcement that it will move from unlimited data plans to tiered data pricing on July 7th. According to Barron’s, Yin believes that Apple will be more compelled than ever to launch a device on Sprint, given that it’s the last remaining of the big four U.S. wireless carriers to offer a truly unlimited data option. “We believe Sprint could capture more than its fair share of iPhone sales, especially if it gets the new model at the same time as AT&T and Verizon.” Yin explained. “We see little reason for Apple to hold back,” he argued, noting that Sprint most likely would attempt to launch the device before the holiday season this year. “[Sprint] could offer an attractive proposition for more price-conscious users (a demographic we think is increasingly important to Apple following the rise of Android,” he said. “[It] could be a relatively stronger seller than the Verizon iPhone.” More →