Plan on being in the car with the little ones on Christmas Eve? If so, are you an OnStar subscriber? Then you’ll want to hit that blue OnStar button and ask for a Santa update, because OnStar is teaming up with NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) to keep tabs on Santa’s location as all times through the evening. Oh, what’s that? You find that to be almost as ridiculous as the Necky?
Hey, we agree, but let’s not let the silliness of this promotion get in the way of…no, you’re right. It’s silly. Silly enough that we want to try it.
In honor of today, we found a couple of quizzes to play when you are trying to escape the family for a few. The Daily Lunchtime Quiz asks you to name all of Santa’s reindeer in less than 2 minutes, while Quizopolis can tell you which reindeer you are most like by checking some of your personality traits. When your family calls you back, tell them you found some new trivia that claims “Donner” was originally “Donder,” but was changed for the song, and the name stuck.
(Have a good one!)
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As our early holiday gift, we have found that Santa is trackable tonight, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. As near as they can figure, at 4:00 a.m. ET Santa left the North Pole. Other sightings are as follows: New Zealand 4:40 a.m., Japan 7:35 a.m., Great Wall of China 9:50 a.m., India 11:25 a.m., Cairo 3:00 p.m., Rome 4:40 p.m., Germany 5:10 p.m., Paris 6:00 p.m., and London 6:55 p.m. Looks like he is on his way to the States. Don’t forget to leave him some cookies and a carrot or two for his faithful steeds.
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We always wonder when we find gadgets that we cannot trace farther than the vendor who tells you almost nothing about the product. Such is the case with the Crystal Pyramid Santa USB 2.0 4-Port Hub. We know it is 3.78 x 3.78 x 3.94-inches and weighs 11.36 oz. We are going to assume here that when plugged in it doubles as a snow globe. That could be a nice touch until the movement drives your entire office nutso. We didn’t notice an on/off switch. The Santa will silently ho-ho-ho for you at a price of $13.86 with free shipping for the holidays.
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It seems that one Santa had a little too much ho-ho-ho at the expense of Microsoft. Last year, the company instigated AIs at firstname.lastname@example.org for kids to add to their Windows Live Messenger contact list. When a reader in the UK noticed that his young nieces had been talking to it this year, he also noted that their conversation turned from talking about eating pizza to another subject we will refer to as “more mature.”
Spokesperson Adam Sohn says, “If they’re meant to be cheeky and have fun with you, they may repeat certain things back,” he said, or respond to certain words with “that’s naughty.”
Although they tried to clean up its act, they finally shut down the service, undoubtedly fearing now that the word was out, others might be tempted to push it to its limit.
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Ever wonder what Santa does in his spare time (which, let’s face it, he has lots of)? Well apparently, he’s been taking drumming lessons, allegedly from the Little Drummer Boy, but we digress. Anyway, his enviable talents are finally on display via the USB Drumming Santa Claus. Just plug the cord into your USB port and…you guessed it…he starts drumming away to one of 5 built-in Christmas tunes. Plus, blue LED lights flash away to the beat of his drums. Love it! An adorable holiday gift or get one for yourself to decorate your cubicle and
entertain your co-workers. Available for $18 USD. If Santa’s not your cup of cocoa, check out the equally talented USB Drumming Snowman instead….
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