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Samsung reveals Santa is really Steve Ballmer

A new ad for the Galaxy Gear shows Santa motivating an elves' sales conference. He's more than a little like the man who cries about developers.

By Dec. 10, 2013


Beyonce drops new album on iTunes: Fans, marketers gasp

With no fanfare and no prior warning, Mrs. -Z releases an iTunes-only album of songs and videos. But you're not supposed to do that, shriek the know-alls.

By Dec. 13, 2013


Rudolph no longer a radar-nosed reindeer

The FAA says nose of Santa's favorite sleigh-guider has been outfitted with new satellite-based avionics that will let St. Nick more safely deliver toys to tots.

By Dec. 24, 2010


iPhone on Vodafone lands 14 January

Vodafone has announced the prices for its iPhone, which will be in our pockets on 17 January. It's also dropped the 'unlimited' data claim in favour of a 1GB limit

By Dec. 21, 2009


New Verizon ad calls iPhone 'misfit toy'

If you believed that the first "Droid Does" teaser was the last time Verizon was going to attack the iPhone, you would be mistaken. Here we go again.

By Nov. 8, 2009


The Apple Store-dancing YouTube sensation (age 12)

Trevor Michael is a 12-year-old from Southern California who's now becoming something of a YouTube legend for his remarkably exuberant dance videos, all shot at Apple stores.

By Apr. 16, 2011


AT&T's Santa: Better 3G coverage an excellent wish

AT&T lets you text Santa with all your wishes. When one asks for better 3G coverage from AT&T, Santa doesn't hesitate to write back.

By Dec. 22, 2009


Five iPhone games to get you in the holiday spirit

Ho, ho, holy App Store, Santa! If you're hankerin' for some holiday-themed fun for your iPhone or iPod Touch, look no further than this festive batch of apps.

By Dec. 7, 2009


Leaky house? Bring in the blower door

With winter upon us, a favorite gadget of CNET's Martin LaMonica is a blower door, a green building tool for measuring air flow and finding leaks.

By Dec. 24, 2010


Small wind turbine works at low wind speeds

WindTronics says its $4,500 Honeywell Wind Turbine will generate electricity starting with 2-mile-per-hour wind, addressing one of the biggest barriers in small wind.

By Jun. 7, 2009