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Holiday Tech: Droolworthy Gear Coming This Fall

Ultrabook laptops, games, and HDTVs are likely to be hot this holiday season. And it's not too early to prepare for Black Thursday. Here's the lowdown.

Google Mother's Day Doodle Points to Weird History of Holiday

Click on the doodle and Google takes you to a search results page for the holiday, where you can learn how the holiday began and how it actually led to misery for its founder.


Kindle Fire Cut Into iPad Sales, Analyst Says

According to the analyst, as many as two million fewer iPads were sold this holiday season because of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.


Google Doodle Hard at Work on 2012 Resolutions

Now that the party is over, some of those resolutions you've promised to fulfill are displayed on the Internet search leader's website.

Google, Facebook, Twitter Help Revelers Ring in New Year

The search leader has a new Doodle, Facebook is preparing for an onslaught of photo uploads, and Twitter helps you keep up with news and quips about the ball dropping in New York City.


New iOS, Android Device Activations Skyrocket

Activations of new iOS and Android devices soared on Christmas Day, jumping by 142% over the same day last year, a Web metrics company said.


Google Helps You Follow Santa with Smartphones and Social Media

Android phones, Twitter, Google, and YouTube are among the tools you can use to keep tabs on the jolly old elf during his travels for Sunday's holiday.


Google's 'Let it Snow' and Hanukkah Easter Eggs Celebrate Holidays

The holiday-inspired tricks add to a long lineup of similar antics to amuse people using Google sites and products.


The Most Secure Holiday Gift: Android vs. iOS vs. BlackBerry

Which smartphone and tablet OS provides the best security? Steve Hunt and the Neohapsis team provide a guide for holiday gift-givers (or any gadget lover).

Green Monday Raises Red Flag for Online Shoppers

With gift-giving holidays fast approaching, shopping inertia turns into anxiety and online shoppers rush to get their presents into the shipping channel.