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Google’s St. Patrick’s Day doodle features the Irish stepdance

Google’s St. Patrick’s Day doodle features the Irish stepdance

Google's always ready to celebrate the holidays, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception. Google has updated it's search engine page with a new Google Doodle. The Doodle shows six children, each wearing a letter of Google's name on their clothes, performing the traditional Irish stepdance. Google has had St. Patrick's Day Doodles since the year 2000, but this is the first time in its history to have an animated St. Patrick's Day Doodle.

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Smartphone and tablet Christmas day activations break records

Smartphone and tablet Christmas day activations break records

Christmas is always a big day for the smartphone and tablet space, but this year, Christmas was bigger than ever. That's according to analytics firm Flurry, which tracked activation data for the first 20 days in December and then compared it to the data it received for December 25. It probably won't come as a shock to most to hear that the data Flurry has for Christmas Day shows a huge number of activations for both tablets and smartphones.

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Google launches Santa Tracker extension for Chrome

Google launches Santa Tracker extension for Chrome

It's that time of year when Santa packs his sleigh full and prepares for the longest all-nighter of the year. Per usual, you and your kids will be able to track Santa's whereabouts at noradsanta.org, keeping an eye on where he's at in the world. To make things easier, however, Google has also launch Santa Tracker, an extension for its Chrome browser that features a countdown timer to Christmas.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from SlashGear!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from SlashGear!

Here at SlashGear we've got a lot to be thankful for, and without a doubt we've got more people to thank for making this all possible than we can possibly list. That said, we're certainly about to try to thank everyone who went above and beyond for us over the past year, starting with you - the readers! We consider you to be not just the people that keep us in a steady job and off the streets with your interest in what we've got to present, but our extended network of friends as well - we're here for you first and foremost, and we want to make sure you understand that you mean a lot to us!

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Happy Year of the Dragon from SlashGear

Happy Year of the Dragon from SlashGear

It's the first of the Chinese New Year today, ladies and gentlemen, and we're glad here at SlashGear to wish you a happy and extra lucky Year of the Dragon from all of our places of work and play across the earth! The Year of the Dragon, for those of you that do not know, is more than just a year of great luck for those born in it, it's a time when new children are granted a life of innovation, passion, confidence, and fearlessness. We're hoping the goodness pours over into the tech world in a period that's being heralded as an innovation-less time in history.

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