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Is Disney+ down? It’s slow, it’s not just you

Is Disney+ down? It’s slow, it’s not just you

Today Disney+ is having some network issues, and they're expected to continue through the week. Given the amount of issues logged by Down Detector and the relatively massive wave of mentions about the network in the last day, it would appear that the holidays have not been adequately prepared for by the folks running the servers that host the Disney+ network. Outages appear to be centered in the New York area, Southern California, Washington, Florida, and throughout The Netherlands.

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Amazon expands free returns policy, but only for the holidays

Amazon expands free returns policy, but only for the holidays

Amazon has expanded its free return policy to cover millions of items that previously wouldn't have been eligible, but only for the holiday season. The expansion makes it easier to return the gifts you don't need or want, thereby ensuring the money comes back in the form of credits that guarantees a future purchase on Amazon. You only have until the New Year to take advantage of this policy change.

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Home Alone-inspired Glitter Bomb 2.0 punishes porch pirates with Macaulay Culkin

Home Alone-inspired Glitter Bomb 2.0 punishes porch pirates with Macaulay Culkin

As order-from-home internet shopping continues to dominate the holiday gift-giving season, so too do so-called "porch pirates" traverse the streets. Fighting against their brand of evil is the man named Mark Rober. Last year, Rober introduced us to the concept he called "Glitter Bomb", an innovative tool made to punish would-be home delivery package thieves for their crimes against shoppers.

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Simpsons Christmas Episodes list shared for Disney+ streaming

Simpsons Christmas Episodes list shared for Disney+ streaming

The best - and complete - list of Simpsons Christmas Episodes was shared by the official Simpsons license-holding promo group. As such, we're about to get in the holiday mood, Disney+ style. That's not the only place The Simpsons exist in this cruel, unforgiving world, but it's currently the most likely place most SlashGear readers will have access - but either way, here they are!

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Amazon says order by these dates to get your packages before Christmas

Amazon says order by these dates to get your packages before Christmas

It's that time of year when consumers flood their favorite online retailers with gift orders, hoping to avoid trips to physical stores and the annoying crowds they amass. Amazon is arguably the number one retailer most consumers will turn to, meaning the company has a particularly huge number of shipments to process. Want to get your package in time for Christmas? Amazon says to order by these dates.

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Pokemon GO December holiday events report: As predicted!

Pokemon GO December holiday events report: As predicted!

Today we're taking a peek at some details released by Niantic about the Holiday Events in Pokemon GO for 2019. This is the first time Niantic's made this series of events official, so they've not revealed ALL the info about each bonus or Pokemon that'll be involved - but we can start our score chart right this minute! Let's start with our predicted date range!

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Ring Video Doorbell gets new holiday faceplates and sounds

Ring Video Doorbell gets new holiday faceplates and sounds

Amazon has launched some fun holiday-themed faceplates for its Ring Video Doorbell, the company has announced. There are multiple faceplates too choose from; they can be paired with related holiday sounds designed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah, including various versions of Jingle Bells, classic Christmas songs, and more.

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LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House has another toilet

LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House has another toilet

Today the folks at LEGO introduced a thick-with-pieces new brick set for their Winter Village product range. This is the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House, the 10th individual set in the modern Winter Village LEGO universe. This set looks both modern and retro at the same time - it seems to roll with classic North Pole furnishings, but stays general enough to be a holiday release any individual get on board with later this year.

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Our 2018 Kids Gift Guide for the modern child

Our 2018 Kids Gift Guide for the modern child

This year we've got a nice little list of awesome toys for all the girls and all the boys. This list includes not just toys for younger family members, but creative tools for older kids too. On this list are all the one-hit home run gifts that'll make your gift recipient the coolest kid on the block - or at least keep them entertained for the entirety of your extended family's holiday celebration afternoon.

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Amazon Alexa devices get free access to SiriusXM Christmas radio

Amazon Alexa devices get free access to SiriusXM Christmas radio

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is targeting Amazon customers again, this time with free Christmas music. Starting now and running through Christmas, Alexa device owners can access SiriusXM's Christmas radio content for free. In addition to the Christmas content, SiriusXM is also offering other holiday radio content for free on Echo, including Radio Hanukkah, Jazz Holidays, and more.

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The best gifts for the person who has everything: 2018 Edition

The best gifts for the person who has everything: 2018 Edition

Today we've got a gift guide for the holiday season of the year 2018 packed full of awesome oddities. This gift guide is not relegated to any gender or age group (for the most part), and instead is meant for the person for whom you're never sure what to get. Note that this is not the only gift guide we've got for the season - it is but one of a larger collection.

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Instagram Shopping adds three big features for the holidays

Instagram Shopping adds three big features for the holidays

Instagram has launched new features for the holiday season, including the ability to save a shopping collection, shop for goods through business profiles, and shop from feed videos. This is the latest expansion to Instagram’s Shopping platform, which brings e-commerce to the traditionally photo-centric platform.

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