Liz Gannes

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Norad Santa-Tracker Is Now 3-D, Touch-Enabled and Claymationized, Courtesy of Microsoft

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a cute 50-year-old Christmas tradition of helping kids track Santa Claus via phone and now online. In 2013, the centerpiece is a 3-D touch-enabled experience with apps for all different devices and a Claymation aesthetic. 

Microsoft has been the corporate partner since last year, taking over from Google, and it has expanded the event into a bigger and better product promotion (this year, you can call to check on Santa with Skype!). 

Santa’s journey begins Dec. 24, but until then, there are games, movies, music and reading material at the online North Pole.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus