Black Friday Lego giveaway leaked by shipping error

LUGPol user len got a special surprise in his Lego shipment when the 2nd of the Holiday Lego sets accidentally showed up as the free giveaway in his order. The Creator Ice Skating (40107) set was not supposed to be available until Black Friday, but thanks to the screw-up, you can see the box image after the jump. » 10/21/14 9:55am Tuesday 9:55am

A Festive Lightning Charging Cable With Built-in Christmas Lights

Deck the halls, deck your desk, and charge your iPhone or iPad this holiday season with a USB Lightning cable featuring festive LED bulbs along its length—even if Christmas is months away. It's the easiest and most useful way to bring holiday cheer wherever you go, even if those ten power-sipping LEDs mean your device… » 9/16/14 5:00pm 9/16/14 5:00pm

Family Opens Beats Headphones on Christmas, Finds Tuna Instead

It's Christmas Day. You've carefully wrapped the Beats headphones your daughter's been dreaming of, and she's just about to see that dream become reality. Looking on with glee, you watch as she tears the paper from her brand new set of cans only to find that these were cans of a markedly different sort. Tuna,… » 12/27/13 2:30pm 12/27/13 2:30pm

Hail The Machines: An Electronic Tribute To Carol Of The Bells

It's a lovely thing when a chorus of voices comes together to perform that Christmas classic, Carol of the Bells. But hey, who needs humans? This season's audio-visual holiday card from the Glasgow School of Art is an electronic masterpiece, bringing together a selection of vintage Mac computers, a Commodore 64, ZX… » 12/25/13 10:00pm 12/25/13 10:00pm

Listen To Seasonal Songs From Across This Globe On This Interactive Map

Christmas is upon us—finally, huzzah!—but that just might mean that even the most avowedly pro-holiday people out there are tired of hearing the same old festive standards again (and again and again...). If you're looking to mix up the playlist, this interactive "singing map" lets you to explore seasonal tunes from… » 12/25/13 5:00pm 12/25/13 5:00pm

The World's Largest (and Probably Only) Tripod Christmas Tree

The easiest way to set a world record is to think of something so grandiose and obscure that no one could have ever possibly thought of attempting it before. And for the folks over at Custom SLR, that involved building the world's largest Christmas tree made entirely of tripods—plus the requisite festive decor. » 12/25/13 3:00pm 12/25/13 3:00pm

Here Is a Video of Tiny Mice Decorating a Tiny Christmas Tree

Cancel your Christmas photoshoot because nothing is going to beat this video of little tiny mice decorating a little tiny tree with their little tiny mice hands. Your baby niece can't string lights on a Balsam Fir. Your dog dressed in a holiday bandana has done nothing to fill you with holiday cheer. But these mice?… » 12/25/13 10:00am 12/25/13 10:00am

Here's how to guarantee a white Christmas filled with snow tomorrow

Sorry, you can't control the weather and make it snow tomorrow. And sorry, you can't move your whole family to a place where it'll snow for a day. But if you really want to see a white Christmas (and that should be every non-Grinch) you can use a magical combination of diaper lining, light beer and Epsom salt to… » 12/24/13 11:23pm 12/24/13 11:23pm

What do other countries call Santa Claus?

Christmas Man. Daddy Christmas. Grandfather Frost. Yule Man. Yule Elder. Yule Gnome. Yule Goat. Father Christmas. Old Man Christmas. Biblical Magi. Christ Child. Christmas Log. All those names are names for Santa Claus in other countries around the world. Calling him just Santa Claus just seems so boring in… » 12/24/13 8:58pm 12/24/13 8:58pm

Wirelessly Light Your Tree With LEDs, Pennies, and Lemon Juice

Wireless power is taking its sweet time becoming a reality, but did you know that with a few household items you can light your Christmas tree without having to deal with a tangled mess of cords? It not only makes decorating and undecorating a tree much easier, this tutorial can even help drain that giant bowl of… » 12/24/13 4:00pm 12/24/13 4:00pm