Neowin News Feed for: Christmas Neowin News Feed for: Christmas en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft has been sending out subtly concealed $10 gift cards via emailed newsletters <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Reddit users have discovered that Microsoft has sent out hidden gift cards to some users through email. The company plans to continue sending out similar emails over the course of the holiday season. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:22:01 +0000 TechBargains: These Christmas gift ideas include $50 off the Apple Watch and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Christmas is less than two weeks away, so you might appreciate a few deals that can net you some deep discounts on gift ideas. Save $30 off a new Oral-B Pro 5000 smart toothbrush and more! <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:00:01 +0000 Microsoft bestows new Xbox One on generous boy that gave his up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>You don&#039;t often see 9-year-old boys being generous or thinking of other people. But it is the holidays, and one boy decided to give up his chance at an Xbox One to give blankets to the homeless. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Keefer) Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:16:01 +0000 Christmas PC Game Deals: Crazy prices for digital game gifts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Whether you&#039;re buying games for yourself or someone else that is passionate about PC gaming, you can use our guide to take advantage of the best deals on anything from indie gems to AAA titles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Sun, 25 Dec 2016 04:16:01 +0000 Discuss: The worst tech Christmas presents ever <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Wanted a new iPad, but got a bargain bin Android tablet? Looking forward to hardcore festive gaming, but unwrapped an Xb0ss Won? Share your stories of the worst tech Christmas gifts you&#039;ve received. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:36:01 +0000 This Weekend's PC Game Deals: Christmas starts early for Square Enix and Ubisoft fans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Steam&#039;s popular winter sale may be right around the corner, but there are plenty of good deals from other online stores right now, and you can use our guide to make the most out of your budget. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Sun, 18 Dec 2016 02:28:01 +0000 Pornhub aims to bring the festive cheer with its SFW 'Lonely night' Christmas ad <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Christmas is generally regarded as a time when family comes together to celebrate the holiday, but for those that are alone, Pornhub wants you to know that you&#039;re not - with its Christmas ad. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:02:01 +0000 Apple invites you to 'open your heart to everyone' in new holiday ad <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has released a new advertisement for the holidays, starring Frankenstein. The ad leaves viewers a message, asking them to be open and accept everyone, no matter who they are. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:20:01 +0000 Microsoft introduces the second week of holiday discounts on Xbox Live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has introduced the second week of holiday discounts on Xbox Live today, valid until January 7th. Discounts are available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Brown) Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:06:01 +0000 Control the Christmas lights on this home from your browser <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you are looking for a unique Christmas light setup, look no further, as this couple in Alaska offer those on the Internet the ability to control their home&#039;s lights. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Sun, 27 Dec 2015 23:42:01 +0000 Fitbit may be the most popular wearable gift this Christmas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;re one of the people who bought a wearable as a gift this Christmas, it&#039;s highly likely that you bought one of Fitbit&#039;s offerings, as downloads of its app have jumped quite a bit as of late. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Sun, 27 Dec 2015 00:10:01 +0000 Here are all the games discounted on Xbox Live over the holidays <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The first wave of discounts on Xbox games over the holiday period have been detailed today and are now accessible on Xbox Live. Discounts are available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Brown) Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:38:01 +0000 Hacking group 'SkidNP' says it plans to target Steam and Minecraft servers over Christmas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While hacking group Phantom Squad says that it plans to knock Xbox Live and PSN offline over Christmas, rival group &#039;SkidNP&#039; says it &quot;will be attacking Steam and Minecraft servers&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 19 Dec 2015 09:38:01 +0000 BBC iPlayer comes to new Apple TV in time for Christmas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The BBC has announced that their catchup service will be available on Apple&#039;s latest home cinema device. The new Apple TV was the only prominent set-top box to still not include BBC&#039;s iPlayer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:00:01 +0000 Windows Phone sees around 10% app install growth during the holidays <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Every year, smartphones are given as holiday gifts and when comparing app installs surrounding the holidays, we can see that Windows Phone had roughly a 10% growth. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:30:01 +0000 Sony scores $1 million for "The Interview," but VOD could be the big winner[UPDATE] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;The Interview&quot; release has been a back and forth for Sony, but the movie probably did a lot better than you think and streaming the movie proves to be a real test for premium VOD. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:20:01 +0000 Sony to release "The Interview" in theaters on Dec 25 who will play it <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After an enormous amount of attention was put on the upcoming Seth Rogen comedy &quot;The Interview&quot;, Sony has decided to not heed the warnings of North Korea and release the movie in select theaters. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:52:01 +0000 Santa hops aboard Virgin Atlantic flight in mid-air (with a little help from Microsoft) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to surprise passengers by helping Santa to &#039;board&#039; their flight, with a little help from some Windows 8.1 tablets and a few carefully concealed projectors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:16:02 +0000 Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity Bundle available for $349 and free game, for today only <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s time for another one of Microsoft&#039;s &#039;12 Days of Deals&#039; with the release of the Xbox One Assassin&#039;s Creed Unity bundle with a saving of up to $109.99. The deal will run for one day only. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:54:01 +0000 Your Christmas Gaming Guide [Updated] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We have put together a large guide to gaming gifts for Christmas. So if you are wondering what to buy a gamer for Christmas, look no further. We&#039;ve covered the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:12:01 +0000 John Lewis teams up with Microsoft to bring toys to life in store this Christmas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Coinciding with the launch of its festive ad campaign, UK retailer John Lewis teamed up with Microsoft to create a &#039;Magical Toy Machine&#039; for kids to interact with 3D versions of their favourite toys. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:56:01 +0000 Amazon to offer $20 gift cards to people that didn't get packages by Christmas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2085595224amz.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amazon says it will be offering $20 gift cards to customers that did not get their holiday packages sent to them by Christmas, after UPS got hit with an unexpected spike in deliveries. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:43:56 +0000 NeoBytes :) Christmas dinner in a can for the gamer too busy to cook <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1670660894game-christmas-tinner.png" alt="" /></div>Can&#039;t drag yourself away from your console on Christmas Day? No need to waste valuable gaming time cooking a huge meal or eating it with loved ones, thanks to the Christmas dinner in a can, from GAME&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 15 Dec 2013 17:19:48 +0000 Sony suspends pre-orders for PS4, fearing Christmas stock shortages <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/516906042playstation4logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Sony has reportedly directed UK retailers to suspend pre-orders on the PlayStation 4, to avoid stock shortages for the holiday season, with some expecting Microsoft to follow suit with its Xbox One. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:03:51 +0000 Discuss: What'd you get and give? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1537613501discuss-christmas.png" alt="" /></div>Now that most of the world is likely through with the gift giving and gift getting process of the holidays, we&#039;d like to know what you got for Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Wed, 26 Dec 2012 02:01:06 +0000 Discuss: All I want for Christmas is… <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1537613501discuss-christmas.png" alt="" /></div>We&#039;ve all been good boys and girls at Neowin this year, so we&#039;re hoping Santa will bring us all sorts of exciting prezzies. But what techie-treats are you hoping to unwrap this Christmas Day? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:41:02 +0000 NORAD releases official Windows 8 app to track Santa <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2009500412win8apps.jpg" alt="" /></div>The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, has released their official Windows 8 Santa tracking app, designed to show where Santa Claus will be on Christmas Eve. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 09 Dec 2012 19:17:06 +0000 Happy Holidays from the Neowin team! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/937205801Box.jpg" alt="" /></div>The festive season is upon is, the lights are up, the stockings are stuffed and Santa is almost here. Thank you for your support during 2011&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Owen Williams) Sat, 24 Dec 2011 23:08:34 +0000 Google delivers Christmas cheer, complete with stuttering Android devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s that time of the year again, where it begins to snow in the Northern Hemisphere, fat men come out to give gifts to small children and the Android team is celebrating by showing off ICS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Owen Williams) Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:12:48 +0000 Google announces Christmas retail trends, massive smartphone usage spike <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today, Google Australia announced that searches from smartphones for shopping related results has increased over 220%, and that retailers are missing out by not preparing themselves. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Owen Williams) Wed, 09 Nov 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Santa goes social and the Nativity goes digital <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>What do we really want for Christmas? One media firm is mining social networks to find out. Yomego, which is based in Glasgow and London, teamed up with Santa himself to create the Santatron 6000, an... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Jones) Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:19:50 +0000 Give a little Xmas cheer with a Google Blacklist E-Card <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Like their paper counterparts, most Christmas E-Cards get a quick glance before ending up in the virtual trash. One British design studio set out to change that with a little help from Google and the result... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Jones) Tue, 21 Dec 2010 08:57:48 +0000 Apple readying new iPad for Christmas with integrated SIM card <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/113489568ipad.png" alt="" /></div>Apple is reportedly working on a new version of its popular iPad device that will include an integrated SIM card. Apple is understood to be moving ahead with an integrated SIM card for its iPad device... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:14:34 +0000 Kinect sales now expected to hit 5 million by Christmas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/501649270kinectdevice_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>It seems that Microsoft has now raised its sales target for their Xbox 360 motion control device Kinect. Originally the company said that they expected to sell three million devices by Christmas, but now they... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Wed, 03 Nov 2010 19:27:13 +0000 Windows Slates coming at Christmas, unveiled on October 11 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is planning to unwrap its slate strategy next Monday at a press event in New York City, Neowin has learned. According to sources familiar with the company's plans, Microsoft will hint at its future Slate... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 05 Oct 2010 08:42:45 +0000 Steve Jobs bullied Sony on Christmas Eve <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/982618404itunes.png" alt="" /></div>When Apple announced at Mac World the new pricing tiers for iTunes and that all songs would be DRM free the users rejoiced. What was not so present was how Apple managed to get... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 03 Feb 2009 01:50:40 +0000 FIFA 09 tops UK Christmas games charts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1557163750.png" alt="" /></div>Football game Fifa 09 has knocked Call of Duty: World at War off the top of the video game chart to become the best-selling computer game this Christmas. Call of Duty, which had occupied... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 26 Dec 2008 12:22:15 +0000 Christmas Emoticon Pack for Messenger from MSN Italy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1611203931live_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>MSN Italy has released an emoticon Xmas pack for Windows Live Messenger. They've bundled 10 animated emoticons of Santa and Rudolph into an easy auto-installer. Click on Scarica Gratis Le Emoticon Natalizie to download the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:30:34 +0000 Snow Christmas Tree 1.6 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/10872126717_128.png" alt="" /></div>Raise up a Christmas mood! Snow Christmas Tree can countdown days until Christmas or New Year, and notify you about the incoming holiday every half hour or hour by a funny ringing bell (if you... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 08 Dec 2008 11:57:18 +0000 4.3 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Sold During Christmas Quarter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft was able to sell 4.3 million Xbox 360 units during the fourth calendar quarter 2007 (fiscal Q2 2008). The number is slightly down from 4.4 million units the company sold during the Christmas season... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:13:06 +0000