54% of parents will buy tech gifts this year, big opportunity for tablet and app creators

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Tech is topping the Christmas lists this year as parents are prepared to indulge. A PBS Kids survey shows that 54 percent of parents plan to pick up a techie gift this year, more specifically tablets. Kids want bigger screens to play games and watch movies on. Kids want tablets more than they want game consoles, according to the survey.

 

 

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51% of online consumer activity on Christmas day took place on mobile devices

51% of all online activity came from mobile devices.

More than fifty percent of consumer activity during Christmas day took place on mobile devices, according to a study released today by mobile analytics platform Mixpanel. Based on its analysis of over 695 million actions, the study shows a 11 percent increase the week prior to the holiday.

 

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The average cost of Christmas in America

Christmas in America seems to be getting more extravagant.

With just a few days until Christmas day, many shoppers are feverishly trying to find the perfect meaningful gifts for everyone on their list. commercialization of the American Christmas plays a very big part in how much the average American pays for all of his or her holiday expenses. Between gifts, holiday parties and decorations, Christmas in America seems to be getting more and more extravagant. Here is a look at the average cost of an American Christmas and a glance at why the cost of the holidays is steadily rising.

 

 

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Record number of guns bought by Americans for Christmas

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The actual number of guns bought may have been even higher if individual customers took home more than one each.

Over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December, according to the FBI. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas.

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Christmas Tree Syndrome – your Christmas tree may be making your sick

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Christmas trees could be to blame for a range of health complaints over the holiday season.

Don’t be too quick to judge those who feel under the weather over the holiday season – rather than seasonal overindulgence, it could be their Christmas tree making them ill.

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Infographic of the top 50 Christmas toys of the past 100 years

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The Erector set is one of the most popular toys of all timcenture.

If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, you only have one week left.  With only a week left in the shopping season shoppers are beginning to feel the pressure of the holidays.  I haven’t even begun to start my shopping and will probably wait  until a couple of days before Christmas to get it done.  I have done some browsing online when I get a chance.  The gift  selections we have these days are crazy!

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YuleaHoop – a revolutionary new way to decorate your Christmas tree

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2011 

The YuleaHoop™ is a small round ring with gripping slots that slips over the top branch of your Christmas Tree. The YuleaHoop securely holds ribbons and/or bead garlands in place. Decorating is fast, easy and secure. It will hold string popcorn and cranberries too! YuleaHoop is a revolutionary new way to decorate your tree.

 

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Thrifty Parents Swap Online for Kids’ Christmas Presents

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Frugal parents swap online for kids’ toys.

Stephanie Edwards-Musa finished her Christmas shopping early this year. Her 13-year-old daughter is getting a PlayStation 2 and clothing from Hollister and Aeropostale. For her 5-year-old son, it’s a bundle of toys, mostly “Star Wars”-themed. 

The bill? $45.

 

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Google Chrome OS Tablet Set to Go on Sale in Time for Christmas

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Google and HTC are working together on the tablet-style computer.

HTC is set to release a tablet-style computer running Google’s Chrome operating system in time for Christmas.  Google and HTC are working together on a tablet-style computer to compete with Apple’s iPad, according to reports.

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