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Now It’s All Over, Share Your Christmas Horror Stories

Aaaaaaand, breathe. It's over, for another year at least. The turkey leftovers have been gobbled up as sandwiches, the misguided presents re-boxed and receipted ready to be exchanged, the TV re-runs and farts all cleared up. Christmas 2015 is over. How was it for you? Read More >>

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The Giz UK Christmas Hub: Gifts, Facts, Food and Fun

Anyone who's been paying close attention to Giz UK over the last month or two will know that we have been producing lots of quality Crimbo content to get you in the mood for a very Merry Christmas – but we understand not everyone can be here all the time (we don't mind if you are, though!) Read More >>

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The Best Christmas Party Games for Phones

It’s Christmas afternoon and the whole family is sitting around a little too full and a little tipsy… You’ve exhausted seemingly every possible topic of conversation and you figure just telling your dad you work in IT is much easier than trying to explain what exactly it is you do. Sounds like the perfect time to play a game together. Read More >>

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The Police’s Advice for Christmas 999 Calls is Ludicrous

London's police force has issued its annual time-wasting appeal, asking the people of the big city not to phone 999 over Christmas unless something approximating an actual emergency or real crime is taking place. Read More >>

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The Pretty Regent Street Christmas Decorations Are Attacking Londoners

People have been encapsulated by this year’s Regent Street Christmas decorations, waxing lyrical about the metal diamond- and sun-shaped objects hanging from the sky. Unfortunately, with Storm Eva on its way, it turns out that the pretty stuff isn’t quite as securely fixed as it should be. Read More >>

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A Childish Christmas Picture is Actually a 5-Nanometre Chemical Catalyst

What happens if you take 1,680 titanium atoms and 180 platinum atoms, then add a Christmas-spirited team of scientists? A nanoscale catalyst to help split water into hydrogen, with more than a passing resemblance to a snowman, is what. Read More >>

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Under £10

So there’s good news and there’s bad news. First the bad: It’s December 22nd and that means only TWO shopping days until Christmas. But now the good news: Don’t worry, all is not lost! Even though Amazon is probably not an option now, your town probably has a row of buildings that work like a physical Amazon. So-called “shops” have been around for centuries, and sell goods that you can take home immediately. So it is even faster than Amazon Prime. Read More >>

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Watch a Drone Paint Gigantic Long Exposure Portraits in the Sky

Long exposure photos can turn a torch in your hand into a brush that paints with light. Taking that idea one step further, the clever people at Ascending Technologies strapped a colour-changing light to a computer-controlled drone to create a series of massive Christmas-themed light paintings in the sky. Read More >>

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Gizmodo’s 2015 Christmas TV Guide: Sherlock, Doctor Who and More

So, you've driven off to the sticks to spend time with the parents/in-laws/estranged kids/"every family's got one" nutcase (delete as applicable). There's no internet. They have no DVD player. It's just you and the old gogglebox. Can you make it through Christmas with just the TV for company? Read More >>

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This Physicist’s Designer Snowflakes Are Dazzling

You might say Ken Libbrecht is into snowflakes. In fact, they’re one of the main subjects he studies in his lab at Caltech. He’s even got a high-tech snowflake machine, which he uses to grow dazzling designer flakes of all shapes and sizes. Read More >>

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It Seems So Obvious Now: Salt-Infused Tarmac Could Keep Roads Ice-Free

When winter finally starts dumping snow and ice on roads, cities fight back by spreading tons of salt to melt the slippery hazard. But what if roads already had salt built right into them? They’d be able to prevent slick conditions from occurring, well before the risk of an accident. Read More >>

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This Animation Pokes Fun at the Silliness of Santa Claus

Christmas is great, but it’s still pretty funny that we all propagate the myth of Santa Claus. He’s a dude who dresses in a red jumpsuit while breaking into homes to steal cookies and gain favour with children. Eoin Duffy made this animated holiday card showing what Santa Claus would be like in real life. Ho ho ho! Read More >>

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Christmas Gifts for Star Wars Fans: Sphero BB-8, Lego, and More

The new Star Wars is finally out in the cinemas, and it is incredible. Or dreadful. Or rather mediocre. I don't know, I haven't seen it yet. Anyway, with the Force awakening on cinema screens and Christmas literally around the corner, it's the perfect time to buy some Star Wars themed tat. Here are the best bits that would make fine gifts for any Star Wars fan. Read More >>

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The 20 Best Gadgets of 2015

Technology is all about progress. Sometimes it’s incremental or subtle, but other times it can be colossal and even transformative. In 2015 we saw a metal and silicone cornucopia of gadgets and gizmos. There were amazing deals, sad departures, brand new product categories, and even world-changing ideas. These are the 20 best gadgets from 2015. Read More >>

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The Best Games of 2015: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mobile and Wii U

You've seen our picks for the best PS4 games of 2015. You've seen our top Xbox One selections too, and our must-play games of the year for PC. You've not seen our list of Wii U games of the year though because, well, that'd be a list of maybe two games, at best.  Read More >>