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This weekend, fancy hotel Claridges revealed the Christmas tree that will grace its famed lobby this year. Designed by a different fancy person each year, 2016's tree was was thought up by Apple impresario Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson. Ah, so this is what it felt like when humans discovered fire.

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One of the big questions when planning a holiday — rest and relaxation, or adventure and excitement? If you're looking into the latter for your December / January festivities, Mexico and South and Central America appear to be where all your compatriots are heading.

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Every year the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich trots out its weird and wonderful robotic creations adorned with festive garb as one of the more entertaining video holiday cards you'll see every year. At this point it's almost as much a holiday tradition as watching Charlie Brown or the Grinch on TV, and though it's different every year, you still know how it's going to end — with the eventual enslavement of humanity.

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The holidays are a magical time. They can also be incredibly hectic and stressful, as you struggle to juggle your responsibilities at work with visiting family members, shopping for gifts, and the link. No matter what your seasonal stress, however, technology is there to help.

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At this point in time, you've already hung your tinsel and decorated your tree with blinking lights. Maybe there's even a glowing Santa statue on your lawn. But did you ever step back and think about where all of these holiday decorations come from? A factory in China is the easy answer. An entire town of factories specializing in Christmas cheer is the correct answer.