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Away, #PelotonGate, and predictions for 2020

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Kate and Alex and the ever-intrepid man behind the dials, Chris, took the time this week to dig into the two biggest stories from the end of 2019 and look into the future. But as you’ll quickly ...

Donald Knuth’s Christmas pi surprise

Jon Cog writes, "For Christmas, mathematician Donald Knuth shared some great geeky fun. He revealed how for the last 57 years, he's been incorporating the digits of pi into the exercises of his computer programming books -- a whopping 1,700 times. And before long his annual 'Christmas Tree' lecture 'had turned into a ...

Does the creepy Santa mask from “It’s a Wonderful Life” exist somewhere?

"What's even the point of having an Internet if I can't buy a replica kid's plastic Santa Claus mask from 'It's a Wonderful Life'?" That's the question my friend Evan Prodromou recently posed on Facebook. He then tagged me in the comments, "I'm pretty sure Rusty Blazenhoff could find these if ...

The world’s first Christmas movie is a silent one made in 1898

While looking up something else on YouTube, I came across Santa Claus, the world's first Christmas movie! This British silent film, a little over a minute long, was made in 1898 and was directed by George Albert Smith, a "stage hypnotist, psychic, magic lantern lecturer, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical ...

Listen to the Christmas Eve message from the first humans orbiting another world (1968)

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, the first humans to orbit another world, delivered a Christmas Eve message from above the lunar surface. From NASA:

"We were told that on Christmas Eve we would have the largest audience that had ever listened to a human voice," recalled Borman during ...

In 1986, MTV reunited the Monkees for a “Christmas Medley”

Former MTV Veejay Martha Quinn is now a deejay and blogger for iHeart80s. On Friday, she posted a bunch of holiday videos from her MTV days, including this gem that reunites the Monkees for a weird medley from Christmas Eve 1986. She writes:

This Monkees video is historic for Monkees fans as it reunited Monkee ...

Google now lets you invite a giant AR Santa into your home for the holidays

12.24.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

You don't have to wait until the early hours of Christmas morning to see Santa bumbling about your room — now you can just invite the jolly old chap straight in via your smartphone. As part of Google's usual festive update, which includes games... ...

Incredible sights from space as astronauts celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah

12.24.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Astronauts may be far from home, but they still celebrate the holidays. Residents of the International Space Station posted an incredible photo and video for the holidays, celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas far above the world. Astronaut Jessica... ...

If the holidays **** for you, head to the nicest place on the internet

12.24.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

This is a wonderful time of the year, where friends and family gather in love and harmony — in theory. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to embrace the holiday spirit.  For reasons ranging from familial fallings-out, to a lack of availab... ...