- Don’t forget that you can check Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve at Norad.
- Apple will open the Mac App Store on Jan 6th and release iWork 11
- AppleTV doubles Roku sales.
- If your AppleTV downloads seem slow, Google may be to blame. You can benchmark your DNS performance!
- Yahoo not shutting down Delicious, but will kill several services after laying off 650 employees (5% workforce).
- Microsoft releases free Security Essentials 2.0. You can download it here.
- December 23, 1947 – The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
- December 24, 1955 – NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
- December 22, 1964 – First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird)
- December 21, 1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew performs the first ever manned Trans Lunar Injection and become the first humans to leave Earth’s gravity.