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Google Santa Tracker is live NOW – how to follow Father Christmas on a map

GOOGLE'S famous Santa Tracker is now live, with a map for following Father Christmas (from 10am UK time on Christmas eve) as well as loads of fun games to play. The digital Santa's Village includes an Elf Maker that lets you design your own Santa's helper , plus Wrap Battle, a festive dance-mat style game.

THAT'S A WRAP

Mummy of 'elite Inca man' who died in Peru 600 years ago is unwrapped

THE PRICE IS LITE

Samsung to release 'budget' Galaxy Note smartphone next month

HOME SAFE

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft returns safely to Earth following botched launch

SKY-LIGHT

Last solar eclipse of 2019 to create stunning 'Ring of Fire' in sky on Boxing Day

THE final solar eclipse of 2019 will create a stunning "Ring of Fire" in the sky this week. Stargazers will be able to spot the incredible annular solar eclipse on December 26 – a Boxing Day treat!

STAY FROSTY

Call of Duty adds 'snowball fight' mode, winter map and double XP in new update

CALL of Duty is getting a major update just in time for Christmas – with new game modes and double XP aplenty. Activision has revealed all the festive treats you can enjoy, and we've rounded up the key info below.

TIKTOK WARNING

TikTok is 'security threat', US Navy warns as it bans staff from using app

HE'S CHECKING IT TWICE

Threat of being on Santa's naughty list DOES make kids behave

NAME AND SHAME

Lyft apologises after it tries to block users with 'rude' names like 'Dick'

CYBER WARFARE

People with epilepsy targeted in Twitter attack with seizure-inducing videos

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LOADED

Fortnite's biggest stars earn more than Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, report shows

FORTNITE'S biggest celebrity makes more cash than most Premier League footballers, according to a new report. American gaming star Tyler "Ninja" Blevins makes up to £ 10.3million a year streaming to millions of fans around the world.

XMAS ROCKING

'Boxing Day' asteroid larger than Empire State to skim past Earth at 27,000mph

AN enormous asteroid is expected to make a "close approach" to Earth on Boxing Day, Nasa has revealed. The hefty space rock may be as big as 2,034 feet (620 metres) in diameter, and is expected to skim past Earth last this week .

FOREVER FASTER

Puma releases £ 80 shoes for sitting on the sofa and playing video games

FLIPPIN '' ECK

Samsung is bringing back the flip phone, leaked photos reveal

IROBOT

'Bionic' woman, 31, has house keys, magnets and strobe lights implanted in her skin

A TECH geek has implanted house keys and LED lights into her skin in a bid to "upgrade" her body. Winter Mraz, 31, began augmenting herself after she suffered a serious car crash in the United States that fractured her back, both her ankles and knees.

KREM FRESH

Vladimir Putin's computer 'hasn't been updated in five years', pictures show

WHO WANTS TUBE BE A MILLIONAIRE

How eight-year-old YouTuber Ryan Kaji 'earned £ 20m' in 2019

TELLY-TUBBY

Watching TV makes men more attracted to skinny women, scientists claim

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SWITCH BOOST

Get a Samsung Galaxy A50 and FREE Nintendo Switch with no upfront cost

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INSTA-HAM

Tips for taking the perfect Instagram shot of your Christmas dinner

A STAR food photographer has revealed how to take the perfect Instagram snap of your Christmas dinner. Using natural light and steering clear of filters were among the top tips handed out by Brit shutterbug David Loftus, who has captured photos for the recipe books of Jamie Oliver and The Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith.

ARK OF THE COVENANT

Bible-era temple where '10 commandments' slabs may have been is dug up

SPEAK EASY

YouTube Premium subscribers can claim FREE Google Nest Mini smart speaker

'STAB YOURSELF'

Terrified mum says her Amazon Echo speaker urged her to KILL HERSELF

A TERRIFIED mum is urging parents to think twice before buying Amazon Echo speakers this Christmas after hers "went rogue" and told her to kill herself. Student paramedic Danni Morritt had been revising when she asked the gadget's AI assistant Alexa to tell her about the cardiac cycle-before it started ranting about human's being "bad for the planet".

GOLDEN FIND

Greek tombs 'once lined with gold' and treasures unearthed after 3,500 years

SNAP HAPPY

New Instagram trick lets you upload multiple photos on a single Story

DEAD STRANGE

Twitter boss unfollows Mark Zuckerberg and appears to blame 'goat slaughter'

LIGHT TERRORS

Mysterious blinking lights in the night sky could be ALIENS, new study claims

GAMER'S DELIGHT

Ultra-rare 'Nintendo PlayStation' cancelled console could sell for MILLIONS

AN ULTRA-RARE "Nintendo PlayStation" console that was never released is expected to sell for millions at auction. The console was created nearly 30 years ago, and is capable of playing both game cartridges and discs.

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BULLY BOTS

Instagram to 'shame' you for saying mean things by scanning your posts with AI

BAD STREAM

Bootleg movie hub Pirate Bay reveals 'illegal Netflix' streaming service

JURASSIC BARK

Dog walker's pups find 65million-year-old 'ichthyosaur' skeleton on beach

SEE-SICK

'Chunder Thunder' optical illusion makes painting of ship look like it's lurching

JEDI JAMS

Spotify ranks Star Wars soundtracks by listens and most hated film is the winner

SPOTIFY has revealed which Star Wars movie soundtrack is the most popular with music streamers. It turns out that the winner is perhaps the most widely unliked film in the franchise – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

ECO FROM THE PAST

Ancient Greeks invented single-use cups to dodge washing up 3,500 yrs ago

THE CURSED PHARAOH?

King Tut's tomb 'anomalies' including mysterious 'organ jars' exposed

THE X FACTOR

Microsoft finally unveils next gen Xbox console with bonkers vertical design

PRIZE FOOL

Fraudsters target Brits with Royal Mail text scam in bid to rinse bank accounts

SWORD PLAY

Witcher 3 game now FREE with Xbox Game Pass just in time for Netflix TV series

ICONIC video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for free with an Xbox Game Pass from Thursday. It's perfectly timed ahead of Friday's release of The Witcher TV series on Netflix – based on the same fantasy universe.

CHEWED OUT

Entire genetic code of a 5,700-year-old girl pulled from lump of 'chewing gum'

SMASHING!

Pumice raft bigger than PARIS traced back to deep-sea volcano eruption

CRACKING!

Google Chrome trick reveals if your passwords are hacked – how to find out now

I-SEE LAND

Map of hidden continent below Antarctica dubbed 'Earth's deepest land' revealed

DINO DISASTER

Dinosaurs may have been poisoned by mercury BEFORE killer asteroid hit Earth

DINOSAURS were already struggling to cope with toxic mercury levels before a deadly asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago, according to a new study. This theory is based on new evidence and is raising yet another point in contention in the debate over how the dinosaurs died .

GRIN OF SIN

Humans learned to smile 'to get sex' in prehistoric times, study claims

AQUA-PLAN

US military 'testing underwater bullets for Navy SEALs to use on missions'

SAUCY BIRDS

Bizarre 100-year cover-up of 'penguin prostitution' in Antarctica revealed

HOLEY HELL

Over 15,000 huge seafloor holes have mysteriously appeared off California coast

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BAD CHAT

WhatsApp bug lets a single text crash your app so hard you need to reinstall it

A SHOCKING WhatsApp flaw allows hackers to crash your app just by sending you a text. The shocking bug is so serious that users are forced to completely reinstall WhatsApp to fix the issue – and affected group chats disappear forever.

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SPEAK EASY

Want Alexa? We reveal which Amazon Echo you should buy this Christmas

NOT 'APPY

Furious WhatsApp users threaten to DELETE app over 'from Facebook' loading screen

SEARCH HIGH AND LOW

Google's top 2019 searches reveal Brits cared most about rugby and GoT

SHROUDED IN MYSTERY

Believers in Shroud of Turin claim they can prove cloth DID cover Jesus

SPACED OUT

Stunning night photo of Earth reveals USA's bright lights and the dusky Amazon

NASA has released a stunning image of the Americas at night – taken from space. The dusky shot of Earth was snapped by a satellite orbiting our home planet in 2012.