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NORAD and Google track Santa; automakers design sleek sleighs

December 20, 2010 |  3:55 pm

NORAD is normally a U.S. and Canadian military defense organization, but for Christmas, it’s teaming up with Google to keep an eye on Santa.Header

The partnership will help viewers track St. Nick’s location as he makes his way around the world on his annual gift-giving trek.

Starting at 11 p.m. PST on Thursday, viewers can find the jolly man’s position at as well as on Google Earth, both online and on smart phones. Users can also arrange for a special someone to get a personalized phone call from Mr. Claus through

It’ll be  a hard night’s work, so maybe this year Santa will reward himself with a gift. Maybe a sleigh from Jaguar or Aston Martin? He has more than a dozen concepts to choose from over at Digital Trends.


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Image: Jaguar concept sleigh