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Pope Benedict uses Sony Tablet S to ignite holiday lighting display

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Pope Benedict XVI uses a Sony Tablet S to light a massive Christmas display in Italy.

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

If you're at all familiar with the goings-on at the Vatican, you probably know that from time to time, it likes to remind us how "with it" the Pope is, such as when he got an iPod to much fanfare a few years back. This year, Pope Benedict XVI had something very special in mind for the holidays. Yes, the Pope used a Sony Tablet S to light up a 2,132 foot tall lighting display in Gubbio, Italy, while he was 130 miles away in Vatican City. Calling it the "world's biggest Christmas tree," the Vatican declared that the Pope would "touch the screen of a Sony 'Tablet' with an 'Android' operating system which, via the Internet, will transmit the command to switch on the electric current to the tree."